Will not Open (Harley-Davidson® Bar & Shield Logo Self-Locking Fuel Cap - 62803-97A)

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by Johnny_Deuces, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. Johnny_Deuces

    Johnny_Deuces New Member

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    09' FXDL has one of them HD Bar & Shield Logo Self-Locking Fuel Caps. I am really at witts end with this (EDIT) might be broken and never coming off or stuck some how. Anyone else ever have this problem whats the answer? I keep going back out into the garage doing 15 to 20 minute attempts...I have some time rapped up, almost ready to do the pipe wrench thing.
    Had a shovelhead way back when had a dent in the tank from my boot cause it would not start (didn't start, foot hurt, felt good at the moment)...trying my best to avoid bring out the (EDIT) of my younger days to solve this one. No dealerships where I live.

    Oh yes I watched youtube, and followed the steps....
    Right Hand Threaded Fuel Caps
    • Insert the key. Hold the gas cap in place with your hand.

    • Rotate the key counterclockwise until it will no longer turn.

    • Return the key to the beginning position.

    • Rotate the gas cap counterclockwise to remove.
    (EDIT) I've even tried turning with key in it.
     
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  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Remember the harder you try the be hinder you get......
    How are you attempting to remove cap. It seem straight forward. Is key not turning. Better explanation will get better results.
    Before you get to bent out of shape contact dealer for they may have a trick to remove cap for it seems that it is not unlocking. Once you get it remove I would just install the O.E. cap and forgitaboutit.
     
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  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    Have a look here
     

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  4. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Looks like you have all the correct info for opening the stubborn lid. As was ask before is the key turning? If it is have you tried spraying a shot of WD40 into the lock? Not sure if you have a right or left handed cap but I'm assuming it's right. If you follow the PDF instructions on post #3 where in the sequence does it stop working? A little more info and I'm sure we can keep you from resorting to the bigger hammer or boot.
     
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  5. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Member was on at 11:59 A.M. today with no follow up reply Don. Maybe he figured it out or just gave up......
     
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  6. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    It would be nice to know what the problem was or is. Maybe he was using the wrong key.
     
  7. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Probably Ran Out of Gas... lol...

    Don had the CURE....

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  8. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Or a hammer and chisel will fix anything........:eek:
     
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  9. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Sure hope he tries to find the right key first.
     
  10. Johnny_Deuces

    Johnny_Deuces New Member

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    all straight now what to say thanks to Jack K., PFD helped alot
     
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