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Charge Port Door 2013 Volt actuating pin malfunctioning. Wont release door.

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I give up and want to change my 2013 door to the 2014 style. The one without the fancy release that is a lemon design.

How do I do that? I want the push to release door instead.

I have THREE VOLTS so this is really going to be an irritation if this is a consistent problem.:mad::mad:

FWIW, I've tried lubing up the pin and everything else. THE LATCH WONT RELEASE SO THERE IS NO SHOT AT PRYING IT OPEN WITH ANYTHING.

The problem gets worse as it gets colder. Here in the frozen midwest, I've had to have a space heater blowing on it for hours before it releases.

When it's warm, the actuator moves the full travel just like my other two Volts. But when the thing gets cold, it makes very little noise as it tries to move the pin and the PIN DOES NOT MOVE.
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if you need to plug in the car now the hold door comes out with out hurting it so you can work on it

the doors can be swapped out and the door wiring is plug and play that says the door is open

i had to install a used finder on my car and it was a power open door and i had a 2014 push open door

it well help but pull the finder liner out where the door is to get your hand behind it and push out from the driver side door and you well see it all comes out the say way the door opens and it well be all in your hand ... the 110 220 plugs is installed on the side of the car so it well not move

i would add pics to do this but this website makes it very hard to add pics


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