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If anybody with an 05 or 06 frontier has a chance, please open your fuel door and take a pic of the black clip that positions the door as it swings out or closes. Mine popped off the mounting points and I can't get it to seat properly to keep my fuel door closed. Thanks for any help I can get.
 

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That happened to me a few times. I figured out that you have to make sure the plastic strap that holds the gas cap is out of the way when you close the fuel door. I'll take a pic in a few minutes of the spring and where you need the strap to be so it doesn't happen again. To fix it you need to remove the door/hinge from the truck and play with it for a while to get it just right.
 

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Thanks man. I'll try to get it on there tonight after work. That damn strap holding the gas cap on... I closed the door on it and it popped the spring/clip off the proper resting points.
 

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I had the same problem with the black clip. I actually got so upset with it that I tossed it. My solution for holding the door shut was to put 2 magnets on the inside of the door. (an old trick I learned from a previously shaved gas door lock) The magents are plenty strong to hold it shut and light enough to open the door without a hassel.

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The magnets are the "rare earth" type you find at automotive stores. They come in many sizes. The ones I used are about the same size as 5-6 dimes stacked together. There is one magnet on the top of the door, and one on the bottom.
 

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Kept trying to get the clip on there right, but I think it may be bent. Dealer has to order one, $5. I'll probably just grab some magnets at Pep Boys on my way home. Thanks for the info!
 

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I had the dealership replace mine twice now, it keeps ****nin up and since i had the warranty i had them. I didnt think about a magnet, good call. Gonna do taht this weekend and just toss the little clip.

Sucks cuse everytime ya turn right it swings open.
 

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Mine was missing when I bought it. I am waiting for the dlr to get some of these in stock. I cannot believe as common as this seems they don't keep them in stock.

Steve, great idea on the magnets by the way...:goodjob:
 

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I actually took off that metal clip, bent it with some pliers, and reinstalled. Now my gas door stays shut really well.
 

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heyy that magnet thing is a good idea. :laugh: magnets fix everything
 

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How about buying a gas door lock from a Nissan model of years past and keeping it locked that way? It would look fine too. All that would be needed is to fab up a strip for the lock to catch on.
 

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Thanks Matt for posting a great question and thanks rmswitch for a great solution! I've been trying to figure out why mine won't stay shut for a while. I was planning on taking the spring out and bending it this weekend. Luckily we just picked up a bunch of magnets for another project. Timing couldn't have been better!
 

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Well I messed around with the magnet idea a bit before work. I took a few pics if anyone is interested. The best I could do with what I have is 4 of the stacked on top of each other in the lower right corner on the truck (not the door). The magnets I have are pretty strong for refrigerator magnets, but with much stronger rare earth magnets you may be able to slide them under the slot near the rear of the door for an invisible install. I haven't decided if I want to glue the ones I have or get stronger magnets. I'll let you guys know what iI figure out.
 

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How to remove fuel door clip?

That happened to me a few times. I figured out that you have to make sure the plastic strap that holds the gas cap is out of the way when you close the fuel door. I'll take a pic in a few minutes of the spring and where you need the strap to be so it doesn't happen again. To fix it you need to remove the door/hinge from the truck and play with it for a while to get it just right.
Does anyone know how to replace the clip? Does the door have to separate from the hing itself (take out small hing rod)? I've worked on mine several times trying to find out how to remove the clip and replace.
 

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The tabs at the ends of the M clip come off the tabs on the hinge and the spring flops around. You need to grab the spring and maneuver the ends to hook back on the tabs - the little square holes are useful in that you can insert a small screwdriver to hold one in place while you get the other side set. No need to remove the pin to do this. In a sense, you would be pulling and wiggling the spring towards you until both bent ends are flush with the tabs on the hinge assembly
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