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Page 648 of the manual for my 2020 Insight Touring indicates there is a pull lever in the trunk for manually opening the fuel filler door. I've looked carefully and can't find it. Any clues?
 

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Page 648 of the manual for my 2020 Insight Touring indicates there is a pull lever in the trunk for manually opening the fuel filler door. I've looked carefully and can't find it. Any clues?
I think I posted a picture of it somewhere on the forum but can't find it right now. Will see if I can post another picture tomorrow. The switch has a warning label next to it if I remember correctly.
 

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Page 648 of the manual for my 2020 Insight Touring indicates there is a pull lever in the trunk for manually opening the fuel filler door. I've looked carefully and can't find it. Any clues?
I think I posted a picture of it somewhere on the forum but can't find it right now. Will see if I can post another picture tomorrow. The switch has a warning label next to it if I remember correctly.
The picture was posted as part of the "Fuel Door Opening for No Reason" thread. Re-sharing picture from trunk here on your behalf, along with the attached manual page.
https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/282-2019-honda-insight-complaints-issues-problems/588-fuel-door-opening-no-reason-2.html


 

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I found it !!!

With help from you guys, I looked harder and with a mirror. The release is a yellow handle behind the silver thing that is next to some sort of electrical device. I'm not sure why it's yellow because it's not visible unless you crawl into the trunk.
 

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With help from you guys, I looked harder and with a mirror. The release is a yellow handle behind the silver thing that is next to some sort of electrical device. I'm not sure why it's yellow because it's not visible unless you crawl into the trunk.
Good find. Glad it's shielded for intentional use, rather than accidental bump/trigger! The yellow handle reminds me of the pulling end for the oil dipstick. Maybe yellow so you can find it easier in emergency/dark -?
 

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I haven't had the Insight though a winter yet...

Any problems with the fuel door freezing up in the winter?

Previous honda's had the pull lever on the floor by the drivers seat, when the door did not open due to ice a good bang always opened it.... Just curious to see if anyone had issues opening the fuel door in the winter?
 

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I haven't had the Insight though a winter yet...

Any problems with the fuel door freezing up in the winter?

Previous honda's had the pull lever on the floor by the drivers seat, when the door did not open due to ice a good bang always opened it.... Just curious to see if anyone had issues opening the fuel door in the winter?
Mine froze cause rain got in the fuel door gap. Depending on when you bought your Insight the newer ones have a flush fuel door so it shouldn't be a concern.


 

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Any problems with the fuel door freezing up in the winter?

Previous honda's had the pull lever on the floor by the drivers seat, when the door did not open due to ice a good bang always opened it.... Just curious to see if anyone had issues opening the fuel door in the winter?
I didn't have any issues last winter (and I'm one with a larger gap at fuel door). With the car's fuel efficiency, fuel-ups are infrequent and garaging the car helped me manage freezing conditions in between.

There's risk on any car that the fuel door gets frozen shut, especially for cars like the Insight without door gaskets. Worst case and/or similar to your mention, @Verdier views the gap/play in the fuel door as a positive feature, where tapping on the door allows movement to break ice off more easily. - https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/282-2019-honda-insight-complaints-issues-problems/588-fuel-door-opening-no-reason-3.html#post18378
 

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Illustration of "Fuel Door Release Lever" in manual is a poor representation. Might be a good idea to print out the photo provided by filmlabrat and keep it in glovebox.
 

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Illustration of "Fuel Door Release Lever" in manual is a poor representation. Might be a good idea to print out the photo provided by filmlabrat and keep it in glovebox.
The warning label in the trunk with arrow pointing to the wrong object was also deceiving. :confused:
 

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I think the pictures posted above provide better vantage, but there's now a quick video by HondaPro Jason that illustrates how to manually open the fuel door as well:

 
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