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Old 01-09-2013, 11:42 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
Chilibonze.......BEFORE cutting the plastic strap/tether, check the new cap.......it should have the groove in the cap and you just transfer the new cap onto the strap. You have to work at it a bit, but the tether can be "rolled out of" the groove of the original cap and then can be "rolled into" the groove of the new cap. I've bought Stant locking caps for both a '96 Taurus and my '05 Focus, and was able to just transfer the strap over.
hi Grumpy

although this may sound too late, but have you had a similar experience to mine after switching from Ford Focus original fuel cap with no lock into one with a lock: the Check Engine / Check Fuel Cap lights remain on all the time now that i have a lockable fuel cap!

there IS a solution to that but it won't work forever: i can reset the car's computer by unplugging the wires from the battery, and the two mentioned lights will go off, but the problem is that they'll go back on again after a couple of days!

is there any solution out there so that i could still keep the lockable cap in place instead of the original? (i still have the original fuel cap btw. could i take something out from that one and put inside the lockable cap for example? how does the car's computer recognize the original cap is missing: is there some special 'sensor' or anything inside the original fuel cap?)

any feedback by anyone would be highly appreciated!

many thanks

my car: Ford Focus ZX5 2005

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