Audi A4 B8 – Fuel Flap Lock Actuator 8K0.862.153.H

I go to fuel the car, and surprise… the fuel flap does not want to open. Time to use the emergency release from inside.

Hi, I am Bogdan and I invite you to take a look at the replacement of the fuel flap lock actuator on my Audi A4 B8.

What where the symptoms?

  • the fuel flap stays lock and you need to use the emergency release
  • fuel flap might stay unlocked
  • DTC regarding fuel flap lock when car is scanned with VCDS

What was the part number?

  • My car: late 2009 Audi A4 B8 LHD (Left Hand Drive)
  • Part number : 8K0.862.153.H
  • Same part will be fitted on many other VW Audi cars

What would I recommend before doing the fuel flap actuator replacement?

  • Plastics get brittle when cold, wait for 15+ deg C
  • Have some touch up paint and if you pinch the edges use touch up paint so that you don’t get corrosion, paint bubbling

Now take a look at our video for more insight.