This may challenge the assertion that there are no stupid questions…
I bought this new locking gas cap (on a Honda Element). I cannot get the cap to lock. That vendor has no instruction on their web site.
My old Honda-brand gas cap worked easily:
- Twist until clicking noise, done, locked.
- To unlock, turn key and unscrew cap, done, tank opened.
With the new cap, I twist the cap shut with the key in one position, I hear no noise. I twist shut with key in other position, and I hear a click noise at the cap reaches the closed position. But in either key position, I can manually unwind the cap. The cap never locks.
➥ Is there a trick to some gas caps to get them to stay closed and locked?