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2011 Honda Pilot Ex. Is it possible to convert the fuel door release level to power button. My girlfriend has short arms and make it easier to open?
 

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2011 Honda Pilot Ex. Is it possible to convert the fuel door release level to power button. My girlfriend has short arms and make it easier to open?
I'd hate to say it's possible when we are talking about installing an electrical component so near to the opening of a fuel tank. I'll leave this one to the engineers.
 

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It is a cable pull mechanism. I would rather not mess with it. Here is my suggestion. Take a plastic or metal angle and screw it to the fuel door release latch.
Here is a quick Photoshop mock-up. Might wanna round off the corners on the bit that's sticking out.
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Now one can open fuel door by nudging the thing up with a toe.
 

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Sure, very possible! Use a solenoid (Electromagnet) to pull the cable, mount the switch anywhere handy. However judging by your question your probably have little or no experience with creating anything mechanical, you should expect a fascinating and enjoyable learning curve.

You may be better off with a wire coat hanger.
 
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