I've never seen the cable before, but I assume its probably the same as most of the cables on these cars which can get stuck easily. Try to get some wd40 into the cable housing. If that clears it up and un sticks your cable wait a day or two and then get some good lubricant down the housing. Basically free the wire from the housing and then lube it. Wd40 would probably work by itself, but a good silicon lube should keep this problem at bay for awhile
Thanks for the advice, friends. I released that cable in the trunk and the fuel door opened right up. Added some white lithium grease before hand, so I suppose I should be good to go now. What a relief.
Again, thank you all : )
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mine wouldnt open either, turns out the little metal spring that is suppose to pop it open an inch was bent down so it wasnt catching on the fuel door, so i had to rebend it and now it works great, i too thought mine was a broken cable.
I just recently went through the same thing. However, the spring managed to get bent up again - probably the fault of some clueless pump jockey here in New Jersey. (We're one of the only states in the union that has laws BARRING people from pumping their own gas! Needless to say, the people with those jobs aren't exactly rocket scientists, nor have they seen many of those X-Type springs to know not to mangle them.) But I digress....
The spring is pretty easy to replace, and I think it cost me all of $6 as part of the last part order that I placed with Nalley Jaguar. The new spring was a new design that doesn't look to be nearly so prone to getting caught up in the filler cap threads. So consider replacing that spring. It's part of the fuel filler release striker.
2004 Jaguar X-Type, 3.0L, manual tranny and Sports package