Mazda OEM fuel door

Mazda OEM Chrome Fuel Door

[10/14/2005] Reviewed by: Dane Shepherd -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Mazda OEM Chrome Fuel Door

There's not much I can say that hasn't already been said, but I figured the more "positive reviews" for the product the safer people would feel in their purchase. I have a 2001 “Crystal Blue” LS which I bought used because of the modifications included, NOT the color. I’m now doing everything I can to make the car a little less “girly” and classic details like chrome and wood seem to help. 8^) I bought the Chrome Fuel Door from Rosenthal Mazda @ and received it without incident, and for a competitive price. As mentioned; installation could not be easier. I used an 8mm socket to remove the existing fuel lid and replaced the two screws in the empty holes (though the instructions suggested leaving them out). The ‘hardest’ part was removing the barbed tether retaining the gas cap, which almost proved too much for my dexterity at 11:00 PM (as if I was going to wait until the next morning to install the stuff UPS had delivered). After removing the gas cap there are only three screws which need to be removed to install the replacement chrome door (despite the fact that there are four screws surrounding the gas tank tube). BE CAREFUL not to drop any screws into the fuel tank as, I imagine, this would not be good for your car. If you are prone to clumsiness you may want to secure a piece of Saran Wrap over the hole with an elastic band once the gas cap is removed. Like any chrome, this picks up fingerprints from a mile away, but since you should only need to touch it every 250 miles or so it should not be an issue. Just buff it lightly with your shirt tail or your sleeve and it should shine for years and years. A+ product and a very classy touch to imitate the Classic Roadsters of yesteryear!

Under 5 minutes to remove

[6/10/2002] Reviewed by: Chris Wong -

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Madza OEM Chrome Fuel Door.

Very easy to install. It took me less than 10 minutes to install. The quality and the fit and function is as good as from the factory! Mine doesn't have the problem of not working with the remote fuel door opener.

Very hard to keep finger prints off the chrome finish though, unless you put some kind of wax/polish on!

Under 5 minutes to remove

[3/1/2002] Reviewed by: Mark Haggard -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Replacement chrome fuel door cover. OEM quality (very good).

Very easy installation, screwdriver is all you need and about five minutes. Fit is excellent.

Was not sure that I was going to like this, looks great on Montego Blue. Trussville Mazda had best price and fast shipping.

Under 5 minutes to remove

[8/6/2001] Reviewed by: Anonymous

Applicable to: '99 +

Mazda OEM chrome fuel door.

Perfect fit, perfect look, 5 minute install with a ratchet (to remove old cover) and a Philips screwdriver (to install the new one).

Purchased from Trussville Mazda after seeing their ad in July 2001 "Miata Magazine" for $78.00 plus $10.00 shipping. Arrived in a few days well packaged. Mazda instructions are clear and simple - this is a "no brainer" installation. The inside remote door opener works as usual. This piece is very cleverly designed and looks like it was always there, nobody believes I put this on myself. The chrome finish is very shiny and in my opinion suites the Miata better than the aluminium finish products. Now I actually look forward to getting gas! Adds a sporty look without looking tacky.

Under 5 minutes to remove

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