Little petrol pump symbol on dash - Halmer
Didn't realise until today that your filler cap is always on the same side as the petrol pump 'pipe' symbol on your dash display (if you have one).

Life never ceases to amaze me.
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - Manatee
What makes you think this? Has the EU passed a directive? If so, Honda isn't taking any notice!
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - Aretas
Halmer, Damn useful information. Works on my cars. Thanks.
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - rtj70
I think I'm right in saying on Fords, there's an "arrow" (well a triangle I suppose) that points to the side of the vehicle with the fuel filler cap.
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - Halmer
Must admit that if it doesn't apply to a Honda my theory is flawed. Maybe it's just EU cars?
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - mare
Didn't realise until today that your filler cap is always on
the same side as the petrol pump 'pipe' symbol on your
dash display (if you have one).
Life never ceases to amaze me.

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Alas not so.

My Almera fuel guage and low fuel light are on the left. The filler is on the nearside.

Our Citroen C3's fuel bars (no guage) and warning light are on the right. Filler on the nearside.
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - Halmer
mare

not the gauge, the little symbol that shows when you use the computer to reveal how many miles you have left to go.
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - Dynamic Dave
What about cars where the filler cap is neither on one side or the other, but in the centre?
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - L'escargot
What about cars where the filler cap is neither on one
side or the other, but in the centre?


I've not seen one like that since the Zephyr/Zodiac.
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L\'escargot.
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - mare
mare
not the gauge, the little symbol that shows when you use
the computer to reveal how many miles you have left to
go.


Ah right. That's easy, the Almera doesn't have a computer and the Citroen is on the left. But then it would be, you read left to right (in most European alphabets anyway).
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - Halmer
Do they read the other way around in Germany?
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - henry k
Do they read the other way around in Germany?

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Little petrol pump symbol on dash - Pugugly {P}
incredible.
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - mare
Ah right. That's easy, the Almera doesn't have a computer and
the Citroen is on the left. But then it would be,
you read left to right (in most European alphabets anyway).


I was wrong, having driven the C3 today and fiddled with the computer, the little fuel pump is on the right e.g. 180 >> [] where [] is the fuel pump.

The filler is still the passenger / UK near / left hand side though.
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - BazzaBear {P}
Or the Aston V8 Vantage, where there's one on each side ;)
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - Jonathan {p}
Isn't left the nearside?
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - rtj70
Near side = left? Good question. But is near side different for LHD and RHD???
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - Lud
Nearside=near the road verge.

Offside=side off the road verge
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - PhilW
So the nearside of your car changes when you cross the channel?
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Phil
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - type's'
>>I think I'm right in saying on Fords, there's an "arrow" (well a triangle I suppose) that points to the side of the vehicle with the fuel filler cap. <<

Now I know what that symbol is on SWMBO's Corolla.
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - mike hannon
Yes the nearside does change when you are abroad.
Hopefully, when you leave the ferry terminal you are driving on the other side of the road from the UK...
How many times to people have to be told which side has the filler cap? Or is this sort of indicator fitted to cars that usually make up hire fleets?
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - Pugugly {P}
I am famously absent monded, I regularly drive a hard core of about
5 or 6 cars but I remember where all the filler necks are, surely it can't be that hard ?
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - Tomo
Memory joggers may be possible. Supra and Sonata are on opposite sides. Supra goes to the left of the local Optimax pump, so the filler is on the right; ergo, Sonata has it on the left, and is taken to the right of pumps.

Presumably part of the equipment of automobile design departments are coins to toss, to make this vital decision.
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - pdc {P}
samw qith vw. states in the manual that there is a liggle triangle on the warning lamp, and the level indicator, which indicates which side to fill from.
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - Nsar
What does it matter?
I have never been unable to stretch the hose across
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - Halmer
:-o
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - L'escargot
Just checked my Focus and lo and behold the pipe on the pump symbol is on the same side as the filler and there is also an arrow pointing to that side. Well I never, I'll go to the foot of our stairs .......!
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L\'escargot.
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - L'escargot
Just checked my Focus and lo and behold the pipe on
the pump symbol is on the same side as the filler
and there is also an arrow pointing to that side. Well
I never, I'll go to the foot of our stairs .......!


More importantly, the filler is on the driver's side. I've always thought that cars that have the filler on the opposite side are perverse.
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L\'escargot.
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - JH
L - it halves the queue length at the pumps
JH
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - Pugugly {P}
HEY You're right !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just been out for a spin on the bike, guess what, the little petrol pump thingy is at the top of the fuel contents column on the computer display neither to the left nor right.... and guess where the fuel filler is, YES ! in the middle - WOW !
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - L'escargot
L - it halves the queue length at the pumps
JH


It just encourages people to approach the pumps from both directions!
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L\'escargot.
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - Honestjohn
Not true on an Espace either. Very irritating when you wait to fill that side and find it's the wrong side. And no, I'm not going to get run over and or splash diesel all over the place pulling the pipe right out and filling wrong side.

HJ
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - David Horn
Surely it doesn't matter which side it's on? It's a law of nature that you always, ALWAYS, pick the wrong queue to join at the pumps and have to wait while the person in front of you fills up 20 jerry cans, or loses their keys, or forgets their money...
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - George Porge
Tip, put a small sticker on the door mirror glass to indicate which side the fuel flap is if you can't remember. ;-)
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - Armitage Shanks {p}
The system discussed above certainly works for my 307. May I say, in a nice way, that this is the most amazing in depth trivia thread that I have ever read but I love it!
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - local yokel
But don't you wonder why at a busy time loads of people are waiting for pumps to become free that are on the "right side" for their tank, and ignoring the ones that involve a short walk across to fill up on the "wrong side" when the pumps always have a long enough pipe to reach across?
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - Cliff Pope
It's very satisfying to drive up to the head of a queue and reverse next to the vacant pump at the far side, especially if it is on your "wrong" side. You can almost hear 20 people thinking "Why didn't I do that?"
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - local yokel
Sometimes you can actually hear the female co-driver slapping the male driver over the head with a handbag and screeching "why didn't you do that?"!
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - carl_a
More importantly, the filler is on the driver's side. I've always
thought that cars that have the filler on the opposite side
are perverse.
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L\'escargot.



err is it just me, or do others things its much better on the passenger side because the driver doesn't have to open the door onto the petrol pump ?
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - Armitage Shanks {p}
If the driver doesn't open the door how does he get out to refuel the car, or am I missing something?
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - drbe
May I thank everyone for their posts on this thread.

It has been completely over my head, but, it has helped me get back to sleep again late at night.
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - Dynamic Dave
err is it just me, or do others things its much better on the passenger side because the driver doesn't have to open the door onto the petrol pump ?


Or park far enough away from the pump so as you can open the drivers door without hitting it.
Little petrol pump symbol on dash - Pugugly {P}
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