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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

  1. Cut the front hinge pillar body in corresponding locations to fit the remaining original panel. The sectioning joint should be trimmed to allow a gap of one-and-one-half-times the metal thickness at the sectioning joint.
  2. Create a 50 mm (2 in) backing plate from the unused portion of the service part.
  3. Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) along the sectioning cut on the remaining original part. Locate these holes 13 mm (1/2 in) from the edge of part and spaced 40 mm (1½ in) apart
  4. Prepare all mating surfaces as necessary.
  5. Fit the backing plates halfway into the sectioning joints, clamp in place and plug weld to the vehicle.
  6. Align the front hinge pillar body.

  1. Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the front hinge pillar body as noted from the original panel.
  2. Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for welding.

  1. Position the front hinge 9. pillar body on the vehicle.
  2. Verify the fit of the front hinge pillar body.
  3. Clamp the front hinge pillar body into position.

  1. Plug weld accordingly.
  2. To create a solid weld with minimum heat distortion, make 25 mm (1 in) stitch welds along the seam with 25 mm (1 in) gaps between them. Then go back and complete the stitch weld.
  3. Apply the sealers and anti-corrosion materials to the repair area, as necessary. Refer to Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.
  4. Paint the repaired area. Refer to Basecoat/Clearcoat Paint Systems.
  5. Install all related panels and components.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.
  7. Enable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling.
Removal Procedure
Warning: Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning in the Preface section. Warning: Refer to Collision Sectioning Warning in the Preface section. Warning: Refer to Glass and She ...

Front Hinge Pillar Body Sectioning (MIG-Brazing)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed ...

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Installation Procedure
Create 5 x 18 mm (4/16 x 11/16 in) slots for MIG-brazing along the edges of the tail lamp pocket as noted f  rom the original panel. Note: Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for brazing. Position the tail lamp pocket on the vehicle. Verify the fit of the ta ...

Driver or Passenger Seat Side Inflatable Restraint Module Replacement
Warning: Refer to SIR Inflator Module Handling and Storage Warning in the Preface section. Warning: Following the deployment of a side impact air bag, inspect the following parts for damage. Replace these parts if necessary: The seat cushion frame The seat recliner, if equipped T ...

Customer Assistance Offices
Chevrolet encourages customers to call the toll-free number for assistance. However, if a customer wishes to write or e-mail Chevrolet, the letter should be addressed to: United States and Puerto Rico Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33170 Detroit, MI 4 ...

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