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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

  1. Prepare all mating surfaces as necessary.
  2. Align the front hinge pillar body reinforcement.

  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 pillar body reinforcement on the vehicle.
  2. Verify the fit of the front hinge pillar body reinforcement.
  3. Clamp the front hinge pillar body reinforcement 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 ...

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

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SIR Disabling and Enabling
SIR component location affects how a vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the SIR system installed in various locations around a vehicle. To find the location of the SIR components refer to SIR Identification Views. There are several reasons for disabling the SIR system, such as re ...

Installation Procedure
Create 5 x 18 mm (4/16 x 11/16 in) slots for MIG-Brazing along the edges of the front wheelhouse front panel as noted from the original panel. Create a 5 x 18 mm (4/16 x 11/16 in) slot for MIG-Brazing where front wheelhouse front panel  and front wheelhouse overlap. C ...

Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Reconnection
Removal Procedure Turn on the radio and record all of the customer radio station presets. Ensure that all lamps and accessories are turned off. Turn the ignition OFF and remove the ignition key. Warning: Refer to Battery Disconnect Warning in the Preface section. Loosen the negati ...

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