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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

  1. Prepare all mating surfaces as necessary
  2. Align the body lock pillar outer panel reinforcement.

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

  1. Position the body lock pillar outer panel reinforcement on the vehicle.
  2. Verify the fit of the body lock pillar outer panel reinforcement
  3. Clamp the body lock pillar outer panel 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 Glass and Sheet Metal Handling Warning in the Preface section. Disable the SIR Syst ...

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

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Steering Linkage Inner Tie Rod Replacement (Hydraulic Power Steering)
Special Tools CH-6247 Removal and Installation Tool for the Steering Linkage Inner Tie Rod For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting  and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to ...

Wiper Blade Replacement
Windshield wiper blades should be inspected for wear and cracking. Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways. Notice: Allowing the wiper arm to touch the windshield when no wiper blade is installed could damage the windshield. Any damage that occurs would not ...

Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
The vehicle has an electronic keyless ignition with pushbutton start. Pressing the button cycles it through three modes, ACC/ACCESSORY, ON/RUN/START, and Stopping the Engine/OFF. The transmitter must be in the vehicle for the system to operate. If the pushbutton start is not working, the vehi ...

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