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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

  1. Cut the rocker outer panel 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 rocker outer panel.

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

  1. Position the rocker  outer panel on the vehicle.
  2. Verify the fit of the rocker outer panel.
  3. Clamp the rocker outer panel 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 ...

Rocker Outer Panel Sectioning (MIG-Brazing)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

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Instrument Panel Upper Trim Pad Insert Replacement
Preliminary Procedure Remove the instrument panel. Refer to Instrument Panel Assembly Replacement. Instrument Panel Upper Trim Pad Insert Screw (Qty: 6) Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section. Tighten 2.5 Nm (22 lb in) Instrument Panel Upper Trim Pad Insert Asse ...

Installation Procedure
Note: If the location of the original plug weld holes can not be determined, space the plug weld holes every 40 mm (1½ in). Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the rear floor panel filler as noted  from the original panel. Clean and prepare the atta ...

Tire Inspection
We recommend that the tires, including the spare tire, if the vehicle has one, be inspected for signs of wear or damage at least once a month. Replace the tire if: The indicators at three or more places around the tire can be seen. There is cord or fabric showing through the tire's rubb ...

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