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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 50 mm (2 in) backing plates from the unused portion of the service part.
  3. Create 5 x 18 mm (4/16 x 11/16 in) slots for MIG-brazing along the sectioning cut on the remaining original part. Locate these slots 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 braze to the vehicle.
  6. Align the rocker outer panel.
  7. Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for spot welding.

Note: In MIG-brazing areas 50 mm (2 in) must be kept clear of structural adhesive.

  1. Apply structural adhesive to the attaching surfaces.

  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. Spot weld accordingly.

  1. To create a solid braze with minimum heat distortion, make 25 mm (1 in) stitch brazes along the seam with 25 mm (1 in) gaps between them. Then go back and complete the stitch braze.
  2. Apply the sealers and anti-corrosion materials to the repair area, as necessary. Refer to Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.
  3. Paint the repaired area. Refer to Basecoat/Clearcoat Paint Systems.
  4. Install all related panels and components.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.
  6. 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 Side Outer Panel Reinforcement Replacement (MAG-Welding)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

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Overlap/Backing Plate Sectioning (Welding)
Warning: Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning in the Preface section. Fit the service panel   to the vehicle to ensure a proper fit. Measure and mark a line at the sail panel 120 mm (4 3/4 in) from the back glass opening and 70 mm (2 3/4 in) rearward from the ...

CD Player
The CD player can play audio CDs and MP3 CDs. The CD player will not play 8 cm (3 in) CDs. Care of CDs Sound quality can be reduced due to disc quality, recording method, quality of the music recorded, and how the disc has been handled. Handle discs carefully and store them in their original c ...

Remote Vehicle Start
The vehicle may have this feature that allows you to start the engine from outside the vehicle. (Remote Vehicle Start): This button will be on the RKE transmitter if the vehicle has remote start. The climate control system will use the previous settings during a remote start. The rear defog ...

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