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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

  1. Remove rear end upper panel extension (1) from service part.

    Cut

  1. Cut the body side inner 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 (1 1/2 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 body side inner panel.

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

  1. Position the body side inner panel.
  2. Verify the fit of the panel.
  3. Clamp the body side inner 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.

  1. Cut the body lock pillar upper reinforcement 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 (1 1/2 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 body lock pillar upper reinforcement.

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

  1. Position the body lock pillar upper reinforcement.
  2. Verify the fit of the panel.
  3. Clamp the body lock pillar upper reinforcement into position.

  1. Plug weld accordingly.
  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 Inner Panel Sectioning (MIG-Brazing)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

Other materials:

Inflatable Restraint Passenger Presence Detection System - If Equipped
Note: The passenger presence detection system includes an ECU and a sensor mat that can be serviced separately. After repairing or replacing any part of the passenger presence detection system, the system must be rezeroed in order to function properly. The passenger presence detection system i ...

Restraint System
Note: If the vehicle has been in a collision, refer to Repairs and Inspections Required After a Collision for additional information. Vehicle has front and rear seat belts that are the primary means of occupant restraint. Seat belts help to keep the occupants inside the passenger compartment a ...

Bumpers and Fascias
Specifications Front Bumper Energy Absorber Replacement Preliminary Procedure Remove the front bumper fascia. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Replacement. Front Bumper Energy Absorber Procedure Unclip from front bumper fascia. ...

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