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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

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

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  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. ...

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Front Side Door Wiring Harness Replacement
Preliminary Procedure Remove the front side door inner panel trim. Refer to Front Side Door Trim Replacement. Front Side Door Wiring Harness Warning: Unless directed otherwise, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK position, and all electrical loads must be OFF before ...

Rear Compartment Lid Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Cruze - Right Side)
Rear Compartment Lid Emblem Assembly Caution: Refer to Exterior Trim Emblem Removal Caution in the Preface section. Procedure The part and surface should be 21C (70F) prior to installation. The vehicle should remain 21C (70F) for one hour after assembly to allow adhesive to deve ...

Front Fog Lamp Bulb Replacement
Preliminary Procedures Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting  and Jacking the Vehicle Disconnect the forward lamp electrical harness connector from the fog lamp bulb socket. Remove the Front Bumper Fascia Opening Lower Cover. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Opening Lowe ...

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