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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

  1. Cut the quarter 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 (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 quarter outer panel.

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

  1. Apply one-part windshield urethane adhesive (1) as noted from the original panel.

  1. Position the quarter outer panel on the vehicle.
  2. Verify the fit of the quarter outer panel.
  3. Clamp the quarter 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. Pre-flanging the flange with BO-6396 pliers and BO-6392 tool kit .

  1. Finish closing the wheelhouse flanging.
  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 ...

Quarter Outer Panel Sectioning (MIG-Brazing)
Special Tools BO-6396 Bonding Pliers BO-6392 Flanging Tool Kit For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional m ...

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Hood Replacement
Warning: When a hood hold open device is being removed or installed, provide alternate support to avoid the possibility of damage to the vehicle or personal injury. Preliminary Procedure Remove the windshield washer nozzle hose. Refer to Windshield Washer Nozzle Hose Replacement. Hood ...

Lap-Shoulder Belt
All seating positions in the vehicle have a lap-shoulder belt. The following instructions explain how to wear a lap-shoulder belt properly. 1. Adjust the seat, if the seat is adjustable, so you can sit up straight. To see how, see Seats in the Index. 2. Pick up the latch plate and pull the ...

Accessories and Modifications
Adding non‐dealer accessories or making modifications to the vehicle can affect vehicle performance and safety, including such things as airbags, braking, stability, ride and handling, emissions systems, aerodynamics, durability, and electronic systems like antilock brakes, traction cont ...

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