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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

Note: If the location of the original plug weld holes can not be

Note: If the location of the original plug weld holes can not be determined, space the plug weld holes every 40 mm (1½ in).

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

  1. Position the body rear end panel on the vehicle.
  2. Verify the fit of the body rear end panel.
  3. Clamp the body rear end panel 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 Glass and Sheet Metal Handling Warning in the Preface section. Disable the SIR Syst ...

Body Rear End Panel Replacement (MIG-Brazing)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

Other materials:

Automatic Headlamp System
When it is dark enough outside and the exterior lamp control is in the automatic position, the headlamps come on automatically. The vehicle has a light sensor on top of the instrument panel. Make sure it is not covered, or the headlamps will be on when they are not needed. The system may als ...

Rear Compartment Lid Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (VCDi)
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 ...

Basecoat/Clearcoat Paint Systems
Warning: Exposure to isocyanates during paint preparation and application processes can cause severe breathing problems. Read and follow all of the instructions from the manufacturers of painting materials, equipment, and protective gear. All paint finish repairs of rigid exterior surfaces mus ...

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