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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

  1. Cut the rear side rail 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 (1½ 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 rear side rail.

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

  1. Position   the rear side rail on the vehicle.
  2. Verify the fit of the rear side rail.
  3. Clamp the rear side rail 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. Apply the sealers and anti-corrosion materials to the repair area, as necessary. Refer to Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.
  4. Paint the repaired area. Refer to Basecoat/Clearcoat Paint Systems.
  5. Install all related panels and components.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.
  7. 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 ...

Rear Rail Sectioning (MIG-Brazing)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

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Forward Lamp Wiring Harness Replacement
Preliminary Procedures Remove the front bumper. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Replacement. Remove the headlamp. Refer to Headlamp Replacement. Using a scan tool, check for DTCs. Forward Lamp Wiring Harness Tip Create a work area large enough to lay out the new and old wiring ha ...

Driver Information Center (DIC)
The DIC display is in the center of the instrument cluster. It shows the status of many vehicle systems. The controls for the DIC are on the turn signal lever. 1. SET/CLR: Press to set, or press and hold to clear, the menu item displayed. 2. / : Use the thumbwheel to scroll through the it ...

Service Vehicle Messages
SERVICE AC SYSTEM This message displays if there is a problem with the air conditioning system. Take the vehicle to your dealer for service. SERVICE POWER STEERING This message displays if there is a problem with the power steering system. Take the vehicle to your dealer for service. SERVICE ...

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