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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: 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 Sheet Metal Handling Warning in the Preface section.

  1. Disable the SIR System. Refer to SIR   Disabling and Enabling.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.
  3. Remove all related panels and components.
  4. Visually inspect the damage. Repair as much of the damage as possible.
  5. Remove the sealers and anti-corrosion materials from the repair area, as necessary. Refer to Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.

  1. Create cut lines on the front hinge pillar body.

Note: Do not damage any inner panels or reinforcements.

Note: Do not damage any inner panels or reinforcements.

  1. Cut the panel where sectioning is to be performed.

  1. Locate and mark all the necessary factory welds of the front hinge pillar body.
  2. Drill all factory welds. Note the number and location of welds for installation of the service assembly

  1. Remove the damaged  front hinge pillar body.
Front Hinge Pillar Body Sectioning (MIG-Brazing)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed ...

Installation Procedure
Cut the front hinge pillar body 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 th ...

Other materials:

Shifting out of Park
This vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission shift lock control system. The shift lock is designed to: Х Prevent ignition key removal unless the shift lever is in P (Park) with the shift lever button fully released. Х Prevent movement of the shift lever out of P (Park) unless the ig ...

Vehicle, Engine and Transmission ID and VIN Location, Derivative and Usage
Note:: Graphic shows exemplary VIN. The VIN plate is the legal identifier of the vehicle. The VIN plate is located on the upper left corner of the instrument panel (I/P) and can be seen through the windshield from the outside of the vehicle: ...

Installation Procedure
Create 8 x 14 mm (5/16 x 15/16 in) slots for MIG-Brazing along the edges of the drivetrain and front suspension frame front support as noted from the original panel. Clean and prepare the attaching  surfaces for brazing. Position the drivetrain and front suspension frame ...

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