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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 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. Locate and mark all the necessary factory welds of the body rear end panel.

Note: Drill factory welds in area of the rear end upper panel reinforcement (1) from above. Drill holes are necessary for later plug welds.

  1. Drill all factory welds. Note the number and location of welds for installation of the service assembly.

  1. Remove the tail lamp pocket.
Tail Lamp Pocket Replacement (MAG-Welding)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

Installation Procedure
Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the tail lamp pocket as noted  from the original panel. Note: Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for welding. ...

Other materials:

Accident With or Without Air Bag Deployment - Component Inspections
Warning: Proper operation of the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) sensing system requires that any repairs to the vehicle structure return the vehicle structure to the original production configuration. Not properly repairing the vehicle structure could cause non-deployment of the air b ...

Strut, Strut Component, or Spring Replacement
Special Tools CH-6068 Spring Tensioner Device CH-6066 Holding Device For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Disassembly Procedure Remove the strut assembly. Refer   to Strut Assembly Replacement. Install the strut to the CH-6066 holder (5). Tens ...

Installation Procedure
Remove all mounds or loose pieces of urethane adhesive from the pinch-weld area. Inspect for any of the following problems in order to help prevent future breakage of the window: High weld Solder spots Hardened sealer Any other obstruction or irregularity in the pinch-weld fla ...

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