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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. Create slots out of the drill holes for later brazing.

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

Installation Procedure
Create 5 x 18 mm (4/16 x 11/16 in) slots for MIG-brazing along the edges of the tail lamp pocket as noted f  rom the original panel. Note: Clean and prepare the attaching surf ...

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Installation Procedure
Create 8 24 mm (5/16 x 15/16 in) slots for MIG-brazing along the edges of the underbody rear side rail reinforcement as noted from the original panel. Clean and prepare the attaching  surfaces for brazing. Position the underbody rear side rail reinforcement on the ve ...

Installation Procedure
Remove rear end upper panel extension (1) from service part. Cut the body side inner 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 jo ...

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Instrument Cluster Replacement Preliminary Procedure Remove instrument panel lower cluster trim plate. Refer to Instrument Panel Cluster Lower Trim Plate Replacement. Remove instrument panel steering column upper trim cover. Refer to Steering Column Upper Trim Cover Replacement. ...

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