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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Ultra High Strength Dual Phase Steel

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Body repair / Collision Repair / Ultra High Strength Dual Phase Steel

This information provides repair recommendations and general guidelines for steel classified as Ultra High Strength Dual Phase Steel (Dual Phase Steel with a tensile strength greater than 800 MPa), also known as DPX.

General Motors recommends the following when repairing or replacing this type of steel during collision repair.

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Recommended Repairs:

Special Tools and Equipment

Frame and Underbody

Mild Steel
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Frame and Underbody
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Other materials:

Thread Repair
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Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
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Front Fog Lamps
For vehicles with front fog lamps, the button is on the outboard side of the instrument panel. The ignition must be on to turn on the fog lamps. (Front Fog Lamps): Press to turn the fog lamps on or off. An indicator light on the instrument cluster comes on when the fog lamps are on. The ...

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