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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

  1. Remove the front wheelhouse rear panel brace (1) from service panel.

  1. Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding instead of the adhesive noted from the front area of the original panel.

Note: Double the number of drills at the flange where front

Note: Double the number of drills at the flange where front wheelhouse panel and front compartment side rail overlap (1).

  1. Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the front wheelhouse as noted from the original panel.
  2. Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for welding.

  1. Position the front wheelhouse on the vehicle.
  2. Verify the fit of the front wheelhouse.
  3. Clamp the front wheelhouse into position.

  1. Plug weld accordingly.
  2. Apply the sealers and anti-corrosion materials to the repair area, as necessary. Refer to Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.
  3. Paint the repaired area. Refer to Basecoat/Clearcoat Paint Systems.
  4. Install all related panels and components.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.
  6. 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 Glass and Sheet Metal Handling Warning in the Preface section. Disable the SIR Syst ...

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

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Vehicle Alarm System
This vehicle has a theft alarm system. Arming the System To arm the system, use the power door lock switch or the RKE transmitter to lock the vehicle while exiting with the vehicle turned off. The alarm arms after about 30 seconds after all the doors have been closed. Press again and the syst ...

Tire Inspection
We recommend that the tires, including the spare tire, if the vehicle has one, be inspected for signs of wear or damage at least once a month. Replace the tire if: The indicators at three or more places around the tire can be seen. There is cord or fabric showing through the tire's rubb ...

Refrigerant Recovery and Recharging
Special Tools GE-45037 A/C Oil Injector For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Refrigerant Recovery and Recharging Warning: To prevent personal injury, avoid breathing A/C Refrigerant and lubricant vapor or mist. Work in a well ventilated area. To remove refrigerant from the A ...

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