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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

  1. Prepare all mating surfaces as necessary
  2. Align the body lock pillar outer panel reinforcement.

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

  1. Position the body lock pillar outer panel reinforcement on the vehicle.
  2. Verify the fit of the body lock pillar outer panel reinforcement
  3. Clamp the body lock pillar outer panel reinforcement into position.

  1. Plug weld accordingly.
  2. To create a solid weld with minimum heat distortion, make 25 mm (1 in) stitch welds along the seam with 25 mm (1 in) gaps between them. Then go back and complete the stitch weld.
  3. Apply the sealers and anti-corrosion materials to the repair area, as necessary. Refer to Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.
  4. Paint the repaired area. Refer to Basecoat/Clearcoat Paint Systems.
  5. Install all related panels and components.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.
  7. 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 ...

Body Lock Pillar Outer Panel Reinforcement Replacement (MIG-Brazing)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

Other materials:

Radio Data System (RDS)
RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information. With RDS, the radio can: Seek to stations broadcasting the selected type of programming. Receive announcements concerning local and national emergencies.   Display messages from radio stations. Thi ...

Rear Compartment Lid Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Rear Emblem)
Rear Compartment Lid Emblem Assembly Caution: Refer to Exterior Trim Emblem Removal Caution in the Preface section. Procedure The part and surface should be 21C (70F) prior to installation. The vehicle should remain 21C (70F) for one hour after assembly to allow adhesive to deve ...

General Plastic Repair
Warning: In order to reduce the risk of personal injury when exposed to toxic fumes while grinding, cutting, or applying repair material on any type of sheet molded compound or RIM rigid plastic, observe the following guidelines: Work in a properly ventilated area Apply protective cream t ...

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