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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Rear Side Door Outside Handle Rod Adjustment

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Body systems / Vehicle Access / Rear Side Door Outside Handle Rod Adjustment

Removal Procedure

  1. Remove the rear door water deflector as needed. Refer to Rear Side Door Water Deflector Replacement.
  2. Use a flat-head tool to open the clip from the threaded rod connecting the lock to the outside handle.
  3. Adjust the travel of the handle by removing the threaded rod from the clip.

Installation Procedure

  1. Position the outside door handle rod (2) in the clip (1) in order to eliminate any free play in the outside door handle.
  2. Install the clip cover closed over the threaded outside door handle rod.
  3. Inspect the door lock system for proper operation.
  4. Install the rear door water deflector. Refer to Rear Side Door Water Deflector Replacement.

Rear Compartment Lid Latch Striker Replacement

Preliminary Procedure

Preliminary Procedure

Remove the rear compartment sill trim plate. Refer to Rear Compartment Sill Trim Plate Replacement.

  1. Rear Compartment Lid Latch Striker Bolt (Qty: 2)

Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section.


Use a grease pencil to outline the striker before removing the bolts.

Tighten 9 Nm (80 lb in)

  1. Rear Compartment Lid Latch Striker


Adjust the rear compartment lid latch striker after replacing, if needed.

Door Lock Switch Replacement

  1. Door Lock Switch Screw (Qty: 2)

Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section.

Tighten 1.5 Nm (13 lb in)

  1. Door Lock Switch


Disconnect electrical connector.

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