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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 Collision Sectioning 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. Create cut lines on the body lock pillar upper reinforcement (1).

Note: Do not damage any other panels or reinforcements.

Note: Do not damage any other panels or reinforcements.

  1. Cut the panel where sectioning is to be performed.

  1. Locate and mark all the necessary factory welds of the body lock pillar upper reinforcement.
  2. Drill all factory welds. Note the number and location of welds for installation of the service assembly.

  1. Remove the damaged body lock   pillar upper reinforcement.

  1. Create cut lines on the body side inner panel.

Note: Do not damage any other panels or reinforcements.

Note: Do not damage any other panels or reinforcements.

  1. Cut the panel where sectioning is to be performed.

Note: Drill hidden factory welds where body side outer rear panel

Note: Drill hidden factory welds where body side outer rear panel drain gutter (1) and body side inner panel overlap.

  1. Locate and mark all the necessary factory welds of the body side inner panel.
  2. Drill all factory welds. Note the number and location of welds for installation of the service assembly.

  1. Remove the damaged body side inner panel.
Body Side Inner Panel Sectioning (MAG-Welding)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

Installation Procedure
Remove rear end upper panel extension (1) from service part. Cut Cut the body side inner panel in corresponding locations to fit the remaining original panel. The sectioning jo ...

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Traction Control System (TCS)
The vehicle has a Traction Control System (TCS) that limits wheel spin. On a front-wheel-drive vehicle, the system operates if it senses that one or both of the front wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction. When this happens, the system brakes the spinning wheel(s), and/or reduces en ...

Child Restraint Systems
Rear-Facing Infant Seat A rear-facing infant seat provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant positioned in the restraint. Forward-Facing Child Seat A forward-facing chil ...

Installation Procedure
Prepare all mating surfaces as necessary. Align the body lock pillar outer panel reinforcement. Create 8 x 24 mm (5/16 x 15/16 in) slots for MIG-brazing upper (1) and lower (2). Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for spot welding and brazing. Position the body loc ...

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