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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 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. Locate and mark all the necessary factory welds of the body rear end panel.

Note: Drill factory welds in area of the rear end upper panel reinforcement (1) from above. Create slots out of the drill holes for later brazing.

  1. Drill all factory welds. Note the number and location of welds for installation of the service assembly.

  1. Remove the tail lamp pocket.
Tail Lamp Pocket Replacement (MIG-Brazing)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

Installation Procedure
Create 5 x 18 mm (4/16 x 11/16 in) slots for MIG-brazing along the edges of the tail lamp pocket as noted f  rom the original panel. Note: Clean and prepare the attaching surf ...

Other materials:

Installation Procedure
Remove the front wheelhouse rear panel brace (1) from service panel. Create 6 x 20 mm (4/16 x 12/16 in) slots for MIG-brazing along the edges of the front wheelhouse (1). Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for brazing. Note: In MIG-brazing areas 50 mm (2 in) must b ...

Towing Equipment
Hitches Use the correct hitch equipment. See your dealer or a hitch dealer for assistance.   The rear bumper on the vehicle is not intended for hitches. Do not attach rental hitches or other bumper-type hitches to it. Use only a frame-mounted hitch that does not attach to the bumper. ...

Removal Procedure
Warning: Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning in the Preface section. Disable the SIR System. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection. Remove all related panels and compo ...

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