Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure
- Cut the roof front header panel in corresponding locations to fit the
remaining original panel. The sectioning joint should be trimmed
to allow a gap of one-and-one-half-times the metal thickness at the
- Create a 50 mm (2 in) backing plate from the unused portion of the
- Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) along the sectioning cut on the remaining original
part. Locate these holes 13 mm (1/2 in) from the edge of part
and spaced 40 mm (1 1/2 in) apart.
- Prepare all mating surfaces as necessary.
- Fit the backing plates halfway into the sectioning joints, clamp in
place and plug weld to the vehicle.
- Align roof front header panel.
- Plug weld accordingly.
- 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.
- Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the roof panel
front bracket right as noted from the original panel.
- Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for welding.
- Position the roof panel front bracket right (1) on the vehicle.
- Verify the fit of the roof panel front bracket.
- Clamp the roof panel front bracket right into position.
- Plug weld accordingly.
- Proceed the same way with the roof panel front bracket left.
- Apply the sealers and anti-corrosion materials to the repair area, as
necessary. Refer to Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.
- Paint the repaired area. Refer to Basecoat/Clearcoat Paint Systems.
- Install all related panels and components.
- Connect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable
Disconnection and Connection.
- Enable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling.
Warning: Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning in the
Warning: Refer to Collision Sectioning Warning in the Preface section.
Warning: Refer to Glass and She ...
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the
regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...
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 ...
Create 5 x 18 mm (4/16 x 11/16 in) slots for MIG-brazing
Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for spot welding and brazing.
Note: In MIG-brazing areas 50 mm (2 in) must be kept clear
of structural adhesive.
Apply structural adhesive to all attaching surfaces ...
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants,
they are more likely to be seriously injured if they do not wear safety belts.
A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, and the lap portion should
be worn as low as possible, below the rounding, throughout ...