Eddie's 2014 Cruze slow build
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    Eddie's 2014 Cruze slow build

    Bought this car about a month ago with 48k miles. 2014 2LT 1.4T...leather, no back up cam or sensors...thought it was odd for a 2LT.




    PO had the windows and markers tinted, plastidip'd the front cross bar thing on the grille and put in a amp/sub. First mod was Weathertechs, got a sweet deal on ebay for a mint set. Next up was an AEM intake and a tune. I come from the truck world where my built motor is tuned by Black Bear Performance, so I asked Justin to handle the tuning on the Cruze as well. His tune woke up the lil 1.4 and it actually spins the tires now.

    So with that out of the way, I looked into a trunk release button and picked up this lil guy



    Just waiting on my 2 shot relay to come in and it will be installed.

    Since this thing didn't come with a backup cam, I found a kit on Amazon by Rosen/EchoMaster FC-GMLN



    Its no longer made but Im hoping it works....will go in as soon as the relay shows up.
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    old single shot relay


    New 2 shot



    cant even tell its not the original




    took me 5 minutes to swap relays, 4 of those was trying to wiggle the old one out. Had to pry it out with my knife.

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    Looks good so far. I looked at adding that trunk switch, but I wanted the airbag indicator as well. I found it, but it was first out of stock, then they stopped making it. So I made my own. I added a separate relay for the trunk switch under the dash.

    Does the backup cam kit reprogram the MyLink unit?
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    The trunk switch? It doesn't reprogram, you tap into the same wires as if you were making your own. I personally see no disadvantage of not having the airbag indicator, my wife sits in the back with our daughter and since its just an indicator, I saw no real need for it.

    The backup cam kit doesn't reprogram MyLink either, it just interrupts the screen when the camera is activated and displays the camera feed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiefromcali View Post

    So with that out of the way, I looked into a trunk release button and picked up this lil guy


    Interesting. My old '15 Cruze eco had the trunk button on the left, where that unlock/lock switch is. I'm guessing that is for central locking? I'm pretty sure my switch was on the door by the window switches. I didn't know they made that many changes between '14 and '15 model years.

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    did a lil weight reduction
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    Here is the downpipe installed at 50,800 miles....bought it used, supposed to be ZZP but it didn't have their logo


    debadged as well



    Dirty engine bay
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian v View Post
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    trunk release is in...usb port charges pretty quick too.

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