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      You can get aftermarket and OEM fog light kits on Amazon and Ebay. You can also get the OEM kit on GM parts sites like gmpartsdirect.com. I got my fog light kit from the dealer. It was part number 95248415. Not sure if it is the same kit for your Cruze, but you can ask your dealer to look up the correct part number for you.

      Rear drums are actually pretty good and should last a long time. I doubt that you would notice any improvement in braking by switching to disks. Some people are intimidate by drums because there are a couple springs and clips, but the shoes are actually pretty easy to change. There are a ton of videos online that show how to do it correctly. It doesn't take much longer than changing pads on disk brakes. It is important to understand that the drum brakes are automatically adjusted every time you pull the parking brake lever. There is a thread on this forum that explains how to adjust them manually.

      Do a Google search for the door panel. There are literally dozens of videos that show how to do it. Here is one I found for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv4U_67auzQ

      The Cruze service manual recommends replacing the plastic panel clips when you remove the door panel. Most people don't. I decided to try it, and I noticed that the panel is tighter and doesn't rattle as much with new clips. You can get them cheap on Amazon. There are two types used in the Cruze door panels

      Yellow clips: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007AYCVD8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      Grey clips: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007AYCV92/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      For the dent, I recommend calling a local paintless dent repair person. They do a great job.
       
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      As far as the rear drums they are pretty good they typically just need to be adjusted as they don't self adjust well. Take the drums off and using a screw driver move the star wheel up a few clicks or at least until drum tight again and you should be good for a while. I have done this on my Eco with Drums every 10K since I bought back in 2013. See the links above for the fog lights.
      You can get aftermarket and OEM fog light kits on Amazon and Ebay. You can also get the OEM kit on GM parts sites like gmpartsdirect.com. I got my fog light kit from the dealer. It was part number 95248415. Not sure if it is the same kit for your Cruze, but you can ask your dealer to look up the correct part number for you.

      Rear drums are actually pretty good and should last a long time. I doubt that you would notice any improvement in braking by switching to disks. Some people are intimidate by drums because there are a couple springs and clips, but the shoes are actually pretty easy to change. There are a ton of videos online that show how to do it correctly. It doesn't take much longer than changing pads on disk brakes. It is important to understand that the drum brakes are automatically adjusted every time you pull the parking brake lever. There is a thread on this forum that explains how to adjust them manually.

      Do a Google search for the door panel. There are literally dozens of videos that show how to do it. Here is one I found for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv4U_67auzQ

      The Cruze service manual recommends replacing the plastic panel clips when you remove the door panel. Most people don't. I decided to try it, and I noticed that the panel is tighter and doesn't rattle as much with new clips. You can get them cheap on Amazon. There are two types used in the Cruze door panels

      Yellow clips: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007AYCVD8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      Grey clips: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007AYCV92/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      For the dent, I recommend calling a local paintless dent repair person. They do a great job.


      Thanks to the both of you about the drums, maybe I will just keep them then. They are definitely due to be tightened, and I should actually probably replace the shoes.

      And I like the OEM look of the fogs, but online it says they are discontinued, guess I will be calling the dealer then otherwise eBay it is and hope they are legit.

      Thanks for all the links as well
       
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      I have the Pioneer system as well. I put the CLD tiles from sounddeadenershowdown.com on the doors behind the panels, and I also put some on the back of the door panels. I don't have any vibration noises. Not sure if this will fix your problem. You might want to check if the wiring is rattling of it is literally the switches.

      Another thought, the service manual says to replace the plastic clips every time the door panels are removed. You can get a box of the clips on Amazon for relatively cheap. New clips hold the panels tighter and could reduce vibrations and rattles. There are two different clips - the gray ones and the yellow ones. Each door panel requires 4 of each.

      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007AYCV92/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007AYCVD8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
       
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      I have the Pioneer system as well. I put the CLD tiles from sounddeadenershowdown.com on the doors behind the panels, and I also put some on the back of the door panels. I don't have any vibration noises. Not sure if this will fix your problem. You might want to check if the wiring is rattling of it is literally the switches.

      Another thought, the service manual says to replace the plastic clips every time the door panels are removed. You can get a box of the clips on Amazon for relatively cheap. New clips hold the panels tighter and could reduce vibrations and rattles. There are two different clips - the gray ones and the yellow ones. Each door panel requires 4 of each.

      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007AYCV92/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007AYCVD8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
      Thanks for the reply! I’ll probably end up taking the door panels off and taking a look, it’s rattled since day one and it appears to simply be the switches. So I’m not sure there’s a fix for the switches but I’ll definitely look into getting some sound deadening material to put behind the door panels.


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