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  1. Gen2 Audio & Electronics
    Hi, I checked previous posts but I couldn't find a solution to this problem. I installed a dash cam and hardwired to the Instrument Panel Fuse Block in a 2017 Cruze LS. Everything works great, but all fuse spots I've tested so far keep the power on all the time, even after more than 10 minutes...
  2. Gen1 Diesel Technical Discussion
    Over the past week here in MI we've had the coldest temps so far when starting my car. I had -17F last week and the car barely started. I had a Stanley jump battery go dead while trying to get it to start and finally had to have the wife jump the car with her 3/4 ton truck. (car started just...
  3. Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    Not affiliated with the seller. Long story short, nothing is preventing me from using the stock shifter, it's just really worn over time so when the chrome accent peals off it'll cut up my hand. Since I had a screw on knob and not a press fit, I looked and read as much as I could on the...
  4. Gen1 Powertrain
    Hello y'all new to the forum. So the other day while on a trip heard some noises from my Cruze, before I could got home felt like the timing belt snapped and it died. Checked it out and turns out I spun a bearing...block is pretty much done (or at least significant amount of $ and machine work)...
  5. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    Are there any good, proven options for an engine block heater on the 1st gen 2.0 diesel? Would love to wake up and have heat in the car right away, instead of good old -20F chilly air.
  6. Gen2 Diesel General Discussion
    Has anybody found one for the 2nd Gen? I'm not sure if I'll need one in KY, it did get into the single digits without wind chill last January around here though. Also on a side note, I know our cars have glow plugs but is there a way to key on to have them run before starting? Our shops 2007...
  7. Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    Hi, I see half of my valve cover bolts are rusted. I only have 50K miles on my 2013 Cruze LT. Also, I see a lot of rust build up on those bolts that hold the engine shield I think. This looks like excessive rust for a 4 years old and 50K miles car. Should I worry? Is this normal? I need to...
  8. Gen1 Powertrain
    Hi guys I am new to this forum and Cruze! Yet to own one but planning to get it. may I know how is the ecotec engine block in a 07-09 1.6L Cruze? Does it comes with forged internals like conrods and crankshaft (piston I believe should be cast). Also anyone tried to supercharge it? The reason...
  9. General Discussion
    Hi GM, I have asked this question in 2 other areas but thought I would go to the source. :question:I have a 2015 Cruze diesel and I'm looking for a way to secure the block heater plug so it is conveniently available for use during the cold northern Ontario winter; however, I don't want to just...
  10. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    Still New at this. I posted this question in the newbie section and i have been referred to this post. :question:I have a 2015 Cruze diesel and I'm looking for a way to secure the block heater plug so it is conveniently available for use during the cold northern Ontario winter. I don't want to...
  11. General Discussion
    Here's a GM article for the 1.4L aluminum block engine that is being used in the Opel Astra. I find it interesting that they are building this with a cast hollow crankshaft? I'm assuming this 1.4L will be very similar to the new 1.4L in the 2016 Cruze. Can anyone confirm this hollow...
  12. General Discussion
    Howdy-new to this GREAT forum-tons of info here for sure, I am in the process of hooking up a powered tail light converter (found a much better deal than curt on ebay-pictures and how to to follow) anyway I have a 2013 cruze still under B-B factory warranty and need to properly power this...
  13. Other
    I decided to go a different route in my setup. This is a KNF60 series that allows the power and ground to go into each side and split out. I also have 5 - 4 gauge adapters and 4 - 1/0 gauge adapters that go with the block, along with 3 fuses of various sizes and the ground links. I'll also...
  14. Gen1 Appearance/Body Tutorials
    Since I won't be towing a trailer through Death Valley anytime soon, I made a grill block yesterday. Step 1: trace an outline of the grill on the back of a pizza box. I used some 0.06" thick ABS plastic from Amazon for $7 (shipping included). Step 2: Trace and cut out the ABS pieces and moosh...
  15. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    Is there a block heater for the CTD?
  16. Gen1 Service Issues
    Report Receipt Date: JUL 02, 2014 NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V417000 Component(s): EQUIPMENT Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,990 All Products Associated with this Recall Vehicle MakeModelModel Year(s) BUICKENCORE2013-2014 BUICKVERANO2013-2014 CHEVROLETCRUZE2013-2014...
  17. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hello, I live in North Dakota and the winters are brutal. Looking to install a block heater in the freeze plug for the winter months but I'm having a hard time finding information on it. No idea what size plug to buy and where the freeze plug is. The dealership is charging $200 and i would...
  18. Chevrolet Cruze News and Reviews
    If you want to be seen driving around in a seriously retro ride, then we suggest a trip to the Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana this weekend. The annual Auburn Spring Auction is kicking off with 900 cars hitting the block, including some serious gems of the MTV era. We've compiled a list...
  19. General Discussion
    Had a bad morning going into work today. 5:45 am i hit a large concrete block in the left of the middle lane. there was little traffic around me and by the time i saw it it was too late. The car almost went up on 2 wheels and the block must have broken into a few peices because it did some...
  20. General Discussion
    My cruze has that block htr male cord end with the thermal guard thing, it closes after -18*C. But it is not closing. We are at -30*C rite now, I put a ohm meter between the blades, and it is showing an open circuit. I notice when i start the car in the morning, it's frozen C... solid. The car...
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