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Building The Cruzen2.0

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Background:
My 2012 ECO MT has been named "Cruzen" so this is the build of "Cruzen2.0"
My ECO is worth too much to do all these modifications to it.
I WILL build the first(?) 2.0t 6MT CRUZE!

2014 Buick Verano Premium, 2.0T, 6MT, 17k miles, salvage- runs/drives, $3k (PURCHASED)
2012 Chevy Cruze LS, 1.8L, 6MT, 195k miles, bad clutch, $3k (PENDING AS OF 5/30/18)

The Buick was delivered today (5/30/18) and this it the first bit of prep so I could find out what replacement parts I needed to buy.

As Delivered
Land vehicle Vehicle Car Mid-size car Compact car


After removal of front crash bar and upper rad support (and hood)
Land vehicle Vehicle Car Auto part Automotive exterior


Messed up rads. No leaks tho, AC still blows cold! Only part not usable or the same with the recipient Cruze is the main engine radiator
Radiator Vehicle Automotive exterior Bumper Auto part

Vehicle Auto part Tire Automotive tire Car


As of now the wheels haven't fallen off the project, but they did have to come off the car
Land vehicle Vehicle Car Collision Mid-size car

Tire Alloy wheel Spoke Wheel Rim


JUNK!!!
Alloy wheel Tire Rim Wheel Spoke


The wheels I will be using from now on (including the final look) will be 17x7 5x115 from a 2012 Equinox with 225/50/r16 tires to look stock and be the same size as the factory Cruze ones while fitting the Buick hubs and not saying "BUICK" on them.

Something like this
Alloy wheel Rim Wheel Spoke Auto part


Updates will come as I make progress
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Discussion Starter · #181 · (Edited)
I have been lamenting my issues with a damaged BCM (probably my fault) lately, but then I saw this video and saw/heard what happens when things go REALLY wrong (example starts about 9m into video)

 

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I have been lamenting my issues with a damaged BCM (probably my fault) lately, but then I saw this video and saw/heard what happens when things go REALLY wrong (example starts about 9m into video)

haha I love hoovies garage, and I’ve seen that video! Bad BCMs can be quite troubling. What’s up with yours?
 

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Discussion Starter · #183 · (Edited)
I was trying to figure out how to resolve the reversed pass window motor control and seem to have shorted 12v to the main data line from the driver window switch to the BCM, now there are various communication errors and I can only control the windows from the switches in their respective doors. As soon as I have $200 I shall fix this issue, might even happen in the next couple weeks. Including the aforementioned issue, there are only five things left on my list of things to do/solve/fix.



....for now
 

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I was trying to figure out how to resolve the reversed pass window motor control and seem to have shorted 12v to the main data line from the driver window switch to the BCM, now there are various communication errors and I can only control the windows from the switches in their respective doors. As soon as I have $200 I shall fix this issue, might even happen in the next couple weeks. Including the aforementioned issue, there are only five things left on my list of things to do/solve/fix.



....for now

Whats on the list?
 

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@Blasirl I used the entire electrical system from the Buick, engine harness, body harness, ecu, bcm, onstar, climate control module, radio, anything that would be problematic to make work with the Buick parts....
Were you able to make the Cruze steering wheel work or is that also from the Verano?

This puzzle is beginning to show itself as a mind bender! More pictures please.
 

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@Blasirl Cruze wheel, but only because it has the verano clockspring, airbag guts, steering sensor, and wheel harness. Cosmetically it is a Cruze wheel, but not on the inside.

I still plan to do a better, more condesed version of this thread after I get a few more things taken care of with it. Be warned, I'm not used to taking pictures of things while I'm working so there arent as many pictures as even I was hoping for
 

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@Blasirl Cruze wheel, but only because it has the verano clockspring, airbag guts, steering sensor, and wheel harness. Cosmetically it is a Cruze wheel, but not on the inside.

I still plan to do a better, more condesed version of this thread after I get a few more things taken care of with it. Be warned, I'm not used to taking pictures of things while I'm working so there arent as many pictures as even I was hoping for
How did you change the airbag cover?
 

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Discussion Starter · #192 · (Edited)
@Blasirl The cover is just held in place by some tabs, fairly easy to pop it off and put the replacement on


This change was only needed because the cruze has 1 igniter and the buick has 2 (using the cruze airbag and the buick control module would result in a "service airbag" light)
 

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@Blasirl The cover is just held in place by some tabs, fairly easy to pop it off and put the replacement on


This change was only needed because the cruze has 1 igniter and the buick has 2 (using the cruze airbag and the buick control module would result in a "service airbag" light)
Any Chance of some pictures?
 

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I'd just go with the T.
 
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Replaced rear trans mount with a solid bushing one (Rear Lower Transmission Mount) due to continued annoyance caused by the ammount of "flop" in the drivetrain. Took these two (only one vid alowed per post for me atm, other vid in next post) while I was at it.

Most likely I will be showing what it sounds like with the main muffler bypassed (via a "loud-valve") in the future if I get there
 

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Replaced rear trans mount with a solid bushing one (Rear Lower Transmission Mount) due to continued annoyance caused by the ammount of "flop" in the drivetrain. Took these two (only one vid alowed per post for me atm, other vid in next post) while I was at it.

Most likely I will be showing what it sounds like with the main muffler bypassed (via a "loud-valve") in the future if I get there
This is a 100% stock Verano exhaust? While I like how it sounds, I hear turbo and it is pretty loud for a Buick, just sayin'

(Anyone know why the forum requires 30sec between posts? I'm just curious to know what prompted this restriction)
To answer your question about the 30 sec rule, probably to help stop double posting. I've been know to double post on accident and that is usually because the website is slow and I see nothing happening so I hit post again and again.
 
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