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My 2012 Cruze LT was stolen back in November 2019. Cops were able to retrieve it. When I picked it up from the repair place the interior rear view mirror was missing and the black box that sat next to it had the wires cut. So every time I unlock my door manually the car alarm goes off. My question is, who can I take to fix it? The dealership did not know.
Looking at the picture, it looks like the plug was cut off. Remove the plug and the module and have some one solder it back together. Make sure they have enough length to plug it back in and use some shrink tube as well.
 

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Already tried that. Torque Lite and Pro versions. Oil temp widget says no info.
IIRC, when I was looking at adding some gauges, I originally wanted oil temp and pressure and I was told the Cruze has no sensor for one of them. so judging by this video, I assume there is no oil temp sensor.


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This is specifically for Nissan, but the general procedure is there.
 

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Let's face it, we weren't born with a wrench in our hands. While some of us have a good understanding of automotive mechanics, sound systems, and other car-related topics, we didn't always know as much as we do.

There was a time in my life when I didn't know what a header was, and I couldn't point out the intake manifold or throttle body in an engine bay, and I was too embarrassed to admit to it.

Well, I'd like to create this thread to give people the opportunity to ask what they'd consider to be "stupid" questions without being judged or laughed at, and give others the opportunity to answer them. Sure, you can google these topics for more information, but sometimes it's easier to have someone answer them for you and give a thorough explanation. No question is too stupid, mundane, or elementary.

The more knowledge people have, the more they can share it with others, so have at it. Does anyone here have any "dumb" questions they've been wondering about?

P.S. I have no idea how many people will actually post. This thread is a bit of an experiment...
I have a dumb question lol, anyone who has a 2019 Cruze, while cruising down the road does your Cruze have a ringing sound coming from the car? Doesn’t do it when I rev it in park, only while cruising.
 

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I have a dumb question lol, anyone who has a 2019 Cruze, while cruising down the road does your Cruze have a ringing sound coming from the car? Doesn’t do it when I rev it in park, only while cruising.
If you accelerate somewhat moderately hard, the turbo wastegate arm rattles. There is no "fix" for it according to GM, just something it does.
 

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Here is a clip where you can here the noise. I’m not sure if it’s a wheel bearing or? The car only has 30k miles on it.

Does it change with engine speed or road speed?

I see the defrost mode is on - can't tell if the fan is or not. It almost sounds like the AC compressor or something in the belt drive to me. My AC compressor definitely makes some strange RPM-dependent noises when it's engaged but on a very low fan speed.
 

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Does it change with engine speed or road speed?

I see the defrost mode is on - can't tell if the fan is or not. It almost sounds like the AC compressor or something in the belt drive to me. My AC compressor definitely makes some strange RPM-dependent noises when it's engaged but on a very low fan speed.
It does change with speed, it seems like after I coast off the throttle is when it makes the noise. I can also turn the climate off and it still does it, I’m stuck on this one?
 

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I have an extremely stupid and open-ended question for everyone... I am the proud owner of a gorgeous Summit White 2017 LT. She is bone stock and there's nothing wrong with that but seeing as though this is my first "real" car I am itching to start doing whatever I can to make it my own and modify the hell out of it.

I want more power. Yes, the turbo is fun and the low-end torque is an absolute blast around my small town but I want more! Not stage 4 balls-to-the-wall but..something..you know? What is a legitimate number to try an obtain? How much money do I need to throw into this engine bay to actually get somewhere?

Muffler delete? Catback systems? I want my Cruze to sound less like a golf cart and more like something that'll turn a head or two when I accelerate from the only stoplight in town.

Some third crazy thing? I don't even know! What have you guys done to modify your Cruze? Hit me with your coolest ideas. :)

To summarize, I am your quintessential non-car guy who bought a beautiful Cruze but wants to go a little(or a lot)faster.

Thank you!
 

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I have an extremely stupid and open-ended question for everyone... I am the proud owner of a gorgeous Summit White 2017 LT. She is bone stock and there's nothing wrong with that but seeing as though this is my first "real" car I am itching to start doing whatever I can to make it my own and modify the hell out of it.

I want more power. Yes, the turbo is fun and the low-end torque is an absolute blast around my small town but I want more! Not stage 4 balls-to-the-wall but..something..you know? What is a legitimate number to try an obtain? How much money do I need to throw into this engine bay to actually get somewhere?

Muffler delete? Catback systems? I want my Cruze to sound less like a golf cart and more like something that'll turn a head or two when I accelerate from the only stoplight in town.

Some third crazy thing? I don't even know! What have you guys done to modify your Cruze? Hit me with your coolest ideas. :)

To summarize, I am your quintessential non-car guy who bought a beautiful Cruze but wants to go a little(or a lot)faster.

Thank you!
Don't modify any parts... just get a tune and you will be satisfied. Search tunes and you will find a lot

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I have an extremely stupid and open-ended question for everyone... I am the proud owner of a gorgeous Summit White 2017 LT. She is bone stock and there's nothing wrong with that but seeing as though this is my first "real" car I am itching to start doing whatever I can to make it my own and modify the hell out of it.

I want more power. Yes, the turbo is fun and the low-end torque is an absolute blast around my small town but I want more! Not stage 4 balls-to-the-wall but..something..you know? What is a legitimate number to try an obtain? How much money do I need to throw into this engine bay to actually get somewhere?

Muffler delete? Catback systems? I want my Cruze to sound less like a golf cart and more like something that'll turn a head or two when I accelerate from the only stoplight in town.

Some third crazy thing? I don't even know! What have you guys done to modify your Cruze? Hit me with your coolest ideas. :)

To summarize, I am your quintessential non-car guy who bought a beautiful Cruze but wants to go a little(or a lot)faster.

Thank you!
I kept my 2016 stock for a while, but wanted exactly what you describe.

Added k&n cold air intake, brisk racing plugs, borla cat back exhaust, and a trifecta tune.

Effect achieved with these mods. I did find it just a little too loud, though, so I added a drag specialties baffle in the mid pipe area. Now it's perfect!
 

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What does CTD stand for? I thought it was Cruze To Date. But that doesn't fit most of the descriptions in posts.
It stands for Cruze Turbo Diesel
 

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Not really, but it won't make any improvement in power - the stock tunes "want" to make a certain amount of power, so it just will have a slightly easier job to do that.
 
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