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GM Chevrolet Cruze Repair & Maintenance Guides
Links to DIY repair and vehicle maintenance "how-to" guides for the first generation 2011 to 2014 GM Chevy Cruze.

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GM Chevrolet Cruze Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Cruze Key Fob Battery

1. GM Chevrolet Cruze Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the key fob remote control of your Cruze's keyless entry system can become weak or quit working entirely.

To view my quick DIY tutorial for changing the key fob battery, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

GM Chevrolet Cruze Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Cruze Map Light Bulbs

2. GM Chevrolet Cruze Overhead Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The overhead console for the driver and front passenger of a 2011-2014 Cruze contains the two map light bulbs and also a "front dome" light bulb in the center of the housing.

To view my quick DIY tutorial for changing any of these bulbs, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

GM Chevy Cruze Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Cruze Dome Light Bulb

3. GM Chevrolet Cruze Overhead Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide

Besides the "front dome" light between the two map lights bulbs in the overhead console of a Chevy Cruze, there is also a traditional dome light in the center of the roof closer to the rear passenger seats.

To view my quick DIY instructions for changing the dome light bulb, click on the text link above or thumbnail image to the left.

   

GM Chevy Cruze A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Cruze Cabin Air Filter

4. GM Chevrolet Cruze HVAC Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the A/C system in your Cruze isn't smelling so fresh any more, you probably need to clean or change the HVAC cabin air filter element above the blower motor.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left. I've also included replacement filter part numbers.

   

GM Chevy Cruze Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Cruze Door Panel

5. GM Chevrolet Cruze Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM door speakers in your 1st generation 2011-2014 Cruze, you'll first need to take off the interior door panels.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

GM Chevy Cruze License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Cruze License Lights

6. GM Chevrolet Cruze License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
   

GM Chevy Cruze Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Cruze Tail Light Bulbs

7. GM Chevrolet Cruze Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light assemblies of a first generation Chevy Cruze contain the brake, turn signal, reverse, rear side marker and parking light bulbs.

If you need to replace any of these bulbs, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.



 

GM Chevy Cruze Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Cruze Headlight Bulbs

8. GM Chevrolet Cruze Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight assemblies of a 1st generation (USA) 2011 to 2014 GM Chevy Cruze contain the combination low / high beam bulb and the front turn signal bulb.

To view my DIY tutorial for changing these bulbs in either the driver or passenger side, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

GM Chevrolet Cruze Front Side Marker Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Cruze Front Side Marker

9. GM Chevrolet Cruze Front Side Marker Light Bulb Replacement Guide
   

GM Chevrolet Cruze Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
Cruze Electrical Fuse

10. GM Chevrolet Cruze Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

The first step to troubleshooting any electrical problem in your Chevy Cruze is to check for a blown electrical fuse in either the engine bay or passenger compartment fuse panels.

To view my quick DIY instructions for the procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail picture to the left.

   

Chevy Cruze 1.4L Turbo Engine Air Filter Change Guide
Cruze Engine Air Filter

11. GM Chevrolet Cruze Ecotec 1.4L Turbo I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter of a Chevy Cruze equipped with the Ecotec 1.4 liter turbo inline four cylinder motor should be checked at every oil change and changed when it is dirty.

Check out my quick DIY tutorial for the steps by clicking on the link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

GM Chevy Cruze 1.4L Engine Spark Plugs Change DIY Guide
Cruze 1.4L Spark Plugs

12. GM Chevrolet Cruze Ecotec 1.4L Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The OEM spark plugs of a Chevy Cruze equipped with the Ecotec 1.4 liter turbocharged inline four cylinder engine are iridium tipped and should last up to 100,000 miles.

But the plugs should be checked well before that mileage to at least make sure they don't become stuck or "frozen" in the cylinder head.

   

GM Chevy Cruze Ecotec Turbo 1.4L Engine Oil Change Guide
Cruze 1.4L Oil Change

13. GM Chevrolet Cruze Ecotec Turbo 1.4L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your Chevy Cruze running reliably for many years is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the cartridge style filter in the Ecotec Turbo 1.4 liter engine.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture to the left.

   

Chevy Cruze Front Brake Pads Change DIY Guide
Cruze Front Brake Pads

14. GM Chevrolet Cruze Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The front brake pads tend to last anywhere from about 60,000 to over 80,000 miles depending on your driving conditions.

To view my DIY tutorial for changing the pads, including replacement part numbers and required tools list, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

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