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Chevrolet Captiva Service & Repair Manual: Roof

If the location of the original plug weld holes cannot be determined, or if structural weld thru adhesive is present, space the plug weld holes every 1 1/2 inches apart.


1. Disable SIR system.
2. Disconnect battery ground.
3. Remove all related panels and components.
4. Repair as much damage as possible to factory specifications.
5. Remove sealers and corrosion protection materials from repair area.
6. Remove windshield.
7. Remove liftgate as outlined in Liftgate.
8. Locate and drill out all factory welds. Note number and location of welds for installation of roof panel, Fig. 1.
9. With aid of an assistant, remove roof panel, Fig. 2.


1. Drill 5/16 inch holes for plug weld as required on service component, in locations noted from original assembly (1), Fig. 3.
2. Prepare all mating surfaces as required.
3. Apply 3M® Weld Thru Coating P/N 05916 or equivalent to all mating surfaces.
4. With aid of an assistant, position roof panel to body, Fig. 4.
5. Plug weld accordingly, Fig. 5.
6. Clean and prepare all welded surfaces.
7. Apply sealers and corrosion protection materials to repair area, as required.
8. Refinish repaired area.
9. Install all related panels and components.
10. Connect battery ground.
11. Enable SIR system.

Fig. 1 Roof weld locations

Fig. 2 Roof removal

Fig. 3 Roof preparation

Fig. 4 Roof installation

Fig. 5 Roof plug weld locations

Servicing the roof of a 2018 Chevrolet Captiva, including removal and installation, is a comprehensive process that requires careful planning and execution. Here's an overview of what this service might entail:

Firstly, the vehicle is prepared by parking it on a flat and stable surface. Safety precautions such as chocking the wheels and disconnecting the battery may be taken to ensure a safe working environment. Interior components like headliners, sunroof assemblies (if applicable), and roof rails are removed to access the roof structure without obstruction.

During the removal process, technicians meticulously remove any trim pieces, weatherstripping, and fasteners securing the roof to the vehicle's body. This step often involves using specialized tools to avoid damaging the paint or body panels. Once all attachments are loosened or removed, the roof can be carefully lifted away from the vehicle's frame.

After the removal, the technicians conduct a detailed inspection of the underlying roof structure. They look for any signs of damage, corrosion, or wear that may require repairs or replacements. Ensuring the integrity of the roof mounting points and surrounding areas is crucial before proceeding with the installation of a new or repaired roof. This meticulous approach helps maintain the vehicle's structural integrity and ensures a secure and functional roof system.

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