General Motors Waterproof Rivets

General Motors Waterproof Rivets

On a 2017 Chevrolet Cruze, if you read through some of the procedures like the Rear Wheelhouse Panel Replacement procedure, you may find yourself asking, “What is the waterproof rivet B1 referenced in the installation procedure?” Let’s find out.

If you come across this or another type of fastener you may not be familiar with, the answer can typically be found in the vehicle-specific body repair manual on the ACDelco website under Body Repair > Collision Repair > Specifications > Fastener Specifications. In this case, the manual identifies the Waterproof Rivet B1 as a blind rivet. This document also calls out the correct GM part number for the rivet.

For additional GM information, check out the following pages:
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Cadillac OEM Information
Chevrolet OEM Information
GMC OEM Information

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