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by frankiemenz
Mon May 26, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: frankiemenz, 2010 Vibe base jetblack
Replies: 28
Views: 4747

Re: frankiemenz, 2010 Vibe base jetblack

Well I sold my trusty Vibe this week, sad to see her go, I had a few tough years and the Vibe really was a trusted companion when I needed her. I replaced mine with a 2014.5 Toyota Camry SE. The Vibe I sold on CL Orlando for $7500.00, she had 86500 miles and was in good shape. Thanks for all the gre...
by frankiemenz
Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Pontiac, GM SPO, & TRD Accessories
Topic: Toyota dealers for Vibe parts
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

Toyota dealers for Vibe parts

Hi Genvibe members, just chiming in with a little negative experience at a local Toyota dealer. I recently moved from Rochester, NY to Orlando, Fl and had my 1st experience with 1 of the local Toyota dealers. Yesterday I went to David Maus Toyota which is near where I work to get a Toyota oil filter...
by frankiemenz
Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Moving to FL fron NY
Replies: 18
Views: 1609

Re: Moving to FL fron NY

That's funny, I work in Lake Mary at Post Office , vehicle maintenance. It was pretty hot the 1st few weeks, really nice now though. Not missing NY much at this point. Except maybe the pizza, which is a lot better there than here, lol. ---Frank
by frankiemenz
Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Moving to FL fron NY
Replies: 18
Views: 1609

Re: Moving to FL fron NY

Thanks Jake!! Florida feels good!
by frankiemenz
Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Moving to FL fron NY
Replies: 18
Views: 1609

Re: Moving to FL fron NY

Yes thank you for the advice, I am living with my brother and his family, they have lived here 15 years and he has advised me of the same thing you just did about certain areas. I have a mover coming to my sisters in NY for an estimate, I was hoping he'd be able to fit mine and another load on the s...
by frankiemenz
Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Moving to FL fron NY
Replies: 18
Views: 1609

Re: Moving to FL from NY

Well the move itself for me is over. I left a lot of belongings in NY. I am going to keep a watch on truck rates and have a mover coming to my sister's house for an estimate on moving my belongings. I tried a new route and bypassed DC using route 81, 66 and 17 from NY to FL, that was a very pleasant...
by frankiemenz
Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Moving to FL fron NY
Replies: 18
Views: 1609

Re: Moving to FL fron NY

I plan on storing a lot of my belongings temporarily at my sisters house in NY until I get settled in Orlando area, I will be staying with my brother there until I get a place there. Then I will either rent a truck or somehow else move it.--Frank
by frankiemenz
Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Moving to FL fron NY
Replies: 18
Views: 1609

Re: Moving to FL fron NY

BTW:

PODS-$3000
Mover-$2500
--Frank
box too expensive to sell and re-purchase in FL
by frankiemenz
Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Moving to FL fron NY
Replies: 18
Views: 1609

Moving to FL fron NY

Hi Gen Vibers, Well I am making the big move from NY(Rochester-upstate) to the Orlando, FL area. I still have my 2010 Vibe and plan on packing it full and driving to Orlando with it on Aug31st. My dilemma is I own a larger Snap On tool box which I really need a moving truck to move, I sold a lot of ...
by frankiemenz
Wed May 08, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: If you are thinking of selling your Vibe.....
Replies: 13
Views: 1012

Re: If you are thinking of selling your Vibe.....

I have my 2010 Vibe for sale on Craigslist Rochester, NY, 2010 Vibe and I am asking $11000.00, have carfax and other info if you or anyone is interested---Frank
by frankiemenz
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Vibe Trade?
Replies: 10
Views: 704

Re: Vibe Trade?

pm sent
by frankiemenz
Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Vibe Trade?
Replies: 10
Views: 704

Re: Vibe Trade?

Did you sell/trade your vibe yet? My sister is looking for a vibe for her son, she has CASH. I will pm you my phone # if it's available and we can discuss options.---Frank
by frankiemenz
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: $50 off 4Tire purchase from Discount Tire Direct till 3/25
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: $50 off 4Tire purchase from Discount Tire Direct till 3/

lol looks extended to March 31st, there was an add at bottom of the page on genvibe
by frankiemenz
Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: $50 off 4Tire purchase from Discount Tire Direct till 3/25
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: $50 off 4Tire purchase from Discount Tire Direct till 3/

Just bought 4 Hankook Ventus HRII, I took the replacement certificates this time at a buddy's suggesstion. I will be travelling to Florida this summer for a wedding and may have to use them lol. I got P215/45R17 for my 17 inch Scion TC wheels. Total cost shipped was $327.96, I thought that was prett...
by frankiemenz
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: $50 off 4Tire purchase from Discount Tire Direct till 3/25
Replies: 4
Views: 462

$50 off 4Tire purchase from Discount Tire Direct till 3/25

Hi just want to let everyone know that Discount Tire Direct is offering a Black Friday in March promotion. They will give you a $50 dollar discount off a set of 4 new tires until Monday March 25th, 2013. I was going to wait a few weeks but I am going to buy now to get the 50 bucks off, they also hav...
by frankiemenz
Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 09/10 Base wiper delay upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 2638

Re: 09/10 Base wiper delay upgrade

Great Pics and write-up Tony, wish I had figured out how to upload the ones I did, your additions to this topic will help anyone who performs this mod to their Vibe, thank you!!
by frankiemenz
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Remote FOB compatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Remote FOB compatibility

Thanks for the replies, I will go to a seasoned locksmith and get some keys made. I know sometimes anything other than a direct replacement type item puts the box stores into a tailspin lol.
by frankiemenz
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Remote FOB compatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Remote FOB compatibility

Thanks for the suggestions on the key, I tried going to a local Home Depot to get a key cut. The guy insists he didn't have a key to match it. Do you remember where you got your steel key(s) made?? I am going to try that route
by frankiemenz
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 09/10 Base wiper delay upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 2638

Re: 09/10 Base wiper delay upgrade

Hi Tony how'd you make out with your install? Did you find any problems with your relay? I hear mine click faintly when the wiper operation commences during delay operation but I've been an auto mechanic for 25 plus years and the click is pretty faint to me lol. Hope all is good on your mod---Frank
by frankiemenz
Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Volume knob on stock HU
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: Volume knob on stock HU

There is a very good thread on here somewhere with pics on how to fix the volume knob, I did mine too, not hard to do but the few special size sockets would be nice to have to do it. The fix i am describing is for 2009-2010 Vibes
by frankiemenz
Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 09/10 Base wiper delay upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 2638

Re: 09/10 Base wiper delay upgrade

Glad it worked out for you Tony. I think I will do the fog light upgrade too. I am definitely doing the polk db651 speaker upgrade very soon, waiting on the weather to improve so I can have the doors apart outside to do it. The wiper delay uprade was so worth it for the cost, esp. if you are on the ...
by frankiemenz
Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: How to register new TPMS?
Replies: 9
Views: 1046

Re: How to register new TPMS?

I own a GM Tech2 and I register my winter and summer wheels myself, I live in Rochester, NY if anyone ever wants help with that issue . You do need to know your ID numbers for both sets of wheels or have have them read with a tpms tool or break down tires and manually read the id numbers. The ones c...
by frankiemenz
Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: yet another p0171 problem. Intake gasket is good.
Replies: 9
Views: 1092

Re: yet another p0171 problem. Intake gasket is good.

Try cleaning yor MAF, use MAF cleaner aerosol spray, not carb cleaner! Dirt build up on element and cause positive fuel trims, and P0171. Intake gaskets are common too, cleaning maf is very easy and inexpensive and recommended 1st!
by frankiemenz
Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Canada - Ontario
Topic: Ontario Roll Call
Replies: 96
Views: 20469

Re: Ontario Roll Call

Techically not Ontario, Canada but 5 miles from Lake Ontario. I live in Rochester, NY-across the mini-pond. I have a TECH2 and a 2010 base Vibe with a few mods. This is really the closest group to me, if anyone ever needs tech2 assistance or help, shout out.---Frank
by frankiemenz
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Remote FOB compatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Remote FOB compatibility

Hi has anyone tried to program an older vibe remote to a newer generation vibe, ie a 2008 remote to a 2010 vibe? The 2010's remote and key combo tends to be a bit bulky and can stab your leg and cause discomfort at times. I am aware of the FCC #'s being different, just wondered if any options were a...
by frankiemenz
Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Canada - Ontario
Topic: Wiper speed...
Replies: 15
Views: 2385

Re: Wiper speed...

I did the wiper upgrade and wrote a post about it in audio electrical section of Gen Vibe,$55 bucks for switch off Amazon, 10 minute job, may try and sell my old used switch on ebay
by frankiemenz
Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 09/10 Base wiper delay upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 2638

09/10 Base wiper delay upgrade

Hi Gen Vibers, I wanted to post a mod I performed on my 2010 Base model Vibe, 1.8 liter. I had the fixed delay wipers, non adjustable. I bought a $55.00 switch from Amazon and installed it today. I did not remove steering wheel, carefully used a pic to separate upper and lower steering column covers...
by frankiemenz
Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Canada - Ontario
Topic: Wiper speed...
Replies: 15
Views: 2385

Re: Wiper speed...

Hi I just wanna put in an update to this mod thread, I bought a wiper switch off amazon for 55 bucks. I will be receiving it this week and will post results, I will take a few pics as well---Fank
by frankiemenz
Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: any code p-0171 updates??
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: any code p-0171 updates?? (Salsa Guy)

You may want to try cleaning the MAF first, this is also a common cause of P0171, it requires very little labor and you can buy MAF cleaner or use Brake clean -Don't use carb clean!!!--Frank
by frankiemenz
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: VOL knob failure in 2009-2010 Vibes
Replies: 20
Views: 2573

Re: (vit)

Yes and a refurb. radio can effect a sattelite radio subscription too, which could make the knob repair a better option if out of warranty. I would try to get a 3mm socket for the little bolts on circuit board if you are gonna try this repair.
by frankiemenz
Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:10 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: VOL knob failure in 2009-2010 Vibes
Replies: 20
Views: 2573

Re: VOL knob failure in 2009-2010 Vibes (ParknVibe)

I would agree about not using the on/off feature of the volume knob, simply turn it down to nothing and this will extend the life of the knob dramatically, i never broke my knob untill using the push on and off feature that's when it broke.--Frankps-if you plan on keeping the vibe the spare knob ide...
by frankiemenz
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:57 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: VOL knob failure in 2009-2010 Vibes
Replies: 20
Views: 2573

Re: VOL knob failure in 2009-2010 Vibes (frankiemenz)

http://forums.genvibe.com/zerothread?id=42502


this should be the link to the fix for this symptom

by frankiemenz
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:51 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: VOL knob failure in 2009-2010 Vibes
Replies: 20
Views: 2573

Re: VOL knob failure in 2009-2010 Vibes (Old Tele man)

I repaired the volume knob on my 2010 Vibe today, there was a very accurate procedure on genvibe. I bought 2 just in case, still have 1 new one in my personal vibe inventory lol. it is very easy to remove the radio, it was tedious removing the circuit board in order to replace the broken knob, sever...
by frankiemenz
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Fixed my 2009 Gt broken radio knob!
Replies: 93
Views: 81445

Re: Fixed my 2009 Gt broken radio knob! (crazyray2)

Hi Vibe owners, just did this repair today, not a bad job, those dam screws that hold on the board really stink. Once those were out and back in the rest of the job is easy. I did the 6.95 deal too, I bought 2 just in case, I have an extra, don't know how long these will be available. If this ever h...
by frankiemenz
Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: If you need help/maint
Replies: 0
Views: 336

If you need help/maint

To all Vibe members who live in Rochester, NY or vicinity, if you need help or maint. drop me a line or e-mail and I will do what I can to help out, I have my own shop---Frank
by frankiemenz
Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Both keyless remote dead
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Re: Both keyless remote dead (kowell)

If the key is on, the remotes don't work, meaning key on engine off or running. Maybe key was left on???? the remotes are disabled until key is shut to off, just a thought---Frank
by frankiemenz
Sun May 22, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Gatorback belt for 2003 GT w/AC
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Re: Gatorback belt for 2003 GT w/AC (gottabstick)

The correct part # for a 2003 Vibe GT, look at it yourself on this link: http://partfinder.veyance.com/
Base model belt # 4060725
GT model belt #4060747
cheers ---Frank
ps: Goodyear's online belt lookup catalog
by frankiemenz
Mon May 02, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Slow Start/ Hot Soak Problem on 2004 Vibe
Replies: 2
Views: 1062

Re: Slow Start/ Hot Soak Problem on 2004 Vibe (flowdam)

I don't know as far as a pcm recall/tsb for this. I had almost the exact symptoms on my brothers 2000 Camry Le, 2.2 liter. The problem on his turned out to be the fuel pump/regulator assembly. He lived in Florida at the time and I was on vacay there and his pump assembly was easily changed from the ...
by frankiemenz
Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: intake manifold might be the culprit???
Replies: 8
Views: 1552

Re: (DeClerq)

Did you try cleaning the throttle body, especially around the throttle plate, may improve idle problem.
by frankiemenz
Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Rear differential bearing failure
Replies: 18
Views: 10384

Re: (specialbuddy)

I swear I just saw a tsb for this repair for a Matrix, I think the tsb and repair were shown in an "Import Repair" magazine we receive at our shop. Glad to hear you are up and running again.
by frankiemenz
Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: OEM Toyota/Pontiac rims for 09' Base Vibe
Replies: 20
Views: 5832

Re: TC wheels Size? & Widest Tire (PlatinumVibe08)

That's a good call on the tire size, I will definately go up to p215/50R17 or 55R17 when I replace the stock size Scion TC tires. It feels so good to have the TC wheels on my Vibe tho, man winter seemed so long!!!
by frankiemenz
Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Is synthetic worth it?
Replies: 26
Views: 3664

Re: Is synthetic worth it? (09vGT)

Synthetic is better, use what you want as long as you maintain your vehicle. No Kool-Aid here, it really is better oil in the long run, you can run it longer intervals and have better protection, period.-----Frank
by frankiemenz
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: CEL....
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Re: (DeClerq)

I agree with raffe , there is a tsb about the intake gasket, just make sure you buy the most recent gasket from Toyota, I believe they are on the 3rd part# for this gasket, It's not an expensive part, like $10.00 list price, It will probably take ya an hour or so to change. Way cheaper than an O2 se...
by frankiemenz
Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: speaker sizes?
Replies: 8
Views: 3875

Re: (skitucs)

Hey skitucs did you use db651s from crutchfield? That's what route I was thinking of going on my 2010 base model. Sorry to bump in on your thread atro2020, this was just one of the same things I was considering also and your post caught my eye---Frank
by frankiemenz
Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 2010 Key fob
Replies: 14
Views: 7468

Re: (btclark08)

Mine is also an ex-enterprise car, lol. The dealer only had 1 key to the car, they said enterprise usually returns the cars with only 1 key, so I had to purchase a key and program the fob portion to the car, no immobilizer on my vibe. ---Frank
by frankiemenz
Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 2010 Key fob
Replies: 14
Views: 7468

Re: (btclark08)

I programmed a new key and remote to my 2010 Vibe. I used a programming instruction from mitchell and it worked ok, it did take me a couple trys but I got it to work. I will enter the procedure here:Programming Keyless Entry Transmitters Four programming modes are available in the remote control doo...
by frankiemenz
Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Pontiac, GM SPO, & TRD Accessories
Topic: 2009 OEM stubby on a 2005 Vibe?
Replies: 17
Views: 6164

Re: (J_TO_ENVY)

I am glad I did that antenna mod too, the stubby looks great and clears my garage perfectly too!! Can't wait to put the 17's back on and do some spirited drving!!!
by frankiemenz
Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Mileage per tank.......
Replies: 29
Views: 6052

Re: (savibe23)

I do combo city/highway, right now I seem to get around 280 miles per tank, usually around 10 gallons to fill it. It has been cold here till recently though, I am hoping for an improvement as it warms up!!
by frankiemenz
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Any Truth To Claims That 10% Ethanol Gas Causes Engine Problems?
Replies: 17
Views: 2500

Re: (10vibe1.8auto)

It's hard to find Gas around here without 10% ethanol. I heard that there is a proposal for E15 for 2001 and newer cars, I heard auto makers are against it so they must not be comfortable with much higher than E10. I have a 1992 Celica GT convertible I store every winter and it's pretty full when I ...
by frankiemenz
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic:
Replies: 31
Views: 3888

Re: (Atrixz)

Mobil1 5W30, yes even though mine is a 2010 I am still using 5W30 and changing every 5000miles. I've been lucky to get some AC Delco filters through work for a very good price.

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