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by MrEd
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3552
Views: 350894

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Got an 8 PM call from a friend (the one who's Vibe I did the exhaust on) that his daughter was evacuated from college (for Hurricane Irma), flew home and then they got word that the evacuation is rescinded, so she was going to drive back down (PA to SC) over night. Brakes were making noise and for h...
by MrEd
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3552
Views: 350894

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Oil change, transmission fluid change and rotated the tires in anticipation of my daughter heading back to college next week.
by MrEd
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3552
Views: 350894

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Also, fixing this. http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g103/deadlylee/Car%20pictures/tail%20pipe_zpsrq4ff5hh.jpg It broke at the beginning of the week. I have a temporary joiner half clamped on, but it rattles. I'm trying to see if I can get the flange apart so I can put a flange replacement on it. I...
by MrEd
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: How To Replace your clockspring
Replies: 8
Views: 5611

Re: How To Replace your clockspring

Thank you very much! My light went on a couple of weeks after my first recall and I always suspected the dealer mechanics screwed something up. Yeah, so mine came on right after the temp fix by GM. Code is the same, as well. Something is SUPER fishy as there have been far too many for coincidence a...
by MrEd
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3552
Views: 350894

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Replaced the clockspring in the daughter's 05 base today. Write up in the DIY section.
by MrEd
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: How To Replace your clockspring
Replies: 8
Views: 5611

How To Replace your clockspring

Last year, my daughter's 2005 Vibe Base model started throwing the airbag light. http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k242/eddieqsbf/Vibe/clockspring/airbaglighton.jpg My mechanic pulled the code and B1811 was what was stored. CIRCUIT DESCRIPTION The D squib (Dual stage – 2nd step) circuit consists of ...
by MrEd
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3552
Views: 350894

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

New clock spring arrived today. Stay tuned for that repair story :)
by MrEd
Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3552
Views: 350894

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Took advantage of the nice day and having access to the vibe (daughter home on fall break). Oil change, tire rotation and changed out the intake manifold gasket (she was getting the cold weather CEL). Side effect was a coolant change. I also took the maf out and cleaned that with the spray can stuf...
by MrEd
Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3552
Views: 350894

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Took advantage of the nice day and having access to the vibe (daughter home on fall break). Oil change, tire rotation and changed out the intake manifold gasket (she was getting the cold weather CEL). Side effect was a coolant change. I also took the maf out and cleaned that with the spray can stuff...
by MrEd
Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Air Bag code B1811 - clock spring?
Replies: 1
Views: 7107

Air Bag code B1811 - clock spring?

Hey Guys, Of course, the air bag warning light is coming on in my daughter's 05 base vibe. It sometimes stays on when the car is started and other times it goes out then comes back on after a few minutes of driving. My local shop hooked it up to their computer and the only stored code is B1811 "High...
by MrEd
Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3552
Views: 350894

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Changed the front brakes today in anticipation of my inspection appointment on Monday. Looking at the pads, I think they would have passed, but I had it apart already, so it was just the cost of the pads for peace of mind at that point. The little brake noise I had that prompted me to check them is ...
by MrEd
Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Everything you need to know about the Vibe
Replies: 64
Views: 66147

Re: Everything you need to know about the Vibe

Oh, very interesting. KITT222, you're right. My theory was defiantly wrong. Have no idea why in the first two years there is a dummy button. I never looked at the 03-04 Matrix bezels before. It looks like they Matrix even used the GM radios in 03-04, then changed to Toyota HU's 05+. Maybe, Toyota H...
by MrEd
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Everything you need to know about the Vibe
Replies: 64
Views: 66147

Re: Everything you need to know about the Vibe

Nice post! The one thing that's not cleared up for me, though, is that third "button" on the dash next to the radio on my 05 base. You know the one - it's a dummy plug right below the AC/Recirculate buttons. What option would have put a working button in it's place? Is that for AWD only (like a diff...
by MrEd
Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: US - Mid-Atlantic
Topic: PA ...roll call
Replies: 31
Views: 16259

Re: PA ...roll call

Checking in from East Greenville, in the beautiful Upper Perkiomen Valley!
by MrEd
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Greetings from PA
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Greetings from PA

Welcome to GenVibe! Glad to hear you're enjoying your daughter's Vibe :P! Post a picture of it when you get a chance ;)! These are the pics from the dealer's site. I just dropped them into my photobucket. Slide show: http://s90.photobucket.com/albums/k242/eddieqsbf/Vibe/?albumview=slideshow" onclic...
by MrEd
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: MrEd - 2005 Vibe Base
Replies: 2
Views: 663

MrEd - 2005 Vibe Base

Here is my "new to me" Vibe that I bought "for my daughter", which I am driving until her updated permit comes in the mail (she let it expire). http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k242/eddieqsbf/Vibe/used-2005-pontiac-vibe-4drhb-9607-9569574-4-400.jpg http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k242/eddieqsbf/V...
by MrEd
Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Greetings from PA
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Greetings from PA

Hi all. I'm Ed. I just bought a used 2005 Vibe base model. It's actually for my daughter, but I'll be driving it a bit while she is just on her permit. I'm not new to Toyota vehicles, as my first car was a 79 Celica and my wife drives an 04 4Runner. So far, I'm not disappointed with the Pontiac bad...
by MrEd
Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Greetings from PA
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Greetings from PA

Hi all. I'm Ed. I just bought a used 2005 Vibe base model. It's actually for my daughter, but I'll be driving it a bit while she is just on her permit. I'm not new to Toyota vehicles, as my first car was a 79 Celica and my wife drives an 04 4Runner. So far, I'm not disappointed with the Pontiac badg...