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by BlueCrush
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Part # for the DRL module
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Part # for the DRL module

Does anyone know the part # for the DRL/Automatic Headlights module in an '05 Vibe AWD?

Thanks,
Brian
by BlueCrush
Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: My Vibe IS dead!
Replies: 23
Views: 2231

Re: My Vibe IS dead!

The Vibe is alive again!!! The repair shop said a connecting rod failed sending it through the side of the engine block.
by BlueCrush
Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: My Vibe IS dead!
Replies: 23
Views: 2231

Re: My Vibe IS dead!

Another update: It took a lot of work but they managed to get the Axles out without any damage. Yay! They have not given the cause of death, yet.
by BlueCrush
Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: My Vibe IS dead!
Replies: 23
Views: 2231

Re: My Vibe IS dead!

Update: the old engine is out & new engine is arriving today. Lots of internal damage reported by the repair shop. They are going to save some souvenirs for me. they will need to replace both front axles as well as they are not budging and they will need to do some damage to get them out. Not a ...
by BlueCrush
Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: My Vibe IS dead!
Replies: 23
Views: 2231

Re: My Vibe IS dead! - Receiving a transplant

Well, I'm getting the transplant this week for $2500. Mileage was at 150K on the existing, the replacement will have 110K on it and warrantied for 1 year.
by BlueCrush
Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: My Vibe IS dead!
Replies: 23
Views: 2231

Re: My Vibe might be dead!

Confirmed fatality on the engine. Looking at options for used engines probably looking at $3,000-$3,500 minimum including install. :o
by BlueCrush
Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:50 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: My Vibe IS dead!
Replies: 23
Views: 2231

My Vibe IS dead!

My son was driving home from visiting friends at college a couple hours away. He was about halfway home when he said the car engine was getting noisy and losing power. So he pulled over and shut it off. Waited a few minutes, tried to start and and all he got was clicking. I drove down to meet him an...
by BlueCrush
Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fuel Door Fell Off
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Fuel Door Fell Off

Anyone else have this happen? Were you able to fix it without buying a whole new driver's side rear quarter panel?
by BlueCrush
Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: OG (Old Guy) Checking in...
Replies: 12
Views: 1066

Re: OG (Old Guy) Checking in...

Man, I thought I saw your Vibe go down with the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis. :o That's why I thought you disappeared. OEM (original energetic member) still here as well. You're not speaking to us from the grave are you? :twisted: No, luckily I was not on that bridge at the time. No ghostly messages...
by BlueCrush
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: OG (Old Guy) Checking in...
Replies: 12
Views: 1066

Re: OG (Old Guy) Checking in...

Glad you remembered us, and that the Vibe has been so reliable. Congrats on the nuptials. You still trying to take over the world? ;) Thanks, Joat! Ha! No more world domination. Welcome back! Glad to see the Vibe is still around and doing well! And congrats! Thanks, Colonel! Hory Shet!!! You're sti...
by BlueCrush
Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: OG (Old Guy) Checking in...
Replies: 12
Views: 1066

OG (Old Guy) Checking in...

How many of you original owners are still alive and kickin'? I just installed my 3rd Alternator in 12 years of ownership! :lol: My son has been driving it for the past 2 years. Very few issues overall even with all the mods I had installed and removed over the years. The Vibe has proven to be a pret...
by BlueCrush
Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:38 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Transmission Dead??
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: Transmission Dead??

I will check that tonight along pulling any codes. Some good info on Just Answers as well. Thanks Vibrologist.
by BlueCrush
Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Transmission Dead??
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: Transmission Dead??

More info: 1) I can start the car fine. 2) I can force the shift lever into "R". It lock in, the reverse lights go on. Car does not go into reverse though. Shift lever does not go past "R". 3) Car is not on an incline 4) Shift lock release button does nothing. 5) Pulled the shift...
by BlueCrush
Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Transmission Dead??
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Transmission Dead??

Long time no post for me! Been out of the Vibe for a while. My 17 yr old stepson has been driving it for the past year. He takes good care of it. Today, he he came home to pick something up to bring to friends house. When he tried to leave, the Vibe will not shift out of park. I tried the shift rele...
by BlueCrush
Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Which Pulley set to buy?
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Which Pulley set to buy?

Save some money and get this one instead: http://www.ebay.com/itm/OBX-Power-Pulley-Kit-00-05-Toyota-Celica-GT-1-8L-NEW-/200896607026?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2ec65ef332&vxp=mtr" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Same thing as the UR, but a lot less money. I ...
by BlueCrush
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Best Car/Truck's to buy used
Replies: 7
Views: 1301

Best Car/Truck's to buy used

http://local.dexknows.com/best-models-and-years-to-buy-used/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Assuming you’re reading this in 2013, the model years in your sweet spot are 2008 to 2010. Newer will be more expensive; older may be less reliable. But which make and model should you consi...
by BlueCrush
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: NEW EGG DEAL: OBDII Scanner - $17.49 shipped
Replies: 8
Views: 1071

Re: NEW EGG DEAL: OBDII Scanner - $17.49 shipped

Yes, it should work on both.
by BlueCrush
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: RATTLING UPON ACCELERATION ESP IN GEAR 2 & 3
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: RATTLING UPON ACCELERATION ESP IN GEAR 2 & 3

Gas mileage goes way down also. could cause O2 sensor damage in the long term. But it was just feaking annoying for me morethan anything else.
by BlueCrush
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: NEW EGG DEAL: OBDII Scanner - $17.49 shipped
Replies: 8
Views: 1071

NEW EGG DEAL: OBDII Scanner - $17.49 shipped

Saw a good deal on NewEgg.com and thought some of you would like to jump on it! :) These scanners are super useful! Mine has saved me thousands of dollars diagnosing and, getting deals on the correct parts and even doing my own repairs. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0XA0851767&...
by BlueCrush
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: RATTLING UPON ACCELERATION ESP IN GEAR 2 & 3
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: RATTLING UPON ACCELERATION ESP IN GEAR 2 & 3

Mine vibe had a rattle also only between 2000-2500 rpm. Had it checked out during my oil change last week. Turned out to be my catalytic converter. Was quoted $470 for and oem converter and $165 to install it. Bought a Magnaflow converter on ebay for $65 shipped and found shop to install it for $80...
by BlueCrush
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: RATTLING UPON ACCELERATION ESP IN GEAR 2 & 3
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: RATTLING UPON ACCELERATION ESP IN GEAR 2 & 3

Mine vibe had a rattle also only between 2000-2500 rpm. Had it checked out during my oil change last week. Turned out to be my catalytic converter. Was quoted $470 for and oem converter and $165 to install it. Bought a Magnaflow converter on ebay for $65 shipped and found shop to install it for $80....
by BlueCrush
Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.
Replies: 10
Views: 1447

Re: Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.

Same thing happened for me last week.
by BlueCrush
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Everything you need to know about the Vibe
Replies: 64
Views: 55673

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 (...
by BlueCrush
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3527
Views: 331847

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Had new 205/70/15 General Altimax Arctic snow tires installed on my winter rims and put on my Vibe. Too bad it is going to be 60°+ the next two days, because I am in wintermode and ready for some snow!!! 8-)
by BlueCrush
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Spammers Gone Wild
Replies: 94
Views: 11122

Re: Spammers Gone Wild

The even spammed this thread!!! HAHAHA!!!
by BlueCrush
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Spammers Gone Wild
Replies: 94
Views: 11122

Re: Spammers Gone Wild

And the fun is continuing... :|
by BlueCrush
Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Spammers Gone Wild
Replies: 94
Views: 11122

Spammers Gone Wild

Looks like someone had fun last night!! :o :shock: :? :roll:

Can I get a clean-up on aisle 3? Clean-up on aisle 3!
by BlueCrush
Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Alternator died
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Alternator died

I thought you were getting new car? A non-boosted AWD is non-fun. You still hve the Cai/Sri and the exhaust on it? I am looking for the right vehicle at the right price. I have time and patience to wait for that. My non-fun AWD vibe has the stock airbox, but still has the custom exhaust. That is on...
by BlueCrush
Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Alternator died
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Alternator died

The second alternator worked. Total damage = $326. Got a new battery (2 year free replacment warranty and 75 month prorated warranty), alternator (12 month warranty parts & labor). So, the cost seemed fairly worth it for me to have them do it. Hopefully, I have no starting issues this winter!
by BlueCrush
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Alternator died
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Alternator died

They replaced the alternator. Charged the battery. Battery was too far gone, the replaced it for free under warranty. Still having issues. They are keeping the car overnight and getting another alternator and swapping it out again. We'll see what happens next...
by BlueCrush
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Alternator died
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Alternator died

My alternator took a dump on Friday. Having a new one installed today. Could have and actually have done it myself in the past, but didn't have the time or patience to deal with it right now. So, I will be paying $200+ to get a new one installed. :roll:
by BlueCrush
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: HELP: Are base and AWD Vibe Struts/assembly the same??
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: HELP: Are base and AWD Vibe Struts/assembly the same??

The fronts are exactly the same. The AWD Rears (top hats) are different with 3 bolts vs. the FWD's 2 bolts.
by BlueCrush
Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: No Supercharger = SLOW!!
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: No Supercharger = SLOW!!

What was the reason for removing the S/C? And do you know how many miles you put on the S/C before you took it off? Also welcome to the club haha, I definitely feel the AWD should have been a bit quicker! I am handing it down to my stepson this fall, so I parted out to get some money back for a dow...
by BlueCrush
Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: No Supercharger = SLOW!!
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: No Supercharger = $$$$!!

Did you happen to keep enough records to make a cost to operate comparison of S/C vs stock? Paid 20-25cents more and got 7miles less per gallon less with the S/C. I'm very happy to be able to buy regular gas again and enjoy the mpg increase. :) At today's gas prices: Cost per tank(AWD): With S/C= $...
by BlueCrush
Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: No Supercharger = SLOW!!
Replies: 7
Views: 600

No Supercharger = SLOW!!

Wow! What a difference the S/C made. Now that it is off, it feels like I could run faster...hahahaha! :lol: It was fun while it lasted. I'm glad I was lucky enough to get one (and actually use it!) ;) . The Vibe should have had the much power from the factory. :roll: /I\ I Some of you will get that!
by BlueCrush
Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3527
Views: 331847

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Yesterday, we removed the...

Supercharger
Camcon
Head unit (replaced with stock)

and got them all ready for shipping out today! :)
by BlueCrush
Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: check your lights
Replies: 7
Views: 887

Re: check your lights

Good Reminder! Thanks, Joat!
by BlueCrush
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Air pressure light won't reset
Replies: 12
Views: 1379

Re: Air pressure light won't reset

I think there are sensors in each wheel. Here's a replacement part. Three of my valve stems look like what's pictured. http://www.partsgeek.com/gbproducts/DC/28620-05199173.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ff&utm_content=DN&utm_campaign=PartsGeek+Google+Base&utm_term=2008-2010+Pont...
by BlueCrush
Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: how much can I pull?
Replies: 19
Views: 2833

Re: how much can I pull?

I would invest in an additional tranny cooler (autotranny) if you are going to tow with the Vibe. The max I would feel comfortable towing with the Vibe would be 1750lbs.
by BlueCrush
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Air pressure light won't reset
Replies: 12
Views: 1379

Re: Air pressure light won't reset

I thought, correctly me if I'm wrong, isn't the TPMS part of the ABS system on the 1st gen vibe/Matrix (03-08). I'm not so sure the TPMS is build into the wheels but the ABS counts the rotations and figures if one is spinning more than the others the tire is low. My 05 is that way. ^^ This! They ar...
by BlueCrush
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3527
Views: 331847

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

I removed my DC Strut Bar, Oil Catch Can, Spark Plug Cover, Pro Dry-S drop-in filter & Voltage Stabilizer to get ready for shipping out to their new owners. :)
by BlueCrush
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: volt meter installed
Replies: 10
Views: 1178

Re: volt meter installed

Very nice, clean install! Great job! Did you relocate the outlet plug or remove it all together?
by BlueCrush
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: found on e-bay jsp hoods
Replies: 9
Views: 1872

Re: found on e-bay jsp hoods

thebarber wrote:So is it a reverse cowl scoop?


Yes
by BlueCrush
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: New Bluetooth HU: running the mic wire?
Replies: 5
Views: 1450

Re: New Bluetooth HU: running the mic wire?

I have a Kenwood BT unit also, and I ran my mic wire behind the dash and secured the mic on the top/center/rear of the steering column right in front of the gauges. Nice semi-hidden location, sound quality is clear(no complaints) and doesn't impede my view of the gauges.
by BlueCrush
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where Did You Go This Summer?
Replies: 17
Views: 2519

Re: Where Did You Go This Summer?

Just got back from a road trip to the Black Hills with the family. A Great Time!!
by BlueCrush
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: GVC Banner Voting
Replies: 21
Views: 5468

Re: GVC Banner Voting

mkowdley wrote:Hi everybody -

Congrats to our winner!
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I'll be updating the main header soon.



Excellent! Love that banner!
by BlueCrush
Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3527
Views: 331847

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

1) Replaced Serpenting belt 2) Got tailpipe bracket re-welded and hole patched - so no rattle and sounds much better!! 3) Had brakes serviced 4) Switched back to the stock air box as I was having A/F lean issues in closed loop that cannot be adjusted for with the Camcon. It's all good now. Power is ...

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