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by runningslow
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: photos
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: photos

Can we just upload Photos now or still have to be linked? You have always been able to directly upload photos, its just that the size limit was restricting. The limit has been raised (to 1MB, I think), but it will likely still require the pics to be resized. I've been using an online service (picre...
by runningslow
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Greetings from a new member of the Vibe community
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Greetings from a new member of the Vibe community

Welcome. Let's see some pics! I'm guessing by an 08 that is a sort of teal color that you have a Stealth (name of color). I too came to the Vibe for the Toyota reliability with GM depreciation. We had a 1ZZ Corolla with over 200K miles on it for my wife when it was decided that I needed a new car. W...
by runningslow
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: vibenvy's 2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: vibenvy's 2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT

]New setup: • OEM exhaust manifold (#90537679), gasket (#12589453) & heat shield (#12587497)[ GMPartsCenter.net ]; $196.91 + $8.47 + $22.29 = $227.67 - $22.77 (10% discount) = $204.90 + $34.86 (shipping) = $239.76 • Magnaflow OEM equivalent catalytic converter (#51646), Magnaflow satin stainles...
by runningslow
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Exvita - 2009 Vibe GT
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Exvita - 2009 Vibe GT

I think the best way is to resize the pics so that they can be uploaded directly to the forum. As we all recently learned from PhotoBucket, relying on a 3rd party host can lead to issues. I like to use http://picresize.com I'm trying to decide if I want to go through the trouble of fixing all my bro...
by runningslow
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Exvita - 2009 Vibe GT
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Exvita - 2009 Vibe GT

MacGyver wrote:Welcome to GenVibe! You can upload up to three photos per post, but they must be each 130kB in size maximum.

That has been fixed. I think the limit has been raised to 1mb now. (I posted a pic recently that was 339kb)
by runningslow
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 17" Factory OEM chrome wheels for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: 17" Factory OEM chrome wheels for sale

These actually were from the factory. The price tag on them from the factory was ridiculously high, which is why you don't see a bunch of them on the road. I worked for GM at the time, so i got a pretty hefty discount (something like 40% off retail) so i decided to go for it. In my 11+ years drivin...
by runningslow
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Battery
Replies: 15
Views: 476

Re: Vibe Battery

All of your input has been awesome, and I appreciate it, so much! I will definitely be back when other problems arise!! Thanks again!! We have the best group of people here! If you're on Facebook, definitely look up GenVibe and join us over there too! Unfortunately, activity around here has greatly...
by runningslow
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 837
Views: 111938

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

I'm currently sitting at about 153k miles on my '09 Vibe GT. I was driving 66 miles a day over most of the summer, and my family have driven the crap out of it. Has anyone ever tried to get a Vibe into the Million Mile Club? There's a guy over on the Facebook group who claims to have 1.5 million ki...
by runningslow
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Can Gen. 3 vibes be lowered with TEIN springs?
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Can Gen. 3 vibes be lowered with TEIN springs?

Yes. You can lower any Vibe on springs. FYI - 09-10 is Gen 2. 03-04 is Gen 1 05-08 is Gen 1.5. Nearly identical to Gen 1 in every meaningful way. Same exact cars with a different front bumper and grill EDIT... you might not want to take my word for it, but I believe springs from an 03-08 will an 09....
by runningslow
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Latest Recall - March 2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2240

Re: Latest Recall - March 2017

These desiccant varieties and what the feds make them do about it are what's going to play out in the future. But for those of you that wondered why only your passenger side was getting recalled and not your driver, it's likely 'cause you have an '08 or greater and the driver side has dessicant (it...
by runningslow
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Selling/parting out
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Selling/parting out

I e-mailed him. The car is in Nashville, TN.
by runningslow
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 17" Factory OEM chrome wheels for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: 17" Factory OEM chrome wheels for sale

I have never seen this wheel option. Were those factory or a dealer upgrade?
by runningslow
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Selling/parting out
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Selling/parting out

Where is the car? There's a few pieces I might be interested in, but only if in a convenient location.
by runningslow
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Battery
Replies: 15
Views: 476

Re: Vibe Battery

Thanks again for all your input!! Yes runningslow, I do think I need to find a new mechanic. .. The thing is, finding a trustworthy mechanic (not the easiest thing to do when you are female). I may come back here for more input if and when the time comes!! Thanks again!! Come back any time you have...
by runningslow
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Battery
Replies: 15
Views: 476

Re: Vibe Battery

Sounds like you need a new mechanic. Since they couldn't find anything actually wrong, they were finding some way to make some money off you. There's nothing special about a Vibe battery, regardless of year. My 06 is runnning an AutoCraft Gold from Advance Auto Parts. I only splurged for the Gold fo...
by runningslow
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: photos
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: photos

Yep. Basically it boils down the Photobucket holding the internet hostage. :evil:
by runningslow
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2005 GT
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: runningslow's 2005 GT

Eonon GA2154 that was previously installed in the 06 Base. The head unit is slightly oversized, so I got a piece of acrylic cut fill out the bezel.
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by runningslow
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base
Replies: 30
Views: 3190

Re: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base

Unmodding the car. Factory radio reinstalled with the LCD backlight repaired.
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by runningslow
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2005 GT
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: runningslow's 2005 GT

This picture makes it look so much worse, but something has been sprayed on the cluster and it will not come off. If trying to clean it up with PlastX doesn't work, then I'm just going to replace the cover of the cluster with one from a junkyard.
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by runningslow
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2005 GT
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: runningslow's 2005 GT

Nice fleet there ;) You going to drive both of them or another family member? Thanks for thinking about us non-Facebook" folks out here in the world :D Long story short: the Lava is going to my dad. I'll be driving it up to him over Labor Day weekend and then flying home. His current car is wr...
by runningslow
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: attachment size limit
Replies: 4
Views: 3969

Re: attachment size limit

With the recent events of Photobucket holding the Internet at gunpoint over third party hosting... this limit is all the more problematic.

Can we do anything about this?
by runningslow
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2005 GT
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: runningslow's 2005 GT

After swapping shoes with the Lava.
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by runningslow
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2005 GT
Replies: 5
Views: 306

runningslow's 2005 GT

As it was when I acquired it two days ago. Far from perfect cosmetically, but running strong. I'm going to be documenting the improvements here as we go. I'll try my best to keep this updated and not just post them to the Facebook group. For starters, I'm going to be swapping in a few things from th...
by runningslow
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Pre Vibe were you a Toyota or GM person? (Or neither?)
Replies: 27
Views: 960

Re: Pre Vibe were you a Toyota or GM person? (Or neither?)

The fact that this car shared a drivetrain with my wife's highly reliable Corolla is the only reason I bought a Pontiac. Never would have considered it otherwise. I think at one point I was firmly anti-GM more than I was loyal to any other make. I wouldn't have called myself a Toyota loyalist, eithe...
by runningslow
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Avital Remote Starter
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: Avital Remote Starter

So, either I now have two DOA units... or I'm doing something wrong. I prefer to think its the latter. What is the bare minimum that needs to be connected to get signs of life (relay clicking when lock/unlock pressed)? Ground, power, antenna. Anything else? Please be explicit, exact pins. The only t...
by runningslow
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: CELICA GTS TO VIBE GT ECM. WILL IT WORK?
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: CELICA GTS TO VIBE GT ECM. WILL IT WORK?

Probably way to late for a response, but no, it wouldn't work. You need a Vibe GT ECU. I think you could get away with an 04 ECU in your 03, but the 03 is the preferred model. I don't believe that even a Matrix ECU would work.
by runningslow
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Argh. Why can't I remove my rear hatch glass liftgate??
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Argh. Why can't I remove my rear hatch glass liftgate??

I wonder if it has been off before and someone put on extra mounting tape. The only thing I remember fighting with was the adhesive and then having to mes with the sprayer hose. There are only those (8) fasteners. (4) in the glass and (2) in each hinge. There shouldn't be anything else holding it in...
by runningslow
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Another New Member
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Another New Member

Welcome to a fellow Texan! There are several members in the DFW area, so you are not alone. I'm in Houston. Hopefully they will chime in. I agree about the o ring. Haven't had issues on my son's 06, but my old 03 has the leak. But since it is a GT, and harder to change, it has just been tolerated a...
by runningslow
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Argh. Why can't I remove my rear hatch glass liftgate??
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Argh. Why can't I remove my rear hatch glass liftgate??

I easily took the top cover off my hatch a little over a month ago. I left the glass on the car, too. Sounds like that's all you need to do, if you're messing with the spoiler. I'm pretty sure you're indicating all the correct fasteners: (4) thru the glass, (2) at each hatch glass hinge. There's als...
by runningslow
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Avital Remote Starter
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: Avital Remote Starter

I'm working on the assumption the unit is dead. I've found another on eBay pretty cheap, so we'll see in a few days. I'll test it with minimal wiring first. :P
by runningslow
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Avital Remote Starter
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: Avital Remote Starter

I connected the ground and both 12V constant lines directly to the battery. No response from the unit.

So, I'm guessing its DOA or got fried. :evil: :oops:
by runningslow
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Avital Remote Starter
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: Avital Remote Starter

OK, then let's start from the beginning. I hate to ask this of ya, but disconnect everything EXCEPT your ground (#8, 9-pin) and +12v (red, 6-pin). with only those 2 connected, you should have at least SOME response (relay clicking inside unit ) when pressing lock/unlock on the keypad. If not, the u...
by runningslow
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Member Post P0171 code issue
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: New Member Post P0171 code issue

I know you said you replaced it, but 99% of the time a P0171 is a leaking air intake gasket. Did you use the correct, redesigned orange gasket from Toyota?
by runningslow
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Replaced fuses and now car won’t start ??!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Replaced fuses and now car won’t start ??!!!

I'm not sure what to tell you. You may get a faster response from the Facebook group for a more time sensitive issue like this. If you're not on their, yet, here's a link. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Genvibe/ Are you certain that you put the fuses back into the correct places? I would recommend ...
by runningslow
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Avital Remote Starter
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: Avital Remote Starter

If I didn't have to work tomorrow... I would actually take you up on that.

At the moment, family plans getting in the way of further troubleshooting. I'll either pick it back up later tonight or tomorrow evening.

Thank you so much for your help.
by runningslow
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Avital Remote Starter
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: Avital Remote Starter

I get zero response from the system. Period. No clicking. No lights. Ground continuity tests positive and I have +12v on both constant 12V lines. I grounded my white wire for the parking lights. Lights came on and the "headlights on, no key" buzzer sounded until I pulled the inline fuse on...
by runningslow
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Avital Remote Starter
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: Avital Remote Starter

So frustrated. I swear everything is connected correctly. Main harness, 9-Pin 1-6 not connected. 7 - pops trunk when grounded (no relay needed) 8 - grounded 9 - I accidentally blew fuse, but its wired to the green/white at the switch. I accidentally hit it with my + probe when testing. How would I a...
by runningslow
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Avital Remote Starter
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: Avital Remote Starter

Ha. Well, I found that diagram by searching for information on how to use the bulldog 775 relay to pop a trunk. I'll take your word for it that isn't needed.

The weather isn't too favourable this morning for my install, so I'm keeping an eye on the weather.
by runningslow
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Length of flat platform on 2009 Vibe
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Length of flat platform on 2009 Vibe

A first gen Vibe. You can lay the front passenger seat forward. Put your feet up there and your head in the hatch area. You can fit 8' lumber in one this way.
by runningslow
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Avital Remote Starter
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: Avital Remote Starter

Is the attached diagram the proper way to attach the relay to pop the hatch glass with the trunk release output? (Negative trunk pop output) Do I even need the relay? (I presume so, if the Bulldog instructions call for it.) So, For the Parking lights, I just need to splice into one of the two locati...
by runningslow
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Avital Remote Starter
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: Avital Remote Starter

Thank you!

I'll be sure to ask if I have any questions as I get into the install. I'm not sure yet if it will be this afternoon or next weekend.

I'm also realizing that I should have made the Sheet in my normal Google account, not my Google Apps account. It complicated the sharing process.
by runningslow
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Avital Remote Starter
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Avital Remote Starter

I have had an Avital 4103LX in my closet for a year and a half I've seen several posts on the forum about installing a remote starter. So, through videos and various posts, I pretty much know where to connect all the wires and the process of how to mount the components. What I don't have is confiden...
by runningslow
Wed May 24, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member with a 2003 Vibe
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: New member with a 2003 Vibe

Welcome aboard!
by runningslow
Mon May 22, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Member 2003 Vibe -- Lucy
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: New Member 2003 Vibe -- Lucy

Welcome to GenVibe. Definitely one of the better looking 2003 Vibe's out there. What climate do you live in (update profile for us) as it could have a bearing on how long this Vibe retains it's new look. Visit often and get involved here :D Well, that's a Florida tag on the front, but Florida doesn...
by runningslow
Mon May 22, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: "Old" Vibe made New again
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: "Old" Vibe made New again

joatmon wrote:Wish I had a car as nice as a Vibe when I was 16 ;)

What are you driving now?

No kidding! My first car was an 88 Ford Festiva!

Any pics of the facelift?
by runningslow
Tue May 02, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Stereo systems-show em here
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Stereo systems-show em here

Here's a picture of mine in a 1st Gen. Eonon GA2154. Runs Android 5.1, but its rooted and tweaked. Disabled Google Play Services, but I use Waze and Here WeGo for Navigation. I regularly use Spotify, SiriusXM and iHeartRadio. I also have an old phone setup with an always on tether to use as a HotSpo...
by runningslow
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base
Replies: 30
Views: 3190

Re: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base

Wow. I really need to update this thread. I've posted all the things I've done to the Facebook group, but I've been slacking off here on the forum.
by runningslow
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Air bag Light
Replies: 7
Views: 1602

Re: Air bag Light

If I were a gambling man, I'd bet that your clockspring has gone bad. There have been a few instances of it over on the Facebook Group. I've also had the same thing happen with my wife's Corolla. I took the Corolla in for the airbag recall, they read the codes for me and told me that they'd need to ...
by runningslow
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Fastest you've gone?
Replies: 18
Views: 1090

Re: Fastest you've gone?

I haven't pushed the Vibe that hard. I think I may have only done 90-95 out on some open deserted highway. I think the fastest I've gone was only ~110 in my mom's car back in high school. That was a 94 Plymouth Sundance. A feat I later repeated in my 95 Neon during college. I want to say I may have ...

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