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by deafanddiabetic
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: steady airbag light 2005==---
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: steady airbag light 2005==---

OP, I'm also having an issue with my airbag light on constantly. Just showed up one day with no purpose, can't find a fuse for it, tried taking my negative battery cable off to no avail. Sometimes the car will run a few minutes with it off then it'll come on suddenly again. But, in regards to your s...
by deafanddiabetic
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Check Engine Light cannot be read by Scanner?
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: Check Engine Light cannot be read by Scanner?

Always have a pet peeve for folks who don't answer or provide outcomes for their own posed questions on forums. I fixed this by checking the fuse box under the steering wheel, my 7.5amp fuse for the OBD (on board diagnostic) was blown. I replaced it, machine read my codes immediately. I have an angr...
by deafanddiabetic
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Check Engine Light cannot be read by Scanner?
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: Check Engine Light cannot be read by Scanner?

My first thought was probably the gas cap, as I had a Matrix that loved the throw that code. I haven't checked the diagnostic fuse yet, it's been pouring rain in the midwest for several days. Sigh. So far, so good. I'll worry if it starts to idle funny, it dies or it overheats. Otherwise, I ain't de...
by deafanddiabetic
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Changing Spark Plugs
Replies: 15
Views: 4815

Re: Changing Spark Plugs

Whether it's a car or a motorcycle or lawn mower I usually do a squirt or two of Liquid Wrench into the spark plug hole, let it settle for a few mintues then take them out. There's not a ton that can be done to clean up the threads of your head, just use spark plug "lube" and they'll stay fine, the ...
by deafanddiabetic
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Check Engine Light cannot be read by Scanner?
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Check Engine Light cannot be read by Scanner?

I took my 03 Vibe on tour last weekend so I decided to give the old girl a tune up. New shoes, brakes, iridium plugs/wires, air filter. She loved it. I even spent time putting in new speakers and doing some sound deadening, made the trip much better. All our gear was in a trailer and 3 of us had ple...
by deafanddiabetic
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Window weather stripping.
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Window weather stripping.

I love my Vibe but not enough to pay $100 per window from GM for the weather stripping for the front windows. I just did them in my Ford Ranger and Toyota Corolla and they cost me like $20 for each window. What kind of stripping will work in there, or do you have a good source for the stripping? Tha...
by deafanddiabetic
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 03-08 Vibe parts for sale! K+N typhoon intake, lights, speakers..etc
Replies: 13
Views: 2918

Re: 03-08 Vibe parts for sale! K+N typhoon intake, lights, speakers..etc

Still got those tweeter covers? I'm heading to the junk yard tomorrow and if I luck out on their vibe I'll be needing them.
by deafanddiabetic
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: First gen Vibe sunroof interior slide.
Replies: 2
Views: 778

First gen Vibe sunroof interior slide.

Hey everybody, Been a few years since I've been on the board. Some idiot ran a stop sign and totaled my very nice Wave Blue vibe a few years back, but I recently picked up another silver first gen at an auction! Being an auction car, it needs a few things. It's missing the fabric/plastic slide that ...
by deafanddiabetic
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: RIP Vibe.
Replies: 12
Views: 1233

Re: RIP Vibe.

Thanks for the kind words everybody. "Worse for wear" is just some nomenclature that says it's not great, but it's not awful. My friends and I describe it as "it's seen some city miles" Anyway, I got an X-Ray yesterday and they didn't find any neck fractures or misalignment in my spine, but they can...
by deafanddiabetic
Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: RIP Vibe.
Replies: 12
Views: 1233

RIP Vibe.

It's with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to the neon blue dream. I was on a major street and someone blew a stop sign and I T-Boned them at 45 mph. It happened so quickly it was insane, airbag, things flying, I cut my face open on something and my neck is worse for wear. But I'm alive. I'm an avid...
by deafanddiabetic
Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Bad Vibe Partouts, doors, side and hatch glass rear bumper, ecus, 1zz intake mani, 1zz turbo, ps tail and more! LI NY
Replies: 474
Views: 59569

Re: Bad Vibe Partouts, doors, rear bumper, ecus, 1zz intake mani, ps taillamp and more! LI NY

Is your black OEM upper wing the one that's in the pictures earlier in this thread, it attaches above the rear window?

What are you asking for it?
by deafanddiabetic
Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Moon and Tunes Amp, New HU, and very confused!
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Re: Moon and Tunes Amp, New HU, and very confused!

Just my two cents before worrying about the amp being the problem, are your back speakers blown? Always a possibility. Or is your fade/balance adjusted correctly on the head unit? Also maybe the wiring from the amp to the rear speakers has come loose or something. I diagnose crap for a living, I hav...
by deafanddiabetic
Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 2004 Matrix XR Stereo Question.
Replies: 2
Views: 507

2004 Matrix XR Stereo Question.

I am not a member of any Matrix forums but I'll join one later. I myself have a 2008 Base Vibe and love it, last night I helped the girlfriend buy a 2004 Matrix XR. It's basically the exact same thing, but does anyone know these vehicles very well? I put in an aftermarket single DIN on my Vibe and I...
by deafanddiabetic
Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:18 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: No more GenVibe decals!?!
Replies: 47
Views: 3623

Re: No more GenVibe decals!?!

Hmm, I'd be interested in a graphic as well. What do they look like? Anybody care to share?
by deafanddiabetic
Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Parting out 06 AWD 80k salvage, no drivetrain - NY
Replies: 22
Views: 1799

Re: Parting out 06 AWD 80k salvage, no drivetrain - NY

You mention small bits and pieces left, any of the dash or door plastic bezels by chance?
by deafanddiabetic
Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Plastic Interior Dash Pieces.
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: Plastic Interior Dash Pieces.

Actually, this site is awesome. I called a few local places that have wrecked Vibes, but oooooo boy do they want a lot of money. I should've been more careful with the sanding process :(
by deafanddiabetic
Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Plastic Interior Dash Pieces.
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Plastic Interior Dash Pieces.

Well, I'm an idiot. In the process of painting my interior, I made some boo-boos and unfortunately two pieces just aren't repairable. I need the left side plastic dash piece that covers the mirror and dimmer controls and the passengers door handle plastic piece that covers the automatic window and l...
by deafanddiabetic
Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Debadge and Lift Handle Questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 1079

Re: Debadge and Lift Handle Questions.

Posting a few pictures of the residue and what's left over. See if anyone has thoughts on how to fix it. It's literally 100 degrees in Nebraska today so I'm going to try and dental floss it again, see if maybe some more junk comes off.
by deafanddiabetic
Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:06 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Debadge and Lift Handle Questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 1079

Re: Debadge and Lift Handle Questions.

Thanks for the replies, guys. I did do the debadge this weekend and it went beautifully, no holes on the 1st gen rear Arrowhead. BUT, my right side has a glue mold of the "vibe" word that I cannot get off. The badge itself came off but there's a layer of really thick, hard glue underneath that Goo-G...
by deafanddiabetic
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Debadge and Lift Handle Questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 1079

Debadge and Lift Handle Questions.

I've dug through a few posts but can't quite find a solid answer. I have a 2008 Vibe, are there holes under my Arrowhead or can I take it off without issue? My other question is the Pontiac pressed into the grey lift hatch handle, has anybody made a custom one or somehow "debadged" that area too? I'...
by deafanddiabetic
Tue May 26, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: new car : Nebraska
Replies: 23
Views: 2267

Re: new car : Nebraska

Are you a Nebraskan, too or just pick up the Vibe from there?

If a deal passed me by in my own state for a $1000 Vibe I will kick myself.
by deafanddiabetic
Wed May 20, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 2008 Vibe Non-M&T Upgrades.
Replies: 2
Views: 478

2008 Vibe Non-M&T Upgrades.

Hey everybody, Thought I'd start a new thread concerning this because most of the information I've read about concerning sounds systems has come from people who have the Moon and Tunes package. And I do not have it. I'm going to put deadening in the door frames this weekend and while I'm in there pu...
by deafanddiabetic
Tue May 19, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Got hit :(
Replies: 47
Views: 3985

Re: Got hit :(

Old, old, old thread but I love those Elantra GTs, my girlfriend has one.

I'm also a Hyundai fan in general, I had a 1993 Elantra that lasted to 340,000 miles and I STILL sold it for $500 to a neighborhood kid. Original engine, original transmission.
by deafanddiabetic
Tue May 19, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Nebraska New Member 2008 Vibe.
Replies: 12
Views: 906

Re: Nebraska New Member 2008 Vibe.

vibrologist,

I got your PM today, but I think because of my newb status that the forum will not let me reply to your message? I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to respond.

Will you shoot me an email instead?

benmolczyk@gmail.com
by deafanddiabetic
Fri May 15, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Nebraska New Member 2008 Vibe.
Replies: 12
Views: 906

Re: Nebraska New Member 2008 Vibe.

Thanks everybody! I look forward to contributing as well as soaking up all the information this place has to offer. I've already gotten suggestions on here for our "1.5" DIN size stereos and Crutchfield came through as usual with great service and a good product. Can anybody point me towards people'...
by deafanddiabetic
Wed May 13, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Nebraska New Member 2008 Vibe.
Replies: 12
Views: 906

Nebraska New Member 2008 Vibe.

Hey everybody, This forum was the sole reason I ended up with my purchase. Great advice, good discussions and a good....vibe.... I've been driving a 2002 Mazda P5 Wagon the past few years, did a lot of upgrades, suspension, air filter, made it a little sporty. But eventually I realized that the car ...