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by KingKrab65
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: AC recirculate gear repair, Orlando, FL
Replies: 19
Views: 496

Re: AC recirculate gear repair, Orlando, FL

I don't think the Toyota uses the same actuator. Correct. This issue is only present on a Vibe. Due to the major flaws of the Vibe (radio, HVAC) the matrix is inherently more reliable. :lol: Maybe this question is obvious to others but I have to ask it. Does the Toyota actuator fit/work on the Vibe?
by KingKrab65
Wed May 08, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Performance cam phaser for engine build
Replies: 26
Views: 751

Re: Performance cam phaser for engine build

There's also a big difference between negativity and being realistic. There are a LOT of modifications that can be done to these cars, station wagon or not. Unfortunately, these are NOT the engines of the 1940's, which could be modified like crazy. (V8-60 as a big example) These engines have been e...
by KingKrab65
Tue May 07, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Engine idle vibration -- How much is too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 971

Re: Engine idle vibration -- How much is too much?

There are four mounts: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=8518676&cc=1432959&jsn=340 RockAuto sells a kit (linked above) that contains three motor mounts and one transmission mount. The favorite brands on their site are Anchor and DEA/MRC. I think Energy Suspension makes a urethane motor m...
by KingKrab65
Tue May 07, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Performance cam phaser for engine build
Replies: 26
Views: 751

Re: Performance cam phaser for engine build

Wow, so much negativity about modding out the Vibe. I guess Pontiac was ignorant when they created a performance version of the Vibe called the GT, right? Not everyone wants the same silver base Vibe with the same motor and performance. Treesleevesdents is correct, if this young person wants to chan...
by KingKrab65
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Sad anniversary today
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Sad anniversary today

by KingKrab65
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Is a 2009 Vibe with 150,000 Miles on It Used Up?
Replies: 19
Views: 1396

Re: Is a 2009 Vibe with 150,000 Miles on It Used Up?

KC27: congrats to your new to you Vibe! Looks really nice! You may book mark this thread: http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=44875 And in there you find: http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=44681#p507900 I may have to do this again myself! :roll: Congrats on you...
by KingKrab65
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Rear View Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: Replacing Rear View Mirror

I think you are right about the issue being in the mirror. The light socket on the driver's side looks a little worse for wear than the passenger side. I have a feeling that the previous owner had an issue with the bulb or something on that side. When I go to the salvage yard, I will be very careful...
by KingKrab65
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Rear View Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: Replacing Rear View Mirror

I don't have a sunroof on my Vibe.
by KingKrab65
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Rear View Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: Replacing Rear View Mirror

That is a good idea. I might see if I can spray a small amount of contact cleaner in there as well. I have a few odds and ends to pick up at the local car yard and will add this to the list. I still have one question though. The wires that come out of the rear view mirror, do they run down the drive...
by KingKrab65
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Rear View Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: Replacing Rear View Mirror

I had replaced the bulbs. The light fixture in the mirror itself is the issue. Sorry I wan't clear with that. I will look and see if I can access the wires from the passenger side.

Thank you!
by KingKrab65
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Rear View Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Replacing Rear View Mirror

I have a 2003 Vibe. A few months ago I replaced the bulbs for the map lights in my rear view mirror. The driver's side worked intermittently and now has finally stopped working. I looked up inside of the mirror socket area and did not see an easy point of access into it. Would it be easier to just r...
by KingKrab65
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The first Vibe forum I have seen
Replies: 69
Views: 13281

Re: The first Vibe forum I have seen

Happy Anniversary GenVibe. Proud to be a member. "Well it's prime time You got shake off those work day blues Said it's prime time You better put on your dancin' shoes Cause they're alive and well and ready Are you ready for the big, big boys We're alive and well and ready Are you ready for the real...
by KingKrab65
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: "Baby Come Back"
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: "Baby Come Back"

I went with Shipacardirect.com which is the most used car shipping company in the US. They, like every other company are brokers only. They all subcontract out to the sleezebag carriers. I ended up getting my car the other night (9:30) after being told by the driver that it would be delivered at 5,...
by KingKrab65
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hasn’t even been a year and we have 3 Vibes now lol!
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Hasn’t even been a year and we have 3 Vibes now lol!

Picked up our 1st one last April and now we have 3. Just love these cars! The most versatile, reliable, easy to maintain car that gives great gas mileage too! Quick pic of the 3. All need cleaning lol https://vgy.me/w0oikF.jpg Congratulations on your third Vibe. Your daughter in the picture is a li...
by KingKrab65
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New user - How to insert image?
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: New user - How to insert image?

Awesome tutorial. I may actually be able to post an image of my Vibe now. :)
by KingKrab65
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2008 out, 2008 in.....
Replies: 19
Views: 649

Re: 2008 out, 2008 in.....

Glad you are OK after the accident. Black ice is really dangerous. Glad you were able to get another Vibe especially one as nicely preserve as that one.
by KingKrab65
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rear view Mirror Lights
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Rear view Mirror Lights

I'll assume this topic is for 2003-08 Vibes with NO sunroofs? You are correct. I have an '03 without a sunroof. To be honest, I am not sure about the other dome lights in my Vibe. One of the first things I do in a new vehicle is turn those dome lights off. I use the rear view mirror lights as needed.
by KingKrab65
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Audio setup after about 4 months
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Audio setup after about 4 months

What head unit are you using?
by KingKrab65
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rear view Mirror Lights
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Rear view Mirror Lights

I will look for some #192 bulbs then. The dental floss idea is a a great one. I will definitely have to try that out. The bulb extractor tool is a good one too (It reminds me of the old school gauze and tape cutters.). I may have to get a pair of those. Thanks to everyone for their help! I greatly a...
by KingKrab65
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rear view Mirror Lights
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Rear view Mirror Lights

I can't seem to find what the bulb number is for replacing the map lights in the rear view mirrors. Everything I have found so far has #904 which seems too big for that application. Does anyone know what the number is? Also, they appear the bulb just pulls out of the sockets rather than twist out. I...
by KingKrab65
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Edge Of Trim Panel Came Unattached On Passenger Door
Replies: 13
Views: 11206

Re: Edge Of Trim Panel Came Unattached On Passenger Door

There is a good write-up for this with pictures in the DYI section

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=44681&p=523837&hil ... mp#p523837
by KingKrab65
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Are you getting tired of working on your car ?
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Are you getting tired of working on your car ?

I still enjoy it and I am just this side of 54. They only time my enthusiasm drops is in the winter time. I do not have a garage and do all the stuff outside on cement with hand tools. (We had a rent a stall place in Charlotte but it closed about eight years ago). I try to plan ahead for most of my ...
by KingKrab65
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Surfs Up! Vibe GT show car spotted!
Replies: 28
Views: 2204

Re: Surfs Up! Vibe GT show car spotted!

WAH! I tried to open the link and it just tries to sell me the City of Quincy site. Is there another way to get to these pictures?
by KingKrab65
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3583
Views: 368076

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

I reattached the driver's side door molding that had been detached since I bought the car. The genvibe DYI made it pretty easy to do during an unusually nice winter's day in North Carolina.
by KingKrab65
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Door Molding Reattached
Replies: 3
Views: 3721

Re: Door Molding Reattached

I just did this door molding reattachment this weekend as per this article. Excellently written and pictured. The most difficult part of the whole process was tracking down the hardware at NAPA. Since my 2003 car is almost 16 years old, the Balkamp hardware was not as readily available now as it was...
by KingKrab65
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Installed a Scion radio into 2003 Vibe
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: Installed a Scion radio into 2003 Vibe

I am thinking of trying this and I have a few questions. 1) Does the radio have security code? Some old factory radios have that. 2) Did you cut up your old Vibe wiring harness and splice it in to Scion or did you just buy a pre-wired harness? 3) The picture looks like the radio is on top of the bez...
by KingKrab65
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Used Car Fun - New To Me Vibe Fills With Water
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Used Car Fun - New To Me Vibe Fills With Water

[quote="kc27"]I bought a 2005 Vibe Base 1.8 last week with 110,000 miles. Drove it in the rain yesterday, and discovered both the left and right inner rear quarter panels, just below the two side storage compartments in the rear hatch area, were filled with water. Tested with a garden hose today and...
by KingKrab65
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Fastener package
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Vibe Fastener package

I am not sure if this is a good deal or not for fasteners for the Vibe. It is getting harder to find quality fasteners at the junkyard now especially for the first gen. What does everyone think? https://www.ebay.com/itm/350Pcs-Plastic-Car-Body-Push-Pin-Rivet-Fasteners-Trim-Moulding-Clip-Screwdriver/...
by KingKrab65
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3583
Views: 368076

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Well it finally happened. First the rust on the exhaust started on the pipe behind the muffler, causing it to be a little louder. Then the rust started to make a whole after the resonator, making the car even louder. Now it finally severed after the resonator completely. It's a shame the only exhau...
by KingKrab65
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: '06 Vibe, which fluids?
Replies: 17
Views: 1348

Re: '06 Vibe, which fluids?

ok so swapping to synthetic is no harder than just using it instead. now a bit of looking around to see which might be better to use, thanks! Over on the Toyota Nation site, they have this extensive maintenance sticky. I have used it often. https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/132-corolla-9th-gen-1st...
by KingKrab65
Tue May 29, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Road trip
Replies: 14
Views: 924

Re: Road trip

No problem. I've done 2600 miles trips several times. Keep a cooler with ice and your favorite beverage on the passenger seat. X2 ;) Three trips to Florida & back over the past six years. Loved every minute of it. The Sirius radio is a MUST when traveling very long distances and really made the tri...
by KingKrab65
Mon May 21, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cool article on the Vibe
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: Cool article on the Vibe

Whoooaaa... There I am standing next to Nick !!! This was the Kentucky meet last summer. Nice article. You just never know where your mugshot will end up these days :o I read that article on Saturday and had a smile all day long. I have had my Vibe for over two years now and am still happy with the...
by KingKrab65
Mon May 14, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!
Replies: 64
Views: 4157

Re: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!

tpollauf wrote:Stealth all done !!! :P

Image
Looking good.
by KingKrab65
Thu May 10, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!
Replies: 64
Views: 4157

Re: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!

He worked on the car over the weekend and sent a pic Monday evening. When we got the parts we used a sawzall to cut the radiator brace and down through the frame, just in front of the airbag actuators. Monday he had the front of my car cut back and matched up to the new part, and all of the parts i...
by KingKrab65
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: lug nuts
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: lug nuts

Jacked lugnut. Time for new ones. One learns new things every day. Thanks for the replies Wished I had seen this before yesterday. Had the same issue with a flat and the lug wrench in the wheel well not fitting the lug nuts. Walked to work and back in the rain to get a t-lug wrench only to find tha...
by KingKrab65
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The vibe still exists in Japan :(
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: The vibe still exists in Japan :(

I just learned of the Toyota Corolla Fielder. Why did they get this sportier vibe/matrix and we get stuck with a scion half-hatchback https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWko6dLEz1c Thoughts? I would buy it. I like that there is a Hybrid and also a 4wd versions available. Some of the other pictures I f...
by KingKrab65
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 06 Vibe Base 185.5k: new owner, what maintenance should I do?
Replies: 14
Views: 768

Re: 06 Vibe Base 185.5k: new owner, what maintenance should I do?

Check the spark plugs and ignition coils, unless your mechanic did that in the inspection. AT or MT? Change fluid, since you most likely don't know its age. Flush brake fluid if it's darker than honey. Clean the MAF sensor. Change PCV valve. Have a trustworthy alignment shop evaluate the struts, sh...
by KingKrab65
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3583
Views: 368076

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Changed the wiper blades, front and back. Washed and waxed the Vibe too.
by KingKrab65
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New 03 Vibe GT owner with questions
Replies: 73
Views: 8895

Re: New 03 Vibe GT owner with questions

I like the looks of too. I don't like the pseudo hatch area though. There is more room in the Vibe's spare tire pit than there is in my wife's Juke's rear hatch area.
by KingKrab65
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 09 Vibe "wallowing" in wind on highway?
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: 09 Vibe "wallowing" in wind on highway?

And check that the tires are properly inflated. The air pressure in the tires can go down when it gets cold.
by KingKrab65
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3583
Views: 368076

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Went to LKQ yard yesterday and found a 2004 Vibe that looked pretty new. I pulled up the hard shell spare tire cover. There I found the screws that go in the slots on the hard shell cover, still in the sealed bag. I also got both cargo nets, which also look new. Plus, I was finally able to get the t...
by KingKrab65
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Genvibe Learner's Permit
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Genvibe Learner's Permit

:lol: It's so sad that the forum is pretty quiet these days :(. Maybe we need to manufacture something juicy to get folks up in arms about, just to stir the pot ;) What do you mean by that? You trying to start something? :D I found this forum when I was thinking of getting a Vibe. It had lots of in...
by KingKrab65
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Genvibe Learner's Permit
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Genvibe Learner's Permit

Wait until our parents go away for the weekend then have a monster blow out!
by KingKrab65
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: US - Southeast
Topic: Charlotte Area
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Re: Charlotte Area

That's cool.

I have been off of the forum for a few months dealing with some family health issues. That has mostly settled down so I look forward to seeing your Vibe on your next visit up here in Charlotte.

Have a Happy and Safe New Year!
by KingKrab65
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Misanthrope's Toys
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: Misanthrope's Toys

Those are some nice toys. Thanks for sharing!
by KingKrab65
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cold Morning Starting
Replies: 17
Views: 1298

Re: Cold Morning Starting

jayoldschool wrote:Get back to me when it won't start at -35C. Mine never had a problem up here...
The 30 degree weather is cold here. This is why I work with eight people from Cleveland, six people from Rochester, and three from Minneapolis. :D
by KingKrab65
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cold Morning Starting
Replies: 17
Views: 1298

Re: Cold Morning Starting

Google "Open loop and Closed loop". Put it all back stock and it will be happy again. With the custom air flow, you have changed the whole air/fuel curve for the engine and will need a custom computer with adjustable software so you can tweak the air/fuel curve (fuel map) to your custom induction s...
by KingKrab65
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cold Morning Starting
Replies: 17
Views: 1298

Re: Cold Morning Starting

I had the throttle body and intake manifold bored out. You didn't tell us anything about your mods in the first post, KingKrab65. Showing no pride at all ;) . I couldn't have a sleeper if I went around telling everyone what I did. :) I think I mentioned that I also had to replace the IAC on the bor...
by KingKrab65
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cold Morning Starting
Replies: 17
Views: 1298

Re: Cold Morning Starting

and added a CAI That could be the problem. I am not saying it is. If you still have the original snorkel put it in. Sometimes the airflow hits the MAF sensor different enough to fool the sensor. That's a thought. I had the throttle body and intake manifold bored out. I put the CAI at the same time ...
by KingKrab65
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Pontiac, GM SPO, & TRD Accessories
Topic: Master Parts Listing
Replies: 56
Views: 74042

Re: Master Parts Listing

Are any of the two part websites in the first post reputable? It seems gm parts direct has cheaper prices but horrid reviews online. I used to use GM Parts Direct and never had an issue receiving what I ordered, etc. Last year though, after getting a wrong part number from GM Parts Direct and being...