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by KingKrab65
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New user - How to insert image?
Replies: 2
Views: 57

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: 18
Views: 174

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: 107

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: 6
Views: 101

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: 107

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: 107

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: 9248

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: 173

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: 26
Views: 1639

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: 3551
Views: 348693

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: 2855

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: 4
Views: 504

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: 456

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: 279

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: 3551
Views: 348693

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: 972

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: 679

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: 446

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: 3713

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: 3713

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: 573

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: 447

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: 612

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: 3551
Views: 348693

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: 71
Views: 7946

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: 464

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: 3551
Views: 348693

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: 470

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: 470

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: 894

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: 326

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: 913

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: 913

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: 913

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: 913

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: 72650

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...
by KingKrab65
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cold Morning Starting
Replies: 17
Views: 913

Re: Cold Morning Starting

Weak fuel pressure when starting, engine temp senor that is off in reading actual temp of engine, or a MAP sensor that is dirty or off in reading air flow to engine would be my guesses given the info you provided. There is no cold start fuel injector. Does the "Check Engine" light work? It should b...
by KingKrab65
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cold Morning Starting
Replies: 17
Views: 913

Re: Cold Morning Starting

Could be fuel pressure. Could be a vacuum leak that hasn't thrown a code yet. Intake manifold gasket tends to go bad. It never hurts to clean contacts at the battery and also the ground connections wherever they are. I never heard of a cold start injector. Everything is figured out by the computer ...
by KingKrab65
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cold Morning Starting
Replies: 17
Views: 913

Re: Cold Morning Starting

Does the 1.8L have a Cold Start Injector? I can't seem to find one past the 1990's for Toyota.
by KingKrab65
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cold Morning Starting
Replies: 17
Views: 913

Cold Morning Starting

The temperatures here in the Carolinas have been falling the past several weeks. This will be the first winter I have owned my Vibe. Last week, one of the mornings temps was down about 35 degrees. My Vibe's engine turn over and tried to start but stalled. The motor kicked on liked someone had droppe...
by KingKrab65
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: High Idle
Replies: 6
Views: 844

Re: High Idle

Update 10/10: I removed and sent the the Maxbore throttle body back. George inspected it and sent it back with a clean bill of health (he is great to deal with by the way). I ended up buying a new IAC, got new gaskets for the IAC and throttle body, and a new hose for the PCV. Assembled everything an...
by KingKrab65
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: OBDII scanner
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: OBDII scanner

I have this one, except in Canada they are sold under the Autel brand. https://www.harborfreight.com/automotive-motorcycle/diagnostics/obii-code-reader-62142.html I ended up getting the Autel version of this from Amazon. It is a pretty basic reader and it actually gives me code info. It does not do...
by KingKrab65
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Biske - 2010 AWD Vibe (Bingbing!)
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: Biske - 2010 AWD Vibe (Bingbing!)

Welcome and nice looking care. I am new to the Vibe game also. They are fun cars. I try to do most of the garage stuff myself. They are somewhat easy to work on. I take my cars to a local mechanic if the fix is beyond my scope of abilities or facilities. To answer your question, I would get both the...
by KingKrab65
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: OBDII scanner
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: OBDII scanner

Thanks to everyone for all the great suggestions. There are some good choices here that I will check out.

Thanks again for everyone's help!
by KingKrab65
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: OBDII scanner
Replies: 8
Views: 602

OBDII scanner

I am looking to purchase an OBDII scanner. I need a hand held version as I do not have a laptop or phone that I could hook it up to. I recently got a CenTech one but that didn't read the code. It only canceled the MIL, so I returned it. Has anyone in this group had any luck with a particular model o...
by KingKrab65
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Cold air intake
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Cold air intake

I hope you can take the Camaro one back. MWR has several intakes for the 09+ Corolla, but none specifically for the 09 Vibe/Matrix. The Corolla engine bay should be really similar, but might not be identical. I got an Injen CAI from Amazon for my '03 Vibe. I ended up cutting 2" off of the filter en...
by KingKrab65
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Other genvibe website
Replies: 1
Views: 611

Re: Other genvibe website

Seems very "new age" like and holistic.

Get in touch with your inner Vibe!
by KingKrab65
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3551
Views: 348693

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

I replaced the cylinders for the hatch and the lift gate.

I also gave the Vibe a wash especially in the hatch and lift gate areas. :)
by KingKrab65
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: High Idle
Replies: 6
Views: 844

Re: High Idle

It actually hasn't been fixed yet. After the check engine light came back on this past Wednesday, I checked this forum and a couple of others. I removed the and cleaned the MAF again, I rechecked all the connections and retightened them, pulled the plug on the IAC and touched it up with contact clea...
by KingKrab65
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: US - Southeast
Topic: Charlotte Area
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Charlotte Area

Anyone going to the Cars & Coffee on Saturday morning (8/5/17)? I plan on going and was just wondering if any other genvibe members go.