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by chrispbacon
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Grab Handle above Driver?
Replies: 23
Views: 2407

Re: Grab Handle above Driver?

zbyers wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:54 am
My mom's 05 AWD has the oh crap handle above driver's door, as well as the C pillar airbags (also has A pillar and front seat airbags)... none of which were common on the vibe.
Hmm. Ok so it should be possible. I'm going to remove the headliner and see what I find. Thanks.
by chrispbacon
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Grab Handle above Driver?
Replies: 23
Views: 2407

Re:

Got a pic, but no idea how to put it on here. No headroom issues (remember I'm 6'3). I didn't want it to use in a driving situation, I wanted it to be pleasing to the eye. 4 indentions, 3 handles looked silly. Attached files Hi there. I am hoping to get a clear answer on this. I have a 03 Vibe with...
by chrispbacon
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: Best Way to Protect/Restore Different Parts?
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Best Way to Protect/Restore Different Parts?

Thank youh for all your suggestions. i read up on 303 folling your advise and everywhere i looked it had phenkmenal reviews so I just order a bottle. Apparantly it treats and restores plastic amd rubber. This is perfect.And thank you for the project sweet cars channel link. did not know about it but...
by chrispbacon
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Air Conditioner Smells Like Vinegar Upon Startup
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Air Conditioner Smells Like Vinegar Upon Startup

Are you sure the odor simply wasn't from the musty smell of mildew buildup in the windshield air intake vents? In VA, I used to pour some bleach to sanitize the area where leaves and debris builds up over time. I don't think so. I have been parking under a tree at work and I'm usually pretty good a...
by chrispbacon
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: You Are Now Equipped With: CERAMIC TINTS, CLADDING POLISH, & LICENSE LEDs
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: You Are Now Equipped With: CERAMIC TINTS, CLADDING POLISH, & LICENSE LEDs

What are the FL laws regarding tint % for front windows versus back passenger and tailgate? I didn't do the tints myself. I had it done at the swap shop in ft lauderdale for 100 clams. I'm not sure. https://www.tinting-laws.com/ It's TINT, not TINTS. Also, if you paid only $100, I'll be highly surp...
by chrispbacon
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: You Are Now Equipped With: CERAMIC TINTS, CLADDING POLISH, & LICENSE LEDs
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: You Are Now Equipped With: CERAMIC TINTS, CLADDING POLISH, & LICENSE LEDs

Man, come over to St. Pete and do my windows. I'm sure I'll be cured bacon by the time this upcoming summer rolls around. What are the FL laws regarding tint % for front windows versus back passenger and tailgate? I didn't do the tints myself. I had it done at the swap shop in ft lauderdale for 100...
by chrispbacon
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: Best Way to Protect/Restore Different Parts?
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Best Way to Protect/Restore Different Parts?

I want to protect/restore different parts of rubber, plastic, or metal on the exterior of my Vibe and I'm not sure what to use? So for example: Bottom Window Seal - I believe this is rubber but I'm not sure what to put on it? Also, for some reason, there's like white stuff on it that won't come out?...
by chrispbacon
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Air Conditioner Smells Like Vinegar Upon Startup
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Air Conditioner Smells Like Vinegar Upon Startup

I'm not sure why but whenever I startup the car and its hot outside the air conditioner has a very strong smell of like vinegar? I added refrigerant to it about 2 weeks ago and I accidentally added too much and the compressor kept turning on and off and my girlfriend said I added too much. So I rele...
by chrispbacon
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: You Are Now Equipped With: CERAMIC TINTS, CLADDING POLISH, & LICENSE LEDs
Replies: 7
Views: 315

You Are Now Equipped With: CERAMIC TINTS, CLADDING POLISH, & LICENSE LEDs

Summer is coming and I bought Huper Optik 20%ceramic tints for my SoFla Vibe. They came out really nice, offer privacy, and is a great way to beat the heat! I was kind of on the wall about seeing out of them at night but I can see perfectly out of them. If I had gone darker it would have been too di...
by chrispbacon
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: You Are Now Equipped With: LED HEADLIGHTS & FOGLIGHTS
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: You Are Now Equipped With: LED HEADLIGHTS & FOGLIGHTS

Haynes repair manual for Matrix/Vibe has the headlight adjustment procedure on page 12-12. I don't know how good it is, but better than nothing. One of my peeves though is people driving with fog lights on when there is no fog... just causes more glare, no particular need. Yeah I dont drive with th...
by chrispbacon
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: You Are Now Equipped With: LED HEADLIGHTS & FOGLIGHTS
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: You Are Now Equipped With: LED HEADLIGHTS & FOGLIGHTS

I looked on the headlight housing and saw there was a screw with like a toothed wheel and I think this is how you adjust the headlights. I saw the same mechanism on the foglights as well. This weekend Im going to play around with it to see if it adjusts the angle of the headlights and if so angle th...
by chrispbacon
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: You Are Now Equipped With: LED HEADLIGHTS & FOGLIGHTS
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: You Are Now Equipped With: LED HEADLIGHTS & FOGLIGHTS

Here are the rest. I guess I'm limited to 5 picture uploads at a time.
by chrispbacon
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: You Are Now Equipped With: LED HEADLIGHTS & FOGLIGHTS
Replies: 10
Views: 456

You Are Now Equipped With: LED HEADLIGHTS & FOGLIGHTS

Yesterday I changed out the regular halogen headlights & foglight bulbs on my Vibe to nice LEDs. I also wet sanded and used headlight haze remover and the headlights look much better now because they were an ugly yellow before. Unfortunately I didn't take a night time before picture with the halogen...
by chrispbacon
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: DRL Issue....
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: DRL Issue....

That's an odd problem. Two questions - When your headlights are on, do your tail lights light up - The wiring diagram shows two red with white stripe wires going to the DRL module. Are you sure you cut the correct one? You know what my bad. I didn't realize it until yesterday. So the thing is that ...
by chrispbacon
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: DRL Issue....
Replies: 2
Views: 233

DRL Issue....

Hi there. So I disabled my daytime running lights which was great and I can now use the switch knob on the end to turn the headlights on and off. This was really really bothering me before. I followed this youtube video here that explains to cut the red & white wire: https://youtu.be/gVXoht-ngHY How...
by chrispbacon
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New buy and plug pics
Replies: 25
Views: 2401

Re: New buy and plug pics

Any one using Torque app ? any tips? Thanks greg Sure, I've been using the Torque app with both of our Vibes. I got the $25 OBDII adapter on ebay and it works well. Once I programmed everything in for each of them, the MPG is pretty much within 3% of my manual calculation or less. Lots of neat thin...
by chrispbacon
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: Restoring the trim, plastic
Replies: 19
Views: 4174

Re: Restoring the trim, plastic

Refinish Restorer. Not cheap, but its the best stuff out there, almost 50 bucks for a can. Im in Florida as well & our cars take a beating from the sun. I applied back in November & its lasts 6 months before I needed to reapply last week. Even after 6 months the cladding still looked better than be...
by chrispbacon
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: I've Got the South Florida Vibe...
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: I've Got the South Florida Vibe...

Welcome to GenVibe and congrats on the deal you just got. I take it you live in the area where you purchased this Vibe? The reason I ask is because I have a "Central Florida 2004 Vibe GT" that I bought last year ... BUT I drive it up north at the Ohio/Michigan line! ZERO rust, which is unheard of u...
by chrispbacon
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: I've Got the South Florida Vibe...
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: I've Got the South Florida Vibe...

Looks really nice. The white color is called Frosty, but I doubt it gets very frosty in south FL I purchased the 01 Vibe with 94K miles. a typo, first model year for Vibes was 2003, a lot of them were actually made in 2002. The grill says yours is either an 03 or an 04 Still, a 16 year old Vibe wit...
by chrispbacon
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: I've Got the South Florida Vibe...
Replies: 5
Views: 343

I've Got the South Florida Vibe...

Hi there. My name is Chris. After driving a 2001 Toyota Corolla for 18 years I finally decided it was time for a new car. I started doing research on cars about a year ago on and off and was very close to purchasing a Prius. I had some very specific requirements for this car. I wanted something big ...