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by Vibe_of_the_thing
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Question about factory alarm/keyless
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: Question about factory alarm/keyless

So this is interesting--I see another thread where they discussed the fact that 03 cars should not make a noise when locking/unlocking. Mine does and I bought it as a CPO in 2005. It has always given one honk for locking and two for unlocking (except occasionally I think I hit the right combo of but...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: RCDLR (Remote Control Door Lock Receiver)
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: RCDLR (Remote Control Door Lock Receiver)

Woohoo! Tried eBay one more time and can now successfully lock and unlock the car. For any experiencing similar difficulty, it's interesting to note that the receiver is simply that--a dumb receiver. The key codes are stored elsewhere in the car's brain. It immediately recognized the signal from my ...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Hello! New Here
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: Hello! New Here

It looks like the linked thread should have answered your question, but I'm surprised that so many GenVibers don't seem to be aware that the stock 6 disk changer is a single unit with the early vibes. I love the fact that it is in-dash. Too bad you didn't catch me a few months ago, I've had my stock...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: RCDLR (Remote Control Door Lock Receiver)
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: RCDLR (Remote Control Door Lock Receiver)

Welp, I tore the car apart again and checked the leads with my trusty multimeter and the car side voltages seem to be correct, so I went ahead and took another shot with an eBay retailer. This one had more specific pictures so I'm hopeful I get the right part this time. Fwiw, the Toyota part number,...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: RCDLR (Remote Control Door Lock Receiver)
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: RCDLR (Remote Control Door Lock Receiver)

I don't remember anyone here having a problem with that before. Might be someone, but you might be the first here. Looked, couldn't figure out where you are, other than you used to bowl as a kid in St Louis ;) Maybe you can find some benevolent genviber who is adventurous and would be willing to me...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: RCDLR (Remote Control Door Lock Receiver)
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: RCDLR

So I tore into it this past weekend. Unfortunately once I got there, I found that the part I got off ebay was incorrect (fortunately seller was nice enough to acknowledge their mistake and refund my money). So, I don't have any pictures, but the process to get to the unit is not horrible: 1) You tak...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: RCDLR (Remote Control Door Lock Receiver)
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: RCDLR

Awesome, thanks. That area seemed right, but the diagram was really poor; it could have easily been in the rear hatch from what I saw. Great to have confirmation before removing a bunch of trim panels.
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: RCDLR (Remote Control Door Lock Receiver)
Replies: 7
Views: 691

RCDLR (Remote Control Door Lock Receiver)

Hey, y'all. The key key fobs on my 2003 GT M&T started working intermittently (and a little strangely--honking slightly but not unlocking), both at the same time, and now don't work at all despite the fact that the light flickers brightly when I hit each key. I tried the procedure for teaching t...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: 2zz ge Tensioner pulley bolt
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: 2zz ge Tensioner pulley bolt

bluneon wrote:the squeak was most likely from the worn out belt. no need to throw unnecessary parts on the car if you don't need to.

Most definitely my plan. Like I say, I'm just curious what that is in case I ever do have to replace it. I've never seen anything like it.
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: 2zz ge Tensioner pulley bolt
Replies: 2
Views: 710

2zz ge Tensioner pulley bolt

So, uh, what the heck is that thing? I bought a new belt and a new pulley, the belt because it was due, the pulley because the squeak it was making sounded like a bearing going bad and my stethoscope suggested the noise might be coming from the tensioner. I replaced the belt, but when I tried to rep...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Window replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: Window replacement (star_deceiver)

Honestly no, although I did check that it was greased. It wasn't slathered but it wasn't dry, and I haven't had any problems with the windows hanging or popping or even moving slowly. I'll see about popping the door open again and laying down a bit more grease.
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Window replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Window replacement

Had one of the sashes snap off the driver's side window, so I got a window from a junkyard and just installed it, but on initial rollup, the window tilts forward and doesn't seal in the rear upper corner. Doing several short up and downs seems to seat it well, but as soon as I roll it down significa...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Clutch help
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Clutch help (averettsm)

Someone else will have to answer that. This is my first time replacing a clutch due to wear on any vehicle. I can't imagine the performance clutches having a shorter life than the stock clutch on the GT, especially if you ever loan it out to friends who aren't familiar with it And yeah, having gone ...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Changing the clutch in a Pontiac Vibe or Toyota Matrix
Replies: 71
Views: 71666

No, I didn't. Neither realred's document nor the Matrix manual I found elsewhere mentioned it, so I didn't even think about it. If mine is damaged, I suspect that it happened when I was trying to put the transmission back on, so a new one at that point may not have made that much difference. Guess I...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Changing the clutch in a Pontiac Vibe or Toyota Matrix
Replies: 71
Views: 71666

Did anyone else have fluid leaking out the differential on the passenger side once they were done? It seems to have leaked a bit the first day but settled down now. I'm trying to figure out whether that's a normal consequence of overfilling (possible my lift wasn't completely level and I went until ...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Clutch help
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Clutch help (averettsm)

I just dropped in the ACT TC2-HDSS clutch kit. I like it a lot so far. Much better bite than stock. I got it for $380 off a different site. There's info here on how to do it yourself, but I have to warn that the first time through the job is a bit of a beast. I could probably do it much faster now h...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Fri May 21, 2010 4:37 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Changing the clutch in a Pontiac Vibe or Toyota Matrix
Replies: 71
Views: 71666

Re: Changing the clutch in a Pontiac Vibe or Toyota Matrix (sixspeed)

I bought a clutch and just got quoted $580 from a cheap local shop to install it. That's just past my tipping point, so I'm following these instructions.
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Fri May 21, 2010 4:35 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Changing the clutch in a Pontiac Vibe or Toyota Matrix
Replies: 71
Views: 71666

The pictures are all still there, blogspot just doesn't support hotlinking. Right click the pics and copy the url for each individual pic then paste that into your browser. They'll all come up.
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:17 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cool GenVibe contest
Replies: 17
Views: 2349

Re: Cool GenVibe contest (joatmon)

You can take me off the beat-down list.
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Italians as Crazy as us Americans
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Italians as Crazy as us Americans (jake75)

I've never really understood the whole militant atheist thing. What's the motivation behind agressively convincing people there is no God? Most belief systems that ask you to convert people do so in the name of saving souls and/or the greater glory of their God. I can't really think of a parallel ca...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: what hobbies do y'all have ?
Replies: 70
Views: 4438

Not sure if this counts as a hobby or mental illness, but for the past several years I've been slowly rebuilding my house from the inside out (right down to the dirt). When I had the time and money, I did a lot of racing, and I'd like to again when the house project is done. Recently I've gotten int...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Oil Pressure Guage
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: oil pressure guage install (jake75)

Personally I like having a tach, although I drove a friend's old Corolla for a while that didn't have one and I got used to it pretty quickly. As a GT owner, I think it would be very difficult to enjoy the car without blowing it up if I didn't have a tach, but that's a pretty special case. A shift l...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:34 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 25
Views: 1577

Re: Howdy (4azdmunky)

Quote, originally posted by 4azdmunky »
Welcome to the best vibe site on the net! Look forward to seeing you on the forums.

Hahahahaha, love the ID

by Vibe_of_the_thing
Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diets?
Replies: 12
Views: 724

Re: Diets? (Sputnik)

That's basically what I do as well (sheets). We have a little gym at my work and a co-worker and I work out there. I haven't done much in the way of lower body, but I should soon so I don't get the dreaded bird legs.I usually do a four day pattern (Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday). Monday is one musc...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diets?
Replies: 12
Views: 724

Re: Diets? (tnpartsguy)

Personally, I recommend exercise because I love good food and it's easier for me to work out than to give that up. In my case though, it's difficult to do the traditional weight-loss workouts (i.e. running) because I don't have a lot of time and my back doesn't seem to like it, probably because of i...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Fuel guage
Replies: 9
Views: 817

Re: (Digger)

This was my first fill-up that I performed. Of course, I have checked out that 8200 RPM redline a couple times, but I've generally been pretty restrained. We'll see what things look like at the end of the tank...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:38 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Fuel guage
Replies: 9
Views: 817

Fuel guage

Sorry if this has been covered a million times (or if I'm posting it in the wrong section), but I'm on my first full tank of gas in my GT and the first 1/4 tank seemed to go awfully fast (<50 miles) in mixed driving. Does the guage just tear through the first quarter and then settle down, or do I ha...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 25
Views: 1577

Re: Howdy (Vibe_of_the_thing)

So as soon as I say I can't find it...

Here is the first murky pic of the car. My camera doesn't do great with low-light, so this is the best I can do for now. Maybe more when it's light out.



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by Vibe_of_the_thing
Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 25
Views: 1577

Re: Howdy (slvrvibes)

Thanks for all the welcomes! Sorry I haven't gotten pics up yet, but embarrasingly enough I can't seem to find my memory card and reader at the moment, and my laptop doesn't have a floppy drive (my camera also accepts floppies, old skool) and my ethernet cable won't reach my main 'puter. Sigh. I swe...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:50 am
Forum: Pontiac, GM SPO, & TRD Accessories
Topic: Spoiler aerodynamics
Replies: 25
Views: 4877

Re: (Atomb)

Binary is right about factory wings generally not serving any purpose. However, spoilers with 0, or even negative degree angles of attack can still serve a purpose (separating the airflow).For fronts, what you are looking for is a splitter. Not very practical for the road where parking medians would...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:47 am
Forum: Pontiac, GM SPO, & TRD Accessories
Topic: Spoiler aerodynamics
Replies: 25
Views: 4877

Re: Spoiler aerodynamics (dsekovski)

It depends on what the spoiler looks like. If the spoiler is a small lip, then it's theoretically possible that it's there to (get this) improve aerodynamic drag. A spoiler (note that this is different from a wing) will separate the airflow from the car from that point back (hence the name, as it "s...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:20 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Dealing with an obnoxious guy with a Matrix.
Replies: 30
Views: 2382

Re: Dealing with an obnoxious guy with a Matrix. (damronjr)

Huh, you know what, now that I look it up again, you're right. An article I read somewhere said that they didn't. Hmm.
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:08 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Dealing with an obnoxious guy with a Matrix.
Replies: 30
Views: 2382

Re: Dealing with an obnoxious guy with a Matrix. (Cougar Vibe)

Personally, I think you're the smarter one for buying the Vibe. Anybody who buys the Matrix is paying a premium for the Toyota name (assuming the Vibe buyer doesn't just walk in and pay sticker). Especially if you buy one used. If you look at the Kelley Blue Book, identical 2003 Matrix XRS and Vibe ...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:00 am
Forum: The Track
Topic: Anybody tried autocrossing?
Replies: 12
Views: 4057

Re: Anybody tried autocrossing? (TRDman)

To make it easier, here is a link to your region's Porsche Club Driver's Ed:
http://www.pca.org/ovr/driversed.html

Apparently they run at Mid-Ohio. I am very jealous, although Houston's track is pretty cool too because it's a 3 mile road course that also goes up on the high-banks.

by Vibe_of_the_thing
Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:09 am
Forum: The Track
Topic: Anybody tried autocrossing?
Replies: 12
Views: 4057

Re: Anybody tried autocrossing? (TRDman)

You've gotten some sound advice here. I did it for a few years and it's fun but expensive (though much less so than real racing). The Vibe really isn't terribly well-suited to autocrossing. I would go so far as to say that's especially true for the GT because they base the class designations on (pea...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Any bowlers out there?
Replies: 24
Views: 3378

Re: Any bowlers out there? (fortiffany)

I bowled in the travel league in St. Louis when I was growing up. I averaged between 180 and 190 the last couple years, although the last year probably would have been better if I hadn't lost a bunch of weight in the middle of it and really affected my delivery. I haven't bowled regularly since high...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Yes, the clutch again. I've burnt a second! Tight tranny?
Replies: 22
Views: 1567

Re: Yes, the clutch again. I've burnt a second! Tight tranny? (Jahntassa)

Unless the Vibe transmission is very different from most, the reason you have trouble shifting into first is that first gear is non-synchromesh. If you really must do it (and you don't mind the herky-jerkiness that will result if you actually manage to downshift into first at anything but a near-sto...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:50 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 25
Views: 1577

Re: (viberationz)

Yikes. Well, I'm a former northerner, so I like to give my ex-brethren a good ribbing whenever the cold rolls in up there. To translate, 80 is about the temperature where you would be pretty uncomfortable inside, but outside in a breeze it's the warmer side of really nice. 70 is just below room temp...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:23 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 25
Views: 1577

Re: (BlueCrush)

Haha, oh, no, I mean I was upset here in Houston because I was almost uncomfortable in my t-shirt this morning. It's been in the high seventies-low eighties for weeks. I just happen to know that Duluth is barely habitable because my parents used to live there. They used to ice-race on Lake Michigan ...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:59 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 25
Views: 1577

Re: (viberationz)

Viberationz- Thanks for the welcome. I don't know if you saw, but I added a reply to an old thread of yours that might answer your question about sway bars. If I wasn't clear enough or you want more info, let me know.Man, y'all live in some cold places. I was upset this morning when it was a little ...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:49 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 25
Views: 1577

I would say it's the platinum. Maybe when I get home to my camera I'll throw some pics up. No mods yet, and I'm probably not going to go too overboard, but the car is about as optioned as they come (6-disc in-dash, sunroof, etc.). Thanks for the welcome!
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 25
Views: 1577

Howdy

Just picked up a 2003 Vibe GT with just over 29K on it. Sort of new to the Vibe world so I don't know the technical name of the color, but it's basically gray with a charcoal interior and body-color fenders. So far it's a fun little car and I'm still discovering all the ways I can stow things in the...
by Vibe_of_the_thing
Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Some more 'dumb' questions...
Replies: 17
Views: 894

Re: Some more 'dumb' questions... (damronjr)

viberationz-The reason to have a rear sway bar is to use the rear end of the car to increase the roll stiffness in order to keep both drive wheels on the ground. A stiff sway bar will actually reduce cornering traction on the end of the car it is installed on, this being the compromise to allow you ...

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