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by bull77
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: AC clutch relay
Replies: 13
Views: 4071

Re: AC clutch relay

Wanted to say thanks to the community for all your help :D My 06's ac died and I followed the steps here to get it running again: - checked fuses - swapped fuses - clutch can freely spin - bought ac recharge kit - gerry rigged fuse from battery engaging clutch - filled with recharge kit - success!! ...
by bull77
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Received a Takata recall letter today.
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Received a Takata recall letter today.

Got my letter last week too -- I actually don't remember getting it replaced the first time LOL

I'll find some time and go to the Toyota dealership one of these days. :lol:
by bull77
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Oxygen Sensor replacement Pre and Post Catalytic DIY P0420
Replies: 16
Views: 5717

Re: Oxygen Sensor replacement Pre and Post Catalytic DIY P0420

whew -- been awhile since I've been on the forum '06 Vibe with 330,000kms and going strong -- but I'm getting these two errors: P171 and P420. Question: Since it's the dead of winter I'm going to replace the precat o2 sensor first. What are the chances both sensor are bad? Is there a way to tell out...
by bull77
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 916
Views: 137244

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

I haven't been as active over the past few years but wanted to share this milestone :D Finally hit 300000km on the '06. It's not driven as much now a days (20k/yr) but it still runs great with no major issues. We have 2 cars and have talked about which one to replace next year -- the vibe or a 2010 ...
by bull77
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Latest airbag recall is out
Replies: 74
Views: 11030

Re: Latest airbag recall is out

I got the letter in the mail for recall N140491 last Thursday. The letter I received said not to use the passenger seat until fixed. It also said that parts were not available to fix the issue. As we are a family of five with only one car going on holidays this Friday, I called GM customer support ...
by bull77
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: HVAC Damper Door Actuator Motor UPDATE 08/2014
Replies: 28
Views: 11917

Re: HVAC Damper Door Actuator Motor UPDATE 08/2014

tackled this fix today and after a hour finally got it! I took out the radio but ended up going through the glove box :D :D

thanks to whoever suggested using the rubber band on the socket, worked like a charm. my hands and forearms are beat up but it's so satisfying that it no longer ticks :lol:
by bull77
Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:08 pm
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: 57388

Re: Bad Vibe Partouts, doors, side and hatch glass rear bumper, ecus, 1zz intake mani, 1zz turbo, ps tail and more! LI N

bull77 wrote: lol - it wasn't easy but I used 600, 1500, 1800, and 2400 grit sandpaper to clean them then used clear coat spray paint to clear them up. Took a few attempts and elbow grease but it worked - no more yellow :D
here's how they turned out
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by bull77
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:56 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: 57388

Re: Bad Vibe Partouts, doors, side and hatch glass rear bumper, ecus, 1zz intake mani, 1zz turbo, ps tail and more! LI N

send a pic im curious to see how clean you were able to get those, they had more fog than Dublin :) glad they worked for you, Cheers! lol - it wasn't easy but I used 600, 1500, 1800, and 2400 grit sandpaper to clean them then used clear coat spray paint to clear them up. Took a few attempts and elb...
by bull77
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: HVAC Damper Door Actuator Motor UPDATE 08/2014
Replies: 28
Views: 11917

Re: HVAC Damper Door Actuator Motor UPDATE 08/2014

add my vibe to the list -- started to happen a few weeks ago @ 250,000kms. Going to try going through the glove box and flipping the gear 8-)
by bull77
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:39 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: 57388

Re: Bad Vibe Partouts, doors, side and hatch glass rear bumper, ecus, 1zz intake mani, 1zz turbo, ps tail and more! LI N

Just wanted to say I got the headlights a few weeks back and finally got them cleaned up and installed. :D

I'm back to stock lights but at least they turn on.

Thanks again!
by bull77
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Would you go back to a 1st gen?
Replies: 31
Views: 2635

Re: Would you go back to a 1st gen?

he base Gen 1 does really well in rain and snow if you have the right tires for the conditions. I use Michelin Defenders for 3 seasons on mine and I have an extra set of wheels with General Tire Altimax Arctic for winter driving. There is no issue with aqua planing with the Michelin and the Altimax...
by bull77
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Mazda CX-3
Replies: 12
Views: 1851

Re: Mazda CX-3

From Car and Driver: http://www.caranddriver.com/mazda/cx-3 Deputy editor Dan Pund gazed out from his cubicle into the Car and Driver parking lot, considered the 2016 Mazda CX-3 for a moment, and declared, “It’s just a Pontiac Vibe.” :evil: :evil: I like the outside and inside look of the car but th...
by bull77
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: rust fix on back door--paint entire door??
Replies: 12
Views: 1105

Re: rust fix on back door--paint entire door??

i have rust in the same spot but the window kinda covers it.

post more info - I'd be interested to see how much it would cost or how we can fix it ourselves. 8-)
by bull77
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Another Vibe meets its demise :(
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: Another Vibe meets its demise :(

yikes! hope they pull through. I say based on the damage, their left leg isn't in the best shape or straight :o
by bull77
Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Found another base 2004 Vibe at my Pick a Part yard! Anyone need parts?
Replies: 21
Views: 2025

Re: Found a 2005 base Vibe at my Pick a Part yard! Anyone need parts?

I found one too when looking for headlights -- slim pickings here too.
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by bull77
Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Will '03-'04 headlights fit on an '05+ Vibe?
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: Will '03-'04 headlights fit on an '05+ Vibe?

anyone try this over the years? I want to buy a set from BadVibe for my 06 but want to see if anyone has had success.
by bull77
Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: new gen vibe member with an interstate driving question
Replies: 24
Views: 1739

Re: new gen vibe member with an interstate driving question

Nasmfell wrote:Probably better to get something with a bigger engine, if you're going to be driving that fast.
+1 - the engine noise from my 06 would drive me crazy for a prolonged drive over 120km/h.
by bull77
Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:51 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: 57388

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

I'll put my headlight request here too 8-)

I'm assuming since you sold the bumpers that you don't have a lower driver side grille insert available?
by bull77
Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: LF Headligh Assembly 05-08
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: LF Headligh Assembly 05-08

Thanks but I also bought the same retrofit and I'm looking to switch back. To many problems over the years that I've stopped trying to fix them. Right now the only lights that work are my signals so I don't drive at night anymore. Not really an issue now in the summer but it will be in October when ...
by bull77
Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: LF Headligh Assembly 05-08
Replies: 4
Views: 509

LF Headligh Assembly 05-08

Hoping someone has spare headlight assemblies for both sides
by bull77
Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Canada - Ontario
Topic: Ontario Roll Call
Replies: 98
Views: 21970

Re: Ontario Roll Call

still hanging around in Ottawa -- vibe just passed 240,000kms and running great :D
by bull77
Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Kumho tires?
Replies: 26
Views: 1767

Re: Kumho tires?

I've had RSA's, Kumho, Toyo, and now General tires on my 06. Kumho were okay but didn't last long -- neither did the Toyo's.

Everyone knows about the quality of the RSA's. So far the Generals are holding up well over 2 summers, great grip but a little loud.
by bull77
Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Which lugnuts for 03-04 alloy wheels?
Replies: 15
Views: 1197

Re: Which lugnuts for 03-04 alloy wheels?

I recently purchased a used set of factory alloy rims off a 2003 or 04 Vibe in hopes of using them on our 2009 Vibe. Ours came with factory steel rims so I knew that I would need new mag-seat type of lugnuts. I picked up a set of M12-1.5 x42mm but they don't seem to be anywhere near long enough. an...
by bull77
Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:38 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: 57388

Re: Bad Vibe Full Partout Low Mile 1ZZ-FED, c60 LI NY - Upda

looking for some parts for my 06 vibe:

driver side lower grille
passenger side fog light
driver side plastic wheel well
headlights
by bull77
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Front bumper insert - '07 Vibe
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: WANTED: Front bumper insert - '07 Vibe

lost my other side over the winter too :cry:

$20 shipped CDN
by bull77
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: using Overdrive to slow down
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: using Overdrive to slow down

beemerphile1 wrote:Turning OD off is in essence downshifting one gear. It is fine and is recommended.
That's what I thought -- I only turn it off when speeds reach at or below 60k/hr and haven't seen/heard any issues yet. :D
by bull77
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Sun Visors
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: Sun Visors

saw this ad the other day :roll:

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by bull77
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: using Overdrive to slow down
Replies: 4
Views: 690

using Overdrive to slow down

I have a 06 auto vibe and had a question about using the overdrive button to 'downshift' to lower speeds. For example - turning off OD to slow the car down without braking or in addition to braking (ie: in traffic, sudden stop, speed at or lower than 60km/hr). Does it harm the transmission to turn o...
by bull77
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2006 Pontiac Vibe Complete Part Out.
Replies: 21
Views: 2144

Re: 2006 Pontiac Vibe Complete Part Out.

has anyone got a reply back from this guy? I msg'd him in march :|
by bull77
Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2006 Pontiac Vibe Complete Part Out.
Replies: 21
Views: 2144

Re: 2006 Pontiac Vibe Complete Part Out.

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by bull77
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cold weather and Electronics
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Cold weather and Electronics

I don't know if it was cold related but my blower motor stopped working last week. No heat or defrost in -35 is not fun :cry:

swapped the fuse and bought a new blower motor only for it to start working on a day it warmed up. :evil: :evil:
by bull77
Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: SOLD: 03-08 GM Crossbars
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: FS: 03-08 GM Crossbars

found the key if anyone was wondering :D

I'll be driving down to Boston/Cape Cod next week if anyone is interested in free delivery
by bull77
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: SOLD: 03-08 GM Crossbars
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: FS: 03-08 GM Crossbars

Do these have built in locks? Looked around couldn't find out if they did or not Thanks Al They do - you can see the spot for the keys on the ends of the bar. You twist the end cap to expand the clamps to remove the rack. I'll have to find them in the keychain of misc. rack keys. FWIW I've never fe...
by bull77
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: SOLD: 03-08 GM Crossbars
Replies: 3
Views: 503

SOLD: 03-08 GM Crossbars

Selling my GM (Thule) crossbars -- good condition. These are the bars that go on top of the factory rails, not between.

$100+ shipping

not my bars in pic
by bull77
Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: SOLD Cosmo SRI
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Re: FS: Cosmo SRI

07cdnvibe wrote:Nova scotia Canada B0P 1G0
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by bull77
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: SOLD Cosmo SRI
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Re: FS: Cosmo SRI

gregg90 wrote:PM'd
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by bull77
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: SOLD Cosmo SRI
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Re: FS: Cosmo SRI

DoreRJ15 wrote:did you use this in your 2006 base vibe? i'm interested but only if it will fit my '05 base.

would be shipping to NY, where are you located?
apologies -- i didn't see that my profile wasn't updated with my location. 8-)
by bull77
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: SOLD Cosmo SRI
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Re: FS: Cosmo SRI

07cdnvibe wrote:Nova scotia Canada B0P 1G0
I'll work on a quote this weekend -- sorry for the delay
by bull77
Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: SOLD Cosmo SRI
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Re: FS: Cosmo SRI

07cdnvibe wrote:how far will you ship this?
as far as you'll willing to pay.
by bull77
Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: SOLD Cosmo SRI
Replies: 10
Views: 685

SOLD Cosmo SRI

Selling my 5yr old Cosmo SRI -- used in my 2006/at

$20 + shipping

prefer local pickup
by bull77
Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Repair wheel well
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Repair wheel well

I have a large hole in my driver side wheel well from a rock that I'd like to fix before the snow starts. What are my options? I've tried tape but it falls off once it gets wet. Is there soft plastic panels that I can glue in place or will a thin piece of sheet metal work better with rivets? I ran a...
by bull77
Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: bull77 - 2006 Neptune
Replies: 55
Views: 22017

Re: bull77 - 2006 Neptune

thebarber wrote:TuRD rims look good! Are you lowered?
not sure what to make of your comment :lol:

running on a prokit
by bull77
Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: bull77 - 2006 Neptune
Replies: 55
Views: 22017

(bull77)

]quick update -- vibe hit 180000k last week...still runs great.

Recent upgrades include new Tokico struts and a set of 235/45/17 General tires
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by bull77
Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Annnnnd...We're Back!!!
Replies: 47
Views: 3918

Re: Annnnnd...We're Back!!!

Sweet - definately easier to browse on the iPad :)
by bull77
Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: The Official GenVibe Buyer/Seller Rating Thread
Replies: 143
Views: 39491

Seller: keithvibeItem/s: projector ballastRecommend: of course!Comment/s: Great communication and quick delivery
by bull77
Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: GENVIBE TENTH ANNIVERSARY April 1, 2012
Replies: 35
Views: 2397

really cool that this site is still going so strong -- congrats for all who work hard on keeping Genvibe a great place to visit. :thumup:
by bull77
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: General Tire G-Max AS-03
Replies: 8
Views: 1427

good to hear they work well and genvibers are using them these are the tires I'm installing next week -- $500 for 4x235/45/17