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by psiu
Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Lost bass on 2003 M&T
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Re: Lost bass on 2003 M&T

From the dead, this thread revives... Going to look into this more this spring. My further troubleshooting consisted of "erm, the fuses all seem fine, oh I need to look under seats AND WHAT ARE YOU KIDS DOING" and work on the house last year. Derf, thanks (um, 10 months later :P ) for the ...
by psiu
Mon May 11, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 2010 Key fob
Replies: 14
Views: 7570

Re: 2010 Key fob

Also, just like with the 2003-2008, Toyota keys (panic!) work as well. :D After doing a lot of reading, there may be chips in keys but it depends on if the car came with security system, I believe. Can't remember but waste an afternoon searching on GV and all will fuzzy, if not clear. ;) *necro-topic*
by psiu
Mon May 11, 2015 3:59 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Lost bass on 2003 M&T
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Lost bass on 2003 M&T

Back in the winter I was driving on a rare decent day, had the radio on, and it glitched out -- thought it was the station at first, but slowly realized the radio had lost everything off the bottom. 2003 with M&T, looks like replacement radio's are relatively affordable, though I suppose it coul...
by psiu
Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Finally a good Fix! (Window Bezel)
Replies: 46
Views: 18035

Re: Finally a good Fix! (Window Bezel)

Did this today. Still slides around a bit like someone mentioned above (I actually still had one post tab keeping it in place to begin with -- it almost looks like the door panel part is busted a little :shock: ) but it's in pretty solid and takes some serious effort. Bonus: get to have some OJ and ...
by psiu
Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Vibe/Member Of The Month
Topic: 2013 Vibe of the Year Voting
Replies: 9
Views: 10357

Re: 2013 Vibe of the Year Voting

Hey, I think I'm too late for this. Would have been a coin toss between Doug the Rally Vibe and Nick's KITT.

:mrgreen: :oops:
by psiu
Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Old Body Style vs. New Body Style
Replies: 6
Views: 931

Re: Old Body Style vs. New Body Style

I agree -- we have a 2003 Base and picked up a 2010 AWD this summer. Less room all around. Also, and now that I am looking for it, I am spotting it, it seems the quality went down as well. I don't mean NUMMI workers did any lesser work, but it sure feels like the accountant's said, "we are shut...
by psiu
Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Front Axle(s) Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1802

Re: Front Axle(s) Replacement

Honestly, I have no idea if our tale will help, but here it is anyway: We picked up our 2003 Vibe in late 2006 with around 80K miles. Next summer we had at least once incident where the wheels felt like they got cocked off to the right (steering wheel was pulled WAAAAAAY off center but was driving)....
by psiu
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Space Shuttle Challenger
Replies: 9
Views: 1142

Pearl Harbor--parents weren't born yetKennedy--missed by years.Challenger--recess in maybe 5th grade, came in during it to watch the launch. That went well.WTC--closed work the night before, slept til noon wondering why the roommates had the news on so loud downstairs. Got up, no on there, strange m...
by psiu
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: iPhone 4S
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Re: iPhone 4S (djkeev)

I've come close to buying it myself...holding out for Verizon to get a better Windows Phone than the Trophy I am using now (and typing this post on). the main improvement I would like is a nice main camera, and a FFC. Outside of that, I think WP7 holds up well vs iOS. I was using a Droid before....a...
by psiu
Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PEARL HARBOR DAY 12/07
Replies: 3
Views: 623

I was disappointed in Google on Pearl Harbor Day, absolutely no mention of it, Bing had it featured.

Of course, Google made up for it, by honoring a Communist the next day.

by psiu
Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Android/iPhone Tethering/HotSpot question
Replies: 18
Views: 3534

One thing that usually gets lost in the discussions is how much better it is to buy the best phone now, figure over the life of the contract you will paying out a couple grand.I would take the Stratosphere off your list, it's a mid-range phone at best. Seems like the Razr (or Droid 4 if you want the...
by psiu
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which Wireless Router
Replies: 17
Views: 3034

Sounds like an N dual band wireless router would be the best for you right now.

That being said...I run an older wireless-G Linksys WRT54GL but it only services 2 laptops and a phone. Everything else is on a Gb wired network. Nice to watch things transfer at 30-50 MB/s.

by psiu
Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which Wireless Router
Replies: 17
Views: 3034

Couple questions:

How many of your devices are connected wirelessly vs wired?
How many of the wireless devices are G vs N?
How many of the wired devices are Gb capable?
What is the speed you get from your ISP?
How many (and what size) file transfers do you do within your network?

by psiu
Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fuel Injection still a selling point at dealerships??
Replies: 10
Views: 1250

Personally, I like the ads on TV that show a new car, pushing it's 45mpg fuel economy, then the fine print at the bottom indicates it's the model with a gerbil cage, no doors, and you stick your head close to someone else's car to hear the radio, the model shown costs $15K more and gets 12mpg.So yea...
by psiu
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Road Observations
Replies: 18
Views: 2025

Re: (09vGT)

Well, I was thinking more of when you start when it's still light enough and it gets dark and you haven't noticed just yet...although not seeing the gauges is a bit of a giveaway
by psiu
Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Road Observations
Replies: 18
Views: 2025

Average 30mpg in mixed driving...I do like the auto lights and yes they can make it easy to forget in cars without...
by psiu
Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone else tried Windows Phone 7 yet?
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: (AKLGT)

Well after a little over a month, I'm still pretty happy with the Mangofied phone. It actually let the official update go on over the semi-official leaked one that I had on already so that was nice.Things I like:still fast and smooth, have really only had one app hiccup at all (Seesmic)good battery ...
by psiu
Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: She's Here
Replies: 14
Views: 1302

congrats! our first just turned 1 this month and it's been a wild ride.

he pooped on me. this is going to come up when he wants to borrow the car/money/etc in a few years

by psiu
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone else tried Windows Phone 7 yet?
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Verizon makes you pay more for Visual voicemail...I did use Google Voice for a bit on my Droid...main problem with that is you need a data connection for it.Plus I don't get many voicemails so it's okay It does need some more apps and even tighter integration in some things I think though. But defin...
by psiu
Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone else tried Windows Phone 7 yet?
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

It's pretty slick so far. Not too big into apps unless needed...especially the "website" apps (ie a NY Times app versus just browsing the site).Droid was fine, especially overclocked and running either 2.2 or 2.3, but Google's general approach of "hey, here's a cool idea but we will only get it half...
by psiu
Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone else tried Windows Phone 7 yet?
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Anyone else tried Windows Phone 7 yet?

Picked up an HTC Trophy on Verizon off ebay last week to replace my OG Droid. Updated it to Mango last night. Super slick and FAST and puts Android to shame IMO.Check it out if you are preparing to get a new phone...hopefully it gains some traction in the marketplace to offer another choice.edit: I ...
by psiu
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Toyota may kill the Matrix
Replies: 119
Views: 25843

The new Focus hatchback is pretty sweet looking. If we were looking to stay small car I would be checking it out...though no AWD irks me to no end.

I just want a nice looking, AWD, hatch (even mini-ute if you want to call it that), Big-3, US built car. Getting to be impossible to find now.

by psiu
Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Click me (unless you're in AK, HI, PR, or Canada!!!!)
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Re: (HawaiiPontiacLover)

We moved when I was 5 or so. Back then, creepie crawlies fascinated me. Now, they make move quickly in the opposite direction Of course we moved to San Diego then...I spent the remainder of my non-creeped out phase by hunting down black widow spiders...I had to google B52's. There were certainly ple...
by psiu
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Click me (unless you're in AK, HI, PR, or Canada!!!!)
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Re: (Caretaker)

Quote, originally posted by Caretaker »Potbelly is good. The sandwich meat is a bit salty, but the Wreck on Wheat with marinara sauce is delicious.I like the Italian on Regular, hold the tomato and pickles....nom nom nom. Coupled with some potato salad and an IBC is a tasty treat.And with as much a...
by psiu
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Click me (unless you're in AK, HI, PR, or Canada!!!!)
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

I would say try Potbelly, but it's quite a swim to the closest one for you. I like Potbelly a lot more than Quizno's.
by psiu
Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: IE9: Yes? No? Bugs?
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

I would like it if there was a free ad block solution for it.
by psiu
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How accurate is the "weight" section of your driver's license?
Replies: 22
Views: 2612

I'm in Michigan and they just list Height and Eyes...no Weight or Hair that can change fairly easily.
by psiu
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Needed to Tell Someone.
Replies: 24
Views: 2548

Congrats!
by psiu
Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Careers
Replies: 63
Views: 8144

Glad to hear you're at least getting by, IMakeVibes. Telecom being part of electrical construction here in MI hasn't been a booming business the last couple years obviously, I've been able to experience unemployment myself. Luckily, I've behaved, and we paid off all our debts over the stretches of u...
by psiu
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Careers
Replies: 63
Views: 8144

My wife is working on her nursing degree, baby has put a pause into it, but hopefully she will finish it next year (RN program).

I'm off to the tank (yes the "boom boom" kind as she just asked me) plant on Monday.

by psiu
Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Careers
Replies: 63
Views: 8144

I'm finishing out my apprenticeship as a Low Voltage Installer Tech. What do I do? Anything that isn't power--we do voice, data, security, hvac controls, sound, video, etc, pretty much all of it.I get to go to different places so it's an interesting field. In the last year I've been in a couple Ford...
by psiu
Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:55 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: VastOrangutan
Replies: 22
Views: 5522

Between my wife and my 6 month old son, stories like this tear me up every time now. Can't imagine the grief the parents feel. Just read a couple other stories like this from the Detroit area and now see this on here.

RIP to those who have passed, and prayers for those who remain.

by psiu
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How long do printers last?
Replies: 24
Views: 3914

We had (well, still do) an Epson inkjet we got for around $40 in 2003. After a few years it stopped printing--the page counter needed to be reset, and the sponge for collecting ink needed to be rinsed out.Worked fine until we updated to Windows 7 and WHS, couldn't get it to work and we use an HP AIO...
by psiu
Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: whatcha doin' with the tax refund? :)
Replies: 30
Views: 4229

Pretty good chunk this year...around 3K. New baby helped bump that up significantly.Happily though...no real plans. Going into savings for now. Even with my job situation the last couple years (maybe only 7-800 hours each year) the unemployment and SUB pay has kept us going pretty well. Been very th...
by psiu
Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Time to upgrade (Verizon)
Replies: 10
Views: 1844

And the data can be eaten up quickly. I usually average around 500MB/mo and that is using Google Navigation, email, and web browsing on my breaks at work. No music streaming all day or large downloads away from home (and wifi) to get that kind of usage. Edit: Also, I would never go back to a normal ...
by psiu
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Time to upgrade (Verizon)
Replies: 10
Views: 1844

Well things may be changed by this summer anyway with the introduction of their 4G (aka LTE) service and new ways to empty your wallet. If lucky, they will still have a $15 plan so you could get a smartphone with but not pay out the nose for it. Or Maybe consider just one smart phone (yours!! ) and ...
by psiu
Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DSL is DOWN!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2059

Good luck. Have dealt with them twice in similar situations. So far the cable company has been better every time we've had one (been through 3 different cable co's). But I know the potential for joy and happiness lies within them too
by psiu
Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: IPhone Pre-Order (Verizon)
Replies: 17
Views: 3013

Nope...don't have any Apple products outside of an old G4 flatscreen Imac set aside for the baby.

Rocking an OG Droid currently will eventually move up to something newer but it still measures up pretty well to the newer phones (when properly enhanced ).

by psiu
Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Computer Geeks HELP!
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: (09vGT)

Quote, originally posted by 09vGT »Okay thanks! I'll give it a try later. Microsoft Office 2007 Student doesn't include outlook, so I won't have to worry about that. And on a side note, my computer is a 64 bit system. That's not the problem--it's the version of Office I guess they have different 32...
by psiu
Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Computer Geeks HELP!
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

http://www.mydigitallife.info/...ether/

I also saw a note elsewhere that if you have the 07 32-bit version, make sure your 10 version is the same.

by psiu
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ...Last Night
Replies: 33
Views: 3912

Re: ...Last Night (Serj22)

Congrats!We just had our first in September and while the pregnancy was pretty easy overall, the hospital and doctors definitely went with the "everything we can do wrong and against your wishes we will" approach. I was borderline in tears before the actual birth (surgery) between 2 days of no sleep...
by psiu
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: iphone 4 for verizon!!
Replies: 15
Views: 3904

Re: (steve03viber)

Quote, originally posted by steve03viber »
The wife has a fascinate and.loves it but its too slow.for.me.im.overclocked to 1.45 ghz and rooted lol

LOL. I just saw post on another forum about the period and spacebar on the Droid X keyboard and how that person always typed like that.

by psiu
Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Digital TV HELP
Replies: 23
Views: 2868

You know, we bought a 32" Panasonic at Costco this spring for a shade under $400 I believe. Standard 720p etc, but the one thing I love about it is that it has a matte screen (anti-reflective). The thing I didn't love about it (after returning one and getting ready to dump it altogether) was that I ...
by psiu
Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Digital TV HELP
Replies: 23
Views: 2868

Re: (jake75)

Quote, originally posted by jake75 »I guess I don't agree - I run a coaxial cable directly to my HD TV and all is fine. My basic service only includes about 8 channels and but they are picture perfect. My TV has separate coaxial input for canle and antenna - can switch back and forth. In decent wea...
by psiu
Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: LCD TV - No sound on some channels
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

The little guys in the TV who make the sound took Christmas off?The parts were exquisitely manufactured for a 5 year warranty?Cable company having issues? But you said the other set is okay? Are they hooked up the same way (just cable line into TV, box, etc)? Could try rescanning channels, maybe the...
by psiu
Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Digital TV HELP
Replies: 23
Views: 2868

You will want either an HD box or at least an SD box with HDMI (they make such a thing?) or component video (red, green, blue for video plus the red/white for audio). However...a standard definition picture on the HDTV will generally look pretty crappy.

Good luck

by psiu
Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: College Student Looking at an 03 Vibe...Good deal?
Replies: 26
Views: 3105

Re: (midnighthunder89)

Quote, originally posted by midnighthunder89 »I love the Fwd, yes i wish i had some 16 steelies and snow tires but when you drive in the snow as much as I do you get pretty good at it. The hardest part in houghton is the hill grades are higher than "normal" roads but there is always roads that are ...
by psiu
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: College Student Looking at an 03 Vibe...Good deal?
Replies: 26
Views: 3105

I hate our FWD Vibe in the snow with all-seasons. Was just up in Houghton at the beginning of the month...my wife finally believed me and decided the next vehicle will be AWD.
by psiu
Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: HELP...computer won't print coupons?
Replies: 16
Views: 2559

Print limit exceeded? Is it some program that might want you to pay to print more coupons? Or is it an older printer (inkjets have internal page counters and will refuse to print after a certain number...you can reset them sometimes and wring out the sponge if you want to keep going).
by psiu
Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Damn it Canucks: Keep your friggin' cold weather up there!
Replies: 14
Views: 1483

Driving 600 miles Sunday and next Saturday with 10 week old. Hope it doesn't snow too much, there will be enough stops as is.

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