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by stoavio
Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:23 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Can my 03 vibe radio be replaced with an 06 radio?
Replies: 27
Views: 3591

That's a fine radio. I sell it all the time and hear a lot of positive feedback. How are you liking yours? Any qualms? Any praises? Let us know how it's working out for you. I'm also in the process of looking for a new OEM radio for my 2003 M&T Vibe. I'm finding that many of the radios from other ye...
by stoavio
Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:54 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: PIE GM12-AUXV2 Adapter Problem. Please HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 3329

After talking to Frank at PIE, he suggested that perhaps the radio wasn't programmed for an external CD changer. It does have a 12-pin data port on the back which indicates that it's Class-II, however. Is there any way to determine whether or not the radio has been programmed for an external CD chan...
by stoavio
Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: My Audio
Replies: 52
Views: 13309

I have the Basslink II in my Vibe and love it.
by stoavio
Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:20 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: PIE GM12-AUXV2 Adapter Problem. Please HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 3329

Re: (kevera)

@kavera: There's no button on my CD player that specifically says BAND. I have an AM/FM button and a CD/AUX button. Are you just calling the AM/FM button the BAND button or are you referring to a button labeled BAND?
by stoavio
Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:34 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: PIE GM12-AUXV2 Adapter Problem. Please HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 3329

@Herb: I refuse to believe that! In fact, I'm sure I've read otherwise. I think AUX2CAR works in 2003 models. @Coldmm803: Thanks for the input. My radio has a CD/AUX button though, no BAND button.
by stoavio
Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Problem w/ GM12-AUXv2 Install - Any advice?
Replies: 9
Views: 3090

@Smitty: According to the Crutchfield.com outfitmycar application, this adapter isn't compatible with your car (or mine). View the product here and use the fit guide
by stoavio
Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: PIE GM12-AUXV2 Adapter Problem. Please HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 3329

I did some poking around after I couldn't figure out why it wasn't working. It turns out it may have been erroneously added to the compatibility list started here on the forums. I've since used the "outfitmycar" application on Cructhfield.com and according to that, it's not compatible with an 03 M&T...
by stoavio
Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Want to hard wire an AUX device?
Replies: 122
Views: 65239

Just to forewarn any 2003 Moon & Tunes Vibe owners considering the PIE GM12-AUXV2 adapter, it isn't necessarily confirmed to be working at this point. The installation instructions are simple and I followed them exactly to no avail. I'll update here if/when we figure out what the issue is. Can any 2...
by stoavio
Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Problem w/ GM12-AUXv2 Install - Any advice?
Replies: 9
Views: 3090

@GMJAP: Oh yikes! I didn't know it was only hypothesized that those vehicle / aux adapter configurations were compatible. I thought they were tried and true. Silly me. Did you get my message? Would you kindly visit the thread I linked you to? Thanks!
by stoavio
Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: PIE GM12-AUXV2 Adapter Problem. Please HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 3329

Just an update. I fiddled around some more with it and confirmed that I am indeed tapped into 12v constant and ground. The 12v constant is blue/white and the ground is brown. The jumper is correctly set inside of the unit to "Changer" but it still doesn't work. Any thoughts? I'm still thinking it mi...
by stoavio
Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:57 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: PIE GM12-AUXV2 Adapter Problem. Please HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 3329

Re: PIE GM12-AUXV2 Adapter Problem. Please HELP! (stoavio)

DISCOVERY The sticker on the OEM CD player says: MANUFACTURED IN: 9/12/02. Does that mean this radio isn't CLASS-II?I have to buy a new OEM radio because of the burnt out display anyway so maybe replacing the radio with one manufactured in 2003 would solve the problem?
by stoavio
Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: PIE GM12-AUXV2 Adapter Problem. Please HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 3329

PIE GM12-AUXV2 Adapter Problem. Please HELP!

My new PIE GM12-AUXv2 adapter arrived from DiscountCarStero today and I attempted to install it with the help of an expert installer at Best Buy in the Mobile Audio department where I work. This guy is simply amazing at what he does. We have stores from all over the territory calling him to ask ques...
by stoavio
Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:35 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Problem w/ GM12-AUXv2 Install - Any advice?
Replies: 9
Views: 3090

Any update on this? I'm facing the exact same problem with my 2003 Moon & Tunes Vibe. Ideas? Thanks
by stoavio
Tue May 15, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: The Official GenVibe Buyer/Seller Rating Thread
Replies: 143
Views: 40243

Seller: engineertwin2Item: 4 16" OEM Alloy Wheels + TiresRecommend: Yes! Comment: Bobby was a very good seller who maintained contact with me throughout the sale. He also accurately described the wheels and they arrived in the exact condition he depicted them in. I am elated with the deal I got and ...
by stoavio
Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:03 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: [GALLERY] Grafxwerks Steering Wheel Inlays
Replies: 8
Views: 1602

Common people! I know more of you have steering wheel inlay pictures you want to share!
by stoavio
Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: US - North Central
Topic: April 1st car meet pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 1905

If anyone knows the GV car show date, please share. I'd be down for that.. or any meet located about 1 hour or so away from Muskegon.
by stoavio
Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:54 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Can you feel the rumble...
Replies: 9
Views: 798

There are Vibes with M&T *without* the subwoofers in the back. Did you check under the passenger seat for an AMP?
by stoavio
Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Replacing passenger back seat door speaker. Questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 580

I'll check them out. Thanks. I'm really looking to buy a M&T speaker from someone on these boards though as I do not require a pair. If anyone has one for sale, please quote me a price shipped to 49442. Thanks.
by stoavio
Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Replacing passenger back seat door speaker. Questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: Replacing passenger back seat door speaker. Questions. (stoavio)

I just realized that my speaker, which is a 6x9, more than likely will not fit in the door as it's oval instead of circular. Anyone know what size the speaker is or where I can find a replacement? Also, if I know the size, can I just purchase one of Best Buy that's the same size and use that instead...
by stoavio
Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:51 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Replacing passenger back seat door speaker. Questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Replacing passenger back seat door speaker. Questions.

I recently purchased a lightly used 03 Neptune Vibe with moon & tunes and have discovered a persistent crackling/fuzziness in the rear passenger side (right back seat) door speaker. I'd like to replace it but have some questions. 1. What size is that speaker? 6.5 inches? What's the largest I can go?...
by stoavio
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Paint scratch and chip repair
Replies: 0
Views: 384

Paint scratch and chip repair

I know this issue has been discussed ad nauseam but I figured I would post anyway just to make sure I know everything I need to know before trying to fix these imperfections. Like many, I have some paint chips on the hood as well as on my door edge guards. I also have various scratches that need to ...
by stoavio
Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Touch-Up Paint Code Chart 2003~2009 (Freshly Updated!)
Replies: 26
Views: 28724

Thank you for the very useful post. Which is better for concealing the scratches, the spray or the brush bottle? Also, it looks like the first part of the number 62U is the color code whereas the WA916K is the Primary Code and the GM color name for Neptune appears to be Dark Blue Mica B/C. More info...
by stoavio
Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:54 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Removing Pin striping
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

@Vibr8ter: LOL. Nooooice.
by stoavio
Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: good prices on wheels and tires
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Is there any difference between the bolt patterns on 03 and 04 Vibe wheels because when I visit that site and select 2003>Pontiac> the only model that shows up is Sunfire. As a model, Vibe only shows up in 2004 and later.
by stoavio
Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Removing Pin striping
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

@mcgusto82: It's a dark blue Vibe (also referred to as Neptune I believe, right?)
by stoavio
Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Total newb. Interior questions. :)
Replies: 18
Views: 1581

@ ZubenElGenubi: I've received your IM and have responded. I'm interested. If anyone else has one for sale, please feel free to contact me as well. I will update this thread when I've purchased one. Thanks!
by stoavio
Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: [GALLERY] Grafxwerks Steering Wheel Inlays
Replies: 8
Views: 1602

Re: [GALLERY] Grafxwerks Steering Wheel Inlays (ZubenElGenubi)

@ ZubenElGenubi : Thanks for sharing. I really like the color you've chosen. I'm going to include your picture in this thread for easy viewing. I think it looks nice. Which color is it? Regular gloss black? Regular matte black? Metallic black? Black chrome? Reflective black? Like I said, without ha...
by stoavio
Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:25 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Total newb. Interior questions. :)
Replies: 18
Views: 1581

Ok, so I'll keep my eyes peeled for Toyota Matrix radio bezels '04 and older and see what I turn up. Thanks!
by stoavio
Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: [GALLERY] Grafxwerks Steering Wheel Inlays
Replies: 8
Views: 1602

[GALLERY] Grafxwerks Steering Wheel Inlays

I'm in the process of determining which color steering wheel inlay I'd like to purchase and it's proving difficult without being able to see the color choices on the actual product. Maybe I'm not very imaginative, but I really think it would help if we could see the different colors on the vinyl dec...
by stoavio
Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:00 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Removing Pin striping
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Re: (Vibr8tr)

@ Vibr8tr: Clever name, lol. The reason I don't like them on my Vibe is because they've already chipped or peeled off in certain areas. I've seen Vibes with pin striping that look real nice and I'm sure yours does as well! No hard feelings, ok? I believe my pin stripes are the standard factory ones ...
by stoavio
Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:52 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Total newb. Interior questions. :)
Replies: 18
Views: 1581

@NascarXprt: Thanks for your input. It's best to purchase the radio bezel from a Toyota dealership? I didn't know that. Interesting. So, the radio bezel in the Martrix and Vibe must be identical than, correct? You're positive those no slight variation that would make it not fit correctly in my Vibe?...
by stoavio
Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Removing Pin striping
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Thanks everyone. I'll give it a shot and report back with my results.
by stoavio
Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Removing Pin striping
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Thanks Breezd. Did you heat the pinstripes first? How do I begin?
by stoavio
Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Removing Pin striping
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Thanks guys. I've got goo gone. That won't ruin the paint will it?
by stoavio
Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:01 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Removing Pin striping
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Removing Pin striping

I recently purchased a dark blue Vibe that has some pin striping. In some areas it has been lightly chipped and I'm not sure I like how it looks much anyway so I'd like to take it off. My questions are, for those of you that have done it: 1.) Is there any risk involved in damaging the paint?2.) Will...
by stoavio
Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:47 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Total newb. Interior questions. :)
Replies: 18
Views: 1581

Thanks Keithvibe. I saw the one on eBay already but was wondering if this is a part that can be ordered from a dealership or manufacturer for possibly less. $25.00 is fine, but they're charging $15.75 for shipping!Regarding the pontiac logo steering wheel inlays offered by grafixwerks -- do I have t...
by stoavio
Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Total newb. Interior questions. :)
Replies: 18
Views: 1581

You guys rock, thanks ! I was worried it would be tough to fix but it seems this is something even I can manage. Do I have to worry about reconnecting the wires to their respective buttons? Anyone have any idea where I can find a bezel in perfect condition? I'd prefer to buy it new but if someone ha...
by stoavio
Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Total newb. Interior questions. :)
Replies: 18
Views: 1581

Sunny, thank you so much for those links! They're exactly what I'm looking for. Do you know if it's hard to remove the existing radio bezel and install the new one? Can it just be popped off or is the process more involved than that?
by stoavio
Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Total newb. Interior questions. :)
Replies: 18
Views: 1581

Total newb. Interior questions. :)

Hello everyone. After months of shopping around for my first car, I decided to get a 2003 Pontiac Vibe (dark blue). The car is used, and has had 1 previous owner, so there is some *light* scratching around the silver bevel trim stuff around the CD player (what's the correct name for it?) I'm wonderi...