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by JPark
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Front turn signal lights up but doesn’t blink
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Front turn signal lights up but doesn’t blink

Thanks. I’ll run your tests tomorrow.
by JPark
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Front turn signal lights up but doesn’t blink
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Front turn signal lights up but doesn’t blink

I've never touched an 09 Does the left side work ok? Does the left side blink at a normal rate? How do the emergency flashers behave? In these cars, the turn signal flasher is sensitive to the electrical load on it, and will blink fast if one of the bulbs is bad, as a way to let you know about it. ...
by JPark
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Front turn signal lights up but doesn’t blink
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Front turn signal lights up but doesn’t blink

Caretaker wrote:fuse

Which fuse?
by JPark
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Front turn signal lights up but doesn’t blink
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Front turn signal lights up but doesn’t blink

jolt wrote:Need more details and information.

I’ll see if I can oblige. It’s the front right turn signal that fails to blink. Back right works fine. Front right is lit but doesn’t blink. When I turn on the right blinker, it blinks very fast (or rather, the back light blinks very fast).
by JPark
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Front turn signal lights up but doesn’t blink
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Front turn signal lights up but doesn’t blink

My front turn signal quit blinking. It’s lit, so it doesn’t seem to be the bulb. Reading online it sounds like it could be the turn signal flasher but if that were the case wouldn’t all the blinkers stop working? Any other possible cause?
by JPark
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Gen 3 Vibe?; Kia's 50mpg Nero Hybrid.
Replies: 9
Views: 1414

Re: Gen 3 Vibe?; Kia's 50mpg Nero Hybrid.

I was just checking the Niro out. Its interior dimensions are near identical to the First Gen Vibe. Nice! I'm interested in the plug-in hybrid due at the end of the year. One issue: it looks like the seats don't quite fold flat.
by JPark
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: My midlife crisis Vibe: 2009 GT. A few questions...
Replies: 15
Views: 2719

Re: My midlife crisis Vibe: 2009 GT. A few questions...

This is the tap you'll need. A lot of tap/die sets do NOT include this very fine thread so I had to buy it separately. Good luck ;) Well, I got it installed without a hitch. Er...the installation went smoothly. I did have to tap the holes but had no trouble doing it.The wiring to the battery took a...
by JPark
Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: My midlife crisis Vibe: 2009 GT. A few questions...
Replies: 15
Views: 2719

Re: My midlife crisis Vibe: 2009 GT. A few questions...

* I'm planning on getting a Curt hitch (12221). It looks like it oughta work. Any problem with that plan? Any better options? [/list] Go for it. That is the exact one that we got for our 2009. I put one on my son's Vibe GT for him to tow his jet-ski around and it works great. Very easy install ... ...
by JPark
Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: My midlife crisis Vibe: 2009 GT. A few questions...
Replies: 15
Views: 2719

Re: My midlife crisis Vibe: 2009 GT. A few questions...

JPARK, You probably already know this being a previous Vibe owner, but just in case ya forgot, there is a slot for the jack handle and lug wrench on the right side of the tire under a cardboard piece covered with felt. I think there is a little finger hole to remove it. This thread has a picture of...
by JPark
Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Is the 2009 2.4L FWD GT Reliable?
Replies: 13
Views: 1292

Re: Is the 2009 2.4L FWD GT Reliable?

Congrats on the "new" Vibe! Do you have any modifications planned for it? Thanks! For now I'm just doing a cargo mat (Home Depot entry mat variety). After that it depends on if I need to spend much on maintenance. It has a bit of a chirp when I let off the break a little, and I may get th...
by JPark
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: MacGyver's - 2009 Vibe Base
Replies: 87
Views: 12935

Re: MacGyver's - 2009 Vibe Base

Water pump starting making horrible noise. Did some searching on the issue, and apparently the water pump installed at the factory is crap, and most were changed under warranty with a superior pump as they failed well before the warranty expired. But because my car was not driven much, the water pu...
by JPark
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 2009 GT - Hiss from OEM Stereo
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: 2009 GT - Hiss from OEM Stereo

Check the ground for the amp under the passenger seat. Grounds can come loose, or get damaged from someone shoving something under the seat. I poked around a bit and didn't see anything loose. I'll take a closer look after work. Is the ground part of one of the bundles or is it a separate wire? Can...
by JPark
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 2009 GT - Hiss from OEM Stereo
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: 2009 GT - Hiss from OEM Stereo

Front, back, left, or right? Which is better or worst? Use balance control in radio and move the sound to each speaker. Does the hiss no away? Great question. I moved the balance and fade all over and it didn't make any difference. I put it all front right and I could still hear it equally well in ...
by JPark
Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 2009 GT - Hiss from OEM Stereo
Replies: 6
Views: 509

2009 GT - Hiss from OEM Stereo

I've had my 2009 GT for less than a week, so I'm still discovering new things about it. Today I discovered a hiss from the stereo that, once noticed, is really annoying. It's the OEM stereo so there shouldn't be any amp compatibility issues or ground issues. It's at a constant volume no matter how h...
by JPark
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: My midlife crisis Vibe: 2009 GT. A few questions...
Replies: 15
Views: 2719

Re: My midlife crisis Vibe: 2009 GT. A few questions...

Go for it. That is the exact one that we got for our 2009. I put one on my son's Vibe GT for him to tow his jet-ski around and it works great. Very easy install ... after you re-tap the FINE metric threads into the frame :o Here on the Ohio/Michigan border the corrosion and salt/brine are brutal on...
by JPark
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member with an 07
Replies: 13
Views: 1747

Re: New member with an 07

So far I have about 2500 miles on it, and it has been running great. I've been getting right at 33 mpg out of it. I tried to post a picture, but I don't know how to scale it down from my iPhone so it will attach. There are a few free apps you can use (I use Image Size--it gets the job done but isn'...
by JPark
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: My midlife crisis Vibe: 2009 GT. A few questions...
Replies: 15
Views: 2719

My midlife crisis Vibe: 2009 GT. A few questions...

After totaling my 2006 Platinum Vibe (base), I treated myself to a 2009 Vibe GT with 85k miles on it. So far I'm enjoying it. I do have a few quibbles/questions though: * The TPMS is acting up. I saw all the posts about deactivating it, but my wife will be much happier if I leave it functioning. I t...
by JPark
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Is the 2009 2.4L FWD GT Reliable?
Replies: 13
Views: 1292

Re: Is the 2009 2.4L FWD GT Reliable?

trb wrote:Looks nice! Great picture. Congrats!

Oh, I still have a rear cargo cover from my 10 GT if you want one. Just LMK.

Sure! I wondered if that was supposed to come with the car or not. Mine didn't. How much do you want for it?
by JPark
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Is the 2009 2.4L FWD GT Reliable?
Replies: 13
Views: 1292

Re: Is the 2009 2.4L FWD GT Reliable?

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by JPark
Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Is the 2009 2.4L FWD GT Reliable?
Replies: 13
Views: 1292

Re: Is the 2009 2.4L FWD GT Reliable?

I bought it, broken radio knobs and all. Aside from a bunch of chips on the hood and two mean dents on the door frame, it seems to be in great shape.

Edit: I tried uploading a pic but couldn't get it to work. I'll try again in the morning.
by JPark
Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2005 Vibe involved in head-on collision
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

Re: 2005 Vibe involved in head-on collision

Anyone feel like selling their precious Vibe? Or know of one? I'm in Northern Arizona if that helps! Thx. There's a good deal on a 2007 Moon & Tunes 1.8L automatic in Anthem (north of Phoenix). 119k miles, in good shape, asking $4200. I heavily considered it (and still wonder if I made the righ...
by JPark
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2005 Vibe involved in head-on collision
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

Re: 2005 Vibe involved in head-on collision

Did you ever find a replacement?
by JPark
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Is the 2009 2.4L FWD GT Reliable?
Replies: 13
Views: 1292

Is the 2009 2.4L FWD GT Reliable?

I had (it pains me to type that word) a 2006 base trim Vibe with 188k trouble free (not counting the 2 recirc motors) miles on it. It got totaled (not my fault) two weeks ago, so I've been looking at a replacement. I checked out the HR-V but, short version, it sucks. I checked out a few others but r...
by JPark
Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Scion to possibly get Toyota Auris Wagon?
Replies: 13
Views: 2444

Re: Scion to possibly get Toyota Auris Wagon?

It's 7" shorter (height, not length) than the Vibe. That's likely a deal killer for me. Much of that may be due to ride height but I haven't looked into it at all. What you probably need is to measure seat to roof height. (Was it you who hated not having enough space above your head in the HRV...
by JPark
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Honda HRV
Replies: 17
Views: 2139

Re: Honda HRV

Auris is shorter than I realized. Height to me is irrelevant (unless you're referring to ride height/ground clearance). New and newish automobiles have far too much useless headroom. I'm not a short man, over 6ft, and having a foot of useless space above my head is, wait for it, useless. This is to...
by JPark
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Mazda CX-3
Replies: 12
Views: 1651

Re: Mazda CX-3

Driving reviews are looking really good. If you're interested in performance and handling over interior space, it looks like a great choice. If you're interested in fitting more than a few bags of groceries in the back or putting passengers in the rear seats, you'll want to look elsewhere.
by JPark
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Honda HRV may be the best Vibe Clone yet!
Replies: 12
Views: 1287

Re: Honda HRV may be the best Vibe Clone yet!

Yes, the gentleman told me that the AWD was standard on all models except the base model. And as you explained, the base model can be had with AWD for an upcharge. I'd certainly consult the Honda website to confirm all this. The gentleman is full of malarky. Here in Phoenix it's pretty hard to find...
by JPark
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Toyota may kill the Matrix
Replies: 119
Views: 25892

Re: (06pvibe)

Why can't we get that in NA? Can't answer that question BUT it surely resembles the Vibe/Matrix They say "The world's most popular small car." Yah right, start selling it outside Australia and we'll see. :) According to Wikipedia, it's a rebadged Auris.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyot...
by JPark
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Scion to possibly get Toyota Auris Wagon?
Replies: 13
Views: 2444

Re: Scion to possibly get Toyota Auris Wagon?

It's 7" shorter (height, not length) than the Vibe. That's likely a deal killer for me.
by JPark
Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: "H" is for hassel? Tire speed ratings.
Replies: 11
Views: 1048

Re: "H" is for hassel? Tire speed ratings.

I tried unsuccessfully to have Walmart mount and balance 4 new 195-65-15" Hankook 727 tires (2000 Chrysler Cirrus rims) on my 2005 Vibe. They were a little concerned about mounting 15" tires on a vehicle which only lists 16" rims available, but THAT wasn't the deal-breaker. The Hanko...
by JPark
Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Honda HRV
Replies: 17
Views: 2139

Re: Honda HRV

Dimensions compared to 2006 Vibe (my model. Man, I love that car.) ____________________________2006_Vibe___2016_HR-V Wheelbase___________________102.4_______102.8 Length______________________171.9_______169.1 Width_______________________69.9________69.8 Height______________________62.2________63.2 P...
by JPark
Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Honda HRV
Replies: 17
Views: 2139

Re: Honda HRV

Some specs are coming in: From Honda's press release: Wheelbase, in. 102.8 Length, in. 169.1 Width, in. 69.8 Height, in. 63.2 Passenger volume, cu. ft. 100.1 (LX), 96.1 (EX, EX-L) Cargo volume, cu. ft. 24.3 rear seats up 58.8 rear seats down From http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/honda-says-n...
by JPark
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Honda HRV
Replies: 17
Views: 2139

Re: Honda HRV

USA Today has a preview of the HRV, including video: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/11/17/honda-hr-v-randys-donuts/19185227/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; And some more pics: http://www.autoguide.com/gallery/gallery.php/v/main/news/manufacturers/Honda/2016_hr-v_randy_...
by JPark
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Honda HRV
Replies: 17
Views: 2139

Re: Honda HRV

Compact crossovers bug me. Weee, it's a crossover, not a lame wagon or hatchback! But... Lower it and you get a hatchback. But then they narrow the rear roof to make it seem taller and cut down on its practicality and ruin the hatchback look. I'd much rather wait for the Scion IM. It's the Toyota A...
by JPark
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Honda HRV
Replies: 17
Views: 2139

Honda HRV

Anybody else intrigued by the Honda HRV? It's due to be officially unveiled at the end of the month. Comparing exterior dimensions with my 2006 Vibe, my Vibe is almost 3" longer, but the Vezel that the HRV is based on (available in Japan) is comparable in height and width.
by JPark
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Kia forte-5-door
Replies: 25
Views: 1916

Re: The Kia forte-5-door

I wish I could give the Yaris a thumbs up, but my brother just got one and the interior makes my Vibe feel like a luxury car.
by JPark
Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Any Vibe owners who also own an iPhone?
Replies: 10
Views: 1891

Re: Any Vibe owners who also own an iPhone? (musicmanmu)

I do. I love it. I have an iPod adapter for my Vibe that I bought for my 20GB iPod (5 years old) that I use for my phone. It works well for audio, but it won't charge the phone. Do any of you iPhone owners have an adapter that will charge their 3G iPhone?
by JPark
Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:53 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Want to hard wire an AUX device?
Replies: 122
Views: 64323

Re: iPod2Car Install

I installed the Peripherals iPod2Car yesterday and thought I'd chime in on the install and on its performance. It seems like most of the people on here are opting for the Aux2Car or something similar, but I've got an old iPod that doesn't keep it's charge for very long and didn't want to have to run...
by JPark
Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:19 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: What's this metal box under the driver's seat?
Replies: 2
Views: 752

Re: What's this metal box under the driver's seat? (joatmon)

Makes sense. I had wondered how they did that without an inverter. Answer is, they don't. Thanks for the help.
by JPark
Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:17 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: What's this metal box under the driver's seat?
Replies: 2
Views: 752

What's this metal box under the driver's seat?

I bought my Vibe used from a rental agency, and I'm still discovering little surprised here and there. Last week I found the key fob in one of the secret compartments. Yesterday I found an electrical box mounted underneath the driver's seat. It's silver, about the size of a cigar box, looks pretty h...
by JPark
Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Does installing aftermarket HU void warranty?
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: Does installing aftermarket HU void warranty? (jwalcik)

That's encouraging. Thanks for the tips.
by JPark
Thu May 31, 2007 2:24 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Does installing aftermarket HU void warranty?
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Does installing aftermarket HU void warranty?

Hey all, new used Vibe owner here (the "used" applies to the Vibe, not the owner). Awesome car.I'm debating my options for connecting my iPod right now, and one of the weightier issues to consider is Does doing your own installation of an aftermarket HU void your warranty? I did my own install on my...

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