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by SlammedNiss
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Changing DRL to the parking lamps not headlamps??
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Changing DRL to the parking lamps not headlamps?? (666vibe)

I think I've actually looked into this before and concluded that it would be almost impossible to do it.The front and rear parking lights are wired together via a junction block. If it were possible to move the drl's over, all your parking lights would come on at the same time. You'd get the same r...
by SlammedNiss
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2003 Vibe GT--cruise control stopped working
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Re: 2003 Vibe GT--cruise control stopped working

Add me to the list of non-working CC. Although mine seems to be sporadic. When it does work, it works as it should. When it doesn't, here is what I have noticed so far. The light illuminates on the dash when I press the end of the stalk to turn cruise on. When I press the stalk down to engage, the l...
by SlammedNiss
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: ONE OFF BUILD HERE!!!!!!! 09 VIBE GT
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: ONE OFF BUILD HERE!!!!!!! 09 VIBE GT

SeattleJeremy wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:39 pm
VW? I thought it was more of a slammed mini-truck thing.
That's where I know it from, considering I had a bagged and bodied Hardbody. Also, to the OP. If you're going to take the time to french the plate in, why not fiberglass over where the original plate area was?
by SlammedNiss
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: door problem
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: door problem

motohockey wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:57 am
dont quit your day job anytime soon and dont waste members time
The jokes on you, because I don't have a day job.
by SlammedNiss
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Matrix highlighted on Scotty Kilmer
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Matrix highlighted on Scotty Kilmer

"This 4 cyl engine," pointing at the 1ZZ, "a modified version of it, is in the baby lotus".

Yeah, not quite Scotty.....
by SlammedNiss
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Radio lights going out
Replies: 85
Views: 91957

Re: Radio lights going out

Ill prob be replacing my Matrix with something newer in the next year or so, and in turn will be reinstalling the OEM radio back into the dash. If I recall, some of the radio lights were out in the OEM radio prior to me replacing it with my Kenwood. With this write-up, it seems easy and cheap enough...
by SlammedNiss
Thu May 23, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB factory CD stereo
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: WTB factory CD stereo

I dont know what you consider cheap, but you can put in an aftermarket unit for under $100. Check out www.crutchfield.com
by SlammedNiss
Sun May 12, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Vibe door replaced - windows & locks not working
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Vibe door replaced - windows & locks not working

Wiring should be the same. Does the door lock switch work on the other door? Trying to eliminate whether or not you had a direct short and popped a fuse.
by SlammedNiss
Tue May 07, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Free Carfax Report?
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Free Carfax Report?

As this reddit post points out https://www.reddit.com/r/carfax/comments/bhwak6/carfax_is_a_scam/ It's always a good idea to have a mechanic do a pre purchase inspection (PPI). I completely agree, but that's on the buyer if he/she wants to do that. A Carfax/Autcheck is just a good baseline for info ...
by SlammedNiss
Tue May 07, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Free Carfax Report?
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Free Carfax Report?

Found a post on reddit/r/carfax where somebody is offering either Carfax or Autocheck for about $5. Will consider that if nobody is able to provide one here. I guess the next question is which one is better? Carfax or Autocheck? Here's the post. https://www.reddit.com/r/carfax/comments/bjmzpy/carfax...
by SlammedNiss
Tue May 07, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Free Carfax Report?
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Free Carfax Report?

Yea, I've searched the alternative sites, but they don't really seem to be as detailed. Many of them will say "8 service records" but if you click to get more details they want $$. Carfax puts everything up in a nice little easy-to-read package so I guess that's why Carfax charges as much as they do...
by SlammedNiss
Tue May 07, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Free Carfax Report?
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Free Carfax Report?

So, after owning a Matrix since they were introduced in 2002, I'm considering getting something a little newer with less miles. Which means I'll probably be selling my Xrs in the near future. It would be nice to be able to provide a Carfax for potential buyers, but at $40, I can't really justify the...
by SlammedNiss
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: door problem
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: door problem

motohockey wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:35 am
both front and rear doors on my 2010 AWD no longer stay open when parked on an incline...any suggestions?
park the other direction?
by SlammedNiss
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: You Are Now Equipped With: CERAMIC TINTS, CLADDING POLISH, & LICENSE LEDs
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: You Are Now Equipped With: CERAMIC TINTS, CLADDING POLISH, & LICENSE LEDs

I like the plural form. Its more fun to say. No I purchase the roll on Ebay for$60 for ceramic tint. I had them installed it which cost $100. I didn't want to go with their cheap dyed tint because I've gotten it before and in about a year it turns purple. so it cost you $160, not $100. That would b...
by SlammedNiss
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: You Are Now Equipped With: CERAMIC TINTS, CLADDING POLISH, & LICENSE LEDs
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: You Are Now Equipped With: CERAMIC TINTS, CLADDING POLISH, & LICENSE LEDs

What are the FL laws regarding tint % for front windows versus back passenger and tailgate? I didn't do the tints myself. I had it done at the swap shop in ft lauderdale for 100 clams. I'm not sure. https://www.tinting-laws.com/ It's TINT, not TINTS. Also, if you paid only $100, I'll be highly surp...
by SlammedNiss
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: LED Headlights Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: LED Headlights Kit

this whole thread seems to come off as some advertisement.
by SlammedNiss
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Would like a bluetooth + better stereo installed
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: Would like a bluetooth + better stereo installed

If you can take apart the door panel, then changing out the speakers is a pretty painless job as well. The hardest part is getting the old speakers out. They are held in with rivets that will have to be drilled out. After that, it's just a matter of attaching the new wires and screwing the new speak...
by SlammedNiss
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Would like a bluetooth + better stereo installed
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: Would like a bluetooth + better stereo installed

Installing just a new head unit is a pretty simple task. I would highly consider looking at www.crutchfield.com as they will include all dash kits and harnesses to install your new radio. All wires are color coded so getting it wrong would be difficult. All you would need is some crimpers and connec...
by SlammedNiss
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Ignition wiring help
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Ignition wiring help

I think I understand a little better. Are you saying I need a 3rd toggle? I would recommend it honestly. If those 2 wires were meant to be tied together, they wouldnt be separate in the first place. Besides that, I don't know how much power you'll be drawing through the toggles, and you take the ch...
by SlammedNiss
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Ignition wiring help
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Ignition wiring help

Can you not just reattach the wires to each other where they were cut? If not... https://i.imgur.com/Y519Bk2.jpg When the wires were cut, you ended up with a car side, and a key side. You'll only be using the car side wires at this point. You'll take the heavy gauge white (12v+) wire, and use it on ...
by SlammedNiss
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2004-2008 Rubber Mats for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 1359

Re: 2004-2008 Rubber Mats for sale

Uh.....
Last active:
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:06 pm
He won't even see your reply.
by SlammedNiss
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: GenVibe Announcements
Topic: Forum Software Updated
Replies: 12
Views: 655

Re: Forum Software Updated

When I was working on getting the upgrade done, I observed each of the three things mentioned above However, by time I posted the OP, all three of them looked to be resolved. So it should be good to go, perhaps requiring a restart of browser or clearing of the cache. If you're still observing issue...
by SlammedNiss
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The forum is back!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 926

Re: The forum is back!!!!!

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one havign issues with the site. This si what it looks like on my end. Very difficult even sending out this post. Something is messed up here still. Hope the admins are aware of this and can fix it soon :D Looks exactly what I'm seeing as well. I posted a simil...
by SlammedNiss
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: GenVibe Announcements
Topic: Forum Software Updated
Replies: 12
Views: 655

Re: Forum Software Updated

I had the same last night (using a Chromebook that's on v70.something.) Try in incognito mode / private browsing / whatever your browser may call it and see if the site looks normal. Incognito mode worked fine for me, so I assume there was something cached from the old site version that was causing...
by SlammedNiss
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: GenVibe Announcements
Topic: Forum Software Updated
Replies: 12
Views: 655

Re: Forum Software Updated

You mean anything like this? Image
by SlammedNiss
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Ignition wiring help
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Ignition wiring help

The only wires you need to start the vehicle will are the first 5 lines in the list. These will all be in the main ignition harness going up the steering column. You can run ign.1, ign.2, acces., and starter all from the large heavy gauge white and black wires. The difference between ignition and ac...
by SlammedNiss
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: keyless entry
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: keyless entry

Yes, if you unlock with the remote and don't open the door, my Matrix will relock all doors after a minute or so. This is normal and I don't know if it can be programmed differently.
by SlammedNiss
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Ignition wiring help
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Ignition wiring help

No reason to post this in 3 separate threads. Here are the wire colors for the ignition harness. You really should use 3 toggle switches (2x ignition, 1x accessory) and 1 momentary switch for the starter. But you can probably get away with putting the 2 ignition wires together on a single toggle. Yo...
by SlammedNiss
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Pre Vibe were you a Toyota or GM person? (Or neither?)
Replies: 40
Views: 3118

Re: Pre Vibe were you a Toyota or GM person? (Or neither?)

91 Nissan Hardbody std. cab (totaled)
95 Nissan Hardbody King Cab (sold, guy got t-boned)
95 Nissan Hardbody King Cab (sold to a friend in AZ)
96 Dodge Neon (sold)
03 Matrix Xrs 6-spd (sold)
11 Nissan Cube (sold)
03 Matrix Xrs auto (current)
by SlammedNiss
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Vinyl wrapping
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Vinyl wrapping

Has anyone vinyl wrapped their vibe? I know a couple people have but i just wanna get some input. I cannot decide what color I wanna do. At first I was dead set on just matte white, then snow camo, and then black rose. I just can’t decide. What colors do you guys think would look good? I have a 200...
by SlammedNiss
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Subwoofer replacement and wiring.
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Subwoofer replacement and wiring.

If the OEM setup is already wired for a DVC sub, you'll need to replace it with another DVC sub. Do you know or do you have a multimeter to check the impedance of the OEM sub? If you're happy with the sound it produces, why not just repair the surround with some gasket sealer or something similar?
by SlammedNiss
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Power windows and sunroof not working
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: Power windows and sunroof not working

Sounds like an obvious direct short. Only way to find it really is by trial and error. Good luck.
by SlammedNiss
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Matrixowners down?
Replies: 41
Views: 8832

Re: Matrixowners down?

Considering I host my own machines, if I'd known, I'd have offered to keep the site up and running, even if only in read-only mode. Sadly I've seen several different sites over the years go away without any notification from the admin. I'll never understand why. If you can't or don't want to host a...
by SlammedNiss
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: AC Works Great and Then Stops
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: AC Works Great and Then Stops

When you cycle the AC button on the dash, can you hear the AC compressor kick on? As stated, it might be low levels of coolant, but you might also need to replace the relay that controls the compressor. Had to do that a couple years back when mine was doing the exact same as you describe. It would w...
by SlammedNiss
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Fog lights won't come on
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Fog lights won't come on

I assume you checked with a multimeter at the fog light and aren't getting power at all? There is a relay between the switch and the fog lights themselves. Not sure exactly where it is, but it's either under the dash or under the hood.
by SlammedNiss
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Where to find oem headlight socket pigtail and how to wire it
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: Where to find oem headlight socket pigtail and how to wire it

I'm looking for a headlight pigtail socket for my headlight. I think the wiring might be too sensitive to have one of those generic ones from auto zone. I need to find an original one. Or if someone can tell me what wires to match up with a generic one that would be great too! Do you have HID or so...
by SlammedNiss
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: A/C Blower, WindShield Wipers, an DRL won't shut off even with key out.
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: A/C Blower, WindShield Wipers, an DRL won't shut off even with key out.

macaddictr, Welcome to GenVibe! You didn't say, so I tend to ask, how long have you had the car, has it always been this way, or is this something that just recently started happening? If it jsut started, was anything done to the car about the time the problem started happening? I don't have any wi...
by SlammedNiss
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: anyone have photos of the weathertech floor mats installed?
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: anyone have photos of the weathertech floor mats installed?

As an alternative, have you thought about the OEM all-weather floor mats? I have the Toyota version in my Matrix and really like them.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/201115115130
by SlammedNiss
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Genvibe server downtime?
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: Genvibe server downtime?

Let's hope that GenVibe.com doesn't turn into another MatrixOwners.com. R.I.P.
by SlammedNiss
Wed May 30, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Road trip
Replies: 14
Views: 886

Re: Road trip

As others have already said, I wouldn't sweat it. I just took my 03 Matrix Xrs from Ks to Az last month for a couple of weeks. 1000 miles each way. She purred the whole way there, except when I got stopped for doing 39/30 in Ks on my way back. Cop was cool and let me go but sat and talked to me for ...
by SlammedNiss
Sun May 20, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fender dents
Replies: 13
Views: 946

Re: Fender dents

Hth did you get those dents without damaging the fender flares?
by SlammedNiss
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Matrixowners down?
Replies: 41
Views: 8832

Re: Matrixowners down?

SeattleJeremy wrote:Wow, what happened?
I'm guessing it came down to server costs. Hard to say though for sure.
by SlammedNiss
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Matrixowners down?
Replies: 41
Views: 8832

Re: Matrixowners down?

Baltovibe wrote:Appears matrixowners.com is completely gone?
Has been for a couple months. There's a FB group of the same name, but it isn't as active as other Matrix FB groups.
by SlammedNiss
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: ‘09 Vibe Vinyl Wrap - Gloss Dark Grey!
Replies: 16
Views: 1260

Re: ‘09 Vibe Vinyl Wrap - Gloss Dark Grey!

DO you have experience with vinyl wrapping at all? Because that turned out really nice. I've done several vinyl wraps in the past (once a vinyl sign business owner) and I have to say that you did an excellent job. What vinyl did you use?
by SlammedNiss
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Is OEM Single CD Player Interchangeable with 6-CD Player?
Replies: 8
Views: 665

Re: Is OEM Single CD Player Interchangeable with 6-CD Player?

bratboy wrote:Can someone post a pic of the 6 cd unit so I know what to look out for?
It looks like this...

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by SlammedNiss
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Anybody replace the brake switch?
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Anybody replace the brake switch?

Has anybody ever replaced the brake switch at the pedal on a 1st gen? Looks to be straight-forward, but curious if anybody has already done it.
by SlammedNiss
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: (removed)...my eyes...Poor Vibe!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: (removed)...my eyes...Poor Vibe!!!

:D Dude, You're asked a lot of that vehicle. I'm going to assume you have a 2.4 liter? I would have loved to see how you planned this thing. It's like a micro bugout vehicle. That thing is an 05, which means it's a 1.8L, and it looks like it isn't a GT, which means he's got about 130hp stock. My qu...
by SlammedNiss
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Avital Remote Starter
Replies: 17
Views: 1823

Re: Avital Remote Starter

So, either I now have two DOA units... or I'm doing something wrong. I prefer to think its the latter. What is the bare minimum that needs to be connected to get signs of life (relay clicking when lock/unlock pressed)? Ground, power, antenna. Anything else? Please be explicit, exact pins. The only ...