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by Guy in PHX
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: The soccerdad wagon
Replies: 11
Views: 1430

Re: The soccerdad wagon

collins92 wrote:That definitely looks very neat first gen. Nice
2nd Gen . . . yes?
by Guy in PHX
Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Duplicolor Spray Paint
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

Re: Duplicolor Spray Paint

Just this morning I was looking for some touch up paint for my other car. I typed the paint code into a google search and came up with many many suppliers. Hope that works for you as well.
by Guy in PHX
Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Fiat 500L: Glad I'm not the Guy...
Replies: 26
Views: 2606

Re: Fiat 500L: Glad I'm not the Guy...

Fix
It
Again
Tony
by Guy in PHX
Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: The dreaded Clear Coat deterioration
Replies: 8
Views: 1636

Re: The dreaded Clear Coat deterioration

I have an 03 frosty (white). A long time ago someone on the list stated that white was the only color not clear coated. Does anyone have any information on this?

Thanks
by Guy in PHX
Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Does this even exist or am I looking for a unicorn?
Replies: 12
Views: 1593

Re: Does this even exist or am I looking for a unicorn?

Unicorn . . . I think. In 2009 they deleted the tracks in the back and just added some non-slip strips. That might be what you've seen.
by Guy in PHX
Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Looking for rear seat release knob
Replies: 1
Views: 530

Re: Looking for rear seat release knob

I had to replace my seat back release knob last year. I can't find the receipt so I don't have the part number. I just went to the local Toyota dealer and told the parts guy I needed one for a 2003 Matrix. I think it was in the $5.00 - $8.00 range.
by Guy in PHX
Mon May 19, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: A/C Recirculate button question
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Re: A/C Recirculate button question

I ended up just pulling off the power connector at the actuator and let it default to the outside air position. May be I'll fix it at some point in time. But summer has already begun in Phoenix (100 degree plus) so it won't be too soon.
by Guy in PHX
Wed May 22, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Body Panel Clips / Body Cladding Clips - SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: Body Panel Clips / Body Cladding Clips - SOLVED

Good to know.

Thanks for sharing!
by Guy in PHX
Mon May 20, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: 2003 Vibe/Matrix airbag recall
Replies: 34
Views: 5049

Re: 2003 Vibe/Matrix airbag recall

Curious as to which brand dealership is doing your work. Will any type GM dealer (Buick, Chevy, Caddy, etc.) be able or willing to do it? Does anyone think it matters picking one over another? Any GM dealer should perform the recall work. I personally go to the local Buick/GMC dealer since the used ...
by Guy in PHX
Fri May 17, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: 2003 Vibe/Matrix airbag recall
Replies: 34
Views: 5049

Re: 2003 Vibe/Matrix airbag recall

Have my appt with the dealer on 5/21/13 for my 04 and they needed to order the parts which should be in today. Also stated it could take as long as 2 hours for the work. :( Curious as to which brand dealership is doing your work. Will any type GM dealer (Buick, Chevy, Caddy, etc.) be able or willin...
by Guy in PHX
Thu May 16, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: 2003 Vibe/Matrix airbag recall
Replies: 34
Views: 5049

Re: 2003 Vibe/Matrix airbag recall

I just received (05-15-13) the safety recall notice saying "this letter is to inform you that parts for the remedy are now available".

So I guess it's time to call the dealer and get an appointment set up.
by Guy in PHX
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 918
Views: 138705

Re: How many miles on your Vibes? (bassplayaz06)

Bought my 2003 new in Nov. of 2002.Just turned 62,000 miles!
by Guy in PHX
Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Anyone found the solution to the growl yet?
Replies: 8
Views: 1782

Re: Anyone found the solution to the growl yet? (bassrocker032)

Could it be the dreaded serpentine belt tensioner?
by Guy in PHX
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: RPMS?
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: RPMS? (cp_stunna_2011)

My 2003 base w/auto at 65mph is almost dead on 2500 RPM.
by Guy in PHX
Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Cabin Air Filter Direction
Replies: 5
Views: 1726

Re: (zionzr2)

I' would double check that info, to be sure .If the air is drawn into the plenum from the cowling above the fan, then the air flow is from top to bottom, so arrow down. Isn't that why the debris on the filter accumulates on the top?
by Guy in PHX
Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: My Cargo Cover Completed (Pics)
Replies: 12
Views: 1808

Re: My Cargo Cover Completed (Whelan)

Hey Whelan,That looks great. I've been wanting to do something like that for the last 4 years. I would like to see a full DIY if your offering. How much would you guess that assembly weighs?Guy In PhoenixJust Passin' Thru
by Guy in PHX
Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Button Pushers
Replies: 30
Views: 3035

Re: Button Pushers (chemrebel)

I, as well, use the manual door button. That way I get immediate positive feedback . . . . .and save on battery life.
by Guy in PHX
Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: HVAC actuactor replaced, didn't fix problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1735

Re: HVAC actuactor replaced, didn't fix problem (sunny3388)

Sounds like the same problem I had. It was fixed under warranty. This is how my invoice reads:"Cause-D1810 Actuator and/or motor1 #88970277Replaced air inlet door actuator asm, internal failure gears stripped."I don't know if "actuator" and "actuator asm" refer to the same part or a larger assembly,...
by Guy in PHX
Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Possible Dealer Fraud?
Replies: 18
Views: 1393

Possible Dealer Fraud?

A couple of weeks ago I received an e-mail from GM. It announced enhancements to the MyGMLink page, now includes your warranty history. When I visited the site I found two accurate warranty issues the dealer performed and one that never happened. The dealer claimed they replaced my radio/CD unit, wh...
by Guy in PHX
Fri Sep 12, 2003 12:26 pm
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: The 4-1-1 On Clay Bars...
Replies: 14
Views: 1557

Re: The 4-1-1 On Clay Bars... (ragingfish)

A week after the body shop was done repairing and repainting my collision damaged Vibe, I noticed paint overspray on the roof. It was a large patch, about 18" X 24" I returned to the dealer thinking it would take the better part of the day and probably the use of solvents or heavy buffing. The manag...
by Guy in PHX
Mon Sep 01, 2003 12:05 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Discoloration....
Replies: 24
Views: 3183

Re: Discoloration.... (msmyer)

Yep, same exact problem here. Just noticed it a few days ago. It looks dusty, redish and splotchy. Definitely going back to the dealer for this one. Had the same problem with my Mitsu Montero, but it took 5 years to show it.
by Guy in PHX
Tue Aug 12, 2003 11:48 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: No Vibes in Phoenix?
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: No Vibes in Phoenix? (disneydj)

Yea it's a dry heat . . . . but so is my oven! I first saw my outside temp gauge hit 120 a couple of weeks ago. I think 120 is also a setting on my oven!I see about 2 to 3 Vibes a day and probably 4 Matrices. They're around but people tend to hibernate here in August. The unwritten rule of the road ...
by Guy in PHX
Sun Aug 03, 2003 12:14 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Moons and Tunes?
Replies: 11
Views: 672

Re: Moons and Tunes? (billabong_star)

I have a 2003 with Moons and Tunes. Not that I particularly wanted it, just couldn.t find one in stock without it. I had a 2004 Vibe rental car for the last 2 weeks that did not have this option. I could not tell the difference between the 2 units. I also enjoyed the extra "antler" room without the ...
by Guy in PHX
Sun Aug 03, 2003 12:03 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2004 Changes
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: 2004 Changes (billabong_star)

I just returned a 2004 rental that I had for 2 weeks. My 2003 was in a collision and was in the body shop with over $6k worth of damage. Long sad story, but not pertinent to the topic. I thought the new white and red cluster was far superior to the 2003 all red. I really miss it. I also noticed that...
by Guy in PHX
Tue Jul 15, 2003 11:52 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Do you consider you car a Pontiac or Toyota?
Replies: 34
Views: 4808

Re: Do you consider you car a Pontiac or Toyota? (huy397)

I definately don't consider it a Pontiac. I consider it a "NUMMI" the same manufacturer of the Toyota Tacoma and some Corollas. The dividing line is a little hazy. I've never been drawn to American cars and have to admit a slight bias, justified or not, against them. Just never aquired a taste for t...
by Guy in PHX
Tue Jun 03, 2003 12:03 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: weak a/c ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1129

Re: weak a/c ? (silverawd26)

Just to help you guys to stay in perspective . . . . . . The other day my outside temp display read 113 degrees! It's not even summer yet. I think this year is going to be a beast. All in all the A/C was barely adequate. I think I'll have it looked at. What concerned me was the amount of swooshing n...
by Guy in PHX
Tue Apr 15, 2003 11:56 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Dimentions of the rear cargo area???
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: Dimentions of the rear cargo area??? (Stang2Vibe)

Just ran out to my garage and checked. It's approximately 66" from back of my front seats to hatch door and 39.5" between the wheel wells. If the matress is thick enough to be level with the front passenger seat in the table position you'd probably gain alot more usable leg room.
by Guy in PHX
Sun Mar 02, 2003 10:33 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: My only Vibe annoyance
Replies: 43
Views: 2816

Re: My only Vibe annoyance (Cubanpete)

First off, what is the original purpose of the car's horn? I thought it was a way to give warning to someone not paying attention to a potential hazard. I get real annoyed when walking through a mall's parking lot and hear all this beeping and chiping. When it happens to the parked car that i'm walk...
by Guy in PHX
Mon Feb 17, 2003 10:36 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Do you see many Vibes on the road
Replies: 28
Views: 1635

Re: Do you see many Vibes on the road (robdog)

I took my 1st road trip today, Phoenix to Tucson. It was about 230 miles round trip. I spotted 3 Matrices and 0 Vibes.P.S.I was really impressed with my gas mileage . . . . .40.282 mpg! Conditions; cruise control @ 65 mph, flat terrain, 4spd auto, temp 76F, and no A/C on.
by Guy in PHX
Mon Feb 10, 2003 10:17 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Turbo Mini Van!
Replies: 10
Views: 2372

Re: Turbo Mini Van! (DopeVibeGT)

'89 huh . . . . ?Good chance that 4 cylinder was a Mitsubishi.
by Guy in PHX
Wed Feb 05, 2003 10:21 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: what would you classify the vibe as??????
Replies: 29
Views: 2353

Re: what would you classify the vibe as?????? (drb22)

Just received my title last week and I think I agree with the State Of Arizona MVD . . . . . . .4 door hatchback. But the word "tall" needs to be in there, also.
by Guy in PHX
Sun Feb 02, 2003 11:03 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Most miles on a tank of gas
Replies: 57
Views: 6538

Re: Most miles on a tank of gas (furrydogs)

I've only had my Vibe for about 2 months and am very pleased with it's gas mileage. All city driving so far. I have the 4 speed auto that's rated at 28/33. Actual: 1st tank-32.1852nd - 30.4753rd - 32.2094th - 29.774 (must have got on it a bit)I can't wait to see what it will do on the highway.
by Guy in PHX
Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:18 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: If you had to pick a theme song for your Vibe
Replies: 61
Views: 12445

Re: If you had to pick a theme song for your Vibe (JimScolaro)

quote:Born to be Wild - SteppenwolfAnybody out there old enought to remember this song.Not only do I remember, but I produced the light show and set up their stage equipment at a concert in Wichita Kansas. . . . can you say OLD guy?Theme: "Farther on down the road" by Taj MahalThis song fits either ...
by Guy in PHX
Tue Jan 21, 2003 10:29 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Your First Car
Replies: 256
Views: 54486

Re: Your First Car (viBert)

1st car - 1953 Hillman Husky. British 2 door tall wagon. Looked liked an old high top sneaker.2nd car - 1970 Citroen D-19 . . . it came from another planet.3rd car - 1967 Saab 96 , 850 cc, 3 cylinder, 2 stoke engine.Just a small sample of my old oddities. Still miss that Citroen.
by Guy in PHX
Sun Jan 19, 2003 10:25 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Driver's foot heat
Replies: 18
Views: 1887

Re: Driver's foot heat (FoxTv)

It appears our Vibes have an option usually found on more expenxive vehicles, rear passenger floor heat vents. Nice for thoses in the rear seats, but it must diminish the air flow available to the front. Look under your front seats. The vents are easily visable. You might try blocking these outlets ...
by Guy in PHX
Sun Jan 19, 2003 10:10 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Has anyone told you that your Vibe is ugly?
Replies: 29
Views: 1992

Re: Has anyone told you that your Vibe is ugly? (Triton GT)

I think it looks distictive and unique. But, my own wife said it looks like a chick car. . . . . . . a chick car! I don't get it.