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by petervivian
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Spash Guard Fasteners
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Spash Guard Fasteners

I wouldn’t bother with these plastic fasteners. They won’t stay in there longer than zip ties.
by petervivian
Sat May 26, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cool article on the Vibe
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: Cool article on the Vibe

We need this kind of articles. FB group got a lot of new members recently.
by petervivian
Sat May 26, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Road trip
Replies: 14
Views: 423

Re: Road trip

No problem. I've done 2600 miles trips several times. Keep a cooler with ice and your favorite beverage on the passenger seat.
Even if anything breaks down remember it's a 9th gen corolla. You can get it fixed anywhere and be back on the road in hours.
by petervivian
Thu May 10, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: power lock & window control panel
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: power lock & window control panel

The clip on bezel is broken. A common problem on the vibe. I got a replacement from Toyota for 20 or 30 bucks. But I prefer to superglue it if I have to fix it again in the future.
by petervivian
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: GenVibe's 16th birthday April 1, 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: GenVibe's 16th birthday April 1, 2018

The first gen vibe is old but I think it still looks good.
by petervivian
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Recommendations for antennas?
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Recommendations for antennas?

Congratulations. I have the honda s2000 stubby antenna on my 05 like most other fellows here. Google it and find a lower price.
by petervivian
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Totaled, or rebuildable?
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Totaled, or rebuildable?

Why doesn’t the insurence company give people a choice of getting a check or getting the car fixed?
by petervivian
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: GMPartsCenter.net discount offers
Replies: 74
Views: 9763

Re: GMPartsCenter.net discount offers

Do they change price regularly, just like Amazon does? I was eyeing on one part and saw it was deep discounted. But it came back to normal price when I wanted to make the purchase.
by petervivian
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Stupid heat/HVAC question
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Stupid heat/HVAC question

The same here. Have to shut off the vents.
by petervivian
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2004 Vibe Base - Exhaust Heat Shield Fell Off After 700km...I retrieved it
Replies: 12
Views: 1916

Re: 2004 Vibe Base - Exhaust Heat Shield Fell Off After 700km...I retrieved it

Hi Everyone... Anybody think this is much of a concern if I don't put this back on? Does the muffler really heat up the metal under the spare tire that much? Check out this video from engineering explained. At 1:50, there's about 50 degrees Celsius difference around the shielded area. https://www.y...
by petervivian
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2004 Vibe Base - Exhaust Heat Shield Fell Off After 700km...I retrieved it
Replies: 12
Views: 1916

Re: 2004 Vibe Base - Exhaust Heat Shield Fell Off After 700km...I retrieved it

Hi Everyone... I have a 2005 Vibe Base - lost the same heat shield yesterday in the rain. Picked it up off the highway. Almost hit the lady in back of me. I had previously had the gas tank heat shield bouncing around, tied it up with zip ties like many others. I had assumed this was the same one. N...
by petervivian
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2005 Base 5-speed to 6-speed
Replies: 18
Views: 1230

Re: 2005 Base 5-speed to 6-speed

jayoldschool wrote:Good work! You're almost done.


Those corolla wheels look so good on the vibe.
by petervivian
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New viber!
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: New viber!

Welcome to Genvibe. See if you can fix the old pipe. Otherwise Toyota exhaust pipe is well made but may be more expensive than aftermarket ones. Considering the high mileage of the car I suggest spending as little as possible.
by petervivian
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Drivers Window
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: Drivers Window

The original has a straight bottom line, right? Maybe it's a modified design? Just message the seller.
by petervivian
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Fuel Pump Question
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Fuel Pump Question

That red wire is part of the circuit for the fuel gauge. I think you still need to check the fuel pressure to see if the pump is bad.
by petervivian
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3528
Views: 333819

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Sorry to hear that you had to change back to the stock bulbs. What HID projectors have you seen that fit through the opening of the stock bulb ?.....very interesting.... https://www.dropbox.com/s/p3il21w6vnkrk0x/Photo%20Sep%2014%2C%208%2046%2020%20PM.jpg?dl=0 Awww man....cant seethe image... :( Fix...
by petervivian
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3528
Views: 333819

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Sorry to hear that you had to change back to the stock bulbs. What HID projectors have you seen that fit through the opening of the stock bulb ?.....very interesting.... https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4424/37085010556_859f0c0e95_h.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4408/37085010416_7c5f6c2f4b_b.jpg
by petervivian
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2005 Base 5-speed to 6-speed
Replies: 18
Views: 1230

Re: 2005 Base 5-speed to 6-speed

Though I don't have any experience in such a project. Thank you for sharing pictures and information.
by petervivian
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3528
Views: 333819

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Finally cut the wire of DRL and Installed LED headlights. These light bulbs have the LEDs in the same places of the filaments of the 9003 halogen bulbs. So they give a comparable light pattern with the factory reflector. They are not too bright but better than the factory 55W halogen. And they are ...
by petervivian
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Wheel spacers.
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: Wheel spacers.

By the way. My tires are of 225 width.
The range is 10-48. For my tire width, +30 on the front and +15 on the rear will look nicely.
by petervivian
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3528
Views: 333819

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Replaced the high mount brake light. The last one Sylvania worked for 7 years. Rotated the wheels.
by petervivian
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Wheel spacers.
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: Wheel spacers.

I have wheels of +35 offset. The front wheels are very close to the fender walls. But the rear wheels are still recessed.
by petervivian
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Do you need to jack up car for water pump replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Do you need to jack up car for water pump replacement?

calivibes55 wrote:Great, thanks for the reply! I've seen it done both ways. Looks like there are a few bolts that you can't really see from the top but a deep socket reaches them fine.


There are some bolts behind the water pump seeing from the top. But you can feel them and loose/tight them with a deep socket.
by petervivian
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Do you need to jack up car for water pump replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Do you need to jack up car for water pump replacement?

No need to jack up the car. It's easier to access the serpentine belt if you remove the passenger side front wheel and the engine splash shield. The work can be done from the top. Remove the fan and the alternator for easier access to the pump.
by petervivian
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3528
Views: 333819

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Wash and wax. But the paint is oxidized and needs polish.
I finally cleaned these black spots (thousands) on the roof with clay bar. They were the result of artillery fungus. Very hard to remove. Actually it took five years of sun and weather to soften them.
by petervivian
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 17" Factory OEM chrome wheels for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1018

Re: 17" Factory OEM chrome wheels for sale

These are nice looking oem wheels back in the day.
by petervivian
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: OBDII scanner
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: OBDII scanner

jayoldschool wrote:Just get a used Android phone, or a cheap Android tablet at WalMart, and run Torque. Combined with a $15 Bluetooth adapter, you'll do more than a cheap scanner.


I paired my $5 ebay scanner with a $10 Bestbuy locked Android phone. This solution works great.
by petervivian
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Touch-Up Paint Code Chart 2003~2009 (Freshly Updated!)
Replies: 26
Views: 26315

Re: Touch-Up Paint Code Chart 2003~2009 (Freshly Updated!)

I recommend ACDelco lacquer touch-up paint code 40u wa 9737 19330189. I tried a number of differnet touch-up pens and bottled paint on my Frosty over the years. And the color of this one is accurate. The metal pen tip worked very well on these paint chips on the hood. It also comes with clear coat a...
by petervivian
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Remove DRL (or change to Fogs) and keep Automatic Sensor lights
Replies: 34
Views: 27098

Re: Remove DRL (or change to Fogs) and keep Automatic Sensor lights

The pictures are all gone. Anyone have saved a pdf or a copy? Thank you. Try this link. http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=9844 This was shared to me when i did the fog light mod on mine. You literally have to clip just 1 wire i believe. Thank you. Yes, I cut the wire to disable the D...
by petervivian
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: attachment size limit
Replies: 4
Views: 4518

Re: attachment size limit

I am going to save pdf copies of the discussion/tutorial/mod that I like. So when someone else needs the information, I can upload that pdf.
by petervivian
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Pre Vibe were you a Toyota or GM person? (Or neither?)
Replies: 35
Views: 1673

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

smash wrote:Pre-Vibe drove an Oldsmobile. (Expert level at investing in obsolete brands :D ). Next vehicle I'll be looking at will be in the Kia Niro EV type of compact (electric?) SUV. (still 2-3 years away).


Will Hyundai buy Kia North American business and drop Kia brand?
by petervivian
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: offset of +48
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Re: offset of +48

Just starting this post up again.. I am looking at 17" wheels off a 2009 Subaru Impreza, 5X100 with a 48mm offset, Sounds like I should be ok, Would folks agree? as long I use the correct lugnuts.. I have the opportunity to purchase 4 tire/wheels for $200 total The tires are 225/45R17's Thanks...
by petervivian
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3528
Views: 333819

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Finally cut the wire of DRL and Installed LED headlights. These light bulbs have the LEDs in the same places of the filaments of the 9003 halogen bulbs. So they give a comparable light pattern with the factory reflector. They are not too bright but better than the factory 55W halogen. And they are j...
by petervivian
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: I'm towing a light travel trailer, Vibe is super slow, barely climbs hills/mountains
Replies: 13
Views: 959

Re: I'm towing a light travel trailer, Vibe is super slow, barely climbs hills/mountains

When I drove on the I-20 at 70 mph, the 1.8 1ZZ-FE had to rev up to 4k rpm for every small hill. If I lower the speed to 60 mph, it took the engine much less effort. So I think it's common for the vibes.
by petervivian
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Any ideas or tips?
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Any ideas or tips?

Thanks, I'm definitely taking stuff out to shave weight. For the exterior I was thinking painting/wrapping the grey parts (cause it has that nasty grey plastic on the bumpers and stuff) white and then painting the fog light recesses black. Anyone ever tried this? Unless you have access to a shop. T...
by petervivian
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Idle Issues??? BIG News:
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: Idle Issues??? BIG News:

Thank you for sharing this. $2200 is a lot. Your 09 aleafy have problem with the timing cover seal?
by petervivian
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 883
Views: 125242

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

I haven't been as active over the past few years but wanted to share this milestone :D Finally hit 300000km on the '06. It's not driven as much now a days (20k/yr) but it still runs great with no major issues. We have 2 cars and have talked about which one to replace next year -- the vibe or a 2010...
by petervivian
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Performance After 200K
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Performance After 200K

Clean the throttle body. Put some seafoam to clean off the carbon build up.
by petervivian
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Remove DRL (or change to Fogs) and keep Automatic Sensor lights
Replies: 34
Views: 27098

Re: Remove DRL (or change to Fogs) and keep Automatic Sensor lights

The pictures are all gone. Anyone have saved a pdf or a copy? Thank you.
by petervivian
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Cylinder head replaced now codes p0012 and p0016
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: Cylinder head replaced now codes p0012 and p0016

Thank you for sharing the solution.
by petervivian
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Any ideas or tips?
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Any ideas or tips?

I think a mismatched color hood shows the poor condition of the car and a careless owner. A wrapped or dipped hood makes a rice car though the onwer may have no such intention. I recommend just sand down the hood and use spray cans to give it several layers of color matching base coat and clear coat.
by petervivian
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: mix 2 kinds coolant=-
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: mix 2 kinds coolant=-

In case someone changed the coolant , you can twist the radiator petcock and drain a little bit of the coolant to verify it. The original coolant should be toyota super long life. They are around 20-30 dollars at dealers. As caretaker has mentioned, other brand coolant with comparable contents costs...
by petervivian
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: dash lights go out when headlights turned on
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: dash lights go out when headlights turned on

There is a dash light brightness adjustment dail on your left hand side. Next to the hatch glass release button. If someone accidentally change it to all off, the dash light turns completely off when the auto headlight turns on.
by petervivian
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 883
Views: 125242

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

My 04 base Vibe was running perfectly and had just hit 183,000 miles when it got shot Say what ??? :o Do you live in an area where bullets fly regularly? High crime area? What specific damage was done? I'll assume it cracked the engine block which is why it was totaled? An engine swap wouldn't have...
by petervivian
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Replacements / Successors
Replies: 18
Views: 1382

Re: Vibe Replacements / Successors

This is high on my list for a replacement. I got sideswiped 2 weeks ago. I was at 187k miles. I'd prefer to add some money and replace it with something with fewer miles, but most of the vibes I'm seeing in the NJ/NY area up there like mine was, or are the uglier (in my opinion) later generations. ...
by petervivian
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Pre Vibe were you a Toyota or GM person? (Or neither?)
Replies: 35
Views: 1673

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

After the vibe, I plan to get a Toyota. I was a VW fan.
by petervivian
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: New member

Welcome to genvibe. You can link large images if you upload them to some cloud storage. Dropbox, Flickr, etc.
by petervivian
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: [Solved] Engine noise - bad water pump
Replies: 9
Views: 1093

Re: [Solved] Engine noise - bad water pump

Did four cycles of draining the coolant and filling with distilled water in the last couple of days. Replaced the water pump, put on a new serpentine belt, and refilled the Toyota antifreeze concentration. Smooth and quiet now. I will take samples of the coolant mixture in the next days to see if I ...
by petervivian
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3528
Views: 333819

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

By the way. The entire work of water pump replacement took about 2 hours. I spent probably one hour on removing the alternator. There is a nut inserted into the bracket of the alternator for the lower 14 mm bolt. It's pulled in too much by the tightened bolt and it locked the alternator to the place...
by petervivian
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3528
Views: 333819

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Did four cycles of draining the coolant and filling with distilled water in the last couple of days. Replaced the water pump, put on a new serpentine belt, and refilled the Toyota antifreeze concentration. Smooth and quiet now. I will take samples of the coolant mixture in the next days to see if I ...

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