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by joatmon
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Grab Handle above Driver?
Replies: 23
Views: 2190

Re: Grab Handle above Driver?

Here's a pic of Herb's 03 GT from viewtopic.php?f=20&t=34974 , a thread about moonroof drains but had some pics of headliner removed

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by joatmon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Last Production Vibe Found & Purchased
Replies: 56
Views: 17813

Re: Last Production Vibe Found & Purchased

Missed the 10 year anniversary yesterday. :(
by joatmon
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: Parts from Gen 1 4WD XR Matrix
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: FS: Parts from Gen 1 4WD XR Matrix

If you look at Red03Trix's thread on toyotanation, he was only selling a few aftermarket parts, not a full car part out. For dash vents, you might try a local junkyard, or perhaps ebay
by joatmon
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: "Clicking" sounds behind glove compartment
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: "Clicking" sounds behind glove compartment

I think you mean a stopped clock. If it's running backwards, it's not right any time of day :) well, a clock running backwards would be right at least twice a day, maybe more depending on clock speed. A clock running forward slowly might only be right every other day, or every other month, dependin...
by joatmon
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Physical control backups (non Drive By Wire)
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Physical control backups (non Drive By Wire)

1) Electronic window controls I don't have a problem with these. I understand in an emergency, with total loss of electric, such as suddenly getting flooded, they can be a problem, but I really do like power windows, and a car with both manual and power windows would be odd. Not that it couldn't be ...
by joatmon
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 528
Views: 51659

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

New challenge: vibe with defunct truck of the 50's. Extra points if the tires are inflated. OK, I know it doesn't meet the requirements of the most recent challenge, but I've been looking unsuccessfully, and given nobody else has been able to find a defunct truck from the 50's in the three and half...
by joatmon
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Crosstrek
Replies: 25
Views: 209

Re: Crosstrek

I've got a big C-clamp I use to compress brake calipers. Sorry to sAy my vibe is old enough that the toolbox always lives in it, and the C-clamp is in there. Once had a caliper seize on the highway in the middle of nowhere, before I started packing tools in the car. ended up using blunt force trauma...
by joatmon
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Ways to open / unlock rear hatch glass ?
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: Ways to open / unlock rear hatch glass ?

Thanks for this information, but there seems to be no second position when turning the key in the hatch lock. Turning in the first position is easy but I can only turn it one position in each direction even when using considerable torque on the key. I even tried cleaning out the lock too so if anyo...
by joatmon
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Brake issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Brake issue?

This seems like a short life for rotors. I don't really know what to offer other than 15K miles is way too quick to wear out a rotor. While some car models go through brakes faster than others, Vibes, such as your 08, don't really have a history of rapidly eating brake components. Is the wear even,...
by joatmon
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Crosstrek
Replies: 25
Views: 209

Re: Crosstrek

Although the merits of electronic vs mechanical emergency parking (e/p) brake is sort of off topic, I'm with Bookworm on this. I like having the security of the mechanical e/p brake. Goes along with "It's important that car be able to go, but its more important that it be able to stop" Supports the ...
by joatmon
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Crosstrek
Replies: 25
Views: 209

Re: Crosstrek

In the Crosstrek, didn't you find it goofy to have the emergency brake handle right there in the way? They just seem so pointless in this day/age. Does anyone completely lose their brakes and need to rely on the emergency brake?? Seems so 1960's. Honestly, I didn't notice the emergency brake handle...
by joatmon
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Crosstrek
Replies: 25
Views: 209

Re: Crosstrek

I sat in a crosstrek today, and I agree that the rear seats aren't quite enough for a person above average size. Outback was ok, I'd prefer a bit more headroom. Really liked the forester, which also has great visibility out the back looking over the shoulder from the driver seat. Surprising how many...
by joatmon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Front interior lights
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: Front interior lights

If I remember correctly, one side of the bulb in the sunroof controls gets a constant +12V and the switch connects/disconnects the other side of the bulb to ground. I looked at mine, and I did NOT remember correctly The sunroof control bulb gets a constant ground, nad the switch connects/disconnect...
by joatmon
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Last Production Vibe Found & Purchased
Replies: 56
Views: 17813

Re: Last Production Vibe Found & Purchased

In anticipation of the last vibe's 10th year anniversary next week, I found some of the pictures that got misplaced from this thread http://forums.genvibe.com/files/imported/483492=14703-lastvibe.jpg http://forums.genvibe.com/files/imported/507931=15349-Picture278.JPG http://forums.genvibe.com/files...
by joatmon
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is an easy to use picture hosting site?
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: What is an easy to use picture hosting site?

I now use SilveradoSierra.com .... It works great! :D An FYI, when I use my Win10 laptop, I see your pictures in chrome and firefox, but when I read genvibe using chrome on my android phone, all your silverado hosted pics show up as broken image links. Likely some security setting on my phone, but ...
by joatmon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3583
Views: 367908

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Pretty wild that the dealer (un)installed plugs were still in the car after so long If yours don't have plugs one could just put a piece of tape over these holes - or I guess just leave them open sense mine have been open all of this time and I would have never noticed it except for finding these in...
by joatmon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Crosstrek
Replies: 25
Views: 209

Re: Crosstrek

ah the joys of coming up with ways of squeezing out more mpgs out of a machine that isn't radically different from a '69 Valiant with a slant 6 engine. ... I am constantly reminded of Homer Simpson, the common man, designing the perfect car for his brother Herb. The more cars I try out, the more I ...
by joatmon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 12
Views: 137

Re: Oil filter

I've been using purolator oil filters, because that's what they sell at the parts store I go to, and because I can remember the filter number without having to look it up (14476). When I had a long commute, I was changing oil every other month. I can't remember, for the toyota 1zz engine used in vib...
by joatmon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Front interior lights
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: Front interior lights

awdVibeNoobie . Look in your cargo area on the passenger side for a bulge with a speaker on it- that's a subwoofer for the Tunes part. There's also an amplifier under the passenger seat. awdVibeNoobie has an 03, the Moon&Tunes didn't include a subwoofer until the 2005's. In addition to the sunroof ...
by joatmon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Ways to open / unlock rear hatch glass ?
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: Ways to open / unlock rear hatch glass ?

On your 2005, you can open the glass using the key in the hatch lock. The hatch lock works as follows: - Turn counter-clockwise to unlock the hatch (the whole hatch) - Turn the key clockwise to lock the hatch - Turn the key clockwise past the lock position to pop open the hatch glass. A few comments...
by joatmon
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is an easy to use picture hosting site?
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: What is an easy to use picture hosting site?

The gallery was never someplace regular members like us could post pictures, it was only available to admins (and maybe moderators) Tended to have pictures from SEMA shows that had Vibes, or some the early genvibe mega meets. Some of the gallery images can still be viewed if you find the right snaps...
by joatmon
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Front interior lights
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: Front interior lights

If you got the moon&tunes package, the front map light is built into the sunroof controls. If you didn't, then the interior rear view mirror has two manual map lights built into the bottom of the mirror. Neither variant is tied to the dome/door ajar lights. Mine has a sunroof and I hooked up a light...
by joatmon
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Crosstrek
Replies: 25
Views: 209

Re: Crosstrek

One thing about the crosstrek that isn't intuitive to me is that the auto tranny is rated at city/hwy 27/33 mpg, while the manual tranny one is only 23/29.
by joatmon
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Looking for advice

It might be worth running a compression test on it before you punt
by joatmon
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Rear diff drain and fill plugs
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: Rear diff drain and fill plugs

I can't see how the slight length difference could matter in a differential drain plug. Its job is just to not leak.
by joatmon
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: I see this site was down for a short bit.
Replies: 9
Views: 127

Re: I see this site was down for a short bit.

Before the outage, it seemed like the site was slow to load, compared to other websites. Then there was a short period before it was unreachable where I would get a general error, something about too many sql connections. could be just me, but it seems like the site is noticeably slower to respond t...
by joatmon
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rear reverse light assembly
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Rear reverse light assembly

awdVibeNoobie wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:10 am
Can the reverse light assembly be removed without taking the rear bumper off?
I've never tried, so can't say first hand but in the last post in viewtopic.php?t=24272 sjbourg says yes, and how to do it
by joatmon
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Shavings found in oil for the first time..
Replies: 8
Views: 103

Re: Shavings found in oil for the first time..

good to check if the drained metal bits are ferrous, attractable with a magnet. I know firsthand that the bits of metal resulting from failing connecting rod bearings are not ferrous. Also check the baffle visible under the oil fill cap. A zealous oil changer can bend the baffle into contact with th...
by joatmon
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vibes disgust me
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Vibes disgust me

I only have a silver vibe. I'd be more willing to try other flavors of Trident Vibes if my car was blue




(neptune)
by joatmon
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vibes disgust me
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Vibes disgust me

I bought some "peppermint wave" Trident Vibes gum, and they were awful. vibes.jpg Instead of tasting like a peppermint wave, they were some sickly peach/mango flavor. I guess there was a hint of peppermint. Maybe. I wanted to like them if for no reason other than the name, but I threw the whole thin...
by joatmon
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Can't part with my Vibe
Replies: 15
Views: 327

Re: Can't part with my Vibe

I tend to keep cars till they die. Haven't had a car payment since 89. When my first 03 Vibe developed more problems than I wanted to fix, I traded it on another 03 with half the mileage for a couple grand. Does help to be able to work on them, if I couldn't I would have bought something newer a whi...
by joatmon
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2003 Vibe GT--cruise control stopped working
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: 2003 Vibe GT--cruise control stopped working

My cruise acts up in the winter when I run the heater. Doesn't in the summer or when I don't run the heater. I figure mines the cc module, but not worth fixing, so I don't know for sure
by joatmon
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2019.
Replies: 35
Views: 1535

Re: GenVibe Meet 2019.

Looks like it was a really good meet, Congrats and thanks for setting it up. I'm sorry I couldn't make it.


"Is it just convenient you all drove the same car?" Pretty funny. Actually though, it does seem pretty convenient ;)
by joatmon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: Whistling when speeding up
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: Whistling when speeding up

welcome to genvibe I searched for whistle and whistling here, turned up a few threads. Most seem to attribute it to a vacuum leak, either a vacuum hose, the throttle body, or the intake gasket. The throttle body one seemed to be for an 09 after a recall (not applicable to your 03) fixed by a new thr...
by joatmon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: door problem
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: door problem

One time I was out in the yard talking to a neighbor who had a collection of live pet birds, and she started going on and on about how she had to drive an hour to get bird food in bulk because the local stores were too pricey. About that time, one of my cats wandered over and started rubbing against...
by joatmon
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Neutral safety switch
Replies: 7
Views: 3376

Re: Neutral safety switch

Some of the files that were uploaded here in the past got sent to limbo when there was some forum software upgrade. Sometimes you can find them by searching for part of the file name in the imported images directory http://forums.genvibe.com/files/imported/ In this case, the pdf files that keith upl...
by joatmon
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: original clutch switch parts discontinued '06 Vibe
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: original clutch switch parts discontinued '06 Vibe

the switch just needs to connect the two wires when the clutch is pressed all the way. Any such switch would work if mounted correctly my first vibe was a 5-speed, and I had trouble with that switch, sometimes I needed to really stand on the clutch pedal to get it to start. I taped a quarter to the ...
by joatmon
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Canada - Ontario
Topic: Driver side front door threshold rusting...
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Driver side front door threshold rusting...

doortrim.jpg If you're asking about number 14 in the diagram, there are no screws. I've never taken that part off, but if I did try, I'd pry gently with a screwdriver and hope it pops off without breaking Probably something like this video of a camry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT0bwETYYf0 Be a...
by joatmon
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Grounding points
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Grounding points

The attached pdf for an 03 Matrix supposedly shows ground points in triangles. I have a hard time spatially relating these 2D diagrams to the 3d physical car, but maybe it will help
by joatmon
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Cant fill gas tank?
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Cant fill gas tank?

There are some older threads here about people with this problem. seems like people resolved it by replacing either the filler tube or the charcoal canister
by joatmon
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Canada - Ontario
Topic: Radio display bulbs
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Radio display bulbs

Last time I did it, I bought some #2162 bulbs off ebay, they seemed to be exact replacements.
by joatmon
Mon May 27, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 09 vibe No signals or hazards at all!
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: 09 vibe No signals or hazards at all!

I found a wiring diagram for an 09 Vibe turn signal/hazard lights, which is attached. Its not a complicated circuit, but the parts that are common to both the turn signals and the hazard lights are the fuse, the flasher, wiring, and bulbs. sorry to keep harping on it, but when you checked the fuse, ...
by joatmon
Sat May 25, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: trying to shift from 2nd to 3rd WOT like hitting a wall
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: trying to shift from 2nd to 3rd WOT like hitting a wall

Looking at some ford forums, it seems ford did have a "2.77" 3 speed with unsynch 1st in that year. To be honest, all I can testify to is that particular instance of a vehicle had an unsynch 1st, whether by design or failure (or design failure ;) ) but thats a thread hijack maybe a different shifter...
by joatmon
Sat May 25, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: 2005 Wheel Covers
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: 2005 Wheel Covers

seems like you could buy a couple of full sets of cheap aftermarkets for the price of a single factory replacement
by joatmon
Sat May 25, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 03 Vibe headlight dimmer switch issue
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: 03 Vibe headlight dimmer switch issue

at first I thought it might be the turn signal lever, bu I don't see how that would affect one headlight and not another, as its a common single wire for both headlights until past the lever, and the DRL module. Since the headlights are dual filament bulbs, one for low beam, a separate filament for ...
by joatmon
Fri May 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB factory CD stereo
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: WTB factory CD stereo

If you or someone you know has some basic soldering skill, its not to hard to replace the burned out bulbs viewtopic.php?f=17&t=26889
by joatmon
Wed May 22, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Oil leak question
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: Oil leak question

Mark wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 11:29 am

I know what oil cooler lines are ...
I was being lazy, didn't bother to look at your previous posts. If I had, I would have seen I didn't need to explain ...

At least the oil pressure sensor is affordable if you decide to just replace it.
by joatmon
Wed May 22, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: trying to shift from 2nd to 3rd WOT like hitting a wall
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: trying to shift from 2nd to 3rd WOT like hitting a wall

I had an 03 5 speed, and it seemed the only place that might benefit from lubricant was where the shift cables attached to the tranny. First time I replaced the tranny ( from the early 5 speed bearing issue) those pivot points were pretty gunked up. Weren't seized, but dirty. If you're only having t...
by joatmon
Wed May 22, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 09 vibe No signals or hazards at all!
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: 09 vibe No signals or hazards at all!

IF you're sure the fuse is good, then I'd try replacing the flasher relay, but I have no idea where it is on an 09
by joatmon
Fri May 17, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Vibe door replaced - windows & locks not working
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: Vibe door replaced - windows & locks not working

I too expect the door wiring to be the same between an 04 and an 05 The power windows get power from a 30A cube shaped Power fuse in the under dash fuse block. Then goes through the P/W relay, which is on the top side of the under dash fuse block. This fuse and relay also provide power to the moon r...