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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: 69

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: 27

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: 23

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: 41

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: 6
Views: 139

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: 69

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: 3
Views: 34

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: 3
Views: 44

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...
by joatmon
Fri May 17, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Oil leak question
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Oil leak question

is the sending unit difficult to replace? The only procedure the matrix manual shows is "REMOVE OIL PRESSURE SWITCH ASSY a)Disconnect the oil pressure switch connector and remove the oil pressure switch" with this picture ops.jpg Looks straightforward, if you have a socket that fits I can't find an...
by joatmon
Wed May 08, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Parting out wrecked 2005 Vibe GT.
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Parting out wrecked 2005 Vibe GT.

true, but the interior trim panel from an 05-08 should still work as a housing for an aftermarket sub in an 03, would give it a clean factory look.
by joatmon
Fri May 03, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Parting out 2003 Vibe auto
Replies: 12
Views: 1081

Re: Parting out 2003 Vibe auto

There was never any factory subwoofer or subwoofer panel on the 2003's
by joatmon
Fri May 03, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Air conditioner switch
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: Air conditioner switch

That is a mechanical (not electrical) cable. It's purpose is to disengage recirculate mode when ever the air flow direction is set to either full or half defrost/windshield. If you need to defog the inside of the windshield, fresh air works better than recirculated air. This linkage is there in case...
by joatmon
Thu May 02, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Button on console and rear top brake light
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Button on console and rear top brake light

First off, Welcome to GenVibe! Disclaimer: If you order parts based on the info below and it turns out I was wrong, sorry. I've never ordered the parts, just going from what I see online What is the button called that's to the right of the gear shift on the console? (the one that covers access to sh...
by joatmon
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: My 5000th post!
Replies: 38
Views: 2672

Re: My 5000th post!

it had been a while since i checked and i misremembered, meant aklgt and ragingfish
by joatmon
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: My 5000th post!
Replies: 38
Views: 2672

Re: My 5000th post!

Bookworm wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:54 am
I've been a member for 9 years, but I never talked much :)
I've been a member here for too long and talked too much, but even though they're not here anymore, I'll never catch Hope (aklgt) or Mavrik
by joatmon
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Rattling noise under hood
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Rattling noise under hood

folks here have described the sound of a worn serpentine belt tensioner as something like "marbles rattling around in a tin can"

Never had it happen in any of mine, can't say if it is something that happens all the time of just on warm up
by joatmon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Missing engine ...caper
Replies: 13
Views: 170

Re: Missing engine ...caper

I used to love hitting the junkyards, but now most of them near me no longer allow walking the yard to scrounge for parts
by joatmon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Rear View Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 89

Re: Replacing Rear View Mirror

on an 03 with no sunroof, the dome light switch is in the dash as part of the instrument light dimmer switch assembly. I don't know how the wires are run, but I assume they run down the driver's side A pillar, given where they go. The 03 matrix wiring manual doesn't show a connector between the one ...
by joatmon
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Rear View Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 89

Re: Replacing Rear View Mirror

Those bulbs are not easy to get a grip on.

In your case probably easier to replace the mirror than to try to replace just the light socket part.

One thing to try first is to exercise the switch repeatedly multiple times to see if that might clean up dirty switch contacts.
by joatmon
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Missing engine ...caper
Replies: 13
Views: 170

Re: Missing engine ...caper

The drivetrains are used in other Toyotas. Can't speak to how often the engines grenade in the wild, but its pretty rare here among genvibers. One positive way of looking at it is that all those missing engines that have been sold must have survived the wreck well enough to be worth pulling and reus...
by joatmon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: door problem
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: door problem

on my 03, each door has a door check that limits the maximum the door will open, and these also have notches to hold the door at the half and full open positions. Not hard hold, but to hopefully offer enough resistance to keep the door from swinging shut on slight inclines. Also some resistance so t...
by joatmon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 19 mpg!!! What should I do?
Replies: 12
Views: 355

Re: 19 mpg!!! What should I do?

. For example going 80 mph the car is revving at 3.5 rpm in sixth gear. I asked a mechanic about this and he said that since the tires are so small it makes perfect sense... I just feel it makes sense for a five speed not a six??? Does anybody have thoughts on that? tldr summary: 80 mph at 3500 is ...
by joatmon
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 03 GT vacuum hose question
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: 03 GT vacuum hose question

Welcome to genvibe

If you have the original hood, there should be a vacuum hose routing diagram on the underside of it.


I looked at my 03 base, a "diaphragm operated flapper on the intake box" wasn't immediately obvious to me. Probably says more about me than the car ;)
by joatmon
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The first Vibe forum I have seen
Replies: 69
Views: 12615

Re: The first Vibe forum I have seen

Happy 17

Last year this place was square, this year it's prime
by joatmon
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Air Conditioner Smells Like Vinegar Upon Startup
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Air Conditioner Smells Like Vinegar Upon Startup

How nasty is your cabin air filter?
tpollauf wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:57 pm
Where you located? Update your profile for us.
From viewtopic.php?t=46924, chrispbacon is in south Florida
by joatmon
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Rear speakers not working
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Rear speakers not working

Do you get any sound when you set fade to 100% rear? Do you get any sound out of the rears if you disconnect the fronts? Does your Vibe have the moon&tunes (sunroof/amp/tweeters)? I think the original speakers were 4 ohm, but not knowing what head unit and front speakers you have, hard to say if tha...
by joatmon
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Silly Engine question
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Silly Engine question

The letter corresponds to the 8th digit of your VIN (from http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=604 ) Your base 2006 automatic has the Toyota 1ZZ engine, which is "8 1.8L MFI DOHC" The GT with 6 speed manual is the 2ZZ engine, "L 1.8LMFI DOHC" i don't know the VIN/engine codes for the 09-...
by joatmon
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: where to buy, 3rd brake light socket=-
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: where to buy, 3rd brake light socket=-

According to the Matrix parts catalog here at http://www.genvibe.com/images/misc/manuals/matrix_parts_catalog.pdf on the last page, the Toyota part number for the socket is 90075-60037 I looked at mine, and one online place that has a picture that looks like the one that's in there is https://www.le...
by joatmon
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Spark plug tube removal
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Spark plug tube removal

On my 03's 1ZZ, the "tubes" the plugs sit at the bottom of are part of the valve cover. No idea what the setup is on your 09 I'm having a hard time visualizing the problem, so if this doesn't make sense, blame it on that. Did you try reversing the ratchet or using a breaker bar to wiggle the socket ...
by joatmon
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Beloved '03 with only 80K mi totaled. Juicy story. Advice solicited.
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Beloved '03 with only 80K mi totaled. Juicy story. Advice solicited.

First off, I wouldn't say that a 80K mile engine from a wreck is better than a 180K mile engine from a non wreck, at least not one of these engines. Might be, but unless you are having engine problems with the new Vibe, swapping engines would likely be a waste of time and $. When my son went through...
by joatmon
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Little Things
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Little Things

The shifter light bulb is right under the PRND21 marks. I replace mine by fidgeting with the plastic strip with the marks to work it out of the way. Took a while to ge that strip back into place. one thread (of probably a number of them) on this is http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=33...
by joatmon
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: DRL Issue....
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: DRL Issue....

That's an odd problem.

Two questions

- When your headlights are on, do your tail lights light up

- The wiring diagram shows two red with white stripe wires going to the DRL module. Are you sure you cut the correct one?
by joatmon
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: I've Got the South Florida Vibe...
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: I've Got the South Florida Vibe...

Looks really nice. The white color is called Frosty, but I doubt it gets very frosty in south FL I purchased the 01 Vibe with 94K miles. a typo, first model year for Vibes was 2003, a lot of them were actually made in 2002. The grill says yours is either an 03 or an 04 Still, a 16 year old Vibe with...
by joatmon
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Power Control Module Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Power Control Module Issue

There was a recall for some but not all for the PCM, but I don't know the details because none of mine were affected. IT was a recall though, so whatever Vibe you buy, GM will do the recall work if you are the original or 100th owner of the car if it hasn't already been done. The base and AWD models...
by joatmon
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: where to buy, 3rd brake light socket=-
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: where to buy, 3rd brake light socket=-

ragingfish's exterior bulb replacement guide says its a 921 bulb, googling for 921 bulb socket turns up a lot of options, but I haven't looked at the light housing to see how well any of them might fit in the housing. That's assuming you just need the socket and not the whole housing. if you need th...
by joatmon
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: To buy or not to buy
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: To buy or not to buy

Caretaker wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:42 pm
walk away......walk away. This oil burning issue isn't anything you want to deal with
I agree. My first had oil loss with no leak, had to be burning it. I figure that's why catalytic converters didn't last long on that one
by joatmon
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Dec 2018 Passenger Inflator Recall
Replies: 13
Views: 433

Re: Dec 2018 Passenger Inflator Recall

Got my 03 dealt with today, It went mostly really well. It took them under an hour. They didn't try to upsell me on thousands of dollars of "needed" repair work. There was a nice diner next door, had a great breakfast there instead of hanging in the dealers waiting room. Mostly well. After it was do...
by joatmon
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: P0453 reading
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: P0453 reading

I thought the evap box was the charcoal canister under the car by the rear driver side wheel
by joatmon
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Manual transmisison needed
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Manual transmisison needed

... a 5 spd manufactured before 04/2004 ... My understanding is that the earlier year 5 speeds were the ones prone to bearing issues. Why do you one manufactured before 4/04? If it were me I'd want one made after that. Is there something you know of that changed that gives you the specific 4/04 date?
by joatmon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello fellow vibe enthusiasts!
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Hello fellow vibe enthusiasts!

Not sure if its the seal that is on the door or the door frame, but they're both about the same. As long as it's not torn, you should be able to just stuff the rubber back into the channel. There's no adhesive on mine, I can pull it off, push it back in
by joatmon
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2003 Vibe GT heater knob in wrong position
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: 2003 Vibe GT heater knob in wrong position

My question to the GenVibe community is, has your heater knob suddenly changed to an incorrect position? I hope these pictures appear; I followed the instructions to place them on a website and copy the links between the two icons. The first picture shows the heater knob turned as far clockwise as ...
by joatmon
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New user - How to insert image?
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: New user - How to insert image?

There are two ways to insert an image. The first is for an image that is somewhere else on the public internet, something out there that you are allowed to link to. The image will have a URL, which you can sometimes find by right clicking on the image and copying the URL or location (depending on br...
by joatmon
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rear view Mirror Lights
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Rear view Mirror Lights

at night is VERY dark inside the car. The headliner only has two dome lights. One in the center and one back at the rear hatch. NONE up front where the driver would sit. That's the way it was for my 03 with a sunroof, same two dome lights, no dome light up front Has anybody done what I plan to do y...
by joatmon
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Audio setup after about 4 months
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Audio setup after about 4 months

I bet it sounds great!

Can't imagine how much my car would rattle with that much sound pressure ;)
by joatmon
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Dec 2018 Passenger Inflator Recall
Replies: 13
Views: 433

Re: Dec 2018 Passenger Inflator Recall

Dealer called me back, said that they couldn't order the parts until I made an appointment for the work. This doesn't make sense to me, but I made an appointment for next week, we'll see if they can actually get the parts in time. For comparison, Toyota dealer had the parts in stock for my son's 03 ...
by joatmon
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3569
Views: 356003

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

did the 180 degree spin on the fresh/recirc servo today. Inner gear looked like it had one critical tooth stripped. Went with the pull dash top method for access, no way could I get my hands in there otherwise, and even with the dash off, it was still a pain to get those two 5.5mm screws out.
by joatmon
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rear view Mirror Lights
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Rear view Mirror Lights

in forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=9745 ragingfish said its a #192. I haven't replaced mine for a long time, but I remember that they just pull out. I had to use needlenose pliers to get a bad one out, and yes, I think I broke the bad bulb glass before I got it out. Just looked at min...
by joatmon
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Dec 2018 Passenger Inflator Recall
Replies: 13
Views: 433

Re: Dec 2018 Passenger Inflator Recall

Dealer says they've ordered parts for mine. Between my Tacoma, my Matrix and this Vibe, and maybe my previous Vibe, I've lost count of how many times I've had to go in for Takata airbag recalls. Oh well, as much of a hassle it is to take the car back in, again, still better than having a claymore go...
by joatmon
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: How to open a dead sunroof?
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: How to open a dead sunroof?

Its baffling to find out what previous owners have done to their cars. I can not come up with a reasonable justification to do something like that. Hope you can get it hooked back up, even if only enough to clear the drains
by joatmon
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Owners Manual PDF
Replies: 8
Views: 51449

Re: Owners Manual PDF

Patty, The pontiac service manual seems to be only available in print, and its expensive. There is a softcopy of the Toyota Matrix service manual out there on the internet somewhere, and most of it applies to first gen Vibes. I know the HVAC is different between Vibes and Matrixes, and there are som...