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by joatmon
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Front turn signal lights up but doesn’t blink
Replies: 9
Views: 85

Re: Front turn signal lights up but doesn’t blink

I've never touched an 09 Does the left side work ok? Does the left side blink at a normal rate? How do the emergency flashers behave? In these cars, the turn signal flasher is sensitive to the electrical load on it, and will blink fast if one of the bulbs is bad, as a way to let you know about it. T...
by joatmon
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Passing emissions with check engine light on
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Passing emissions with check engine light on

My 03 has been throwing evap codes for years, and I have tried a few things but haven't fixed it. I live in an area where I don't have periodic emission testing, so it's been a low priority for me, but I understand what you mean by bs code that doesn't affect performance Not sure there's a way to ch...
by joatmon
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Brake line fitting
Replies: 10
Views: 121

Re: Brake line fitting

I had a hard time identifying "part 5" but looked at my 03's engine bay and I can see how the hard line running from the brake booster to the front drivers side caliper would be a challenge to get a tool on at the booster end. My 03 has mechanical throttle and cruise control. If I had to a...
by joatmon
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Blown Transmission. What to do next.
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Blown Transmission. What to do next.

The cost of the repair will very likely get you a better car than the same amount of money would if spent on a different car. Also check junkyards, and number near me offer installation, they might be another place to price shop for the work.
by joatmon
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Intermittent power door locks (2005 Base Vibe)
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Intermittent power door locks (2005 Base Vibe)

I don't know. I always thought factory power locks only came with power windows, cruise, and keyless entry. If it were me, I'd risk $10, buy a fob off ebay and see if it works. If it doesn't, (and you know its not a dead battery in the fob) you could try to re-sell it here to recover some of the cost
by joatmon
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Dreaded 299,999 dead odo
Replies: 9
Views: 75

Re: Dreaded 299,999 dead odo

I found 2 items relating to odometer law in PA. http://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/dvspubsforms/BMV/BMV%20Fact%20Sheets/fs-odometer.pdf talks about how to legally deal with discrepancies between the odometer reading and the actual vehicle mileage. Seems to be mostly about how to properly document the...
by joatmon
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Alarm when key left in car in accessory position?
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Alarm when key left in car in accessory position?

I'm sure there are other ways, but if for some reason I had the same problem, I'd probably go with one of the following two mods. Option 1 would be to hook up a switch that would allow energizing the Power relay when the ignition was off, That way, you could open and close the windows with no key in...
by joatmon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Intermittent power door locks (2005 Base Vibe)
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Intermittent power door locks (2005 Base Vibe)

From the factory, power door locks and power windows only ever came together, as part of the "power package" that also included keyless entry and cruise control.. I (wrongly) assumed that if you had power locks, then you had power windows and keyless entry. If you have manual windows, then...
by joatmon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Intermittent power door locks (2005 Base Vibe)
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Intermittent power door locks (2005 Base Vibe)

pretty awesome that you were able to find and fix the problem You can buy a fob off ebay and program the car to respond to it, which is what I did. The important thing to be sure of when buying a fob is to get one that's FCC ID GQ43VT141 The FCC ID varies for different makes and models of cars, GQ43...
by joatmon
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Intermittent power door locks (2005 Base Vibe)
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Intermittent power door locks (2005 Base Vibe)

Welcome to genvibe A lot of the relays in these cars are interchangeable, which can be a useful diagnostic, swap relays and see if the problem moves or stays, but unfortunately, the relays associated with the power door locks are not that type. They use something toyota calls an "integration re...
by joatmon
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: ALT fuse melted, plastic, not the element
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: ALT fuse melted, plastic, not the element

I have edited this post as apparently, judging by your response below, you found it offensive, which was not my intent.

I apologize for insulting you by trying to help, and will not so injure you in the future.
by joatmon
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How do you remove exterior roof trim?
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: How do you remove exterior roof trim?

If your 06 has a moonroof, then it's more likely it's a clogged drain. Another common cause for water inside is kicking loose the AC drain hose in the front passenger foot well. Where to look depends on where and under what circumstances you get water inside. I think the long thin plastic strips in ...
by joatmon
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Battery light dimly lit when running
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Battery light dimly lit when running

There's an older thread here for the same problem, but if that vibe got it resolved, they never came back to tell us. If you solve this, please let us know the fix.

I didn't see any solutions elsewhere on the net, but folks tend to say its a grounding problem somewhere.
by joatmon
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Transmission may be gone... :(
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Transmission may be gone... :(

The clutch and brakes use the same master cylinder, at least on the 03-08's
by joatmon
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Won't crank, probably starter?
Replies: 13
Views: 195

Re: Won't crank, probably starter?

Its also a good idea to check and clean both battery terminals. Corrosion build up can cause low current things to work fine but prevent the high current starter from getting enough juice.
by joatmon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Does 2005 Have a Liner in Rear Wheel Wells?
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Does 2005 Have a Liner in Rear Wheel Wells?

My 2003 does not have plastic wheel well liners in the rear. The rear wheel wells are just undercoated body metal. The fronts have plastic liners, but my rear wheel wells do not. I'd bet your 2005 is the same
by joatmon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Hard Wire IPOD on M&T w/o Nav - Done!
Replies: 151
Views: 96159

Re: Hard Wire IPOD on M&T w/o Nav - Done!

No, but today I started to get the stripped gear fresh/recirc thumping, so I'll be pulling the radio soon and can take some edit Sep. 14, 2018, 13:24 EDT I didn't connect wires directly to a circuit board. I cut the wires running from the CD player to the main board, and then tack soldered my wires ...
by joatmon
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Hard Wire IPOD on M&T w/o Nav - Done!
Replies: 151
Views: 96159

Re: Hard Wire IPOD on M&T w/o Nav - Done!

I recently did this to a single CD radio, perhaps out of an 03 Vibe. I used a closed circuit 1/8" jack from Radio shack ( this one ) so it interrupts the CD audio when the AUX is plugged in. DIdn''t know radio shack was still in business, but maybe they just closed all their physical stores. I ...
by joatmon
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Dome Light
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Dome Light

I have an earlier model with no switch on the dome light, (the switch is part of the dash dimmer control).. Mine has a sunroof, and the sunroof controls include a push button map light, that I almost never use, and when I do try to use it, it usually doesn't work. I have to push the button many many...
by joatmon
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: Trd Supercharger Spark Plugs?
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Trd Supercharger Spark Plugs?

Perhaps someone with a supercharger will speak up and say otherwise, and if so, then I'd go with what they say, as I do not have one That being said, the install instructions that GM provided for the TRD supercharger kit does not in any way mention spark plugs, so I assume that the same spark plugs ...
by joatmon
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: 1 alloy to steel swap= possible??
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: 1 alloy to steel swap= possible??

The alloys and steelies use different lug nuts, so if you pick up a steel wheel, also pick up five compatible lug nuts for it
by joatmon
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: 2004 Base Vibe freon amount needed
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: 2004 Base Vibe freon amount needed

Here is the table of refrigerant system capacities from the 2003 Vibe factory service manual refrig-caps.jpg 1.41 lbs is 22.56 oz, so in 18 vs. 23, the book says 23. The table and elsewhere in the HVAC section is says that the compressor gets 2.5 oz of PAG, but to replace with whatever amount came o...
by joatmon
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3531
Views: 337631

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

zbyers wrote:'Hopefully after my wedding in a few weeks I can take care of that.


How was the wedding, and Congratulations!
by joatmon
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: 2003 Vibe Fuel Breather
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: 2003 Vibe Fuel Breather

in http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=934 d_m_kolb posted a link to this 2003 Matrix Parts Catalog and it lists the Toyota part numbers for a 2003 Matrix fuel tank stuff on 16 of the PDF. If the part you are looking for is "11 Hose, Breather" then for a FWD vibe, the Toyota p...
by joatmon
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Prospective Vibe Owner -- Advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: New Prospective Vibe Owner -- Advice?

Different folks have different preferences. I like the look of the 03-04, I use my roof rack cross bars, and 05+ went to electronic throttle, and the 04 had better gauge color than the 03, so I think the 04 would be the best year. But that's me, and you're not buying the car for me (unless there's s...
by joatmon
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Arm Rest Console
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Arm Rest Console

I can't remember how thick the single lid is, but I just measured and the two piece lid is 3.75 inches thick. As ,much time as I've spent in a Vibe, I still have no idea how much I use the armrest as an armrest, probably a lot more than I realize, but I like the two piece lid for the extra little st...
by joatmon
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Beeping Alarm Threads
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Beeping Alarm Threads

I've been poking around this site and other and whenever I find a thread about disabling the seatbelt alarm I get a link to a this thread that is 404 NOT FOUND. I've found this thread about clicking the odometer and turning the key and the link works, but can someone tell me if this fix in this lin...
by joatmon
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: looking for help. 2003 Vibe gt dies
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: looking for help. 2003 Vibe gt dies

The attached file lists what to check for various 2ZZ performance symptoms, might be a pointer where to start looking.
by joatmon
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Help w/ coolant not getting sucked in by radiator
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Help w/ coolant not getting sucked in by radiator

In http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=28515 Caretaker and jolt have suggested that izzy's issue of frequent cooling loss with no leak evidence in a 2009 base Vibe could be due to a blown head gasket or cracked head. Apparently, issy's trying to add coolant via the hose to the ...
by joatmon
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: looking for help. 2003 Vibe gt dies
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: looking for help. 2003 Vibe gt dies

I dropped the engine control wiring diagram in your other thread. { http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=46651 } I had a non-Vibe that did something similar because of a disconnected vacuum hose, so that might be something else to look for. and welcome to genvibe. How long have ...
by joatmon
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: looking for help. 2003 Vibe gt
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: looking for help. 2003 Vibe gt

There's some 03 Matrix info in softcopy. Madstyle has hosted a lot of it at http://madstyle1972.com/Repair/ and although the page is titled "2003 - 2008 Toyota Matrix OEM Repair and Wiring Manuals" he doesn't seem to have the wiring info, or at least I don't see it. I already have some of ...
by joatmon
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Fog lights won't come on
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Fog lights won't come on

The fog light relay is in the underhood fuse block. You can see it in the diagram on page 6-74 of the 03 owner's manual, (a PDF of which can be downloaded from http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=755 ) its the one right next to the FOG fuse Power for the fog lights comes from the batter...
by joatmon
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1272

Re: GenVibe Meet 2018

So how was the meet?

Anybody show up?

Any pics?
by joatmon
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Who here has a Vibe factory service manual?
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: Who here has a Vibe factory service manual?

Does the 09 manual show the location of the ignition relay?
(For viewtopic.php?f=18&t=46614)
by joatmon
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Chugging noise diagnosis / Crankshaft pulley replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Chugging noise diagnosis / Crankshaft pulley replacement

I'm not sure what you're doing with the metal broom handle in the video. Since the crankshaft pulley is tied to the crankshaft, and is what drives everything else on the serpentine belt, I'm not sure what replacing the pulley would accomplish. If it were coming from the crank pulley, then I'd think ...
by joatmon
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: A/C Blower, WindShield Wipers, an DRL won't shut off even with key out.
Replies: 8
Views: 372

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 wir...
by joatmon
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Intermittent air conditioning
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Intermittent air conditioning

Is the problem that the blower/fan stops working, or that the fan works fine but it blows warm/hot air?
by joatmon
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vibe's in movies
Replies: 9
Views: 1276

Re: Vibe's in movies

Was watching a (typically) bad movie on SyFy, Shadows of the Dead, and saw a 05-08 Frosty Vibe, was reminded of this thread, and that movie is in the link that sideshowalan posted. Interesting side note, the car has a sunroof, but had the rear view mirror with the two map lights. I thought the rear ...
by joatmon
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Genvibe server downtime?
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Genvibe server downtime?

I had some similar intermittent problems recently, but assumed it was related to the recent FBI warning of Russian router malware attack. Probably wasn't, but whoever's hosting genvibe has been very reliable, so I figured the problem was between me and genvibe, and not genvibe itself
by joatmon
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Blend door actuator
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Blend door actuator

I can't speak for others, but it might be possible for you to get someone at the upcoming Meet to do it for a reasonable price. I can't make it there myself this year, but details of the meet are in http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=46453 It's in Clinton Twp, a little over an...
by joatmon
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Oil Light On And Noise From Top Of Motor
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: Oil Light On And Noise From Top Of Motor

Nice engine save I have a water leak on the passenger side onto the floor pan now lol. I'll dive into that soon. One not uncommon cause for that is the drain hose for the AC either disconnected or plugged. It's in the front passenger footwell, comes out of the air box and goes through the firewall. ...
by joatmon
Tue May 29, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Need help 2009 Pontiac vibe gt fuel system
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Need help 2009 Pontiac vibe gt fuel system

Sorry we haven't been able to help you yet, hope the car's not still dead. If it is, try sending a private message to tpollauf He has an 09 factory service manual and might be able to help figure out where that relay is.
by joatmon
Tue May 29, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Road trip
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: Road trip

I've had my high mileage Vibe on trips that long or longer. Only problem I remember was I riding in the back when with other people driving, the ratcheting seat belt of doom will get you sooner or later
by joatmon
Tue May 29, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Do you feel your Vibe's A/C is deficient?
Replies: 50
Views: 7857

Re: Do you feel your Vibe's A/C is deficient?

yup, another crappy Toyota design; To be fair, at least for the 03-08's, Vibes got GM air conditioners. Other than the obvious sheet metal, the AC is one of the few things that are different between Vibes and Matrixes (or is it Matrices?) Fan speed 1 is like not having the fan on at all. I have a p...
by joatmon
Wed May 23, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: A/C Clutch not engaging...
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: A/C Clutch not engaging...

Vibester04 wrote:Replaced compressor with a $100 wrecker compressor and oiled and recharged it myself, And she blows cold!


Nice! I'll do some things, but that , I'd probably have to pay someone, so congrats, and enjoy the cool
by joatmon
Wed May 23, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fender dents
Replies: 13
Views: 516

Re: Fender dents

I've dented the front fenders by just leaning on them a bit too hard. Never enough to crease them like yours, and it was easy to pop out. I'd say try to push the dents out by hand from the inside, might not get the dent out completely but should some. and you'll have to watch for rust if the paint c...
by joatmon
Wed May 23, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Who here has a Vibe factory service manual?
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Who here has a Vibe factory service manual?

As these out of production cars age, we've shifted here to pretty much maintenance and repair topics. Sometimes, people ask new questions that can be answered by a quick look in the factory service manual. Threads like http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=46567 go unanswered bec...
by joatmon
Wed May 23, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: what car in this video at 1:17?
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: what car in this video at 1:17?

when he's talking about tranny fluid, at about 3:15 its definitely a matrix, the front grill lifts up with the hood
by joatmon
Fri May 11, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Can the cigarette lighter handle a 15 Amp draw?
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Can the cigarette lighter handle a 15 Amp draw?

The CIG fuse in your 05 is supposed to be 15A. If you blow it, you lose power to that power outlet and the radio, so nothing safety critical. The fuse is in the under dash fuse block, which is inconveniently located. I know, I've blown that fuse a lot over the years. For what its worth, in 05 they d...
by joatmon
Fri May 11, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Speedometer wiring diagrams?
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: Speedometer wiring diagrams?

My local library has an online auto repair database that has no useful wiring diagram info for 03 and 04 Vibes. However, I did find an instrument cluster diagram for an 05 there, and I found I had an 04 Matrix cluster diagram on my hard drive, so I've attached them both. Hopefully somewhere in there...

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