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by runningslow
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Length of flat platform on 2009 Vibe
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: Length of flat platform on 2009 Vibe

A first gen Vibe. You can lay the front passenger seat forward. Put your feet up there and your head in the hatch area. You can fit 8' lumber in one this way.
by runningslow
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Avital Remote Starter
Replies: 17
Views: 1244

Re: Avital Remote Starter

Is the attached diagram the proper way to attach the relay to pop the hatch glass with the trunk release output? (Negative trunk pop output) Do I even need the relay? (I presume so, if the Bulldog instructions call for it.) So, For the Parking lights, I just need to splice into one of the two locati...
by runningslow
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Avital Remote Starter
Replies: 17
Views: 1244

Re: Avital Remote Starter

Thank you!

I'll be sure to ask if I have any questions as I get into the install. I'm not sure yet if it will be this afternoon or next weekend.

I'm also realizing that I should have made the Sheet in my normal Google account, not my Google Apps account. It complicated the sharing process.
by runningslow
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Avital Remote Starter
Replies: 17
Views: 1244

Avital Remote Starter

I have had an Avital 4103LX in my closet for a year and a half I've seen several posts on the forum about installing a remote starter. So, through videos and various posts, I pretty much know where to connect all the wires and the process of how to mount the components. What I don't have is confiden...
by runningslow
Wed May 24, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member with a 2003 Vibe
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: New member with a 2003 Vibe

Welcome aboard!
by runningslow
Mon May 22, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Member 2003 Vibe -- Lucy
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: New Member 2003 Vibe -- Lucy

Welcome to GenVibe. Definitely one of the better looking 2003 Vibe's out there. What climate do you live in (update profile for us) as it could have a bearing on how long this Vibe retains it's new look. Visit often and get involved here :D Well, that's a Florida tag on the front, but Florida doesn...
by runningslow
Mon May 22, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: "Old" Vibe made New again
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: "Old" Vibe made New again

joatmon wrote:Wish I had a car as nice as a Vibe when I was 16 ;)

What are you driving now?

No kidding! My first car was an 88 Ford Festiva!

Any pics of the facelift?
by runningslow
Tue May 02, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Stereo systems-show em here
Replies: 7
Views: 904

Re: Stereo systems-show em here

Here's a picture of mine in a 1st Gen. Eonon GA2154. Runs Android 5.1, but its rooted and tweaked. Disabled Google Play Services, but I use Waze and Here WeGo for Navigation. I regularly use Spotify, SiriusXM and iHeartRadio. I also have an old phone setup with an always on tether to use as a HotSpo...
by runningslow
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base
Replies: 30
Views: 3786

Re: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base

Wow. I really need to update this thread. I've posted all the things I've done to the Facebook group, but I've been slacking off here on the forum.
by runningslow
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Air bag Light
Replies: 7
Views: 1689

Re: Air bag Light

If I were a gambling man, I'd bet that your clockspring has gone bad. There have been a few instances of it over on the Facebook Group. I've also had the same thing happen with my wife's Corolla. I took the Corolla in for the airbag recall, they read the codes for me and told me that they'd need to ...
by runningslow
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Fastest you've gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1623

Re: Fastest you've gone?

I haven't pushed the Vibe that hard. I think I may have only done 90-95 out on some open deserted highway. I think the fastest I've gone was only ~110 in my mom's car back in high school. That was a 94 Plymouth Sundance. A feat I later repeated in my 95 Neon during college. I want to say I may have ...
by runningslow
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Trip vibes
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Re: Trip vibes

I've put roughly 100K miles on my Vibe since I bought it 3 years ago. The car loves to road trip. The longest individual trip was around 3000 miles.
by runningslow
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Front End '03 vs '05 differences
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Front End '03 vs '05 differences

Shouldn't be anything stopping you. Cosmetically, there have been a number of people who have put the 03-04 nose on an 05-08. Headlights and foglights and are the same housing. Only difference is that parts of 03-04 headlights are blacked out where you get chrome on the 05-08. I don't think there ar...
by runningslow
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2003 vibe gt engine swap
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: 2003 vibe gt engine swap

I've never done it personally, but I do not believe there's anything that would make it particularly difficult . There should be others around who have done it who would better suited to ask.
by runningslow
Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2003 vibe gt engine swap
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: 2003 vibe gt engine swap

Yes, the 1ZZ will bolt to the 6spd. Many people have made the 6 spd swap into the base models.

I don't know the specifics, but the short answer to your question is yes, you can swap a 1ZZ in to a GT. You will need at least the engine and the ECU, after that, I'm clueless.
by runningslow
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB Carpet
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: WTB Carpet

I'd recommend taking the carpet completely out and power washing it and then let it thoroughly dry before putting it back in. You're going to be completely pulling it before you can reinstall a new carpet anyway, so you might as well try this first. I did this once when the heater core in my Escort ...
by runningslow
Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Full Thule rack setup
Replies: 8
Views: 1151

Re: Full Thule rack setup

Before I got the factory bars, I had used these "Hackima" bars and whacked my head on them more than a few times. They were quite functional, but ugly as hell. They were my DIY attempt and were definitely a matter of function over form. I used them for a couple roadtrips to haul cargo on t...
by runningslow
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Full Thule rack setup
Replies: 8
Views: 1151

Re: Full Thule rack setup

Did someone say decorative? I've found the factory rack to be pretty darn useful. It fits this ginormous Sears X-Cargo perfectly. Although, I suppose a longer, lower profile box might have issues, but I bet you'd be surprised. I probably wouldn't try hauling a canoe on them, but I am going to be in ...
by runningslow
Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 865
Views: 121164

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

I already posted this to the Facebook group, but I'm finally getting around to adding it here.

I swear I took one at 200K, too, but my phone doesn't agree with me.
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by runningslow
Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Two cars, one fob
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Two cars, one fob

In my experience, my 06 base doesn't relock if the door isn't opened. My wife's 05 Corolla does, though... maybe this would work for me. ;-) I'm driving the Corolla for a few days, so I figured I'd give this a shot and I now have my Vibe Fob programmed to work with the Corolla. So happy. No more ke...
by runningslow
Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New to me 03 GT
Replies: 12
Views: 2139

Re: New to me 03 GT

Sounds like you found yourself a good car!
by runningslow
Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB OEM Radio for 03 Vibe w/ aux
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

Re: WTB OEM Radio for 03 Vibe w/ aux

I'll rephrase what I said. There was never a 1st Gen Vibes that had a factory auxiliary 3.5mm connection for an ipod or phone. I guess on the very few radios that had them, the aux button would be for the external CD changer. However, I think every factory radio had the AUX label, even if it didn't ...
by runningslow
Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB OEM Radio for 03 Vibe w/ aux
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

Re: WTB OEM Radio for 03 Vibe w/ aux

Despite the fact that there is a button labelled "AUX" on the factory radios, there never was a 1st Gen Vibe with a factory Aux connection.
by runningslow
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Curiosity about your oil.
Replies: 27
Views: 3158

Re: Curiosity about your oil.

Has anyone used, or is using high milage oil? I've read a few articles saying that the additives in that type of oil has many benefits like gasket conditioning, cleaning agents, raises compression slightly and overall good durability against wear. I use Castrol High Mileage 5w30 in my Corolla and V...
by runningslow
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB: Cross bars, cargo rack/box/bag, bike mount for 03-08 Vibe
Replies: 4
Views: 1383

Re: WTB: Cross bars, cargo rack/box/bag, bike mount for 03-08 Vibe

I've got a set of factory crossbars. PM me if interested.
by runningslow
Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Code p0741?
Replies: 12
Views: 3046

Re: Code p0741?

Thestorm wrote:Also to answer a previous question I'm not sure how to tell if my Vibe is the base model but I'm almost certain it is.

I can answer that. Its an automatic, which immediately implies that its a base model. The GT models were all 6spd manuals.
by runningslow
Wed May 18, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2005 vibe gt exhaust busted- suggestions pls
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Re: 2005 vibe gt exhaust busted- suggestions pls

thebarber wrote:Any exhaust shop should be able to fix that cheaply

I'll second that. Should be a quick fix for any shop to handle. This probably wouldn't help you much, but I have a shop I would highly recommend in Kissimmee, FL (even though I don't live in the area anymore).
by runningslow
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Aftermarket Radio
Replies: 15
Views: 1437

Re: Aftermarket Radio

JVC's KW-R910BT is now $119.99 at Crutchfield. I bought it for $139.99 early last year. Nice double-DIN size with a ton of features for the money. That's the unit I have in mine. Its great. I use the bluetooth all the time for music and podcasts. I mounted the mic on the bottom side of my rearview ...
by runningslow
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cooling fan runs all the time
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: Cooling fan runs all the time

The fans run all the time when the A/C is on. If you have your vents set to defrost, even it you're blowing heat, then the A/C is running.

Now, if the A/C is off, then fan should cycle on and off as needed.
by runningslow
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Two cars, one fob
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Two cars, one fob

In my experience, my 06 base doesn't relock if the door isn't opened. My wife's 05 Corolla does, though... maybe this would work for me. ;-)
by runningslow
Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Two cars, one fob
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Two cars, one fob

ImUrOBGYN wrote:What happens when you leave in the morning and you forget to relock the other car you left in the driveway? Also, where do you live? ;)

I just know this would happen to me... although, I'm intrigued by the idea.
by runningslow
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Towing my stuff across country?
Replies: 13
Views: 1804

Re: Towing my stuff across country?

I was surprised they let me make the reservation with the Vibe as the tow car, because they make you specify. They officially had to downgrade the load rating, but no one batted at eye at what I was doing. I checked to make sure before I even bought the receiver.
by runningslow
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Towing my stuff across country?
Replies: 13
Views: 1804

Re: Towing my stuff across country?

I towed a UHaul 5x8 trailer 1000 miles from Florida to Texas with my automatic Vibe. Slow and steady. No problems, aside from terrible gas mileage.
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by runningslow
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Automatic transmission fluid type
Replies: 11
Views: 3821

Re: Automatic transmission fluid type

Forgive me for posting a link to another forum, but I use this list as a reference for parts and fluids: http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/132-9th-gen-corolla-1st-gen-matrix-2003-2008/429745-official-ultimate-2003-2008-corolla-matrix-pontiac-vibe-maintenance-thread.html Based on the recommendations ...
by runningslow
Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe/Trix engine question
Replies: 16
Views: 2444

Re: Vibe/Trix engine question

Do they have same tranny? Both 5 spds or both autos? My wife's 05 Corolla feels alot more responsive and peppy than my '06 Vibe, but hers is a 5 speed and weighs a few hundred pounds less than my auto Vibe. They both have the same 1ZZ. The automatic they put in these things are terrible. Reliable, ...
by runningslow
Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe/Trix engine question
Replies: 16
Views: 2444

Re: Vibe/Trix engine question

Do they have same tranny? Both 5 spds or both autos? My wife's 05 Corolla feels alot more responsive and peppy than my '06 Vibe, but hers is a 5 speed and weighs a few hundred pounds less than my auto Vibe. They both have the same 1ZZ. The automatic they put in these things are terrible. Reliable, b...
by runningslow
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread
Replies: 1608
Views: 183861

Re: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread

runningslow wrote:$1.68

$1.45
by runningslow
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Member with lots of questions.
Replies: 30
Views: 2287

Re: New Member with lots of questions.

First, semi-interesting coincidence, I bought my Vibe from a Hyundai dealer. Now, to try and answer your questions... the quick answer is any 1st Gen Base (03-08) has the potential to have what you want. The bells and whistles you're looking for were all options, so you'll have to check them out on ...
by runningslow
Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: '06 Sun roof retrofit
Replies: 7
Views: 2631

Re: '06 Sun roof retrofit

I've owned two cars with aftermarket sun roofs. No problems with either one, althought these were manual, pop up types... not a sliding moon roof. One was a 95 Dodge Neon that we bought with it installed and assumed it was aftermarket because it didn't match the factory sun roof in other models (plu...
by runningslow
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Now I have four Vibes, back down to three.
Replies: 15
Views: 3147

Re: Now I have four Vibes

Congrats! :D Sounds like you got a good deal on it. My wife already thinks I'm crazy since I replaced our wrecked second Vibe with a third one. She finally told me Ok, but try not have two of the same color! Since then I've thought about getting my almost 15 yr old twins another Vibe when they star...
by runningslow
Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Rad Fan
Replies: 5
Views: 2263

Re: Rad Fan

Yes. Defrost turns on the AC and the radiator fan is always on when the AC is running.

Oh and aside from the cosmetic grill change, an 07 is 99% the same as an 04. ;)
by runningslow
Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Traction control.....
Replies: 8
Views: 2829

Re: Traction control.....

Are you sure that's not the tire pressure sensor reset button?
by runningslow
Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread
Replies: 1608
Views: 183861

Re: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread

runningslow wrote:$1.64

$1.68
by runningslow
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 45630

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

If I get around to it this weekend, I'll snap some pics during my AT tranny fluid change....
by runningslow
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 865
Views: 121164

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

I totally missed my car rolling over to 180,000 miles.
by runningslow
Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread
Replies: 1608
Views: 183861

Re: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread

runningslow wrote:$1.73

$1.64
by runningslow
Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 45630

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

<facepalm> :oops:
by runningslow
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 45630

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

There's no time restriction. Go take a picture! ;)
by runningslow
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: need steel or alloy wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 914

Re: need steel or alloy wheels

A good source for factory 15" Toyota steelies would be from a Corolla (03-08 for sure).
by runningslow
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: archerb05 - 2003 Vibe revival
Replies: 17
Views: 1573

Re: archerb05 - 2003 Vibe revival

archerb05 wrote: I don't know if that makes sense, but I plan on removing the receiver and denting the muffler with a rubber mallet to gain that 1/2" of clearance to remove that silly rattle.

Exactly what I did.

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