Matrix / Vibe parts interchangable?

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Matrix / Vibe parts interchangable?

Postby Mavrik » Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:12 am

Reason I ask is I have the base 5spd Vibe and I want something a little more fancy for the shifter. However being the picky person that I am I require one that has my shift pattern on the top. Now Pontiac makes NO shifters but Matrix has performance ones they sell as accessories See image.

Now I need to find the closest Toyota dealer and find out the price but anyone know if these just thread on like the Vibe ones? The one that has my eye is the second on the left with the 5spd pattern.

Did you guys know they make carbon filter(what ever you call it) interor panels as well?


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Re: Matrix / Vibe parts interchangable? (Mavrik)

Postby joatmon » Tue Jan 27, 2004 12:12 pm

If the shift knob will fit the stock Matrix shifter, it will fit the stock Vibe shifter. Almost everything except exterior body parts should be interchangeable.
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Re: Matrix / Vibe parts interchangable? (joatmon)

Postby Altus » Tue Jan 27, 2004 1:45 pm

And for that matter - Interior body parts should be perfectly interchangeable as well. Colours might be a bit different, but the parts are exactly the same. Exterior however, those won't work as the Vibe's got different almost everything on the outside.
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Re: Matrix / Vibe parts interchangable? (Altus)

Postby Mavrik » Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:54 pm

Sweet deal, guess I'll be calling one of London's Toyota dealerships and see if they can get that shifter for me. The website the pic was from was the US one but I couldn't understand the canadian one to find it lol. Guess a good ol phone call works best.

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Re: Matrix / Vibe parts interchangable? (joatmon)

Postby wicked1981 » Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:10 am

well the exhaust is exterior and the Vibe's exhaust says TOYOTA. Im sure a lot of arts are interchangable.
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Re: Matrix / Vibe parts interchangable? (wicked1981)

Postby ragingfish » Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:34 am

when he said exterior, i believe he was referring to body panels -- very few cosmetic parts on the exterior are similar, except perhaps wipers and door handles...though i'm not even sure those are interchangeable...
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Re: Matrix / Vibe parts interchangable? (wicked1981)

Postby Mavrik » Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:34 am

I'm coming to realise that the Vibe and Matrix are like Sunfire and Cavalier. Everything but the exterior appearance is all the same. Though mind you Cavaliers look different in the interior from the Sunfire but you know what I mean.

Would anyone know were I could get the US part numbers for those shifters? Toyota can order me one here in canada... but the helpful fellow said I needed to find the US part number...


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Re: Matrix / Vibe parts interchangable? (Mavrik)

Postby slbpsi63 » Wed Jan 28, 2004 4:21 am

There is only one exterior part that is interchangeable. The side view mirrors. So if the trix gets m-3 style mirrors, that means we will too.

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Re: Matrix / Vibe parts interchangable? (slbpsi63)

Postby Sub-Vibe-R » Wed Jan 28, 2004 4:31 am

Door handle are the same on Vibe/Matrix and Corolla.
I parked just beside a Corolla 2003 yesterday and the door handle are exactly the same as my vibe.

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Re: Matrix / Vibe parts interchangable? (Mavrik)

Postby joatmon » Wed Jan 28, 2004 4:50 am

Quote, originally posted by Mavrik »

Would anyone know were I could get the US part numbers for those shifters? Toyota can order me one here in canada... but the helpful fellow said I needed to find the US part number...

The toyota page where you linked the pic from says they are made by OBX Racing. To me, it looks like they are available from OBX directly, at
http://www.obxracingsports.com...ID=12


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This beefy billet aluminum is carbon wrapped to give it the ultimate racing dynamic look. Made for vehicles with high horsepower engine and transmission in mind. Great for power shifting. These will fit most cars. Adapters for various shaft sizes are included.

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Re: Matrix / Vibe parts interchangable? (joatmon)

Postby Mavrik » Wed Jan 28, 2004 6:08 am

Well I got the chrome one ordered from Scott at the london toyota. $62.95 canadian for the 5spd shifter. I was really impressed with his help but calling the US for the part number was interesting to say the least heh...

He also had a lot of information on the Super Charger even for the Vibe unlike my own GM parts department. I'll have to motivate them heh... (GM parts that is) but he knew exactly what I was talking about and had all the answers I needed. He would even get in installed there if I wanted for about $5000 canadian.


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Re: Matrix / Vibe parts interchangable?

Postby whiteknight1972 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:38 pm

Going a bit further out...How many interior parts from a like year Toyota Corolla fit my 03 Pontiac Vibe? I know they also have common parts but will the interior door panels switch? The Corolla has the nice wood trim :)
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Re: Matrix / Vibe parts interchangable?

Postby trb » Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:04 pm

whiteknight1972 wrote:Going a bit further out...How many interior parts from a like year Toyota Corolla fit my 03 Pontiac Vibe? I know they also have common parts but will the interior door panels switch? The Corolla has the nice wood trim :)

I don't think a lot from a Corolla except for switches, door handles and a few other misc things will swap. I tried to fit a mint leather Corolla S steering wheel in my GT and the center mounting point was too big to fit. :( I'm looking for upgrades too and I looked at two Matrix XR models for some nice rear door panels since the Matrix had cloth inserts in some models that match the front panels, not solid plastic ones like on the Vibe.
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