Vibe/Matrix Manual

Technical info on the Pontiac Vibe and Toyota Matrix including do-it-yourself info
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Vibe/Matrix Manual

Post by steletma » Tue Oct 15, 2002 11:35 am

I'm looking for a Vibe/matrix service manual. Anybody familiar with a company that is producing one? (Vibe GT; moon & tunes, six-disk in-dash changer, security) TRD Exhaust, Injen CAI,

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Post by NSimkins » Tue Oct 15, 2002 11:36 am

Helm Inc. (http://www.helminc.com/) lists a Service Manual for the 2003 PONTIAC VIBE, but it is currently Out Of Stock. An e-mail from them yielded no firm answer as to when they plan on receiving stock of the Vibe Manual. Haynes (http://www.haynes.com/) does not carry one and said they only consider developing a repair manual if demand is high for the vehicle and they have enough outsider response to do so. Chilton's (http://www.chiltonsonline.com/) has none in production for either vehicle.I haven't seen a place to obtain the Toyota Matrix service manuals yet, but being the vehicle is the same mechanically, either one would work.See also >>> http://forums.genvibe.com/zerothread?id=449Updated >>>> http://forums.genvibe.com/zerothread?id=1233

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Post by joatmon » Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:30 am

Quote, originally posted by steletma »I'm looking for a Vibe/matrix service manual. Anybody familiar with a company that is producing one? two and half years later I saw on toyotanation where mistamatrix had posted the following links to a softcopy of the 2003 Matrix service manualright click/save as ~50MB zip file of pdf's with html indexhttp://www.absoluteingenuity.n...r.zip(EDIT - I like this one /\ better than the other)or http://sirsudsalot.no-ip.com/m...e.zipSome difference between the two, but I haven't compared them them to find out exactly what. Perhaps file name/directory layout/index stuff, the pdfs should be the same, just sometimes hard to find what pdf to look in

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Post by kcinmi » Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:01 am

I beleive that unless you get a True shop manual from GM or Toyota, you have to wait about 3 years for Haynes or Chilton to put one out. I dont think they start making manuals untill the typical 3 year warranty is out.
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Post by bouleric » Wed May 11, 2005 11:20 am

Sweet. Thanks for the links, joatmon.I'll have a look in the VERY near future. I've got a valve cover gasket on order ($41CDN) so I can go in and measure for any possibly req'd shims.The l'il girl turned 105k kms this past weekend, and all it's really cost me is a set of rear rotors and an exhaust gasket/bolts/springs (HOLY NOISE).Cheers, Marc
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Post by joatmon » Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:31 pm

The matrix info form the absoluteingenuity site I referenced above is archived ata new link:http://www.illformedpragma.com....htmlThe Matrix service manual zip file is a link towards the bottom of that page. It is very much worth the download. It's for a 2003, but most of it is still applicable to all Vibes

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Post by MartinB » Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:40 am

Thanks!

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Post by n2ho » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:36 am

There is 2004-2007 Toyota Matrix repair manual here:http://www.matrixowners.com/Download the file and burn CD as directed.George

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Post by wecafinas » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:51 am

Now at 2012, hehehehe... many years later, those links are out... so sad for me.
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Post by bert96 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:40 pm

Hi,Would like to know where i can find the '09 manual?Thanks!

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Post by joecoolinatl » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:31 am

if anyone needs the manuals hosted i can always do it. lots of extra bandwidth.
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Post by chris777 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:56 am

please it would be very helpful

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Post by wolphcry » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:54 pm

Yes I would appreciate it. All links are dead near as I can tell :oops:

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Post by mntn-biker » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:22 pm

b03matrix wrote:Check this link: http://madstyle1972.com/Repair/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
This used to be my favorite "go to" link for my 03 Vibe repair instructions. Now, the manual has been removed off the site :cry:
2003 base model

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Post by Rayven01 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:03 am

Toyota sent him a take-down notice. Surprised it took them that long, really.
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Post by mntn-biker » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:27 am

Rayven01 wrote:Toyota sent him a take-down notice. Surprised it took them that long, really.
But magically, thanks to a MO thread, a downloadable version shows up here:

https://mega.co.nz/#!ilJExDoD!LB_Z0CLYs ... 1xB391Y91o
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Post by Vek » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:33 pm

mntn-biker wrote:
Rayven01 wrote:Toyota sent him a take-down notice. Surprised it took them that long, really.
But magically, thanks to a MO thread, a downloadable version shows up here:

https://mega.co.nz/#!ilJExDoD!LB_Z0CLYs ... 1xB391Y91o
Are there any manuals with a first generation vibe body diagram? The Matrix version doesn't contain info about the trim that the Vibe has.

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Re: Vibe/Matrix Manual

Post by rgnjc » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:02 pm

Does anybody have an updated link/pdf for a repair manual? The one at madstyle1972.com is now a dead link.

Edit: I did find a downloadable copy at https://mega.nz/file/DtRiFCoI#LB_Z0CLYs ... 1xB391Y91o
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Post by tpollauf » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:12 pm

For anyone who downloaded that manual ( I did a few years ago) it is very broken up and difficult to locate the categories BUT it is all there. Might just take some time to find what you're looking for. PM me (provide me a good email address) and I'll email you the document. It's NOT in a PDF format though :o .............. Tim
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Post by radioarno » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:16 pm

would someone send me a good link for the manual for vibe 04 or therabouts? Or just send me a manual please!! I can give you my email if you message me. Thanks. just bought my first vibe, an 04 base.

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Post by andrewclaus » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:31 am

The link shown two posts above yours works.

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Post by radioarno » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:24 pm

Andrew, have you been able to download and view the manual from that link? I've downloaded and extracted it, and its individual pages in apparently random order. each page has its own file.

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Post by andrewclaus » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:27 pm

Yes, it's disjointed and hard to use, but the information is there.

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