The Great How-To Modification Index!

Technical info on the Pontiac Vibe and Toyota Matrix including do-it-yourself info
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The Great How-To Modification Index!

Post by zionzr2 » Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:27 pm

THE GREAT HOW-TO MODIFICATION INDEX!This will be an index of all modifications and their HOW-TO’s!This page will have direct links to these how to topics no matter where they may reside on these forums. The list will be arranged alphabetically by item being modified! This page may be changing often as the list grows so please check back often. Please do NOT reply to this topic, but if you have, know of, or see a HOW-TO, Please PM (Private-Message) me the thread and I’ll add the link to this list. Moderators please keep this as a Sticky.THANK YOU! Adding +12V socket to 2005 Center Console Rear Console +12V Power Outlet on all the time A/C Insulation for even faster cold air! Installing a AHL & DRL Overide Switch and Update to include the '09 Cold-Air-Intake install on BASE Vibe - Injen Cargo Area Carpet Solid Cargo Cover Another Solid Cargo Cover Catalytic Converter Replacement Changing the Clutch Dashboard Removal De-Badge Your Vibe (Remove the dealer tag) Ground Wire Upgrade Fog-Lamp Switch Rewire the way YOU want it. and NOW W/ Pics Fog Bulb Conversion 9005 instead of 9006 Heated Seats Horn Replacement Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Outside Mirror Disassembly for Turns, Heat, etc. Pet Barrier Horn Beeps on Keyless Entry Remote lock/unlock Retained Accessory Power for Power Windows Disable Reverse Beep and Replace with LED (GT models). Roof Rail Removal and Installation. or This one Seatbelt Chime Disable '05+ Model Years Seat Track Extension Spring Lowering Front Sway Bar Installation Tranny Cooler Interior Bike Mount Shark Fin Antenna DIY Cabin Filter Furnace Filter Replacement How to close sunroof without having to push button twice! FatMat Install License Plated LED Lights Aftermarket Head Unit Install Armrest Retrograde! Low armrest to Tall armrest. Third Brake Light Overlay Kill All Warning Beeps Adding Power Windows to non-Power-Package Front Facia R/I How To change blower motor and blower motor resistor Alternator Removal/Install PDF Foglight Adjustment Window Clunk Fix '09+ OEM Foglight Install NEW!! LED CHMSL NEW!!-------------------Disclaimer: All modifications are done at-your-own-risk. GenVibe, the moderators, myself, or the modification creators take no responsibility or provide any warranty or guarantee for changing your vehicle in any matter. Also be advised that some modifications will not be warranted by your dealer either. Again MODIFY AT YOUR OWN RISK.Updated 9:20PM CST 2/6/2010

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Re: The Great How-To Modification Index! (zionzr2)

Post by KNINE » Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:38 am

"Don't look to the government to solve your problems, the government is the problem." Ronald Reagan"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin.

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Post by zionzr2 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:27 pm

^Bump^

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Post by keithvibe » Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:23 am

bump for all the noobs asking what seems like the same questions, with out searching
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Post by bull77 » Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:21 am

B U M P thanks Bill for the updates

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Re: The Great How-To Modification Index!

Post by Vaggeto » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:44 pm

Bumping this. Although I think the links will need to be fixed.

Couldn't find it with search so manually went down the pages until I found it!
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Re: The Great How-To Modification Index!

Post by zionzr2 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:51 pm

I think I need someone to take this over....

I cant seem to properly edit the original list since the migration and I'm not visiting this site often enough to give it the attention it deserves.

Same goes for the Maint. Index page I created so long ago.

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Re: The Great How-To Modification Index!

Post by mrbravo2000 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:04 am

BUMP, awesome thread.

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Re: The Great How-To Modification Index!

Post by canadave » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:49 am

mrbravo2000 wrote:BUMP, awesome thread.
It should be a sticky, if it isn't already.
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Re: The Great How-To Modification Index!

Post by joatmon » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:59 pm

canadave wrote: It should be a sticky, if it isn't already.
It already is. viewtopic.php?t=38628" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: The Great How-To Modification Index!

Post by canadave » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:23 pm

Cool. Well there ya go :)
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Re: The Great How-To Modification Index!

Post by ctgottapee » Wed May 13, 2015 7:41 pm

Unfortunately all the links are dead, maybe using an old format...

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Re: The Great How-To Modification Index!

Post by jayoldschool » Thu May 14, 2015 3:14 pm

I wished they worked! I could really use this one:

Seat Track Extension

Searching those terms only comes up with this thread!

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Re: The Great How-To Modification Index!

Post by treesleavedents » Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:03 pm

mods can we please get these links fixed?
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Re: The Great How-To Modification Index!

Post by jayoldschool » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:34 pm

+1

Please, repair those links!

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Re: The Great How-To Modification Index!

Post by joatmon » Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:32 pm

UPDATED URLS

  1. Adding +12V socket to 2005 Center Console viewtopic.php?t=10792 (was 13711)
  2. Rear Console +12V Power Outlet on all the time viewtopic.php?t=5078 (was 6403)
  3. A/C Insulation for even faster cold air! viewtopic.php?t=3830 (was 4914)
  4. Installing a AHL & DRL Overide Switch and Update to include the '09 viewtopic.php?t=6819 and viewtopic.php?t=28390 (was 8598,and 35116),
  5. Cold-Air-Intake install on BASE Vibe - Injen viewtopic.php?t=976 (was 1281)
  6. Cargo Area Carpet viewtopic.php?t=12498 (was 15734)
  7. [Solid Cargo Cover viewtopic.php?t=15662 (was 19612)
  8. Another Solid Cargo Cover viewtopic.php?t=16027 (was 26943)
  9. Catalytic Converter Replacement viewtopic.php?t=17587 (was 22020)
  10. Changing the Clutch viewtopic.php?t=17517 (was 21943)
  11. Dashboard Removal viewtopic.php?t=7912 (was 9977)
  12. De-Badge Your Vibe (Remove the dealer tag) viewtopic.php?t=12369 (was 15574)
  13. Ground Wire Upgrade viewtopic.php?t=15609 and viewtopic.php?t=8010 (was 19541)
  14. Fog-Lamp Switch Rewire the way YOU want it.ÿandÿNOW W/ Pics viewtopic.php?t=9844 and viewtopic.php?t=25798 (was 12376 and 32111)
  15. Fog Bulb Conversion 9005 instead of 9006 viewtopic.php?t=20094 (was 25124)
  16. Heated Seats viewtopic.php?t=15673 (was 19626)
  17. Horn Replacement USELESS X , viewtopic.php?t=2028 (was 2656)
  18. Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror viewtopic.php?t=6136 (was 7735)
  19. "Outside Mirror Disassembly for Turns, Heat, etc." viewtopic.php?t=15103 (was 18927)
  20. Pet Barrier viewtopic.php?t=5789 (was 7302)
  21. Horn Beeps on Keyless Entry Remote lock/unlock (custom kits no longer available) X , viewtopic.php?t=16535 (was 20692)
  22. Retained Accessory Power for Power Windows viewtopic.php?t=13461 (was 16904)
  23. Disable Reverse Beep and Replace with LED (GT models). viewtopic.php?t=17165 (was 21480)
  24. Roof Rail Removal and Installation viewtopic.php?t=9134 (was 11484)
  25. Seatbelt Chime Disable '05+ Model Years viewtopic.php?t=14893 (was 18678)
  26. Seat Track Extension viewtopic.php?t=20770 (was 25988)
  27. Spring Lowering possible bad link to MO X , viewtopic.php?t=3834 (was 4918)
  28. Front Sway Bar Installation viewtopic.php?t=2888 (was 3790)
  29. Tranny Cooler viewtopic.php?t=16730 (was 23452)
  30. Interior Bike Mount linked content no longer available X , viewtopic.php?t=20218 (was 28162)
  31. Shark Fin Antenna viewtopic.php?t=22656 (was 28332)
  32. DIY Cabin Filter Furnace Filter Replacement viewtopic.php?t=20089 (was 25114)
  33. How to close sunroof without having to push button twice! viewtopic.php?t=7209 (was 9101)
  34. FatMat Install missing pics X , viewtopic.php?t=22728 (was 28424)
  35. License Plated LED Lights viewtopic.php?t=38000 (was 30169)
  36. Aftermarket Head Unit Install missing pics X , viewtopic.php?t=30378 (was 30794)
  37. Armrest Retrograde! Low armrest to Tall armrest. viewtopic.php?t=25396 (was 31630)
  38. Third Brake Light Overlay viewtopic.php?t=25544 (was 31801)
  39. Kill All Warning Beeps viewtopic.php?t=25922 (was 32254)
  40. Adding Power Windows to non-Power-Package viewtopic.php?t=26170 (was 32536)
  41. Front Facia R/I viewtopic.php?t=9959 (was 12551)
  42. How To change blower motor and blower motor resistor viewtopic.php?t=29211 (was 36099)
  43. Alternator Removal/Install PDF viewtopic.php?t=23299 (was 29114)
  44. Foglight Adjustment viewtopic.php?t=26143 (was 23672)
  45. Window Clunk Fix viewtopic.php?t=35798 (was 24086)
  46. '09+ OEM Foglight Install NEW!! viewtopic.php?t=30761 (was 37906)
  47. LED CHMSLÿNEW!! viewtopic.php?t=38196 (was 40176)
Unfortunately, some of these threads were by members who used external image hosting sites, and as they lost their vibe enthusiasm, they stopped hosting their images for us. Some of these I found are marked with an X. These still tend to provide a narrative, and hopefully, if you follow one of these to do a mod, you'll take and post replacement pictures. ragingfish's horn replacement tutorial was as I marked it, useless, because the thread basically says see this PDF which is no longer available, but i figured it best to leave the item in the list with the updated thread link, even though it really is as marked

The "(was #####)" at the end of each identifies the thread number when genvibe used zeroforum software. An increasijng thread number was assigned each time a new thread was created, and provides a chronological order to when the thread was created. It doesn't identify when the thread was last updated, just created. For various reasons, some threads get deleted. It seems that when genvibe was converted to phpBB, the existing threads were renumbered in order, preserving the chronological nature of the thread numbers, but there were no empty placeholders for previously deleted zeroforum threads.

Finding some of these was more difficult due to the common words to search for, and using the chronological thread numebrs helped identify exactly which thread was originally lionked, given, for example the large number of threads about power windows and DRLs.

The internet archive web.archive.org was useful for a number of threads, looking up the old URL there to see the date, originator, and creation date of the original URL, but it seems they stopped archiving genvibe at some point

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Re: The Great How-To Modification Index!

Post by vibrologist » Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:57 pm

Thank you so much Joatmon!
Consider making this a new thread, and put it up as a sticky because a lot of people will not scroll down to this post. Of course you would credit to the original author: zionzr2.
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