tpollauf wrote:Nice progress so far. Where were you located (profile update please) I thought earlier you said the Cincinnati area? Anyways a little touch up paint and buffing and that bumper will look as good as new. They're not cheap either (400+) just for the rubber shell You're also missing one of the fake cowl inserts into the bumper but don't bother replacing it with a factory because that is a perfect spot for some LED mods to fit into (currently working on some for mine)
MacGyver wrote:Great looking Vibe once you rescued it!
The oil drinking problem is a known issue on the 2.4L engine which you can read about here: viewtopic.php?t=45296
GM will not do anything. Toyota is trying but only if oil consumption is extreme. You'll just have to get used to topping off the oil every few trips to the gas pump.
Head unit recommendation: Pioneer.
LEDs: On the exterior, I have only changed out the license plate light for LED. I have already changed out the lights in the center stack to LED white, and have leftovers for the HVAC knobs if you want them, PM me your address and I'll send them along! I can't change the color of the lights in the power window switch, traction control button, and 115V button.
You can see more about what I did in my garage thread: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=45247
tpollauf wrote:Nice work so far Do you know if a similar radio (or same manufacturer) also incorporates a back up camera feature with the heads unit? That would be the hottest set-up in our 09-10 Vibes! Will be looking into radio options for my son's 09 Vibe GT.
ImN3XU5 wrote:Also just found out today that my power mirrors aren't working again. I swapped the movement controller from my dad's 2009 he's fixing to mine and that didn't fix the problem, and also confirmed that the one from my car worked in his. So now I need to figure that out. I suspect its a fuse that is loose or blew but I'm not too worried about it. I'll probably take a look at it this coming weekend if its not going to be as hot as the rest of this week.
ImN3XU5 wrote:Sorry for not posting any updates recently, been real busy with work. Since my last update, I've gotten the HVAC control lights swapped to white LEDs and swapped the head unit mounting to the Scosche kit from the Metra kit. In my opinion, the Schosche kit is much higher quality compared to the Metra and fits much better on the 2nd generation cars.
Before the LED swap
After LED swap (not as clear to see because it wasn't dark enough, it is a lot better)
Also, just turned over 115K miles the other day
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