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by SlammedNiss
Tue Jun 18, 2024 9:20 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Car thinks key is in ignition and won't stay locked no matter what.
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Car thinks key is in ignition and won't stay locked no matter what.

So can I also assume that when you open the door, you get the "key-in-the-ignition" chime? If that's the case, sounds like the sensor in the ignition cylinder is jammed in the "key-in" position. Might try spraying a tiny amount of lube in there, similar to WD-40 in the ignition c...
by SlammedNiss
Tue May 28, 2024 3:03 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: hot hot hot a/c ....
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: hot hot hot a/c ....

Could be a multitude of things. Can you hear the compressor kicking on when you hit the A/C button? If so, it could just simply be low on refrigerant. If that's the case, then you likely have a leak at one of the ports. If you don't hear the compressor kicking on, might be a relay, or could be the c...
by SlammedNiss
Wed May 01, 2024 2:48 pm
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Is anybody else constantly getting logged out?
Replies: 13
Views: 2094

Re: Is anybody else constantly getting logged out?

...and again. This is seriously getting frustrating.

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by SlammedNiss
Tue Apr 30, 2024 8:14 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: who is still hanging out on genvibe in 2024?
Replies: 24
Views: 1273

Re: who is still hanging out on genvibe in 2024?

I'm still here, even though I sold my last Matrix nearly 4 years ago now. Kinda hard to let go of a place you've been for so long. Only way I'll prob quit showing up is if the site goes belly up, or I do.
by SlammedNiss
Mon Apr 29, 2024 1:31 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Is anybody else constantly getting logged out?
Replies: 13
Views: 2094

Re: Is anybody else constantly getting logged out?

So this is happening again. I've had to sign into the site like 4 or 5 times now in the past week. And yes, I'm 'clicking' the "keep me signed in" tab.

Win10 using Firefox.
by SlammedNiss
Fri Apr 26, 2024 12:08 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Good cheap tires?
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Good cheap tires?

Back when I sold my last XRS in 2020, it needed tires prior to me selling it. I ended up going onto Walmart's website and find tires and had them ship to store. This was during covid, and my local service center was closed, so I had to have them shipped to another store that was 30 min. away. They w...
by SlammedNiss
Fri Apr 05, 2024 5:43 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Vibes in the news
Replies: 74
Views: 55241

Re: Vibes in the news

Partial crane collapse kills 1, injures others, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. https://i.imgur.com/eGLrE89.jpeg TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A worker was killed Thursday afternoon when a crane collapsed onto a [Pontiac Vibe] in Fort Lauderdale, according to a report. WTVJ reported that a portion of a crane fell ont...
by SlammedNiss
Wed Apr 03, 2024 4:00 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Vibes in the news
Replies: 74
Views: 55241

Re: Vibes in the news

Not necessarily "in the news" (perhaps change the thread name to "Vibes/Matrix in the wild), but did see this 05-08 Matrix in a YT vid from a channel I watch. I believe the guy who made the vid is from Bradenton, FL, who happened to park next to the car while it was sitting in the par...
by SlammedNiss
Fri Mar 01, 2024 4:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Solar Eclipse April 8 2024
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Solar Eclipse April 8 2024

Looked it up, and looks like it would be at least 5-6 hrs. from where I live here in Kansas to find a recommended city to watch.

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by SlammedNiss
Sat Jan 27, 2024 5:31 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: OK, which one of ya'll didn't make your car payment?
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: OK, which one of ya'll didn't make your car payment?

Capt.Vibe wrote: Sat Jan 27, 2024 5:09 pmThe loan will be written off anyway' what is the point of taking a vehicle like that?
You'd have to ask the financial institution that put out the order to take it. Repo guy was only doing his job and I'm sure he also feels bad for the guy, but in the end, he's only doing what he's told to do.
by SlammedNiss
Thu Jan 25, 2024 2:42 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: OK, which one of ya'll didn't make your car payment?
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: OK, which one of ya'll didn't make your car payment?

It would definitely be an interesting job, as I imagine not every repo would be the same. But yea, I'm with you, as you never know what crazy person is just inside seeing you trying to take their car.
by SlammedNiss
Tue Jan 23, 2024 12:31 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Ever look up your old car on the internet?
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: Ever look up your old car on the internet?

So was bored a couple weeks ago, and still have the bill of sale from when I sold my last Matrix back in June 2020, so I hit up google maps with the address. Lo and behold, you can barely make out the back end of the car in the middle garage. clicking image below will open full-resolution in imgur. ...
by SlammedNiss
Tue Jan 23, 2024 9:11 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: OK, which one of ya'll didn't make your car payment?
Replies: 6
Views: 581

OK, which one of ya'll didn't make your car payment?

Crazed debtor totals Vibe trying to escape REPO!

clicking image below will open video in Youtube, because the [Youtube] BBCode is broken.
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by SlammedNiss
Thu Nov 30, 2023 1:56 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: revisiting my installation/door lock signal
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: revisiting my installation/door lock signal

If it takes a double pulse to unlock and I didn't have it already set to that would it unlock anything. No, it would unlock the drivers door only. Basically it's mimicking if you unlocked your driver door with the key in the cylinder. If you turn it counter-clockwise to unlock the door, it will onl...
by SlammedNiss
Mon Nov 27, 2023 1:27 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: revisiting my installation/door lock signal
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: revisiting my installation/door lock signal

It's been years since I've done remote starts. Running length is done in the settings. For unlocking, depending on which wire you tagged, yes, it will require a double pulse (no different than the OEM fob). If memory serves me, to find the correct wire, you have to probe while turning the key cylind...
by SlammedNiss
Sun Nov 12, 2023 2:18 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Radio light
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Re: Radio light

they are bulbs. I had replaced mine right before I sold my Matrix. There's a whole thread with pics on how to repair this issue.
viewtopic.php?t=26889
by SlammedNiss
Sun Nov 12, 2023 2:07 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: in a rut
Replies: 37
Views: 11618

Re: in a rut

apparently deer are afraid of Vibes, this article has a video of a deer leaping clean over a parked vibe https://gmauthority.com/blog/2023/11/deer-jumps-over-pontiac-vibe-lands-on-chevy-silverado-video/ I've seen that video probably a dozen times now over the last week, and never once realized it w...
by SlammedNiss
Thu Sep 21, 2023 5:21 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: One of a Kind Pontiac 2003 Vibe with 1,598 miles
Replies: 5
Views: 1913

Re: One of a Kind Pontiac 2003 Vibe with 1,598 miles

that's pretty cool. But WTH happened here? https://i.imgur.com/U4fsdya.jpg Also, because once the car is sold and the pics will likely disappear, I saved them all to an imgur folder for archiving. Click the image below of the CL listing to see the rest of the pics. https://i.imgur.com/pTbrk3S.png
by SlammedNiss
Sun Sep 17, 2023 8:41 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Removing marks from 2006 rear window
Replies: 3
Views: 1426

Re: Removing marks from 2006 rear window

GregLatiak wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 6:21 am curious if the heavy factory tint on these windows is in the glass itself or a film applique on the inside surface.
The 2003-2008 Vibe/Matrix didn't come with OEM smoked glass. If they are dark, it's an aftermarket film that has been applied.
by SlammedNiss
Tue Sep 12, 2023 2:19 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Progress on Stereo Upgrades
Replies: 8
Views: 2013

Re: Progress on Stereo Upgrades

Looks great. I've always preferred a stereo that looks completely stock, even after being upgraded. So good job getting everything to fit behind the OEM grilles. Question though, were the speaker magnets just too deep for the rear replacements? Asking because when I replaced my rear speakers in my '...
by SlammedNiss
Thu Aug 24, 2023 3:39 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Report post default options
Replies: 1
Views: 2000

Re: Report post default options

I report quite a few of them too. I never pay much attention to whatever the default choice in the menu is, I just simply type "Spam account" into the box.
by SlammedNiss
Mon Aug 14, 2023 3:39 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Vibes in the news
Replies: 74
Views: 55241

Re: Vibes in the news

Was watching the CBS Evening News and they were covering the wildfires in Maui, Hawaii. Saw this burned out carcass of a 1st gen Matrix.

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by SlammedNiss
Sun Aug 13, 2023 1:16 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: What Model/Year Should I Get?
Replies: 9
Views: 4555

Re: What Model/Year Should I Get?

ColonelPanic wrote: Sat Aug 12, 2023 7:26 amNope, GT went away after 2006.
Was there any particular reason why? Considering the Matrix had an Xrs 2003-08, seems really odd they didn't produce the VGT through those same years.
by SlammedNiss
Fri Aug 11, 2023 10:50 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: What Model/Year Should I Get?
Replies: 9
Views: 4555

Re: What Model/Year Should I Get?

SSizler wrote: Fri Aug 11, 2023 12:52 pm Vibe GTs with the Yamaha head were produced from 2003-2006.
Just correcting a small discrepancy that tpollauf stated in the previous post. :geek:
Was there no 2ZZ Vibe's in 2007-2008?
by SlammedNiss
Sun Jul 30, 2023 8:19 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Vibes in the news
Replies: 74
Views: 55241

Re: Vibes in the news

Wasn't sure where to put this. But, if you've ever seen the annual Alaskan 4th of July car launch, it's about as 'Merica as one can get. Anyways, was watching 1320's vid of this years event, and spotted what I'm fairly certain is a 1st gen Matrix. If you don't want to watch the full 22 minute video,...
by SlammedNiss
Thu Jul 27, 2023 11:45 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Adding USB port to 2010 Vibe near rearview mirror?
Replies: 7
Views: 1949

Re: Adding USB port to 2010 Vibe near rearview mirror?

No sunroof but there's 12V to the map and dome lights. Do you know where the sunroof connector is located? Might save me from having to splice. Tbh, I'm not familiar with the 2009-201? models. I know in both of my 2003's and my 2008, the sunroof controls and the map lights were in the same module r...
by SlammedNiss
Tue Jul 25, 2023 12:07 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Adding USB port to 2010 Vibe near rearview mirror?
Replies: 7
Views: 1949

Re: Adding USB port to 2010 Vibe near rearview mirror?

Do you have a sunroof? Even if you don't. the wiring for one might still be there. If so, you'll have a definite switched 12v source.
by SlammedNiss
Wed Jul 12, 2023 2:31 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Article: The Pontiac Vibe Was Very Nearly Flawless
Replies: 3
Views: 987

Re: Article: The Pontiac Vibe Was Very Nearly Flawless

Great article, except for one thing I didn't agree with... "What’s more, the Vibe was actually better than its Toyota Matrix counterpart." Now, I know it's pretty bold to say this on a Pontiac Vibe-based internet forum, but I've always thought the styling of the Matrix was a lot better tha...
by SlammedNiss
Fri Jun 30, 2023 2:32 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Full browser screen ads on GenVibe
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Full browser screen ads on GenVibe

I dont see any, but I'm also ad-block plus on Firefox.
by SlammedNiss
Mon Mar 06, 2023 4:38 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Ever look up your old car on the internet?
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: Ever look up your old car on the internet?

Ironically, this showed up in my FB memories last night. The top pic is what my Nissan Hardbody truck looked like when I sold her back in 2004/5. I sold it to a friend in Phoenix who had switched out the wheels and did a couple of other things to her. The truck was sold again, and eventually ended u...
by SlammedNiss
Tue Feb 28, 2023 1:33 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: 2003 AWD Rear Subframe BUILD THREAD :O
Replies: 57
Views: 4089

Re: 2003 AWD Rear Subframe BUILD THREAD :O

That sure is a lot of crunchy bubblegum.
by SlammedNiss
Mon Feb 13, 2023 11:03 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: Gen 1-2 (2005) Factory Spoiler, Upper
Replies: 7
Views: 1959

Re: FS: Gen 1-2 (2005) Factory Spoiler, Upper

Surprised nobody has snatched this up yet. Aren't these things pretty rare?
by SlammedNiss
Mon Feb 06, 2023 2:19 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: How to bypass factory amp?
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: How to bypass factory amp?

Would this one work?

https://axxessinterfaces.com/product/AXABH-TY1??

You'll probably still have to run 4 sets of speaker wire from the dash to the OEM amp though so I still wouldn't consider it a "bypass harness".
by SlammedNiss
Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:48 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Vibes in the news
Replies: 74
Views: 55241

Re: Vibes in the news

This lady was a real Pontiac Vibe enthusiast, for it to be mentioned in her obituary at https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/obituary-doran-gene-anderson-1927-2022/Content?oid=37355559 She was not a fan of Vermont winters, but she was able to get almost anywhere in her red Pontiac Vibe. RIP Doran Ge...
by SlammedNiss
Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:48 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Does interior A-Pillar trim piece share same design as a different vehicle?
Replies: 3
Views: 765

Re: Does interior A-Pillar trim piece share same design as a different vehicle?

Yup, it shares the same a-pillar from any 2003-2008 Matrix/Vibe. If you're wanting to add some gauge pods, I would suggest picking up a spare a-pillar and do some research on the YT on how to fiberglass. It's actually pretty easy. I've done it a few times when I made component speaker pods for my ol...
by SlammedNiss
Fri Dec 02, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Vibes in the news
Replies: 74
Views: 55241

Re: Vibes in the news

But who was Black Bob, and why did he get a road named after him? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Source - https://www.olatheks.gov/visitors/historical-street-names Black Bob Road was named after the chief of a band of Shawnee Indians. Black ...
by SlammedNiss
Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:23 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Vibes in the news
Replies: 74
Views: 55241

Re: Vibes in the news

https://i.imgur.com/FwhW2MA.png https://hutchpost.com/posts/c224f9c9-f5d9-467e-8de2-dcb3503bbb94 Kansas shooting suspect captured after chase, crash JOHNSON COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities investigating a shooting on Wednesday that sent a man to the hospital have a suspect in custody. Just afte...
by SlammedNiss
Thu Nov 17, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Ignition wiring help
Replies: 14
Views: 7469

Re: Ignition wiring help

Greyson wrote: Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:46 am Hi,
I have a switch and It has to be lagination wiring. It has 6 wires. Now I don't understand where to put it. Can anyone tell me a simple solution.
Wth is lagination?
by SlammedNiss
Tue Nov 15, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: seek advice/help
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: seek advice/help

salamander162 wrote: Mon Nov 14, 2022 4:15 pm...the cruise control don't work...
Can you elaborate? Does the light on the dash illuminate when you power the cruise control on? If so, what does the light do when you try to set a speed?
by SlammedNiss
Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:17 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: That dude in Blue reviews Turbo first gen
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: That dude in Blue reviews Turbo first gen

Damn, he hit rev limiter more times in a 12 minute video than I did over my entire ownership.
by SlammedNiss
Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Can't Change or Add my Avatar
Replies: 12
Views: 6990

Re: Can't Change or Add my Avatar

tpollauf wrote: Fri Nov 11, 2022 7:02 am I feel your pain :o Still no avatar for me ... BUT at least my signature photo of my fleet still exists ;)
Not sure what joatmon is doing right, but his avatar is the only one showing up in this thread.
by SlammedNiss
Fri Oct 28, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Welcome to spam hell?
Replies: 14
Views: 4867

Re: Welcome to spam hell?

SlammedNiss wrote: Fri Oct 28, 2022 11:01 am Where is the moderator???? Spammer ihjwernml579 is gonna surpass my post count at this rate.
....and what took me 20 years to accomplish (465 posts), this damn spammer has surpassed in less than 48 hours.
by SlammedNiss
Fri Oct 28, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Welcome to spam hell?
Replies: 14
Views: 4867

Re: Welcome to spam hell?

Where is the moderator???? Spammer ihjwernml579 is gonna surpass my post count at this rate.

Why not add more moderators to combat this issue?
by SlammedNiss
Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Gas tank 2003 Vibe
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Re: Gas tank 2003 Vibe

Although I'm not 100% positive, probably any gas tank from any 2003-2008 Matrix/Vibe should fit.
by SlammedNiss
Sat Sep 03, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Stereo doesn't turn on
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Re: Stereo doesn't turn on

There's zero chance a speaker is drawing power to kill your battery.
by SlammedNiss
Sun Jun 05, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 09 car window still has power after shut off and keys removed
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: 09 car window still has power after shut off and keys removed

Pretty much spot on what joatmon said. Its a feature so you can roll your windows up after you shut the car off. My Rav4 does the same thing. Once you open the door, power should be cut off.
by SlammedNiss
Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:24 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Searching for "pontiac" word emblem for '09 vibe
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Re: Searching for "pontiac" word emblem for '09 vibe

like joatmon mentioned, your only bet might be to scour your local salvage yards. Fishing line works awesome for getting emblems like that off. Edit: would these not work? https://www.ebay.com/itm/185115279476 https://www.ebay.com/itm/124654527630 https://www.ebay.com/itm/174799941946 https://www.eb...
by SlammedNiss
Fri Apr 29, 2022 2:12 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Need ignition wiring info,weird starting problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1491

Re: Need ignition wiring info,weird starting problem

Don't know if this helps any, but figured I would post it anyways. All wires in the ignition harness are at the top of the list. Anything labeled "ignition" should be +12v while key is in "on" position and while cranking. Wires labeled "accessory" will only be +12v whil...
by SlammedNiss
Wed Apr 06, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Can't Change or Add my Avatar
Replies: 12
Views: 6990

Re: Can't Change or Add my Avatar

Hmmm. Does mine show up? ------->

edit:doesn't look like it.
by SlammedNiss
Wed Mar 23, 2022 5:14 am
Forum: Testing 1..2..3
Topic: Reply Notification Test
Replies: 10
Views: 2203

Re: Reply Notification Test

what if I don't want to reply? :mrgreen: