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by SlammedNiss
Sun May 30, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Pontiac, GM SPO, & TRD Accessories
Topic: remote start add on sets off alarm when far away, not when close
Replies: 6
Views: 1877

Re: remote start add on sets off alarm when far away, not when close

Welcome to genvibe! Can anyone give me some tips for my remote start cuz all the buttons work on the remote except for the remote start I don't know if I can be of any use, but someone here might. Seems like more info is needed What year/version of car do you have? Are you the original owner/how lo...
by SlammedNiss
Fri May 21, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anybody have a car shipped before?
Replies: 23
Views: 2733

Re: Anybody have a car shipped before?

sorry; no instagram access for me. I do like one of your early photos of (presumably) your Rav 4. If that was the picture as it was delivered, picture mine as having gone through (figuratively) two tornados, a dip in Bugs Bunny's la brea tarpits, and then a trip through a chicken coupe. I had to ru...
by SlammedNiss
Fri May 21, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anybody have a car shipped before?
Replies: 23
Views: 2733

Re: Anybody have a car shipped before?

Didn't know where else to post this, so reviving this thread just for this video....

https://www.instagram.com/p/CPAD8B3ndtd/
by SlammedNiss
Mon May 17, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Wiring issue 2003 Vibe GT
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Wiring issue 2003 Vibe GT

When does the fuse pop? As soon as you replace it and turn on the running lights? If so, that would be a direct short. Time to grab a multimeter and start probing for continuity to ground. As Seventeen states, this type of issue is generally not fun to diagnose. But, it is doable. If you don't have ...
by SlammedNiss
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Greetings from Phoenix
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Greetings from Phoenix

Welcome to the site. Used to live in the Phx metro area myself. Love the weather there!
by SlammedNiss
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Rear struts same as corolla ?
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Rear struts same as corolla ?

SeattleJeremy wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:40 am
They are physically the same on the outside, but the inside will have different valving to compensate for the Vibes heavier rear.
Not nice to size shame. :mrgreen:
by SlammedNiss
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Not the headlight bulb!
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Not the headlight bulb!

I agree with checking the socket for voltage and going from there. Does the high beam work on that side? If you checked the fuses visually, check again with a continuity tester, or swap them side to side. Check the new bulb as well. High beam doesn't even work. what about parking lights? Do you hav...
by SlammedNiss
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Not the headlight bulb!
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Not the headlight bulb!

Good question joatmon, I just assumed he meant the dome lights when somebody says interior lights. Still, interior dash lights should be on a separate fuse than the headlights. But, that might mean something is wrong with the switch on your steering column. That still should be easy to diagnose with...
by SlammedNiss
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Not the headlight bulb!
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Not the headlight bulb!

In my 06, the left bulb was burnt out so I got another one. Well, it isn't the bulb! Also, my interior lights aren't working. I checked the headlight fuses and they are fine. What else can I check? If you (or possibly a previous owner) ever had higher wattage bulbs in there, it might have melted th...
by SlammedNiss
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Towing car from Boston to LA
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Towing car from Boston to LA

Im no expert by any means, so take this with a grain of salt. But how is towing a car on a dolly any different than driving down the road on it's own? Yea, you're slightly shifting the weight of the car towards the back, but only slightly. So I couldn't imagine that harming anything suspension wise.
by SlammedNiss
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Poll: USPS woes
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: Poll: USPS woes

Ordered some Priority shipping boxes on 12/20, supposedly shipped o 12/30. Tracking # shows it hasn't even been received by USPS yet. Ordered again. Guess I'll see which one shows up first.
by SlammedNiss
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Poll: USPS woes
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: Poll: USPS woes

Yea, this season has been especially bad for USPS. I sold a set of Eibach's that I shipped to Florida via Priority. Once they got thru Wichita, they disappeared for about 2 1/2 weeks. I contacted USPS and asked them to look into it, and they basically said it was lost and to file an insurance claim....
by SlammedNiss
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Best way to remove door dent
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Best way to remove door dent

You can pull the inner door panel and push it out from the inside, but unless you have training in body repair, it will never look good. Have you considered just buying a replacement from a salvage yard? Should definitely be cheaper than $500. Might be hard to find one in your specific color though.
by SlammedNiss
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: OEM GM Vibe All Weather Mats - new in box
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: OEM GM Vibe All Weather Mats - new in box

What's the point of joining a site, just to post an ad, then never come back?
Last active: Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:33 pm
by SlammedNiss
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 1zz-fe plastic engine cover purpose/removal
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: 1zz-fe plastic engine cover purpose/removal

Shouldn't be any issues. I removed mine off my 2ZZ with zero problems.
by SlammedNiss
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: SSC Tuatara smashes production car landspeed record
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: SSC Tuatara smashes production car landspeed record

Uh-oh. Looks like this speed run might not even be real. https://www.reddit.com/r/cars/comments/jil0cd/did_the_ssc_tuatara_really_set_a_331mph_world/ or you can watch Shmee's vid on it here ----> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3daTG4_JS_4 or Life of Palos video here ----> https://www.youtube.com/wa...
by SlammedNiss
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New key for a 2009?
Replies: 16
Views: 1015

Re: New key for a 2009?

I'm honestly completely confused at this point :) Just looking for a spare key that will work in case of emergency. It seems some are saying a regular cut blank will work with flashing warning, others are saying not? Tbh, just buy a standard key and get it cut. Should be able to do that for under $...
by SlammedNiss
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New key for a 2009?
Replies: 16
Views: 1015

Re: New key for a 2009?

nope, no confusion here. We don't have chips in our keys. I certainly don't see anything to indicate otherwise as my key looks very plain vanilla and since the security system won't recognize it, it seems to prove that out. Simply the OP is asking whether he/she has to have a new key cut with all t...
by SlammedNiss
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New key for a 2009?
Replies: 16
Views: 1015

Re: New key for a 2009?

to electronically open and close doors and sound the alarm by manually pressing a button. You're confusing a remote key fob with a key that has a transponder. I'm talking about the chip within the key body that the car recognizes is an allowed key. If not, it will usually cut power to the starter o...
by SlammedNiss
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New key for a 2009?
Replies: 16
Views: 1015

Re: New key for a 2009?

...... '09; lost key with transponder and programming. Now have a plain key without buttons, cut directly from the ignition by a locksmith. Works just fine. Just the security light flashes when driven. No other functions are lost. I have to ask then, what is the point of the transponder? I used to ...
by SlammedNiss
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New key for a 2009?
Replies: 16
Views: 1015

Re: New key for a 2009?

What year did Pontiac add the transponder to the keys? Toyota started in the 08' Matrix models (edit: just checked, it was 05') I think. If there isn't a transponder, you should just be able to buy a key online and get it cut. When I wanted a new one for my Rav4, I bought a key on eBay for around $1...
by SlammedNiss
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: SSC Tuatara smashes production car landspeed record
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: SSC Tuatara smashes production car landspeed record

joatmon wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:36 am
I'd need brown pants to drive that at over 300 mph, and as cool looking as it is, a car like that would be so impractical for my current situation (as if I could afford one ;) )
I once hit 145 on my 96' F3 and that was even nuts. I couldn't imagine going more than 2x that speed.
by SlammedNiss
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: SSC Tuatara smashes production car landspeed record
Replies: 3
Views: 520

SSC Tuatara smashes production car landspeed record

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1129986_ssc-tuatara-now-world-s-fastest-car-at-316-11-mph SSC is once again the speed king. On Monday, SSC announced a customer-owned Tuatara, driven by race car driver Oliver Webb, set a new production-vehicle land-speed record of 316.11 mph. \ The record attempt...
by SlammedNiss
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Backup Camera installation for 2004 XRS
Replies: 9
Views: 1708

Re: Backup Camera installation for 2004 XRS

Gentex makes some, but they aren't wireless. Have one in my Rav4. Mine is a model #957. You can buy them second-hand, but just make sure you get the pigtail with it.
by SlammedNiss
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Power Locks installation
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: Power Locks installation

You are probably looking at $300-400 just for the power locks. Then $150-300 for the remote start but probably closer to the $150 cause there is no need for bypass modules. What year did they start adding transponder keys in the Vibe? I think they added that in a Matrix in 2005. I didnt see him say...
by SlammedNiss
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Power Locks installation
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: Power Locks installation

Would it be simpler (and more worthwhile in terms of peace of mind) to just ask whoever is installing my remote start (because I'm gonna get a professional installation) to install the locks while they're at it? I'd probably provide the parts, I'd just want them to install them 1. if you don't know...
by SlammedNiss
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: 2006 Headlight Assembly help, please
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: 2006 Headlight Assembly help, please

Is there anyone in here that lives in the Peoria/Phoenix, AZ area that might be able to offer guidance to a kind, raucous grandmother? I wish I did, but moved away in the early 2000's. If you're wiling to drive to Queen Creek, my best friend works on cars and I could probably arrange some assistance.
by SlammedNiss
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Pontiac Discrimination
Replies: 10
Views: 974

Re: Pontiac Discrimination

Good looking Vibe. Always liked white. When I started looking to replace my Matrix with a Rav4, I was looking for a white one, but ended up with Barcelona Red. Btw, I hope your mechanic guy never finds out that Chevy and Isuzu once partnered together on the S10/Hombre. It might blow his mind! :mrgre...
by SlammedNiss
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe with Body Damage. Drive As-Is or Replace The Car?
Replies: 11
Views: 864

Re: Vibe with Body Damage. Drive As-Is or Replace The Car?

For comparison, I sold my 03' Matrix Xrs for just over $4900 with 100k miles. I would think a similar car without the Toyota name would be cheaper. But why not just take the payout + keep the car, go to a junkyard and get a replacement door and pound out the area in the wheel well with a BFH and cal...
by SlammedNiss
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Name Change Request
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Re: Name Change Request

You only have 13 posts (other than this one) so why not just create a new acct. with the name you want?
by SlammedNiss
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: back in Da' Hood.
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: back in Da' Hood.

Welcome back. You can do a search for your old username HERE if you want.
by SlammedNiss
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: F/S & FREE - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix
Replies: 17
Views: 2342

Re: F/S - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix

KingKrab65 wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:00 am
If the "Metra Wiring Harness (70-2003), GM Antenna Adapter and Double-Din Trim Bezel" is still available, I would be interested in them. Are you a PayPal account holder?
yes, they are still available and I do use Paypal. Send me a PM.
by SlammedNiss
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: F/S & FREE - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix
Replies: 17
Views: 2342

Re: F/S - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix

So most everything is gone except for just a few things. I do have a couple things that are in my free pile. That being the ground wires and the stereo wiring harness w/ trim bezel. Both of these are for shipping only, so shouldn't cost more than $3 or $4 total via USPS 1st Class. I have no use for ...
by SlammedNiss
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Vibe GT Black 2005
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: Wanted: Vibe GT Black 2005

Hello! I am looking to replace my Vibe that was crashed by a careless driver : ( Do you have a Vibe GT 05 for sale? If so, I want it! Thanks. Unless you're just specifically loyal to Pontiac, you could also open your search to the Matrix Xrs too. Although prices will tend to be higher because of th...
by SlammedNiss
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to remove / lift rear seat cushion 2009 vibe gt
Replies: 5
Views: 916

Re: How to remove / lift rear seat cushion 2009 vibe gt

Maybe these pics will help. There are two nylon female type latches which grab the "looped heavy wire" tab, attached to the seat base. You can see the nylon inserts in both photos. It grabs the looped wire (probably 1/8" thick or thicker) pretty good. This "wire" I'm referring to makes up the steel...
by SlammedNiss
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Selling my Matrix XRS....
Replies: 9
Views: 1149

Re: Selling my Matrix XRS....

Sorry to see it go, especially since you're an OG here! What ride is next for you? Did you end up selling the Tokiko's? haha The Tokikos will be going into the free+shipping pile because as of now they are just taking up space. Even then it still won't be cheap to get rid of them, but I hate to jus...
by SlammedNiss
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Selling my Matrix XRS....
Replies: 9
Views: 1149

Re: Selling my Matrix XRS....

Congrats SN ! I think that is quite a profit for an 18 year old car. Thanks! I hate selling cars. I never know what to price it at. Obviously if you base it on emotional attachment, which is what a lot of people do, it would be overpriced. I knew the car wasn't in perfect condition, but the mileage...
by SlammedNiss
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Selling my Matrix XRS....
Replies: 9
Views: 1149

Re: Selling my Matrix XRS....

Wow, if you can't drive a Matrix without running over the mailbox, then you should not be on the road. That's what I tell my wife anyway. :lol: What car did they arrive in? Was it the car at the curb? It looks like an older Passat to me. It is always a bit disorienting driving a rental or new car f...
by SlammedNiss
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 82
Views: 6313

Re: Coronavirus

Vulcan05 wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:28 am
Yesterday, Cadet Bone Spurs came out in favor of masks. NOW what do the crazies say?
By now it's instilled in their minds that it is their constitutional right to not wear a mask.
by SlammedNiss
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Selling my Matrix XRS....
Replies: 9
Views: 1149

Selling my Matrix XRS....

So I listed my 03 Matrix XRS auto last night on CL (https://i.imgur.com/JavLaVD.png), and woke up to 3 people interested. 2 of them came and looked at the car tonight and took it for a test drive. Both couples were in their 60's, definitely not the demographic I thought would buy it. Well, anyway, t...
by SlammedNiss
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 82
Views: 6313

Re: Coronavirus

Vulcan05 wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:57 am
I don't have a problem with people that refuse to wear a mask.
Come November, fewer votes for Cadet Bone Spurs.
Tbh, I'm starting to feel the same.
by SlammedNiss
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 82
Views: 6313

Re: Coronavirus

Facebook video, but anybody can view it.

"World's Craziest Coronakarens"

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3158075377572091
by SlammedNiss
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Anybody replace the wiper fluid pump?
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: Anybody replace the wiper fluid pump?

Finally got a chance to diagnose the problem today, and luckily it was just clogged, specifically the nozzles themselves. So whatever was in the line made it all the way to the nozzles and needed just a little bit more pressure with the air hose to blow it out.
by SlammedNiss
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Anybody replace the wiper fluid pump?
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: Anybody replace the wiper fluid pump?

For a quick diagnosis, swap the pumps around. If the front sprays, and rear doesn't, the pump is dying. If both are working, it's possible the fluid line is pinched or disconnected under the hood. Does the front and back use the same model pump? If so, didnt know that, but would definitely make it ...
by SlammedNiss
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Anybody replace the wiper fluid pump?
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Anybody replace the wiper fluid pump?

Pretty sure mine is bad for the front nozzles. I barely get a small drip when I pull the wiper arm. I can hear the pump turn on but nothing really happens. The back I at least get it running out and not a spray, but I think that's normal for the back. So, has anybody replaced the pump before? Seems ...
by SlammedNiss
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: back widow 2006 vibe needed
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: back widow 2006 vibe needed

yea, as the other 2 recommended, look up local salvage yards. That will be your best (aka cheapest) bet. Otherwise you can have your local GM dealer order you one probably.
by SlammedNiss
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Radio lights going out
Replies: 88
Views: 120003

Re: Radio lights going out

Wanted to give a shout-out to joatmon for his excellent tutorial how to change the LCD backlight bulbs. I chose the route of clipping the original bulbs off leaving some existing wire and soldering to those. Might not be the prettiest soldering job, but it worked. Got my Kenwood pulled out tonight a...
by SlammedNiss
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Hardwired Dash Cam...which fuse?
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Hardwired Dash Cam...which fuse?

I've hard-wired a dash cam to my 08 vibe, but I am not getting any power to it. The idea was to wire it to a fuse that is perpetually powered as I wanted to record video while the car was off and parked. The directions say: "maximum rating is to be no more than 20 amps." Not sure if it could be the...
by SlammedNiss
Tue May 26, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: F/S & FREE - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix
Replies: 17
Views: 2342

Re: F/S - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix

zbyers wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 2:23 am
Yes, it fits all 03-08 Vibe/Matrix, and likely Corolla.
thats what I thought, but the official page doesnt even mention the Vibe. But looking at pics of engine compartments online they definitely look all the same.
by SlammedNiss
Mon May 25, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: F/S & FREE - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix
Replies: 17
Views: 2342

Re: F/S - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix

STB is off the car and pics (OP updated) taken. I will be listing it on eBay shortly starting at $85 + shipping.

One question, the official DC Sports says this only fits 2003-2005. Shouldn't it also fit 2006-2008?

https://dcsports.com/products/csb1402-f ... tower-bars