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by joatmon
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: US - Mid-Atlantic
Topic: The Return of Brood X
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: The Return of Brood X

its been 17 years https://www.fox5dc.com/news/maryland-could-be-epicenter-of-brood-x-cicada-explosion-this-spring-professor-says ... that Maryland will be the "epicenter" of the cicada emergence set to arrive this spring ... ... as many as 1.5 million cicadas will emerge per acre ... I guess to be a...
by joatmon
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: No power to blower motor, no AC no heat
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: No power to blower motor, no AC no heat

continuing this thread instead of the new one at https://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=47743 In that thread, you said Would a bad heater relay (directly above the glove box) be the cause of no power to the 10amp fuse found by the steering column? I have no power (voltage) going to t...
by joatmon
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: no speedo, no gear change
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: no speedo, no gear change

GeneralToyota wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:24 pm
Cleared the abs code and problem solved. Code was C1241.
dodged a bullet on that one. clearing a code vs what might have been complex and expensive transmission repairs, that's good news
by joatmon
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New here! And general questions
Replies: 6
Views: 62

Re: New here! And general questions

.That was three years ago, and with four teenagers in the house, there were higher priority expenditures since she was still road-capable without any repairs. If you still have teenagers in the house, it might be good to keep it, so that when they have their inevitable first accident, it won't be i...
by joatmon
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 55
Views: 3249

Re: Auto Show Hunters

I can't say what the current Subaru line up offers. I bought a 19 forester 18 months ago, and for peace of mind, I stopped looking at both features and prices. I didn't fit well in a crosstrek, No complaints about the 2.0 boxer. Its no racer, but has enough oompf for me. The one I got was a "limited...
by joatmon
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: passenger seat airbag indicator/seatbelt reminder
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: passenger seat airbag indicator/seatbelt reminder

I doubt a disconnected light would adversely affect airbag function, but if you're worried about it, can you leave it connected but just tuck it out of the way somewhere inside the dash? (I don't know the 09 setup or if that's even feasible)
by joatmon
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Transmission Died
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: Transmission Died

It's always a bit of a gamble with a used car. Seems like the car was about 10 years old when you got it, probably no way to know how it was treated in those 10 years. A tranny should last more than 140K miles if not abused. That sucks. Don't know where you are, but you might check car-part.com Its ...
by joatmon
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rear seatback lock broken
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: Rear seatback lock broken

a couple of threads about rear seat backs are https://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=32894 https://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=10001 but neither are all that helpful for your problem I attached parts of the matrix manual about rear seat back, hopefully they'll give some insi...
by joatmon
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: High output vs. stock starter
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: High output vs. stock starter

The 03 matrix parts catalog shows a different alternator for the 2ZZ than the 1ZZ, but shows the same starter for both.

I don't think the difference in power is worth the extra $40. But that's me.
by joatmon
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: 2005 Tires
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: 2005 Tires

Not helpful, but every time I see the thread title "2005 Tires", I think wow, that's a lot of tires
by joatmon
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: amplifier replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: amplifier replacement

I'd expect but can't guarantee that the same amp was used in 03/04 Toyota Matrix's Might be worth testing to make sure the speakers are still good. A number of us have had the speakers go, don't remember many if any had amps fail The cheapest amp I can find on ebay is about $60, https://www.ebay.com...
by joatmon
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Everything you need to know about the Vibe
Replies: 72
Views: 95233

Re: Everything you need to know about the Vibe

welcome to genvibe Which door seal is broken? I think I have a spare of the foam rubber gasket that fits into a channel around the door opening. If that's the one you need, let me know, I'll go digging and see if I can find it. Here's a pic of a bad one for reference, the one that I think I have isn...
by joatmon
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: I miss my Vibe!!
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: I miss my Vibe!!

I can relate. I've been an exviber for about 18 months now, still miss it. I was able to buy a new vehicle (7 miles on the odo) with lots of modern technowizardry, and I like it more than the vibe. I wouldn't go back to a Vibe at this point, because I can afford not to. However, there are lots of fo...
by joatmon
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 1ZZ-FE Valve Cover Replacement Tip
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: 1ZZ-FE Valve Cover Replacement Tip

Do you know what size the ignition coil bolts are?
by joatmon
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 1ZZ-FE Valve Cover Replacement Tip
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: 1ZZ-FE Valve Cover Replacement Tip

yes and no. Different materials have different strengths, so they'll have different maximum torque before they shear or strip. The matrix manual says the torque for the ignition coil bolts is 80 inch pounds which is snug but not really that tight. At 80 in-lbs the type of material isn't going to mat...
by joatmon
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Front License Plate Bracket for 2010 Vibe
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: WANTED: Front License Plate Bracket for 2010 Vibe

My second vibe didn't come with a front bracket, I just screwed the plate directly to the bumper. Bent it a little in the middle, but never got challenged for that.
by joatmon
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: 2007 Vibe will not start
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: 2007 Vibe will not start

I agree that it sounds like either a bad battery or a bad connection somewhere. Easiest thing to check first is to clean the battery terminals.
by joatmon
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 1ZZ-FE Valve Cover Replacement Tip
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: 1ZZ-FE Valve Cover Replacement Tip

I remember now. Replacing the valve cover would be easier than mucking about trying to restore the stripped threads. Should be pretty straightforward task, but sometimes I find a way to turn an easy task into an ordeal. The last time I pulled the valve cover, the one stud that acts as both a valve c...
by joatmon
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 1ZZ-FE Valve Cover Replacement Tip
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: 1ZZ-FE Valve Cover Replacement Tip

My question is do I need to oil up the new valve cover as like a primer? Should I wait to change the valve cover the same time I change the oil? Does anyone have any tips or things to look out for when doing this work? Thank you all. I'm including a few pics of the new valve cover. You want to make...
by joatmon
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Headlights & ALC, DRL
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Headlights & ALC, DRL

The easy way to turn off DRL on my 2009 was to use Toyota TechStream software and disable the DRL. No cutting needed. This is the first I have seen about that. Hows does it work? There were significant changes between the 03-08 Vibes and the 09-10 Vibes. I'd bet money the techstream method does not...
by joatmon
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Interior Bulb Replacement Guide
Replies: 16
Views: 18805

Re: Interior Bulb Replacement Guide

To update this thread for raginfish's lost pics Interior light bulbs for first generation (2003-2008) Vibes Roof-Mounted Map Light - Moonroof Bulb Style = 1895 Mirror-Mounted Map Lights - No Moonroof Bulb Style = 192 Center Dome Light Bulb Style = 31mm x 10mm Festoon (8W) Rear Hatch Area Bulb Style ...
by joatmon
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Greetings from Canada!
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Greetings from Canada!

Welcome to genvibe! If you go to tirerack.com, click on wheels/By vehicle, enter the car info, you get a list of compatible wheels, but it also has a cool graphic at the top where you can pick your car's color, and see the different wheels on the car. Not that you want to buy from them, but a cool t...
by joatmon
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Damp seating surfaces
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Damp seating surfaces

So, if you've got some wet floors, or higher than normal condensation in the cabin, remember, just because everyone tells you it's the sunroof drains, doesn't mean it isn't the drains, but be sure to look elsewhere. Did you check the sunroof drains? Sorry, had to ;) I wouldn't have expected the gas...
by joatmon
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: air/vacuum hose
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: air/vacuum hose

Glad you got it figured out. I know there is a vacuum hose diagram under the hood, but I never found it very useful. One of the glories of the state of technology, with digital photography being instant and free, I often take lots of pictures as I disassemble something, really helps trying to figure...
by joatmon
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Place to purchase roof rack parts
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: Place to purchase roof rack parts

It's been about 15 years since, and I don't remember all that clearly, but I think that when I grabbed a set of roof rails from a junkyard for a relative's 05, I came up short one of those metal pieces. I seem to remember taking one of the metal pieces from the kit of the cargo area tie downs and gr...
by joatmon
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Damp seating surfaces
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Damp seating surfaces

How about the area between the windshield and the hood? On a relative's non-Vibe, water was leaking inside because of tree litter plugging the drain holes for the fresh air intake area. I assume you would have noticed if any of the rubber plugs were missing in the floor pan allowing road spray in, s...
by joatmon
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 115v inverter pinouts
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: 115v inverter pinouts

So, on the cut wires on the connector, how many of them are there and what colors are they?
by joatmon
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 115v inverter pinouts
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: 115v inverter pinouts

The inverter in the first gen is only rated at 100W, which is enough for some things. I needed an inverter for a non-Vibe, bought a 400W one for $30 from Walmart. However, if you want to reuse a Vibe/Matrix one, here is a PDF of the wiring diagram for the first gen inverter, from a 03 Matrix manual....
by joatmon
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Damp seating surfaces
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Damp seating surfaces

Does your driving pattern have the car running enough to dry the interior? Only occasional short drives might not be enough to flush out water that gets tracked in, and from breathing. Its odd that all the carpeted surfaces feel wet without consistent visible water. Do you run with recirc turned on?...
by joatmon
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: PCV hose for 2004 vibe gt
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: PCV hose for 2004 vibe gt

The Toyota part number for a PCV hose for a 2004 Matrix XRS is 12262-88602. Looks like its been superseded by a new part number. Should be the same hose for a 2004 Vibe GT. Should be, but I won't give you a money back guarantee if its different ;)
by joatmon
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Engine Not Turning??
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Engine Not Turning??

I think the double cadence right turn signal is a symptom of having a burned out right turn signal light bulb. By design, to help you notice a bad bulb. Edit 12/28 after reading jolt's reply bleow Just to be unambiguous, a burned out turn signal bulb may cause the fast blinker, but in no way am I su...
by joatmon
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Poll: USPS woes
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Poll: USPS woes

I've been having terrible luck with the US postal service this fall. Three things I've ordered on line just disappeared from the tracking system after USPS got them. Got refunds, but I wanted the stuff instead. I'm currently waiting on two packages from relatives, no tracking updates from USPS for e...
by joatmon
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Bumpers
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Bumpers

Welcome to genvibe Might check out car-part.com, a searchable network of junkyards. Unfortunately, since cars tend to end up in junkyards because of accidents, you probably won't find one car with both bumpers intact don't wanna break rules. genvibe is pretty easy going, especially compared to some ...
by joatmon
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Car Wobble
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Car Wobble

santa andy's right, take it to a shop that can really check it out. A potential safety issue, depending on what's wrong
by joatmon
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: OEM radio acting weird *HELP*
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: OEM radio acting weird *HELP*

the only thing I can think of to check is the wires running from the front panel to the radio guts, maybe one of them got stressed/broken off in the disassembly/reassembly
by joatmon
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Headlights & ALC, DRL
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Headlights & ALC, DRL

Do you still have an 03? There were two main ways. If you cut the yellow wire, then you had to ground the end that went to the DRL module, basically trick it to think that the engine wasn't running. There was another wire you could just cut and not have to ground. On my first Vibe, I cut that one, r...
by joatmon
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Cruise Control- 1st Gen AWD part info
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: Cruise Control- 1st Gen AWD part info

Cool, and nice detective work too.

When I saw this thread at the top of the active topics list and saw the month and day of the first post, I missed that it was a year ago. Thanks for following up
by joatmon
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 3D printing grille parts?!
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: 3D printing grille parts?!

Is it GM part # 88975668? It doesn't seem like the kind of part you'd find using car-part.com, too small to get junkyards to inventory. Might have to just find a junkyard that has an 09-10 GT and go there to see what's left of the front end. I see where there have been past ebay listings for that pa...
by joatmon
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Ran out of gas. Now the engine light is on
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: Ran out of gas. Now the engine light is on

P0171 is likely the intake manifold gasket Maybe normally, but in this case, running out of gas is the likely cause of a "too lean" condition. I'd reset the code, and see if it comes back before troubleshooting further. Another outside possibility, but since the car is running well it is not very l...
by joatmon
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: High Mileage and road trips
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: High Mileage and road trips

Where I live it's at least 90 minutes to the closest road with a speed limit over 55, so I'm marvelling at 470 miles in 6 hours. I agree with tires and fluids. As the weather gets colder, got to check tire pressure. I also think its good to make sure you've got good wipers and wiper fluid The only t...
by joatmon
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Rack and Pinion damaged? 2007 Vibe 2WD
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Rack and Pinion damaged? 2007 Vibe 2WD

I don't know, never messed with it. I attached two PDFs from the 03 Matrix manual, they should apply to your 07 Vibe steering. The first is one on alignment. Step 4d specifically says to make sure that the tie rods are the same length. Back in the day, one way to adjust steering wheel position was t...
by joatmon
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Ran out of gas. Now the engine light is on
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: Ran out of gas. Now the engine light is on

Welcome to genvibe! It's no fun to run out of gas. I never did it in a Vibe, so not sure what things get triggered when that happens. I can imagine several error conditions that the car computer might flag if there's no fuel. As jolt said, it would help to know the actual code. The car's computer se...
by joatmon
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Fuel Tank Heat Shield for 2003 Vibe w/1.8L, FWD
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Wanted: Fuel Tank Heat Shield for 2003 Vibe w/1.8L, FWD

Is this the part you're looking for (for a Matrix, should be the same for a Vibe, but I can't guarantee it)

https://parts.cobbcountytoyota.com/p/To ... 02030.html
by joatmon
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: i'm new to the forum
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: i'm new to the forum

Welcome to genvibe i have other issues but i do not know where to post them Feel free to post them here, or perhaps a new topic/thread. If you think the issues might not be related, might be better to create new topics for each group of issues, There's no penalty for posting in a wrong section. I al...
by joatmon
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

thanks for the kind thoughts, back at you.

was the first T-day I ever spent entirely alone.



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by joatmon
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Want to Buy
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Want to Buy

beyond your specified range, but https://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewt ... 35&t=47642 might be worth looking at
by joatmon
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: I know, I know; Another Damn P0420 Post
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: I know, I know; Another Damn P0420 Post

There was a member here early on, username pmh013. She had an 03 AWD, and it ate catalytic converters. Hers would clog, resulting in performance issues, dramatic loss of power, odd shifting behavior like downshifting while driving easy on a flat highway, horrible mpgs (or l/kn, if you prefer) etc. I...
by joatmon
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Just joined, imma newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Just joined, imma newbie

Welcome to genvibe! Vibes never really got much recognition from the aftermarket performance parts sector, and being out of production for a while, some of those aren't around anymore. There are folks and threads here who can talk about performance upgrades for the GT, but, alas, I am not one of them
by joatmon
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Possibly selling a terrific 2007
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Possibly selling a terrific 2007

I too am wondering why you are looking to sell it. I hope that the circumstances are good, rather than hardship
by joatmon
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 04 vibe how to carry an electric wheelchair
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: 04 vibe how to carry an electric wheelchair

Just wondering, if the issue is the tongue weight, could you take some of that weight off the hitch by running a strap from the back of the carrier to the roof rails?