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by joatmon
Mon Jul 15, 2024 8:51 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Just the Right Turn Signals
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: Just the Right Turn Signals

When you use the hazard or the right turn signal, does it light up the right turn indicator in the instrument cluster? When you use the right turn signal, can you hear the flasher relay clicking? I attached a wiring diagram for an 03 Matrix turn signal circuit, should be the same as your Vibe, inclu...
by joatmon
Mon Jul 15, 2024 6:54 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Need drivers side front door 2009 G3 WAVE HTBK
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: Need drivers side front door 2009 G3 WAVE HTBK

I don't think you'll get much Wave info here, but when I've needed body parts like a door, I use https://www.car-part.com/ which provides a searchable database of junkyard inventories. It sounds like you've already unsuccessfully hit up the junkyards, so I don't know what else to offer
by joatmon
Mon Jul 15, 2024 6:47 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: rear hub backing plate replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: rear hub backing plate replacement

looks like
right side is 46503-20070
left side is 46504-20070

some ebay sellers in Japan offer both sides for about the same price as US sellers are asking for just one.

don't know how hard it would be to find viable ones at a junkyard
by joatmon
Sun Jul 14, 2024 12:35 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: AC was fixed... but wasn't? 2006 Base Vibe
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: AC was fixed... but wasn't? 2006 Base Vibe

By any chance was the AC fixed by the same shop that replaced your TPMS sensors?
by joatmon
Sun Jul 14, 2024 11:57 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Help Solve this Audio Mystery!!
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Help Solve this Audio Mystery!!

I think he replaced the antenna, not the head unit. -------------------------------------------------------- Welcome to Genvibe blueskyflyer. Remember when flying, fly in the middle of the air ;) The only time I ever ran into something like that was when I was using an FM transmitter to play music f...
by joatmon
Fri Jul 12, 2024 5:45 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Was I scammed? (Pontiac Vibe 2006)
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Was I scammed? (Pontiac Vibe 2006)

I'm assuming that since the ABS and brake lights are on, there is more going on than just needing a TPMS reset. Hopefully when you you get it looked at by a reputable shop, they'll have the tools/knowledge to do all the required initialization. The factory that built these cars didn't have to drive ...
by joatmon
Thu Jul 11, 2024 1:12 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Was I scammed? (Pontiac Vibe 2006)
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Was I scammed? (Pontiac Vibe 2006)

Don't feel naive, everybody gets taken at one point or another. It would take a seriously dishonest or incredibly inept repairman to replace sensors that weren't there to begin with. Did the second tire shop verify that there actually were TPMS sensors in the wheels? If there are none, then perhaps ...
by joatmon
Wed Jul 10, 2024 2:01 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2005 Vibe Crankshaft rotates then stops
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: 2005 Vibe Crankshaft rotates then stops

That sounds bad, but Welcome to GenVibe! I honestly can't say whether the 1ZZ engine in base vibes is interference or non-interference (if the timing chain breaks or slips, the piston hits the valves) The internet (and even here at genvibe) has one group of people who firmly state non interference a...
by joatmon
Wed Jul 10, 2024 10:41 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: TPMS sensor reset issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: TPMS sensor reset issue?

to be honest, I know little about TPMS issues You said that "I just got back from having the sensors fixed" Did they actually replace some or all of the sensors? In the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqGfk1V625M the guy says that TPMS sensors have ID numbers, and that when you re...
by joatmon
Wed Jul 10, 2024 10:03 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: another turn signal relay problem=-
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: another turn signal relay problem=-

should any kind of burnt out or failed bulb show some blackness or darkness? I don't think I ever had a turn signal bulb go out on a vibe, but i went through a lot of headlight bulbs, and none of those that failed showed any blackness or darkness. Sometimes the thin wire filament just breaks. In ho...
by joatmon
Mon Jul 08, 2024 10:09 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: AC was fixed... but wasn't? 2006 Base Vibe
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: AC was fixed... but wasn't? 2006 Base Vibe

There is a little resistor module mounted near the blower motor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=2TEO7qOXZdk is a good video on how to replace the resistor. You said that the fan speed changes between low and highest speed intermittently. When it does this, what fan speed do you have...
by joatmon
Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:40 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Premium Gas makes the Vibe run better!!
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Premium Gas makes the Vibe run better!!

I can see where higher octane would help a the higher compression GT/2ZZ, especially in lift, but running higher octane in my base had no effect. I also accidentally ran a tank of no ethanol gas through it once, for a huge price premium, but had no performance or mileage benefit. But I don't drive h...
by joatmon
Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:03 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: another turn signal relay problem=-
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: another turn signal relay problem=-

I'd first check for corrosion at the bulb sockets. I agree. The hyoerflash is a feature of the flasher relay, it senses there is not enough current draw from the lights and flashes fast to let you know you likely have a burned out bulb somewhere. An issue for people who switched to LED bulbs, which...
by joatmon
Wed Jul 03, 2024 10:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: will this fit?
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: will this fit?

I looked up hood prop rod for 07 Matrix at https://parts.olathetoyota.com/v-2007-toyota-matrix--base--1-8l-l4-gas/body--hood-and-components It says the toyota part number is 53440-12030, and that it fits 03-08 Corolla and Matrix. The same website lists the part number for an 07 Yaris prop rod as 534...
by joatmon
Thu Jun 27, 2024 10:46 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Exhaust gasket
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Exhaust gasket

I would be surprised if the dealer gasket offered anything over the chain store gasket, except price.
by joatmon
Tue Jun 25, 2024 11:53 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1st Gen Vibe GT Wanted in Virginia
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: 1st Gen Vibe GT Wanted in Virginia

don't know if you're still looking but this one is in WInchester

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva ... 21318.html
by joatmon
Mon Jun 24, 2024 7:04 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: cel question=-
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: cel question=-

One of my Vibes kept throwing an evap control code, and I couldn't find the issue, didn't affect engine performance, and I live in a part of MD that doesn't require periodic emissions testing. I had a CEL code reader, and when the light came on, I checked the code, saw it was the same ones, and clea...
by joatmon
Sun Jun 23, 2024 4:47 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2006 Vibe AC fuse keeps blowing
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: 2006 Vibe AC fuse keeps blowing

First off, of the AC fuse keeps blowing, then something is shorted out somewhere, and if that is in the compressor clutch, then bypassing the relay could melt something. Low refrigerant shouldn't cause the AC fuse to blow There is a picture in https://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=28&...
by joatmon
Sun Jun 23, 2024 4:28 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: 2003 GT rear hubs
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: 2003 GT rear hubs

the 03 matrix manual procedure is attached, the first part of it is:
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by joatmon
Sun Jun 23, 2024 4:20 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Outside mirror parts
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Outside mirror parts

the tweeter panel just pulls off, exposing the screws holding the mirror
by joatmon
Thu Jun 20, 2024 4:16 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Introduction and a few dilemma questions...
Replies: 12
Views: 289

Re: Introduction and a few dilemma questions...

With #3 but won't that mean it doesn't actually cool or heat? #2 is the fan/blower motor. #3 is a different animal. At the top of the HVAC assembly, up under the passenger airbag, there is a little motor and gear assembly that moves a flap inside the air box. This assembly is completely independent...
by joatmon
Tue Jun 18, 2024 9:35 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Introduction and a few dilemma questions...
Replies: 12
Views: 289

Re: Introduction and a few dilemma questions...

1. I'm no help on this one 2. It could be the blower motor itself , the Heater fuse, or the Heater relay. It is not the blower resistor, (even with the blower resistor disconnected the blower will still run at top speed) -The heater fuse is a big box fuse in the under dash fuse block. -The heater re...
by joatmon
Tue Jun 18, 2024 9:18 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Car thinks key is in ignition and won't stay locked no matter what.
Replies: 5
Views: 124

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

Welcome to genvibe Sounds like the car thinks the key is in the ignition. This is from an 03 Matrix manual, but describes what the car does to try to keep folks from locking the keys in the car 4. Ignition Key Reminder Operation ∗ Operating door lock knob (Operation of door lock motors) With the ign...
by joatmon
Tue Jun 11, 2024 9:46 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Can I camp in my 2004 AWD vibe?
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Can I camp in my 2004 AWD vibe?

welcome to genvibe Can't say from here if the car will make the trip. Statistically speaking, a vibe with only 130K miles should be good for double that. However, it depends a lot on how its been treated. As a minimum, check the condition of the brakes and tires. Fluid changes would be a good idea t...
by joatmon
Mon Jun 10, 2024 4:44 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2005 Vibe won't start
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: 2005 Vibe won't start

welcome to genvibe The starter relay is on the top side of the under dash fuse block, can get to it by pulling the storage bin left of the steering wheel. or maybe also yank out the vent/mirror control trim piece. see the pictures in https://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=32849 As a test,...
by joatmon
Sun Jun 09, 2024 7:59 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: New member

Welcome to genvibe!
by joatmon
Wed Jun 05, 2024 10:17 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: hot hot =cooling system???
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: hot hot =cooling system???

On one of my Vibes, I had air in the heater core after a coolant change, and I was able to burp it out by switching the heater hoses where they hit the firewall, reversing the flow through the heater core. But that was different, my issue was that I was getting no heat out of the HVAC even when the ...
by joatmon
Tue Jun 04, 2024 3:51 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Power steering goes out.
Replies: 14
Views: 331

Re: Power steering goes out.

Vortec wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 5:15 am the rubber of the balancer had broken but was acting like a clutch.
bizarre, you get extra points for being the first to report a problem like that and some more for finding it and fixing it
by joatmon
Tue Jun 04, 2024 6:04 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Well known issue?
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Well known issue?

Can't offer any specific advise on 1 & 2, other than general tune up stuff. I never cleaned a throttle body, but I don't expect it to be too difficult. 3. I didn't have a plate holder on my second Vibe, I just screwed the plate directly to the front bumper. It bent a little, but worked ok. 4. Th...
by joatmon
Tue Jun 04, 2024 5:40 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Moderator is not reviewing and approving posts
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Moderator is not reviewing and approving posts

Not very often, but sometimes a spammer will create an account and post one or a flood of posts trying to disguise a link to some other website. Obviously this is not you, but the fact that it happens from time to time tells me that there is no moderator review required for a new user's (or any user...
by joatmon
Tue Jun 04, 2024 5:30 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Are fasteners GM or Toyota?
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Are fasteners GM or Toyota?

Looks like this is your first post, so Welcome to Genvibe! I'd bet money they are Toyota, and that the same ones are used in many Toyota vehicles. You might be able to find some generic fasteners that will work in a chain auto parts store. Or perhaps try hitting one of the online Toyota Matrix parts...
by joatmon
Thu May 30, 2024 1:22 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: hot hot hot a/c ....
Replies: 4
Views: 148

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

I've had vehicles that required a periodic boost of refrigerant.

I know "freon" is one of those generic brand name references, like Kleenex is for "facial tissue", but the 05 Vibe uses R-134a refrigerant, not an ozone killer like real freon
by joatmon
Fri May 10, 2024 8:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Astronomy thread
Replies: 64
Views: 53241

Re: Astronomy thread

Aurora tonight! "Forecast: Auroral activity will be high(+++). Weather permitting, highly active auroral displays will be visible overhead from Inuvik, Yellowknife, Rankin and Iqaluit, to Carson City, Oklahoma City, Little Rock and Raleigh, and visible low on the horizon from Southern Californi...
by joatmon
Mon May 06, 2024 9:51 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Headlight connector fried
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Headlight connector fried

Do your back up/reverse lights work? There's a two pin connector on the top of the 5-speed for the reverse switch, can't say for sure that's what your mystery connector is. or it could be one of the various things between the air box and the engine, perhaps the clutch replacer missed, and if so, mig...
by joatmon
Sun May 05, 2024 6:15 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Whine!!! No not me, my Vibe HELP!
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Whine!!! No not me, my Vibe HELP!

First thing I would try would be with the engine cold, take off the serpentine belt and then start the engine. If you still get the noise, then it is nothing that is belt driven (alternator, AC, water pump, belt tensioner, etc) If you don't get the noise, then its something belt driven, which would ...
by joatmon
Sun May 05, 2024 6:01 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Power steering goes out.
Replies: 14
Views: 331

Re: Power steering goes out.

Tensioner is supposed to be a pain on the GT With a new belt and tensioner and still slipping, you could try taking the belt off and lightly sanding the drive pulley (crankshaft) in case it is glazed over. Something to increase the friction between the drive pulley and the new belt. Might not help, ...
by joatmon
Fri May 03, 2024 4:13 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: '05 Vibe Rear Hatch Lock Replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: '05 Vibe Rear Hatch Lock Replacement

I did this on an 03 Matrix. It was easy enough to swap the lock cylinder from the damaged hatch into the replacement. The interior plastic trim just pulls off, can't remember if you have to pop off the little piece by the glass latch first. To just swap the lock, you probably only need to pry off th...
by joatmon
Fri May 03, 2024 3:47 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Power steering goes out.
Replies: 14
Views: 331

Re: Power steering goes out.

I do not know for sure but I would check to see if the steering electric motor has brushes and if the brushes are worn out. This is common in DC electric motors. Wire connections? The afflicted Vibe is an 03 GT, which has a belt driven hydraulic power steering pump, there's nothing electrical about...
by joatmon
Thu May 02, 2024 10:20 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?

I usually only log in when i go to post, but I played around with this today and it kept me logged in. So far. On PC using Firefox, Logged in, clicked "Remember me", closed browser. Opened browser and hit the site, was still logged in. Rebooted PC and revisited, still logged in. closed bro...
by joatmon
Thu Apr 25, 2024 7:38 am
Forum: Pontiac, GM SPO, & TRD Accessories
Topic: Vibe Accelerator Pedal Pad, rubber
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Vibe Accelerator Pedal Pad, rubber

There's a PDF of a 2003 Matrix parts catalog here at http://www.genvibe.com/images/misc/manuals/matrix_parts_catalog.pdf but it can be hard to find things and doesn't seem to include the pedal. Sometimes I'll do a google search for the part, such as 2006 toyota matrix accelerator pedal. That will of...
by joatmon
Thu Apr 25, 2024 7:12 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2004 AWD sunroof stuck open
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: 2004 AWD sunroof stuck open

So, magically, the sunroof starts working again today. No idea why or how. I am never touching it again, lol. I'm all for magic. I find almost never to want to open my sunroof. Only exception is on one of my vehicles its easier to wax the roof by opening the sunroof to stand up in it, but the Vibe'...
by joatmon
Thu Apr 25, 2024 7:06 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?

probably pretty obvious that I never come here
by joatmon
Fri Apr 19, 2024 6:38 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2004 AWD sunroof stuck open
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: 2004 AWD sunroof stuck open

I have none of the tools to test the 12v if you don't have random extra bits of wire around you can use paper clips, but might be good to wrap some tape around them except maybe 1/4" at the ends, to help prevent accidentally shorting them out together. Or you could use some twist ties, just sc...
by joatmon
Thu Apr 18, 2024 2:12 pm
Forum: Pontiac, GM SPO, & TRD Accessories
Topic: Vibe Accelerator Pedal Pad, rubber
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Vibe Accelerator Pedal Pad, rubber

looks like the Toyota part number for an 03-08 Matrix accelerator pedal is 7811120060
by joatmon
Wed Apr 17, 2024 3:12 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2004 AWD sunroof stuck open
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: 2004 AWD sunroof stuck open

You're right that since the power windows still work, the fuse and relay are not the cause Could be the controls are bad, the motor is bad, some foreign object jamming the works, something amiss with the rails and cables. You could try to check if its the controls. There's a wiring diagram for the m...
by joatmon
Wed Apr 10, 2024 11:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Solar Eclipse April 8 2024
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Solar Eclipse April 8 2024

Drove a non-trivial amount, saw the eclipse, best part was seeing family though
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by joatmon
Sun Mar 31, 2024 6:51 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Replacing 03 gas tank
Replies: 6
Views: 2653

Re: Replacing 03 gas tank

The only thread I can remember about putting in a newer plastic tank to replace an older metal tank is

viewtopic.php?t=48107
by joatmon
Tue Mar 12, 2024 4:47 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: the official guide to successful pooping at work (the Work Poop)
Replies: 13
Views: 1680

Re: the official guide to successful pooping at work (the Work Poop)

saw this cartoon, and thought about drunkenmaxx, who used to be drunkenvibe, and who used to be active here and kept the place jumping with off color and often quite funny stuff, so in his memory:

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by joatmon
Mon Mar 11, 2024 4:44 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Roof rust - best cheap repair?
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Roof rust - best cheap repair?

I’ve converted 1/3 using naval jelly and primer/touch up but can’t get all. sucks to have to deal with rust. what about the other 2/3 makes it hard to get at with naval jelly? Too bad Earl Scheib isn't around anymore a long shot, but you might luck out and find a tech school or an autobody place wi...
by joatmon
Sun Mar 10, 2024 4:20 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: How to adjust light direction?
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: How to adjust light direction?

Looks like you can only adjust the headlights up or down, not side to side. There are a number of threads here about this, but sometimes the search tool here isn't as helpful when searching for commonly used words. Sometimes I use google and add in a site: qualifier. do a google search for pontiac v...