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by dougreed
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: map light wire shows 7.5 volts
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Re: map light wire shows 7.5 volts

Thank you all. Yes I am using LED's. Have a lot of them in use. Yes, polarity check. Yes, believe I have a bad (-) wire, measures full v when I ground to chassis.
by dougreed
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: map light wire shows 7.5 volts
Replies: 4
Views: 722

map light wire shows 7.5 volts

I have an 06 base Vibe. My license plate bulbs burned out. I used my map light bulbs as I needed license plate illumination right now! Anyway, later I got bulbs and put them in my map light - no light. The map light previously did work, I turned them on to make sure the bulbs were good before I put ...
by dougreed
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rear view Mirror Lights
Replies: 9
Views: 1748

Re: Rear view Mirror Lights

in forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=9745 ragingfish said its a #192. I haven't replaced mine for a long time, but I remember that they just pull out. I had to use needlenose pliers to get a bad one out, and yes, I think I broke the bad bulb glass before I got it out. Just looked at mi...
by dougreed
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: AC recirculate gear repair, Orlando, FL
Replies: 19
Views: 1650

Re: AC recirculate gear repair, Orlando, FL

Suggestion: Take off the motor. With it removed, plug it back in. Run the motor 180 degrees. This may bypass broken teeth. Add a "momentary contact push-button switch" inline. I just let mine hang loose inside the glove box. If you can, find a nice place to put it in the dash or an empty switch cove...
by dougreed
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Reprogram door locks?
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: Reprogram door locks?

Resolution! Sorry to waste your time. :oops: I had 3 dead lock motors and apparently that was confusing the computer! I replaced both front locks & now have consistent NON-automatic operation. All is good for now even with one back door motor still dead. 8-) Thanks for the input. Really like the lit...
by dougreed
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Reprogram door locks?
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: Reprogram door locks?

Did not lose any radio pre-sets. No one is around to disconnect the battery, out in the country. Post clamps are clean & tight. Just a few minutes ago, doors are already unlocked, got in, started and put it in "D" & the locks cycled to "lock & unlock". Drove the car, put in "P", turned it off, locks...
by dougreed
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Reprogram door locks?
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: Reprogram door locks?

Just purchased a 2006 "base" Vibe. I did the power door lock "dance" to set mine to #2- "OFF" mode - no locking or unlocking. The problem is after about 2 or 3 drives the doors will be in a mode that every time the key is inserted or removed the locks go thru a lock & unlock cycle. I do the dance an...
by dougreed
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Radio lights going out
Replies: 88
Views: 108496

Re: Radio lights going out

I wish I thought of this BEFORE I replaced my bulbs - Don't unsolder the old bulbs! Just nip the wire legs next to the glass bulb body... Then you wont make a mess of the circuit board like I did! :oops: Just solder the new bulb legs to the old ones! So much neater, cleaner, and easier... Now to fin...
by dougreed
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Radio lights going out
Replies: 88
Views: 108496

Re: Radio lights going out

Got me another Vibe. An 06 & the radio lights were out. Found "joatman" on the forum, followed his EXCELLENT directions, now I have radio lights!!! Thank you so much!!! I did have a lot of trouble re-soldering the new bulbs, I have never been any good at soldering electronics :x . All 3 tested & lit...
by dougreed
Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Disc brake clunking noise during the first stop moving forward or backward
Replies: 2
Views: 1196

Re: Disc brake clunking noise during the first stop moving forward or backward (DressedInBlack)

I know this is a year late, but my 05 vibe does the same and I don't worry as I had the same issue with my 85 Saab after I replaced a caliper. The shims/spacers wouldn't ever seat tight enough not to fall out. The whole caliper unit would move and cause a clunk. I put 50,000 miles on the rebuilt cal...
by dougreed
Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: no start after 3 years with no battery
Replies: 12
Views: 2177

sorry, the post got to the wrong person....
by dougreed
Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: no start after 3 years with no battery
Replies: 12
Views: 2177

Re: (djkeev)

Glad your problem is fixed. My comment is be sure you check the heater/ac blower housing for rodent stored food or droppings. My limited experience with just 3 vibes, and ALL 3 had acorns stored in the blower box AND the engine air filter box!!!!! 2 of the vibes had been GARAGE kept!... cover all th...