Pontiac Vibe

The Pontiac Vibe was a compact hatchback vehicle built in 2002 to 2009 by a joint venture between Toyota and General Motors. The second generation was available with 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual or 6-speed manual transmissions.

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What is ECM mileage mean?

The -E-ngine -C-ontrol -M-odule, or ECM recorded the vehicle mileage along with the odometer. The EMC mileage can be read by a scan tool at most dealerships or repair shops with the proper equipment. It is possible for the two mileages to differ slightly, but a large variance may indicate a faulty odometer, or possibly odometer tampering.

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When do you change a timing chain in a Pontiac Vibe?

If and when it breaks...seriously. There is no need to service or replace it unless there is reason to. All you need to do is keep up on the oil changes and oil level.

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What is bingi vibes?

bingi vibes is the name of an entertainment/production ensemble in gaborone, botswana. afrika

set up by two ras tafari brothers Ras Anada and Tafari Son in 2005 for the sole purpose of bigging up reggae music, and to nurture and promote local talent amongst the youth especially.

blessed love

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Windshield wiper size for 2005 Pontiac vibe?

The 2005 Pontiac Vibe takes a 21" drivers side, 18" passenger side and a fairly specialized 11" rear wiper that is difficult to find in the stores. See sources and related links below for more information. Since there are currently over 22 different wiper arm attachments, do not buy wipers just by length only - be sure to lookup exact wiper blade part numbers by vehicle make, model and year for the brand wiper you decide to purchase. This ensures correct length AND correct attachment.

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What is cost for strut replacement?

I paid about $200/strut ($125 parts, $75 labor).

Cost to Replace Front Struts 2003 Accord:I just got a quote from Les Schwab tires and they quoted;

Struts $94.47 each total $188.94

Labor to install $41.25 each, total $82.50

Four Wheel Alignment - $72.95

Total of the replacement of the Front Struts - $344.39 plus tax.

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Why did the heater blower fan stop working on a Pontiac Vibe?

I just had to replace the fan motor in one. It shorted out.

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Does the Pontiac Vibe with the Toyota engine have trouble with oil sludge build up oil gel?

Yes! After only 87,000km and at least 12 oil changes my engine quit on me. I had the car towed to the local GM dealer, only to find out a few days later that the engine had sludge in both the upper and lower engine. I was also advised that GM would not warranty the engine because of the sludge. I bought this car thinking it would be much better than the usual GM product, because of the Toyota engine...but was I wrong! I am presently compliling several complaints from Toyota and Pontiac owners about this problem. It seems that Toyota have have had engine design flaws that contributed to the sludge problem (engine running to hot, oil filter positionning, etc..). I have most of my maintenance records and still GM does not want to cover the motor on warranty. If you have any other information about this problem, could you forward the info?


I had the valve cover off mine at 100K miles, definitely no sludge problem in there. Also, among the Vibers at forums.genvibe.com, there have not been any reported sludge problems

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Are there any concerns or problems with the Pontiac Vibe and is it a recommended car to buy?

Pontiac VibeI have owned a 2003 Vibe now for almost four years. I have had no problems except for the Continental tires which went bad (cupping) at about 20,000 miles. Otherwise, it has been a very reliable and economical car. I especially like the versatile layout of the hatch and the seats. The position of the steering wheel is a little awkward for some, and the engine can be noisy under acceleration. If you can live with these drawbacks, I think it would be a good choice, especially for runabout type driving.

2004 M&T Base model owner here...I have 482,000+ miles on my Vibe. Original engine, original auto trans...no rebuilds. Its a shame GM killed Pontiac. They need to re-badge the Vibe as a Chevy.

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Where is a circuit diagram for a Pontiac Transport year of manufacture 1990?

Is it possible to narrow down the circuit? There are quite a few.

i have personally worked on a 92 3800se and rebuilt the wiring harness. the best place i could figure to get wire schematics is to bug the guys at the local Pontiac dealers body shop. it took 20 min of hassling but i managed to get print outs of the schematics. the following are the various harnesses.

-body wire harness

-dash harness

i should note that those are the main harnesses. however they are sub classified as everything from power locks/windows, engine compartment harness, instrument harness, ect....

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How do you disable a driver's seat belt alarm on a Pontiac vibe?

I found this post via genvibe.com, it worked for me on my 07 Vibe:

This will turn off the 1 minute beep if the car is running and either the passenger or the driver takes off their seat belt. Get in the car and turn the key to on (don't start the car,) then change the odometer to display "odo" and not trip A or B. Turn the key off. Turn the key back to on. Within six seconds of doing this, press and hold the odometer button. Do so for 10 seconds. Then, while still holding the button, buckle up, edit: then unbuckle. The "odo" display should then change to say "b-on." let go of the odo button to get it to read "b-off." Then wait for the display to change back to the odometer. That's it, you're done. The car will still beep right when you turn it on for 3 seconds if you don't have a seatbelt, but the dash light will continue flashing till buckled up. It won't beep if you or your passenger unbuckles for a moment. Salvation!

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How much would it cost to have a sunroof installed aftermarket on a 2005 ponitac vibe?

I do not know how much it would cost to have a factory sunroof installed by a dealer, but I expect it would be a lot more than a a respectable body shop would charge to install an aftermarket one

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How do you change a fog light bulb on a 2005 Vibe?

bulbs are covered under your bumper to bumper warranty.

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Can E85 fuel be used in your 2005 Pontiac Vibe?

No !!! at least 06 and before, I recommend using Shell gasoline. In my region it is a few cents more than the competetors, but I get about 25 mpg city with Shell v-power 93 oct, on the base model, though it is not suggested to use premium fuel on the base engine, I find the 93 oct fuel helps quiet engine operation, (the higher the octane the less chance of spark knock, especially with a high reving motor like the Toyota 1.8!) If you can't stand to pay the extra 20 or so per gallon, I recommend at least use 89 oct. With others, BP(Amoco), Mobil, Marathon, I only was able to get 21 or 22 (tops) MPG (City) personally I do not recommend Speedway and Clark, they may be cheaper but the quality is sub-par.

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How do you remove a driver door panel on a 2003 Pontiac Vibe?

The Generation Vibe Forum has the answer you are looking for (The same question I was looking for too). Here is the website that I found your answer http://forums.genvibe.com/zerothread?id=785. The discussion talks about removing the panels to replace the speakers. Hope this helps.

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How many miles is too many for a Pontiac vibe?

The Vibe's odometer only goes to 299,999. Anything over that you will not be able to verify the mileage.

i have a 2005 vibe base model, with 5 speed manual transmission. i drive it about

23,000 miles per year (mostly highway) and it now has 102,000 miles. only problem

i have had was the fuel pump went out at 63,000 miles. i change oil evey 5,000 miles.

runs just fine.

I have a 2003 1.8l GT that we ordered new while stationed in Germany. This car was "driven" like a car was made to "European style" by both my wife an myself. I am ashamed I've neglected this car as far a routine maint. is concerned and w/ over 102k it just keeps going. I've told the kids they are each getting a used one to go off to collage w/!

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How do you turn off the safety belt sensor on a 2005 Pontiac Vibe?

Go to www.genvibe.com for all of your answers!!!

This will turn off the beep but the light will still blink.

1) Turn the Car 'ON', but do not start the engine (Leave your foot off the brake). Cycle your trip reset knob until it reads ODO. Turn the ignition back off. Wait a couple of seconds. 2) Make sure seat belt is not fastened 3) Turn the ignition back on, do not start the car (Leave you foot off the break) As soon as you see everything light up, press and hold the trip reset knob and do a long 12 second count. 4) Keep your finger on the trip reset knob. Fasten your seat belt, as soon as you fasten your seat belt, you should see the ODO display go from XXXX miles to "b-on". At that time take your finger off the trip reset knob and press it again. It should cycle to "b-off". You should be all set and turn the ignition off and unfasten your seat belt.

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Is anyone having trouble with the rear wiper motor in the 2003 vibe?

Yeah...its been dead for over a year....the cost to fix it holds me back. Yeah...its been dead for over a year....the cost to fix it holds me back.

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Where is the fuse box on a 2004 Pontiac Vibe?

Where is the fuse box located in a 2004 Pontiac vibe

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How do you Replace high mount brake light bulb Pontiac vibe?

The process I am outlining was performed on a 2004 Pontiac Vibe 2wd.

You will need:

  • Something small to push in the rivet center pin, a key will do.
  • A new bulb, Sylvania's part number is 921 LL

Open the rear hatch and locate the plastic rivets located on either side of the hard plastic hood that forms the housing around the high mount brake light. Gently press the center of each rivet in. You will now be able to grasp the outer ring on the rivet and pull them out of the plastic hood. If the hood doesn't immediately fall off, jiggle it until it comes free. With the hood off you will see the brake light assembly.

Now, close the rear hatch and open up the glass portion only. This reveals the red taillight lense. Remove the lens by gently prying up the clips on either side. Pull out the burnt out bulb and push in a new one. Pop the lens back on and close the glass. Reopen the main hatch.

Pull back slightly the center pin from each of the plastic rivets that you pulled from the plastic hood. Line the plastic hood up with the two holes on the brake light assembly. Place an outer ring of each rivet into the two holes on the plastic cover. Then, place the pin into the center of the outer rivet ring center and press until the top of the pin is flush with the ledge of the rivet outer ring.

Much easier than the official method of removing the light body from the car, as it tends to wedge itself in.

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How do you disable the automatic headlights on the 2006 Pontiac Vibe?

Someone documented this process. See: http://www.dalenet.com/matrixvibe/

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Where is the PCV valve located on a 2003 Pontiac Vibe?

It is at the rear driver side of the valve cover. There is a hose leading from it to the Throttle Body.

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Is it possible to change the headlamp bulb on the driver side of a 2004 Pontiac Vibe without removing the battery?

Pontiac Vibe, left side headlight bulbif you've got skinny fingers, you can do it. i'd recommend changing the passenger side bulb first, so you know exactly what goes where. then do the driver's side.

I've done this a couple times already. I've finally found a set of bulbs that lasts more than 6 months.

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Where is the location of the PVC valve on a Pontiac Vibe?

Pontiac PVC Valve is located on the Driver's side rear valve cover.

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What type of oil for 2009 Pontiac vibe?

5 w 30

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Pontiac Vibe?

The best place to start with this is Advantages...

A Toyota vehicle wrapped in a General Motors label.

A four cylinder motor uses less gas.

Lots of cargo space


Small Exterior

Large roomy interior

Insurance compaies classify it (even the AWD) As a Station Wagon

Has its own owners club Ok now on to the disadvantages.... The pick up on the four is a little iffy...

it doesn't have a camping package like its larger sibling Aztec.


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