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#117 of 126 dashboard lights came on
Aug 14, 2012 (6:59 am)
All of the warning lights came on today, our auto mechanic reset them but they have come on again. He says the car may need a tune-up. Its a 2009 AWD Vibe with about 63000 miles.
#118 of 126 Re: dashboard lights came on [48hastings]
Aug 14, 2012 (7:19 pm)
I understand you're outside of your Bumper to Bumper by mileage; are you planning on moving ahead on the tune-up? I hope you get some great technical feedback from community members (I am unable to help in that way), and let us know if you want for us to check into anything for you.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#119 of 126 May be a larger problem
Aug 15, 2012 (2:20 pm)
I got to drive the car today (my wifes car). I noticed white smoke coming out of the exhaust, and running rough, like only three cylinders. We still do have the 5 yr 100,000 mi power train warranty. I'm thinking cracked cylinder head or [horror] block.
#120 of 126 Strange Stereo Noise Problem
Aug 19, 2012 (6:44 pm)
My 2006 Vibe GT has developed an intermittent click then screech sound that occurs when driving with the radio on for over an hour in warm, humid weather. The problem is triggered by a pothole or bump and continues until the car is restarted.
The noise is independent of the stereo speakers and seems to be coming from the lower left side of the dashboard - behhind the hinged storage tray. I see several relays mounted on a tray and the repetitive click sound does remind me of a relay engagement.
Does anyone have experience with a problem like this? Can I get wiring diagrams to help figure this out?
Thanks for any help...
#121 of 126 Re: Tail lights 08 vibe [grizzyjack1]
Dec 12, 2012 (5:54 pm)
Thanks Grizzyjack. I've lost my lights, instrument cluster lights etc., kept blowing the tail fuse (indicating a short) on my 05 Vibe. Pulled all the lights plus center console connections, kept blowing the fuse. Finally got the Mitchell manual online, and where does the fuse go? To the tail relay. Now I just need to figure out how to get the relay out (the junction box is way up there) replace it and test. After lots of searching, your post was the only one mentioning the relay.
#122 of 126 Help! Battery light on
Jan 18, 2013 (12:58 pm)
Hi been struggling to diagnose the issue with my 2003 Vibe GT. Had battery and alternator replaced etc batterly light still on. Took to a mechanic that specializes in electrical issues with cars, cannot diagnose problems. Everyone thinks i am crazy but the car intermittently acts like it is going to stall and when i press the gas it goes back to normal and the battery light fades in an out as it is about to stall. It does not appear that the other power in the car is affected, lights on dash stay the same, radio etc etc. When i have people test drive my car they say - your crazy and it is not stalling. Had alternator and battery tested all ok. I dont get it - please help!
Apr 02, 2013 (8:32 pm)
I have a 2009 Vibe, 91,000+ miles, a great car very little problems.
Tonight though, as I turned the steering wheel sharply while standing still, all the electrical power dimmed multiple times.
Any suggestions? I know it has electrical steering system.
#124 of 126 head light bulb issues
May 07, 2013 (2:02 pm)
I have a 2006 Vibe with almost 70000 miles on it...this morning 4:30 am one of the headlights has burnt out again....just changed both of them 6 months ago...my question is...what's the easiest way for me to change the bulb myself instead of paying up the kazoo for them to do it at the dealer...I've looked at it and I swear there has to be some sort of magic trick to it cuz the assembly doesn't look like anything I've seen in my previous vehicles..any help would be appreciated...before the cop stops me again....lol
#125 of 126 Re: head light bulb issues [evie6]
May 17, 2013 (9:46 am)
I have an '08 and just did the job the other day. There is a plug that you can pull out with a slight wiggle. Take that out. Remove the rubber boot. Then there is a wire spring holding the light in position. You need to push it in and move it sideways to get it out of its seat. When replacing make sure the light is seated correctly. There is a channel that needs to be lined up that allows the lamp to sit properly.
If your dealership replaced your headlights less than a year ago they should have some type of warranty that you would still be under. Lights should last a lot longer than that. Good luck
#126 of 126 Re: Weird [nostrathomas]
May 17, 2013 (10:03 am)
You may want to check your belt tensioner and/or serpentine belt. Don't forget that you only have a small 1.8L engine and that situation is the most possible load that could be put on it. If your A/C was on, then even more. These vehicles are made for maximum efficiency and don't have an over-abundance of power so making sure all systems are in tune and working properly could be key. Check your fluids to make sure they are clean with the appropriate viscosity as well.