Aston Martin Technical Info Website

Immediately after purchasing DB9 1936 I was on a quest to find a DB9 Service Manual.  I started in the usual fashion by Googling for it.  At best, I was lead to sketchy websites and forums where a zillion people had be asking looking for one to download, and usually someone overseas would post a link that wouldn’t work anymore (or worse leads to some site with Spyware).

It’s illegal to post a copy of the PDF of the manual.  Aston Martin frowns upon this greatly it appears.

This search did lead me to the ‘legal’ solution to the issue.   Aston Martin has a Technical Information website where it publishes EVERYTHING for its cars, old and new.  This is really a resource for shops and dealers, but even us lay persons can get in on the action.

You can find it here  https://www.astonmartintechinfo.com
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Go ahead and create your login account.  The account is free, but you’ll soon find the documents you want can only be viewed/downloaded with an active subscription that costs a few $$.

You can enter your VIN number and it will filter down the library to just the relevant items to your car.   I did this first to see what is available for my car.  The answer is a lot of stuff, from nearly irrelevant minutia to the full on Service Manual.

Convinced I wanted to get access to it, my sweetie Karen gave me a one-day subscription for Christmas.     You can get a 1 day, 1 month or 1 year subscription.   One day costs 70 British pounds (about a hundred USD).  If you are whining about spending a hundred bucks – you bought the wrong kind of car.  Think of it as the cost of going and buying a Chilton’s manual.  If you have an earlier model DB9, its highly unlikely that anything new will be published, so doing this one time should suffice for a lifetime.

The day I signed up I was fully prepared to download EVERYTHING available in that one day.  I sucked down the manuals, service bulletins, checklists, everything.  I saved them all in a folder on my computer (my Dropbox folder actually so its backed up and available from my phone, ipad, and PC).   Now I have everything I need!

The manuals are NOT written like a Haynes or Chilton DIY guide.  They are written for Factory trained technicians and short on some of the advice and finesse that might be needed.  I still find it completely helpful to see the instructions, have all the specifications, and diagrams.

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