Your DB9 has a cool feature that when you open either door the window glass lowers slightly (drops) to allow it to clear the opening. When you close the door the opposite happens and the window rises the final amount to seal up tight. If the windows loose power the calibration to know where top and bottom are forgotten, and this feature stops working until you reset them. Fortunately the procedure is simple and takes just a minute. Continue reading “Recalibrating the Door Window Glass Auto Drop Positioning on an Aston Martin DB9”
Month: February 2016
Preparing your Aston Martin DB9 for Track Day
You Own a DB9 – Now Act Like It
I think the phrase ‘Track Day’ gets a bad rapp in some of the Aston Martin forums. If you are worried about your depreciation value more than enjoying your car, your reading the wrong blog.
We own beautiful cars that are technical mastery. What’s the point of owning it if you aren’t interested in taking it out for a romp once in a while? Just staring at it in the garage is only 1/3rd of the fun. Sitting in it and fondling it is another third. Taking it for a spirited drive is the last third. Continue reading “Preparing your Aston Martin DB9 for Track Day”
Performing a Seat Module Calibration on an Aston Martin DB9
So this post is because one day I got into my car and discovered I couldn’t adjust my drivers seat. Specifically:
- I couldn’t adjust the seat back incline forward or back
- I couldn’t adjust the seat bottom backwards – BUT – I could move it forward.
- I couldn’t adjust the seat bottom back down – BUT – I could raise it.
- I couldn’t adjust the seat bottom front down – BUT – If I tried to raise it I could hear a motor click. It was already all the way up.
What really sucked is that every time I fiddled with it, I would end up edging the seat forward a bit, and seat bottom back up a bit (the only two motions that worked). Envision me slowly tipping up and squishing into the steering wheel.
Continue reading “Performing a Seat Module Calibration on an Aston Martin DB9”
Adjusting the Time on the Clock in an Aston Martin DB9
At least twice a year you probably need to adjust the time on your DB9 dash clock (with the changes for daylight savings time). Or maybe you’ve had your battery disconnected for a service event and the clocks time is off. Personally I think the clock keeps accurate time, I’ve never needed to tweak the time due to it drifting on its own.
Changing the time is very simple and probably doesn’t warrant a post and video, but since it’s officially part of the Aston Martin Annual Service routine I thought I would do a quick one – some people are visual learners and are encouraged when they see others do it.
Just below the clock to the right and left are two small holes (with recessed adjustment buttons). The left hand one turns the time backward. The right hand one turns the time forward (all without 1.21 jigawatts of power and a flux capacitor!).
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Torqueing the Wheel Nuts on an Aston Martin DB9
There are lots of reasons you might Torque the Wheel Nuts on your DB9, but its anytime you’ve had a wheel removed or perhaps you are getting ready for a track day and should double check they are properly torqued. I can tell you there is absolutely a wrong way to do it – just using an impact wrench and hammering them on until the gun stops turning. Read on to learn the right way. Continue reading “Torqueing the Wheel Nuts on an Aston Martin DB9”
Lowering your Aston Martin DB9 Off Jack Stands
Not every topic is all that exciting, but lowering your DB9 down off Jack Stands safely is important. When you are to this point in a service project you are usually in a hurry just to get the car back on the ground and be done, but spend 1 minute and read on for a couple of quick tips I can share from my experience. Continue reading “Lowering your Aston Martin DB9 Off Jack Stands”