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!).
The car doesn’t need to be on.
The only tools you need are a paper clip and an accurate time source (your cell phones time).
Bend the paperclip so you have a pointy end that will fit into the holes. Carefully insert the paperclip into the hole (don’t scratch the dash) and press the button. If you press and hold, the time will change faster. If you over shoot the time you want, remember you can just use the other button to move back a bit as needed (no need to go all the way around 12 hours).
Here is a really short video on the process: