It all started on hot sunny California summer day when I got into my DB9 after work. Open the beautiful swan wing door, slide butt into supple sculpted leather seat, and then WTF?! Why is there fabric on my head? As you can see in my happy owner photo here my headliner sagged and was draping across my head. Crap – something else to fix and I am not an upholsterer.
Arrrgggh! You may be wondering – “Hey, where are those articles on changing the Coil packs?” Well, I’ve been distracted by a new issue – the headliner in my DB9 let go and is sagging on my head. Not something you can really ignore, each time you get in to drive it sits like a cap on your head. Only got 10 days of driving bliss (after the Coil Packs change). Frustrating. In its defense, it was 103°F outside the day it went, and heat certainly speeds the deterioration of the glue.
I don’t have a main dealer in the city where I live, so I’ve made a few calls (to the local Maserati and Rolls dealers) and they both suggested the same interiors shop. Spent this weekend learning how to remove the headliner from my car, along with how to remove all the Instrument panels (which the books and blogs talk about removing to get the A-pillar trim off). Basically, ripped my interior apart. I must be crazy.
Anyways, headliner is removed and will be off to the interior shop in the morning, and hopefully will have it back together in a few weeks (I have some travel for work coming up). Sorry for the delay on the Coil Packs articles, but now I have material for articles to post for the rest of the year. [Updated Oct 2017 – You can now read and see the entire headliner series here]
Oh yeah, and I think my Battery is getting weak, and I bet that goes soon too. Rrrrrrr. I love my car – I love my car – I love my car…..