Whatsa behind me is Not Important!
A great line proclaimed by ‘Franco’ (played by Raul Julia) from one of my favorite campy car movies or all time ‘Gumball Rally’. Totally worth watching if you are a car guy/gal since the cars are real and some of the footage is just great. 427 AC Cobra, Jag E Type, Ferrari’s, Porsche’s and more. You can watch it online from many streaming services like Amazon and YouTube (for just $2.99 USD), etc.
Anyways, back to today’s post on removing the rear view mirror. Ripping it off like Franco probably isn’t the advisable way to tackle this in an Aston Martin DB9 and I wanted to share how I did it. There could be any number of reasons to remove it, but for me it was that I wanted to loosen the Alcantra covered ‘Front Heading’ trim piece that spans the width of the front edge of the headliner so that I could remove the entire headliner to be re-upholstered after it started to sag. You can check out that whole process in my other article here.