Yesterday was a good day for finishing the interior on the Sovereign. Jefferson and I removed the original blue rear door panels and replaced them with beige panels from the parts car. It’s not that difficult of a job and is explained well in the Haynes manual. The end result was that we now have an entirely beige interior that looks good. But there were several “oops” moments. The first happened when I was bent over behind the car with my head next to the passenger side muffler … at the exact time Jefferson was turning the key to test the electronics. You should have seen this old man jump when the muffler roared and water spurted on my face!
The other moment happened later in the day when we were at Hidden Lake in Leroy. As we were fishing, the sky began to cloud up. So, I sent Jefferson to the car to roll up all the windows. When he came back, he reported that all had rolled up except for the passenger side rear window. It rolled down fine but would just click when it should have gone up. So, we prayed for the rain to hold off and made it home without any rain. We narrowed it down to the switch mechanism. Thankfully, the arm rest/switch is easily dismantled with just a Philips head screwdriver. Within 20 minutes, the window switch from the old panel was swapped in and everything works well.