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VIN # Decoder

Here's how the vin # decoder works, each charactor of the vin# represents a specific piece of information. These charactors are in set positions. Position 1 for example, is the charactor most to the left, two is the next one to the right, etc.

Position:

1

Country of Manufacture

1 = USA, 2 = Canada, 3 = Mexico

2

Make of Vehicle

B = Dodge, C = Chrysler

3

Type of Vehicle

3 = Passenger Car

4

Passenger Safety System

A = Airbag, B = manual seat belt, C = automatic seat belt, E = Active Restraint, Passenger Airbag, X = Driver Airbag, passenger manual seat belt, Y = Driver Airbag, passenger automatic seat belt.

5

Line of Vehicle

C = Dodge Dynasty, Chrysler New Yorker, Y = Chrysler 5th Ave, Imperial

6

Series

1 = Economy, 2 = Low, 4 = High, 5 = Premium, 6 = Special/Sport, 7 = Performance/Image

7

Body Style

6 = 4-door sedan

8

Engine

R = 3.3L, T = 3.3L, L = 3.8L

9

Check Digit

1 - 9, 0, or X

10

Model Year

J = 1988, K = 1989, L = 1990, M = 1991, N = 1992, P = 1993

11

Assembly Plant

A = Outer Drive, C = Jefferson, D= Belvedere, F = Newark, G = St. Louis, H = Bramalea, N = Sterling Heights, T = Toluca

12-17

Sequence Number

6 random digits

Body Code Plate

The body code plate is the metal plaque on the radiator enclosure body pannel which has a few lines of information which basically lists the stock colors of the car, options, etc. Lines 4, 5, 6 and 7 aren't used for defining service information, etc.

Here's a break down on understanding this information. The information "lines" appear in decreasing order, starting with three at the top, and 1 at the bottom.

Line 3:

Digit Boxes 1 through 3 = paint procedure.

Digit Boxes 4-7 = primary paint color.

Digit Boxes 8-11 = Secondary paint color.

Digit Boxes 12-15 = interior trim color.

Digit Boxes 16-18 = Engine codes. EGA = 3.3L V6 Gas (EFI) and auto tranny, EGH = 3.8L V6 Gas (EFI) auto tranny.

Line 2:

Digit Boxes 19-30 = Vehicle Order #

Digit Boxes 31-33 = Vinyl Roof Code

Digit Boxes 34-36 = Vehicle Shell Car Line. ACC = New Yorker/Dynasty (canadian), ACD = Dynasty (USA), ACY = New Yorker, 5th Ave, Imperial.

Digit Box 37 = Price Catagory. E = economy, H = high line, L = low line, M = macimum, P = Premium, S = special/sport, X = performance/image.

Digit Boxes 38-39 = body type. 41 = 4 door sedan.

Digit Boxes 40-42 = tranny codes DGL = 4 speed auto

Digit Box 43 = Market country/code. U = USA, C = Canada, B = International, M = Mexico.

Digit Boxes 44-60 = VIN #