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Unread 01-17-2008, 12:19 PM   #1
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Jeep Vin Decoder!

You can decode your jeeps vin# kinda cool. Got my Vin but waiting on the jeep.

http://jeep.avtograd.ru/VIN/vin_en.asp

Here is what I got for mine.

1
1
Country :
USA

2
J
Manufacturer:
Jeep (USA)

3
4
Type:
MPV

4
G
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating ) :
2273-2727 kg

5
A
Model:
Wrangler

6
6
Series:
Rubicon

7
9
Body type
Extended Open Body

8
1
Engine
3,8 litres, V-6, multipoint injection

9
8
Control digit:
Has passed check

10
8
Year:
2008

11
L
Plant:
Toledo #1

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Unread 01-26-2008, 11:44 AM   #2
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Cool post. Thanks.
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Unread 01-05-2009, 07:00 PM   #3
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I knew mine was strange...it's Canadian!

Position
Symbol
Name
Value

1
2
Country :
Canada

2
B
Manufacturer:
Jeep (Kanada)

3
C
Type:
MPV

6-7
81
Model:
WRANGLER

5
V
Transmission/transfercase:
5-Speed, Manual Transmission, Part Time Transfer Case

4
C
Engine
4,2 litres, I-6, carburettor

9
9
Control digit:
Has passed check

10
J
Year:
1988

11
B
Plant:
Brampton Plant (Bramalea, Ontario)
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Unread 01-05-2009, 08:36 PM   #4
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I posted the VIN information a few days ago in the Wrangler General Discussion area. Here it is:

DESCRIPTION
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plate is located on the lower windshield fence near the left A-
pillar. The VIN contains 17 characters that provide data concerning the vehicle. Refer to the VIN
decoding chart to determine the identification of a vehicle.
The Vehicle Identification Number is also imprinted on the:
� Vehicle Safety Certification Label.
� Frame rail.
To protect the consumer from theft and possible fraud the manufacturer is required to include a Check
Digit at the ninth position of the Vehicle Identification Number. The check digit is used by the
manufacturer and government agencies to verify the authenticity of the vehicle and official
documentation. The formula to use the check digit is not released to the general public.

VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER DECODING CHART
POSITION

INTERPRETATION

CODE = DESCRIPTION

1

Country of Origin

1 = Manufactured By DaimlerChrysler Corporation

2

Make

J = Jeep

3

Vehicle Type

4 = Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle Less Side Air Bags
8 = Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle With Side Air Bags

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

F = 4001 - 5000 lbs. (1815 - 2267 kg)
G = 5001 - 6000 lbs. (2268 - 2721 kg)

5

Vehicle Line

A = Wrangler Left Hand Drive (4x4)
B = Wrangler Left Hand Drive (4x2)
E = Wrangler Right Hand Drive (4x4)

6

Series/Transmission

2 = L (Low Line)
3 = M (Medium)
5 = P (Premium)
6 = S (Sport)
B = 4 Speed Automatic VLP - Sales Code (DGV)
C = 6 Speed Manual - Sales Code (DEH)
E = 5 Speed Automatic - Sales Code (DGQ)

7

Body Style

4 = Open Body (JK 72)
9 = Extended Open Body (JK 74)

8

Engine

1 = 3.8L V-6 CYL Gasoline (EGT)
9 = 2.8L I4 CYL Turbo Diesel Next Gen (ENS)

9

Check Digit

0 through 9 or X

10 Model Year 8 = 2008
Page 1 of 2
03/07/2008
file://E:\en_US\y2008\jk\si\xml\7c03fe10.xml


11

Assembly Plant

L = Toledo South Assembly

12 – 17

Vehicle Build Sequence

Page 2 of 2
03/07/2008
file://E:\en_US\y2008\jk\si\xml\7c03fe10.xml
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Unread 04-08-2009, 04:39 PM   #5
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can you use your vin to figure out what number production your vehicle was in that particular year?
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Unread 04-08-2009, 05:10 PM   #6
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1
1
Country :
USA

2
J
Manufacturer:
Jeep (USA)

3
4
Type:
MPV

4
G
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating ) :
2273-2727 kg

5
A
Model:
Wrangler

6
6
Series:
Rubicon

7
4
Body type
Open Body

8
1
Engine
3,8 litres, V-6, multipoint injection

9
3
Control digit:
Has passed check

10
7
Year:
2007

11
L
Plant:
Toledo #1

12-17
170907
Serial number
170907
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Unread 04-08-2009, 05:34 PM   #7
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I knew mine was strange...it's Canadian!

1
2
Country :
Canada

2
B
Manufacturer:
Jeep (Kanada)
It is "Canada", just like you spelled it the first time.

My Jeep is American made. So be it. As long as it isn't foreign.
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Unread 05-15-2010, 08:56 PM   #8
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new link for Vin Decoder

JEEP VIN

and her to change it in to English

TRANSLITO.COM : ‹bersetzung aus dem Englisch ins Russisch
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Unread 12-03-2010, 03:29 PM   #9
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Or you could try this: Free Car VIN Number - VIN Decoder for Jeep Truck & Trucks.

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Unread 02-08-2011, 08:22 PM   #10
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hello all. I am new to this site as well as new to jeep ownership. I have wanted one for a long time and when i spotted a 2004 wrangler in "willys" trim for sale i new i had to have it. i guess it has something to do with listening to all of grandpa's war stories. in a strange way i feel close to him every time i get in it. Now I am trying to figure out how to tell if it is a true Limited Edition. All the research i have done states that there were few of these sold. I looked at the vin decoder mentioned here but it doesnt list anything for the willys option. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Unread 02-08-2011, 11:16 PM   #11
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Sounds like someone needs to fix their visual basic script hehe:

Microsoft VBScript compilation error '800a0401'
Expected end of statement
/VIN/vin_en.asp, line 334
end if Case "R" GetTruck = "Grand Cherokee (WK)" --------^
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Unread 02-09-2011, 06:28 AM   #12
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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER DECODING CHART
POSITION

INTERPRETATION

CODE = DESCRIPTION

1

[B
Country of Origin

1 = Manufactured By DaimlerChrysler Corporation
[/B]

file://E:\en_US\y2008\jk\si\xml\7c03fe10.xml
This cracked me up....so Daimler Chrysler is now a country? Wow, I need to go back to school...
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Unread 02-28-2011, 08:51 PM   #13
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how do you find out what the last six numbers mean? and what about the 9th number on the decoder it just said to check it nothing else?
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Unread 02-28-2011, 09:18 PM   #14
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how do you find out what the last six numbers mean? and what about the 9th number on the decoder it just said to check it nothing else?
The last six numbers is your serial number. Like your Jeep is number 010101 of 999999. So no 2 vehicles have the same VIN, even though they are the same in every way. The 9th number is a "check". The numbers of your VIN hold a total value (after some secret calculations) and is assigned a single digit, that is your checksum number. If your checksum number is wrong, your VIN is fraudulent.
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Check this link out, I hope it helps.

www.jeepfan.com/tech/tech_vinref.htm
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