Audi Cars 1999-05

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

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Fig. The VIN tag is located at the lower left corner of the dashboard



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Fig. The VIN is also stamped into the chassis in the engine compartment firewall area



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Fig. The production date of the vehicle is found on the left door jamb VIN label

All models have the standard 17 digit VIN plate on the left side of the dashboard, visible through the windshield. The VIN number is also stamped onto the body firewall area under the hood. There is also a VIN label on the left side B pillar.

The VIN number will show information on where the vehicle was manufactured, body style, engine type, passenger restraint system, vehicle model, model year, and the sequential serial number. This information can be helpful when locating parts or determining the specifications.

The VIN number can be broken down into the following categories:

Character position:



1-3: Manufacturer's code (WAU, Audi, WWW, VW)
 
4-6: Fill characters
 
7-8: Model type
 
9: Check digit
 
10: Model year
 
11: Assembly location (M, Mexico, N, Neckarsulm, I, Ingolstadt, W, Wolfsburg, E, Belgium)
 
12-17: Sequential production number
 



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Fig. VIN Decoder

 
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