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Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

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The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plate, which contains the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), is located at the top rear of the instrument panel on the left side. It is visible from outside the vehicle on the lower left (driver's) side of the windshield. The VIN consists of 17 characters which represent codes supplying important information about your vehicle. Refer to the illustration for an example of VIN location.

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Fig. The VIN is stamped into a plate which is visible through the windshield

Other GM vehicles have their own platform designations. The Vehicle Identification number (VIN) plate is located on the left upper instrument panel and is visible from the outside of the vehicle at the lower left (driver's side) of the windshield. The VIN consists of 17 characters. Each sequential build unit number is prefixed by eleven letters and numbers. These numbers are an important source of identification for your vehicle and its equipment. The fourth and fifth positions of the VIN identify the model (series, this case, W-Body) and body style of the vehicle. The eighth digit is the engine code and the 10th letter represents the model year (in this case, V=1997, W=1998, X=1999, and Y=2000).



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Fig. Typical General Motors Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Chart



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Fig. The VIN is visible through the windshield of your vehicle.



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Fig. Vehicle Identification

 
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