Toyota Celica 1994-1998 Repair Guide

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All models have the vehicle identification number stamped on a plate attached to the left side of the instrument panel. The plate is visible by looking through the windshield from the outside. The VIN is also stamped on the manufacturer's plate in the engine compartment which is usually located on the firewall cowl panel and on the certification regulation plate affixed to the driver's door post.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Common VIN coding system



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Fig. Fig. 2: View of the common VIN plate locations

The serial number consists of a series of 17 digits including the six digit serial or production number. The first three digits are the World Manufacturer Identification number. Corolla models are made in Japan, the US and Canada, these first three digits with designate the location of production. The next five digits are the Vehicle Description Section. The remaining nine digits are the production numbers including various codes on body style, trim level (base, luxury, etc.) and safety equipment or other information.

Example:



JT2FG02T1T025886
 



First three digits-JT2-Manufacturing; Japan Toyota car
 
Fourth digit-F-body type; 2 door convertible
 
Fifth digit-G-engine; 5S-FE engine
 
Sixth digit-0-series; ST204L
 
Seventh digit-2-restraint system; Manual seat belts with air bag
 
Eighth digit-T-line; Celica
 
Ninth digit-1-check digit
 
Tenth digit-T-model year; 1996
 
Eleventh digit-0-Plant manufacture; Tahara
 
Twelfth-Seventeenth-serial number; 025886
 



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Fig. Fig. 3: There is a metal VIN tag attached to the drivers side of the dash, seen through the windshield



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Fig. Fig. 4: Another label is attached to the hood of most vehicles

 
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