Toyota Celica/Supra 1971-1985 Repair Guide

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All models have the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) stamped on a plate which is attached to the left side of the instrument panel. This plate is visible through the windshield.

The VIN is also stamped on a name plate on the firewall, in the engine compartment.

The serial number on all 1971-80 models consists of a series identification number followed by a 6-digit production number. The serial number on all 1981 and later models has been changed to the new 17-digit format. The first three digits are the World Manufacturer Identification number. The next five digits are the Vehicle Description Section (same as the series identification number). The remaining nine numbers are the production numbers.



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Fig. Fig. 1: There may be three different locations to find a VIN plate on your car



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Fig. Fig. 2: The VIN appears on a plate affixed to the top of the instrument panel



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Fig. Fig. 3: The VIN and production date can be found on the door identification plate



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Fig. Fig. 4: Identification numbers are located on the firewall on a name plate



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Fig. Fig. 5: The 17-digit numbering system is used on 1981 and later models. Each digit in the vehicle identification number has a meaning

 
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