Toyota Corolla 1988-1997 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.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Serial number identification plate locations on most models



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Fig. Fig. 2: The VIN number is stamped on the firewall to identifiy each model

Some Corolla's also have the VIN stamped into the metal of the outer face of the right front frame rail. The number also appears on the Certification Label attached to the left door pillar.



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Fig. Fig. 3: Common serial number identification information-1994 shown



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Fig. Fig. 4: Common serial number identification information (continued)-1994 shown

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. The next five digits are the Vehicle Description Information. 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.



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Fig. Fig. 5: Vechile Identification Chart

 
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