See Figures 1 through 5
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.
All trucks and 4Runner'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.
In addition to the instrument panel number, all Land Cruisers display the VIN on the Certification Label on the left front door post. The 291-96 Land Cruisers also have the number stamped into the outer face of the right front frame rail.
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 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.