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#5 (permalink) Old 03-17-2004, 07:44 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by egalley@Mar 17 2004, 09:18 PM
It's the last 3 numbers of you VIN #
that is incorrect. mine does not match up. and this is how the VIN# breaks up:

17 total digits:

-(first 3 digits) = Manufacturer: WBA - BMW AG
-(4-6 digits) = Model: AM3 323i
AM5 328i
BM3 323Ci
BM5 328Ci
AV5 330i
BS5 330Cic
BN5 330Ci
BS3 325Cic
BN3 325Ci
AV3 325i
AN3 325i SA built
AW3 325iT
-(7th Digit) = Country: 3 - United States Model
-(8th Digit) = Restraint System: a 3 or a 4 - dual, depowered airbags
-(9th Digit) - Check Digit
-(10th Digit) - Model Year: X 1999
Y 2000
1 2001
2 2002
-(11th Digit) - Assembly Plant : F Munich
K Munich
C Dingolfing
F Dingolfing
E Regensberg
J Regensberg
N South Africa (currently 325i's only)
-(12-17 Digits) = Serial Number

So for example, a 2002 BMW 330Ci Coupe purchased in the United States with airbags should look like this:

WBA BN5 3 4 "X" 2 J "XXXXXX" = 17 digit VIN# ("X" = variables)
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