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VIN Coding The VIN number is found both on the Service
Identification decal, which is located on the driver’s door or in the glove
box, and the driver's side dash. digit=#1 Country digit=#2 Manufacturer
VIN
Check Digit Verification To determine check digit (9th digit) of your car you need to take the
VIN and assign any letters in the VIN with a set value (number) as follows: A =
1, B = 2, C = 3, D = 4, E = 5, F = 6, G = 7, H = 8, J = 1, K = 2, L = 3, M = 4,
N = 5, O = 6, P = 7, R = 9, S = 2, T = 3, U = 4, V = 5, W = 6, X = 7, Y = 8, Z
= 9 Any numbers in the VIN remain the same (not replaced) and thus you have a
17 digit number. Then you must
multiply each of the 17 digits by a set "weight" (multiplier). The
weight applied to each digit is as follows: 1st = 8, 2nd = 7, 3rd = 6, 4th = 5,
5th = 4, 6th = 3, 7th = 2, 8th = 10, 9th = 0 (check digit), 10th = 9, 11th = 8,
12th = 7, 13th = 6, 14th = 5, 15th = 4, 16th = 3, 17th = 2 After multiplying
each VIN digit by the associated weight - add up the results of all 17
products. Then divide by 11 and the remainder is your check digit. If the remained
is 10, then the check digit is 'X'. Here's an example: VIN = 1G1BL52P7TR115520 (note '7' is the
check digit) VIN 1 G 1 B L 5 2 P 7 T R 1 1 5 5 2 0 Assigned Values 1 7 1 2 3 5
2 7 7 3 9 1 1 5 5 2 0 Multiplier 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 Add the
products: (1 X 8) + (7 X 7) + (1 X 6) ... (0 X 2) = 337 Divide 337 by 11 which
gives you 30, and a remainder of 7 which is the same as the 9th digit of the
VIN.
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