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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tumtum27, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Dec 15, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    tumtum27

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    Hey Guys, I could probably do research on this, but I'm lazy and you are helpful. How can you tell where your truck was made? I know there are many made in Texas, Cali, all over the world. Can you look anywhere in your engine bay? Do you have to search the VIN? Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 15, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    DOT

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    Google Vin numbers and you should find a sheet for toyota that will tell you where it was made
     
  3. Dec 15, 2010 at 8:46 AM
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    dirty dangler

    dirty dangler GFO DMC LBR

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    vins that start with a J are from japan. the rest are american. i dont believe they say what state though
     
  4. Dec 15, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    tumtum27

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    cheers!
     
  5. Dec 15, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    incorrect for 05+...there was 3 and 5 before they started texas. one was cali and one was mexico. not sure if the texas ones have a new number.

    EDIT: pretty sure 3 was mexico and 5 was cali...
     
  6. Dec 15, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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  7. Dec 15, 2010 at 8:58 AM
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    My 2001 starts with a 5 and I know it was built in Fremont, Ca. Great link above
     
  8. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    David K

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    Mine was made in Baja! Love it... built in Baja for the Baja!
     
  9. Dec 16, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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    Ridgerunner

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    that is very cool:) and I had no idea they had a plant there! By the way-cool truck!
     
  10. Dec 16, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    macgyver

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    Mine was made in Cali, it says it on the sticker in the driver side door sill
     
  11. Dec 16, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    Looking at my VIN now. Based on the wiki link above, position 1 = country of origin. Mine = 5, that = USA as country of origin. There is also 4 & 1 for USA, 3 = Mexico & 2 = Canada. Position 11 = assembly plant. X = San Antonio, Z = Fremont, M = Baja, Mexico.


    Wish mine started with JT4RN like my last one did........1982:D
     
  12. Dec 16, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    Mine was made in Cali!
     
  13. Dec 16, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    Inside the drivers door it says where it was made....no need to decipher the VIN
     
  14. Dec 16, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    747 function > form

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  15. Dec 16, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    Thanks... It is pure stock except for the light bar and the mud flaps removed!

    Here are some pictures of the Toyota de Baja California plant where the Tacoma is now made... driving by last September on the Tijuana to Tecate (free) road, Mex. #2... (sorry they are not better.. no place to pull over)

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  16. Dec 16, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    TacoRun

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    Mine was made in Tijuana!
     
  17. Dec 16, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    It's either gonna be made in Fremont, Baja, or Texas. It's on the door sticker.
     
  18. Dec 16, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    My Vin starts with 3 and it was made in Baja California
     
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