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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by aaronatl, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Oct 10, 2008 at 10:52 AM
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    aaronatl

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    1996-2005 TOYOTA

    VIN Position 1 = Nation of Origin
    J Japan
    3 Mexico
    4 USA
    5 USA

    VIN Position 2 = Manufacturer
    T Toyota

    VIN Position 3 = Vehicle Type
    3 SUV
    3 Van
    4 Truck-T100
    A Truck-Tacoma
    B Truck-Tundra
    D Multi-Purpose Vehicle

    VIN Position 4 = Body & Drive Type
    B Tundra Access Cab 4WD 2000-05
    B Sequoia SUV 4WD 2001-05
    B 4Runner SUV 4WD 2003-05
    B Sienna Van Pass AWD 2004-05
    C Tundra Access Cab (Stepside) 4WD 2003-05
    D Highlander 4 Dr FWD 2004-05
    D Highlander 4 Dr Hybrid FWD 2005
    D Tundra Dbl Cab (LWB) 4WD 2004-05
    E Tundra Dbl Cab (LWB) RWD 2004-05
    E Highlander 4 Dr AWD 2004-05
    E Highlander 4 Dr Hybrid FWD 2005
    G Rav4 SUV 4 Dr FWD 1996-2005
    G Tacoma Dbl Cab RWD 2001-05
    G Highlander 4 Dr FWD 2001-05
    G Highlander 4 Dr Hybrid FWD 2005
    G Sienna Van Pass FWD 1998
    G Previa Van Pass RWD 1996-97
    G 4Runner SUV RWD 1996-2000
    H 4Runner SUV 4WD 1996-2002
    H Previa Van Pass AWD 1996-97
    H Rav4 4 Dr AWD 1996-2005
    H Land Cruiser SUV AWD 1996-2005
    H Tacoma Dbl Cab 4WD 2001-04
    J Tundra Reg Cab RWD 2000-05
    J Tacoma Dbl Cab (LWB) RWD 2005
    J T100 Truck Reg Cab RWD 1996-98
    K Tundra Reg Cab 4WD 2000-05
    K T100 Truck Reg Cab 4WD 1996
    K Tacoma Dbl Cab (LWB) RWD 2005
    L T100 Truck Reg Cab (1 Ton) RWD 1996
    L Tacoma Dbl Cab (LWB) 4WD 2005
    M Tacoma Dbl Cab Super (LWB) 4WD 2005
    M Sienna Van Cargo FWD 2004-05
    M Sienna Van Cargo FWD 1999-2000
    N Tacoma Reg Cab RWD 1996-2005
    N Tacoma Reg Cab (Pre-Runner) RWD 1990-2000
    P Tacoma Reg Cab 4WD 1996-2005
    R Tundra Access Cab RWD 2001-05
    S Tundra Access Cab (Stepside) RWD 2003-04
    S Tacoma XTRA CAB (Pre-Runner)RWD 1998-2000
    S Tacoma XTRA CAB RWD 2001-04
    T T100 XTRA CAB RWD 1996-98
    T Tacoma XTRA CAB (LWB) RWD 2005
    U T100 XTRA CAB 4WD 1996-98
    U Tacoma XTRA CAB (LWB) 4WD 2005
    V Tacoma XTRA CAB RWD 1996-2004
    W Tacoma XTRA CAB 4WD 1996-2004
    X Rav4 2 Dr FWD 1996-2000
    Y Rav4 2 Dr AWD 1996-2000
    Z Sienna Van Pass FWD 1996-2005
    Z Sequoia SUV RWD 2001-05
    Z 4Runner SUV RWD 2003-2005

    VIN Position 5 = Engine Type
    A 3.3 L V6 (3MZ) 2004-05
    D 2.4 L 4 Cyl (2AZ) 2001-05
    F 3.0 L V6 (1MZ) 1998-2003
    H 2.0 L 4 Cyl (1AZ) 2001-03
    J 4.5 L 6 Cyl (1FZ) 1996-97
    L 2.4 L 6 Cyl (2RZ) 1996-2004
    M 2.7 L 4 Cyl (3RZ) 1996-2004
    N 3.4 L V6 (5VZ) 1996-2004
    P 2.2 L 4 Cyl (3S) 1996-2000
    P 3.3 L V6 (3MZ) 2005
    S Electric Motor (IBM) 1998-2003
    T 4.7 L V8 (2UZ) 1998-2005
    U 4.0 L V6 (1GR) 2003-05
    W 3.3 L V6 (3MZ) 2005
    X 2.7 L 4 Cyl (2TR) 2005

    VIN Position 6 = Series
    0 Land Cruiser 1998-2005
    1 Previa RWD 1996-97
    1 Rav4 1996-2003
    1 T100 Truck RWD 1996-98
    1 Sienna 1998-2003
    1 4Runner 2003-05
    2 Previa AWD 1996-97
    2 T100 Truck 4WD 1996-98
    2 Rav4 2001-05
    2 Highlander 2001-05
    2 Highlander Hybrid 2005
    2 Sienna 2004-05
    2 Tacoma 2005
    3 Tundra 2000-05
    3 Sequoia 2001-05
    4 Sequoia 2001-05
    4 Tacoma Reg Cab 1996-2005
    4 Tundra 2000-05
    5 Tacoma XTRA CAB 1996-2005
    6 Tacoma Reg Cab 4WD 1996-2005
    7 Tacoma XTRA CAB 4WD 1996-2005
    8 4Runner 1996-2002
    9 Tacoma XTRA CAB RWD 1998-2004

    VIN Position 7 = Grade
    0 Rav4 2001-05
    1 Standard-Highlander 2001-05
    1 Standard-Highlander Hybrid 2005
    2 DX Tundra 2001-05
    2 Tundra 2003-04
    2 Deluxe Tacoma 2001-05
    3 LE Sienna 2001-05
    3 XLE Sienna 2001
    3 XLE Sienna 2004-05
    3 CE Sienna 2004
    4 SR5-4Runner 2003-05
    4 4Runner 2001-02
    4 SR5-Sequoia 2001-05
    4 SR5 Tundra 2001-05
    5 VX Land Cruiser 2001-05
    6 SR5-4Runner 2001-02
    7 Limited 4Runner 2001-05
    8 Limited Sequoia 2001-05
    8 Limited Tundra 2001-05
    9 CE Sienna 2001-05

    VIN Position 7 = Grade/Restraint System
    1 T100 1 Air Bag 1996-98
    2 DX Previa 2 Air Bags 1996-97
    2 T100 1 Air Bag 1997-98
    2 DX T100 1 Air Bag 1996
    2 Deluxe Tacoma 2 Air Bags 1998-2000
    2 Tacoma 1 Air Bag 1996-97
    2 DX Tundra 2 Air Bags 2000
    3 LE Previa 2 Air Bags 1997
    3 LX Previa 2 Air Bags 1996
    3 LE Sienna 2 Air Bags 1998-2000
    3 XLE Sienna 2 Air Bags 1998-2000
    4 SR5 Tacoma 2 Air Bags 1998-2000
    4 SR5 Tacoma 1 Air Bag 1996-97
    4 SR5 Tundra 2 Air Bags 2000
    4 SR5 T100 1 Air Bag 1996-98
    4 4Runner 2 Air Bags 1996-2000
    5 Land Cruiser 2 Air Bags 1996-2000
    6 SR5 4Runner 2 Air Bags 1996-2000
    7 Limited 4Runner 2 Air Bags 1996-2000
    8 Limited Tundra 2 Air Bags 2000
    9 CE Sienna 2 Air Bags 1998-2000
    0 Rav4 2 Air Bags 1996-2000
    1 Air Bag = Driver Side
    2 Air Bags = Driver & Passenger Side

    VIN Position 8 = Line
    A Highlander 2001-05
    A Highlander Hybrid 2005
    A Sequoia 2001-05
    C Sienna 1998-2005
    D T100 Truck 1996-98
    J Land Cruiser 1996-2005
    M Previa Van Pass 1996-97
    N Tacoma 1996-2005
    R 4Runner 1996-2005
    V Rav4 1996-2005
    Y Rav4 EV 1998-2003
    1 Tundra 2000-05

    VIN Position 9 = Check Digit

    VIN Position 10 = Model Year
    T 1996 1 2001
    V 1997 2 2002
    W 1998 3 2003
    X 1999 4 2004
    Y 2000 5 2005

    VIN Position 11 = Assembly Plant
    0-9 Japan
    M Mexico
    S Princeton, IN - USA
    U Georgetown, KY - USA
    Z Fremont, CA - USA

    VIN Position 12-17 = Sequential Production Number
     
  2. Oct 10, 2008 at 10:53 AM
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    SocalMan22

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    Damn Alot of info there good write up.
     
  3. Oct 10, 2008 at 11:06 AM
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    JimBeam

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    all correct info on mine...except VIN #3...i have an E as my 3rd digit...not an option listed in this list??

    Also i have a fremont truck :D

    GO USA!
     
  4. Oct 10, 2008 at 11:23 AM
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    No wonder there are so many numbers in the vin.
     
  5. Oct 10, 2008 at 11:31 AM
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    mws4ua

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    Where can we get info for 2006+ trucks?

    I know this is ticky-tacky, but VIN = Vehicle ID Number... saying VIN Number is being repetitively redundant.
     
  6. Oct 10, 2008 at 12:10 PM
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    aaronatl

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    First half of table

    values for VIN Decoding:
    A: 1
    B: 2
    C: 3
    D: 4
    E: 5
    F: 6
    G: 7
    H: 8
    N/A
    J: 1
    K: 2
    L: 3
    M: 4
    N: 5
    N/A
    P: 7
    N/A
    R: 9
    S: 2
    T: 3
    U: 4
    V: 5
    W: 6
    X: 7
    Y: 8
    Z: 9
    Numerical digits use their own values.


    Second half of table:


    Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8. (chk digit) 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
    Weight. 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 (chk digit) 9. 8.. 7.. 6.. 5.. 4..3.. 2

    Example:

    So, 5TET would be:

    (position 1)5*8=40 (position 2)T*7=21
    (position 3)E*6=30 (position 4)T*5=15
    all the way until position 17

    ADD all the products, 40+21+30+15 and so on

    divide the sum by 11, see what you get
     
  7. Oct 16, 2008 at 2:57 PM
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    What do we do with the number that we get?
     
  8. Oct 16, 2008 at 3:06 PM
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    Incorrect for me
    Vin#3= E
    Vin#6= 4 Yet I have a 4dr not Reg Cab.
    Vin#7= 2 I have a base not delux unless I missunderstand.
    Vin#10= 7 for me but letters are the option.

    I assume these are different since I have an 07 and the list is for 96-05.
     
  9. Oct 16, 2008 at 4:00 PM
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    VIN position 8 is the engine code on all vehicles sold in US.
     
  10. Oct 20, 2008 at 3:22 PM
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    number and then the remainder will be vin position #9

    say 121.5 five would be your #9
     
  11. Oct 21, 2008 at 9:35 PM
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    sweet, have a fremont truck. that is seriously down the street from where i live, maybe one day ill take her to her birth place.......
     
  12. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    Mega thread revival but i thought it was cool.

    I just found out my truck was assembled in Japan! (11th position is a 7)
     
  13. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    Ummmm, I don't think any 1st gen Tacos were ever assembled in Japan. They were all done at the NUMMI plant in Fremont, CA.
     
  14. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    Huh, that's weird. I was confused because my first position is a 5 (USA) but the 11th is a 7 (Japan). :confused:
     
  15. Jan 23, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    On a 2001 Toyota VIN, the 11th position is a plant code, not a country code.

    Digits 0 through 9 mean 'TMC' (Toyota Motor Corporation).

    If your Toyota was assembled in Japan, it would have to have a 'J' in the 1st position.

    The specific VIN codes used in the sequential positions have *not* been totally consistent for all years 1995.5 - 2004, so this or that character in the nth position might mean something different depending on model year.
     
  16. Jan 23, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    cool thanks. I was very confused.
     
  17. Jan 24, 2010 at 4:25 AM
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    gonna check mine out tomorrow.
    subscribed!
     
  18. Feb 9, 2010 at 11:14 PM
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    I was checking out a vin decoder (here) for my truck, and i was curious about something.

    The Series Digit, mine is 4, meaning I could have:
    GRN245
    TRN240
    TRN245

    What are those numbers/letter for?
     
  19. Feb 9, 2010 at 11:27 PM
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    I think the first is the county of origin.

    http://jalopnik.com/5165656/how-to-decode-your-cars-vin
     
  20. Jul 18, 2010 at 3:48 AM
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    I have a 1996 reg. cab 2wd 4 cyl tacoma my #5 VIN Position is "L" I think it's a 2.4L but not real sure. This decoder info shows VIN Position #5 "L" as a 6 cyl 2.4L thats a type-O right??? I just need to be sure it's a 2.4L and not a 2.7L

    Thanks
     
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