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      01-15-2008, 12:54 PM   #1
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Decoding your VIN #

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      01-15-2008, 06:03 PM   #2
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You can also input the last 7 digits of VIN into this calculator to get all of the information about your car:

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      01-15-2008, 06:14 PM   #3
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According to this, my 135i was made in 1997. ;-)
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      01-15-2008, 06:25 PM   #4
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The VIN decoder doesn't work for the 135i --- at least not mine.... anybody seeing their actual car come up ??
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      01-15-2008, 06:46 PM   #5
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The VIN decoder doesn't work for the 135i --- at least not mine.... anybody seeing their actual car come up ??
It works for my MINI. My thought is that the 135i is too new. System probably needs to update for the new 08s.
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      01-15-2008, 11:08 PM   #6
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My guess too... thanks though... it will be cool if it works before the car ships.
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      01-16-2008, 02:23 AM   #7
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I wouldn't put my VIN into any internet service. You don't know what they'll use it for.
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      02-03-2008, 02:17 PM   #8
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You can also input the last 7 digits of VIN into this calculator to get all of the information about your car:

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i PUT MY new Vin # IN THIS CALCULATOR and it told me that My car was a 3 series e90 ?? WTF does the 1 share the same chassis ??
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      02-03-2008, 02:23 PM   #9
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I found this decoder to be pretty good. It's from the Ford website, but knows of all recent new cars.

It should not show as a 3series.
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      02-11-2008, 11:17 AM   #10
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another vin site

http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/index.html
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      02-19-2008, 04:23 PM   #11
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Just got my VIN.... Can't get any action through the BMW site. My sales rep thinks that it is too early... My digits don't seem to go with the example on this thread. For example, according to the breakdown given, my plant digit is a V, but their is not V in the legend...
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      03-18-2008, 04:16 PM   #12
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I found this decoder to be pretty good. It's from the Ford website, but knows of all recent new cars.

It should not show as a 3series.
I think you pasted wrong. Can you post the correct link, i am interested.
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      07-10-2008, 06:08 PM   #13
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You can also input the last 7 digits of VIN into this calculator to get all of the information about your car:

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Here's what I got when I put the last 7 characters of my VIN into that calculator.

Mine is a manual transmission, and obviously couldn't have been built in Dec 2006 !

Chassis number: *******
Vehicle code: UC73
Series: E82
Model: 135i
Body type: coupe
Catalog model: USA
Production date: 2006 / 12
Engine : N54
Transmission : Unknown
Steering: Left
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Just got my VIN.... Can't get any action through the BMW site. My sales rep thinks that it is too early... My digits don't seem to go with the example on this thread. For example, according to the breakdown given, my plant digit is a V, but their is not V in the legend...
Look at one of the later links posted.. V means Leipzig
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      09-26-2008, 02:42 PM   #15
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weird, I have "V" Leipzig also, but my restraint system identifier is "5"
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      10-28-2008, 08:50 PM   #16
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http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_...a_BMW_1_series

This one helped me out.
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      01-14-2009, 07:34 PM   #17
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Good link - and you don't have to type anything in.

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      01-16-2009, 12:43 PM   #18
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The Leipzig plant is not listed in the decoder, which is pretty new so the decoder must be out of date.
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      03-06-2010, 06:53 AM   #19
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Hi,
First of all, sorry for my english, i'm french.
I've just a question about the software used behind the VIN Decoder website.
IS it ETK, TIS ???
SO, in others words, I would like to get myself all the options of my car from the VIN, without using a website..So is it possible with ETK or TIS?
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      03-13-2010, 03:12 PM   #20
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I wouldn't put my VIN into any internet service. You don't know what they'll use it for.
Dude you VIN is on the windshield and every1 can see it
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      11-01-2011, 09:01 AM   #22
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hey is this updated for 2012 models as well? it does not seem like my VIN aligns to any of this...
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