The VIN is located in a number of places, both identifying the car as well as being located on many of the attached parts. The easiest place to get the VIN is on the decal/panel located in the driver's door jamb (pictured above) - it is the 17 digit alphanumeric series located just below the bar code. It is also located on the dashboard in front of the steering wheel where the windshield meets the body of the car. It is also located on the block, transmission, and most removable metal body panels.
You will also find the build dates on this VIN plate. The ASC completion date is located just above the bar code to the left. The Nagoya, Japan vehicle manufacured date is located in the upper left.
Deciphering the Vehicle Information Code Plate
You will find the vehicle information code plate, with various factory information about the car and it configuration, under the hood on the driver's side firewall just to the left of the brake master cylinder.
This gives the model of the car (Z16A) followed by a 6-digit series that helps determine some specs of the car (FWD/AWD, 6spd/AT, Fed/Cali, High/Premium/Sports Line).
This can sometimes be useful when looking up special order parts, but this information is also stored with the VIN.
This gives the model of the engine.
This gives the exterior code.
This gives the code for the transmission followed by the rear differential reduction.
COLOR, INT, OPT
This is a series of 3 codes.
COLOR is the Body Color code.
INT is the Interior code.
OPT is the Equipment option code.
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