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Vin Decode

Discussion in '114 type 1600, 2002, 2002ti/tii (1967-1976)' started by jimjeff, Sep 22, 2009.

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    jimjeff

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    Anybody know a good source to decode the Vin number on 2002's. Just bought another project and seller was not very helpful. Thx Jim
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    John in VA

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    From bmw2002faq:
    http://www.bmw2002faq.com/content/view/13/32/

    Model Series Year From To < VIN > VIN # Built
    1600 Pre 71 1967 Sep-67 Dec-67 1-560-001 1-562-153 2153
    Pre 71 1968 Jan-68 Dec-68 1-562-154 1-567-530 5377
    Pre 71 1969 Jan-69 Dec-69 1-567-531 1-570-704 3174
    Pre 71 1970 Jan-70 Dec-70 1-570-705 1-572-399 1695
    Pre 71 1971 Jan-71 ?-71 1-572-400 1-572-930 531
    Pre 71 1971 ?-71 Mar-71 1-572-931 1-573-162 232
    Total 1600's 13162
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    2002 Pre 71 1967 ?-67 ?-67 1-660-001 1-660-002 2
    Pre 71 1968 Feb-68 Dec-68 1-660-003 1-664-491 4489
    Pre 71 1969 Jan-69 Dec-69 1-664-492 1-670-881 6390
    Pre 71 1970 Jan-70 Dec-70 1-670-882 1-679-260 8379
    Pre 71 1971 Jan-71 Jan-71 1-679-261 1-680-000 740
    Pre 71 1971 Jan-71 Mar-71 2-570-001 2-572-069 2069
    Mod 71 1971 Apr-71 Dec-71 2-572-070 2-580-113 8044
    Mod 71 1972 Jan-72 Dec-72 2-580-114 2-587-307 7194
    Mod 71 1973 Jan-73 Aug-73 2-587-308 2-593-704 6397
    Mod 74 1973 Sep-73 Dec-73 4-220-001 4-221-328 1328
    Mod 74 1974 Jan-74 Jul-74 4-221-329 4-230-601 9273
    Mod 75 1974 Jul-74 Dec-74 2-360-001 2-362-725 2725
    Mod 75 1975 Jan-75 Jul-75 2-362-726 2-367-750 5025
    Mod 76 1975 Sep-75 Dec-75 2-370-001 2-377-688 7688
    Mod 76 1976 Jan-76 Feb-76 2-337-689 2-380-000 2312
    Mod 76 1976 Feb-76 Jul-76 2-740-001 2-745-584 5584
    Total 2002's 77639
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    2002 Auto Pre 71 1969 May-69 Dec-69 2-530-001 2-532-043 2043
    Pre 71 1970 Jan-70 Jun-70 2-532-044 2-532-125 82
    Pre 71 1971 ?-71 ?-71 2-532-126 2-532-126 1
    Mod 71 1972 Jan-72 Dec-72 2-532-127 2-533-597 1471
    Mod 71 1973 Jan-73 Aug-73 2-533-598 2-534-861 1264
    Mod 74 1973 Sep-73 Dec-73 4-280-001 4-280-274 274
    Mod 74 1974 Jan-74 Jul-74 4-280-275 4-283-429 3155
    Mod 75 1974 Aug-74 Dec-74 2-380-001 2-381-396 1396
    Mod 75 1975 Jan-75 Jun-75 2-381-397 2-382-692 1296
    Mod 76 1975 Sep-75 Dec-75 2-390-001 2-391-107 1107
    Mod 76 1976 Jan-76 Jun-76 2-391-108 2-393-292 2185
    Total 2002 Auto's 14274
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    2002tii Mod 71 1971 Aug-71 Dec-71 2-760-001 2-760-422 422
    Mod 71 1972 Jan-72 Dec-72 2-760-423 2-763-219 2797
    Mod 71 1973 Jan-73 Aug-73 2-763-220 2-764-521 1302
    Mod 74 1973 Sep-73 Dec-73 2-780-001 2-780-794 794
    Mod 74 1974 Jan-74 Dec-74 2-780-795 2-782-927 2133
    Mod 74 1975 ?-75 ?-75 2-782-928 2-782-928 1
    Total 2002tii's 7449 .
    Total U.S. 02's 112524
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    CRKrieger

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    Just type it in at RealOEM.com. It will tell you everything about your car. Model, transmission, month of manufacture, market, etc. It's really cool. Unfortunately, what you will not get is the original paint or upholstery codes.

    You will NOT get production numbers, either.
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    tjones02

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    RealOEM does NOT work for the old 7 digit VIN numbers most of the time. BMW started reusing the last 7 digits in their 17 digit VINs in the 80's.
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    CRKrieger

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    I would guess that would be the older 2002s. My old '74 (#4227915) still comes up right.

    applegit guest

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    Vin

    Correct, make sure you choose the archive section
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    JMCLBMW

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    :confused:
    My 71 2002 #2572584 doesn't work here either
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    tsharma

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    My '87 325es comes up in the archive section. It doesn't give location of the plant it was produced at.
    Is there any way to figure out which plant it was by the VIN? Would that be listed on the car somewhere?
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    279244

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    I happened upon a link today for decoding VIN:
    http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

    The site claims to be able to give information from 1928 onward. Unfortunately, I get the same results using these two VINs - the lower number has no data, the higher one does.

    There is an ISO standard for VIN, starting from the early 1980's. One of the characters tells which plant the car was built in.
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    CRKrieger

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    BMW started reusing some earlier numbers, so I wouldn't be surprised to see incongruous information if you have really early ones. Yes; the fourth letter indicates the assembly plant; i.e.: WBAD tells you that a 5 Series was built at Dingolfing.

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