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#1 (permalink) Old 11-16-2005, 05:44 AM
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hello guys, I am new to this site, and this is my first question. Does anyone know what the Mercedes VIN number exactly tells? or at least what the 4th - 8th character means?
I would be very grateful if anyone can tell me what each character means.
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RE: Benz VIN number

Example:

WDBBA48D1GA051451

W-Germany
DBB-Daimler Benz
A48-560sl
D-5.6L V8
1-Check digit (used for parts fitment and other stuff)
G-1986
A051451-sequential #

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RE: Benz VIN number

If you have a pre-1981 Benz, then use this example:

12303312049906

123-Bodystyle
033-280E
1-LHD
2-Auto Trans
049906-49906th 280E built.

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RE: Benz VIN number

Europe appear to have different chassis numbers to the North American cars:

WDB - Werk DaimlerBenz
WDD - Wek DaimlerBenz Rastad (A-Class/B-Class)

169 033 2J 123456

First 3 numbers relate to type 169 - A-Class

Second 3 numbers relate to model 033 - 200 Petrol

Now the middle two differ depending on country. Usual the first number relates to which side the steering wheel sits on 1 - Left Hand Drive and 2 - Right Hand Drive.

The second digit used to relate to transmission 1 - Manual Gearbox and 2 - Automatic Gearbox. I have a feeling that DaimlerChrysler have changed the numbers to letters as my A200 is 2J and my E320 is 2A, the A200 is manual and the E320 is Automatic!

The final 6 digits are just the production number.

Hope this kind of explains.

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RE: Benz VIN number

thank you guys for your reply, but I think that there is a difference between Europe cars and North American cars, I would be grateful if anyone could tell me the explanation of this VIN:
WDBHA24G9YA845825
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RE: Benz VIN number

I have seen dozens of threads dealing w/ VIN #s in recent months. Do a search here and on MBWorld.org and you will find more than you want to know.
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Provide your chassie # and year and modle # of your MB and I'll give you the imfo. has to be 1980 or newer.

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I would be grateful if anyone could tell me the explanation of this VIN:
WDBHA24G9YA845825
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W- Germany
DBH- Daimler benz
A24- C230K
G - Supercharged 4 cyl engine
9- check digit
Y- 2000 model year
A- 845825 sequential #

Here's the vehicle data card:

VIN WDBHA24G9YA845825
Model C 230 KOMPRES
Chassis 2020241A845825
Engine 111975 12 076506
Transmission 722605 01 964261
Order 0 0 704 06948
Delivery date 17.01.00
Dealer United States (USA) (704)
Interior leather "nappa" two-color orion gray (258)
Paint
744 brilliant silver metallic (с 1991)
Options
P14 Unknown code
221 left front seat, electrically adjustable (с 01.11.1978)

222 right front seat, electrically adjustable (с 01.11.1978)

231 garage door opener, mounted in the roof frame (с 01.01.1996)

249 automatically dipping inside rear view mirror (с 01.06.1990)

254 Unknown code
287 ski inboard loading facility
through-loading feature (с 01.10.1990)

292 sidebag in front left and right (с 01.01.1994)

349 non delivery - side blinkers
provision for emergency call system "e-call" (с 26.01.1998)

414 electric tilting/sliding roof in glass version (с 01.10.1988)

423 5 speed automatic transmission / nag (с 01.03.1994)

441 steering column, electrically adjustable, W202 manually adjustable (с 01.07.1984)

461 instrument with mileage reading and english lettering (с 01.04.1990)

494 California version
version for USA/California/Canada (с 01.01.1996)

524 paintcoat preservation (с 01.01.1964)

543 sun visor with vanity mirror, illuminated, left and right (с 01.11.1978)

551 anti-theft/anti-break-in warning system with anti-towing system (с 01.04.1998)

570 folding armrest front w202/210 stowage box front with armrest (с 01.04.1970)
front folding armrest w202 - housing at front with armrest

580 air conditioner/Tempmatic (с 01.11.1982)

584 electric window lifters (front and rear doors) (с 01.04.1970)
electric window lifters, fourfold or sixfold

634 elimination of first aid box (с 01.08.1977)

636 elimination of warning triangle (с 01.03.1973)

668

673 high-capacity battery (с 01.01.1964)

679 spare wheel as basic wheel (с 18.06.1997)

800 Change of year of model, last figure shows new model year

810 loudspeaker, sound package
sound package (bose) (с 01.12.1986)

956 equipment package sport (с 01.11.1991)


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RE: Benz VIN number

hello

did a search on yr VIN at the benz russia website & these came out:-

"Datacard WDBHA24G9YA845825 not found
1) VIN was incorrectly introduced in the form of demand;
2) VIN was incorrectly rewritten from the documents or from the body of automobile;
3) VIN was changed in the documents or on the body by criminals.
4) The automobile is made in 2004 or 2005, is not included yet in a database"

the link to the russian website is listed below
http://www.mbclub.ru/mb/vin/index.html?lng=eng

i'm not sure abt yr car's origing but i was made to understand that the VIN search at this site doesnt work for American assembled MBs. good luck

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RE: Benz VIN number to FLYBOYIKE

Hi Flyboyike,

Could you check this VIN number for me.

WDC2030422R204257

Thanks in advance

Rgds

C 200 Kompressor Avantgarde 2005 (W203)
Leather
Heated seats
Bi-Xenon lamps
Electric roller blind
Folding Mirrors
Parktronic
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