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Hi,

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to read the date of fabrication through the chassis number WDB 129 0661.... etc.? or have a link?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Its www.

Anyone try this for their car, I attempted but it could not find the vehicle.
Perhaps it only works with European models?




Oops-I forgot the WWW. The correct WEB address is: http:www//mbclub.ru/mb/vin/?Ing=eng[/QUOTE]
 

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Hey Folks: Here are a couple of links.

This very site has a rudimentary one,
http://www.benzworld.org/modelguide/

I also found a Polish site,
gives you the ASSEMBLY PLANT (BREMEN, GERMANY for me) ...
http://www.autobaza.pl/ab/en/web/productaa0100

but was most impressed by how much came back from the Russian site on my car... Even the engine number, options, the int/ext Colors!
 

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I could not get that site to work for me. Did not recognize the numbers for either of my cars.
 

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yeah ,,, me too! the bloody thing keeps telling me that 'criminals' (that made me laugh actually - 'criminals!') had something to do with my vin number and the site couldn't provide the information requested. whatever.
 

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A "heads-up" when entering the 17 character I.D. number-the first three characters are "WDB" followed by the "CHASSIS" number,NOT the V.I.N.,i.e.: wdb129068xxxxxxxx.
 

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Hey gang,

The US vin numbers differ than the rest of world others. Thats why the site doesn't work. Also somewhere in the number scheme for US you either need to add a zero, or delete a zero, I forget which. I've posted the code breaker for US vins here before and now I can't find it...grrrr......

I'll keep looking, and if I find it, I'll be back
 

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Always the way...no sooner had I clicked post and I remembered where it was. OK gang.....ready for the secret? Shhh.........don't let it get around, you know those Germans!

Remember a US vehicle has 17 digits. European built sometimes have 16 and you need to know where to put in a null "0" to make it equal the 17.

Digit 1,2,3 = Manufacturer
Digit 4 = Model
Digit 5 = Engine type A=Gas E?=Diesel
Digit 6,7 = Submodel
Digit 8 = Protection equipment E= belts
Digit 9 = Sum check value (internal to MB)
Digit 10 = Model year S=1995 T=1996 U=1997, etc
Digit 11 = Plant where manufactured F-H = Bremen
Digit 12-17 = 6 digit sequence/serial#

-My 95 sl 500 is:

WDBFA67E3SF1253xx

Using my super decoding ring...this describes

WDB = Mercedes
F =129
A =Gasoline
67 =SL500, nominal 322 HP,(may include option specs)
E = Seat belts and front air bag
3 = internal to Mercedes (this may be where the null goes on European VIN
S = 1995
F = Bremen
1253xx = Serial Number


I would be curious if the serial number rolled back to 100001 each year
 
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