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I recently purchased my second 300E. A very nice 1989 in very good condition (better than my 1987). Very few items needed attention, and they were easy fixes. My problem is determining the correct paint and interior colors. Where are these codes located? Are they on the tag located on the radiator support, or elsewhere? The exterior is a light green/blue metallic, the interior a very light tan or beige. Thanks[?]
 

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listen carefuly. go to (MODEL GUIDE) in the upper bar and the at the VIN DECODER.VIN Decoder
So what do all those numbers and letters mean ? Find out where your Mercedes was made, factory name and a lot more. Currently works with 17 digit US and German VIN numbers. Some Euro-spec cars lack a year code making their VIN 16 digits. If so, just add an "X" before the 10th digit. Note that this might give you a wrong production year.
 

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I had zero luck at the Russian site with either of my E300's VINs. Thanks, though
 

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umm... my vin number/combination is only 14 characters...
EA30D2MA513083

what do i do? i know i add an x between the 9th and 10th digit ( correct? ) but then what else.. it says i need 17 characters
 

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lnkprksoldier - 3/15/2005 6:42 PM

umm... my vin number/combination is only 14 characters...
EA30D2MA513083

what do i do? i know i add an x between the 9th and 10th digit ( correct? ) but then what else.. it says i need 17 characters
add wdb to the front of your code
all mb made in germany is wdb
ml's are 4jg
i think
 

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hmmm i still can't find it. i know mine was made in germany. WDBEA30D2MA513083
that gives me nothing or that error thing. ill take a picture of the thing ( at the opening of the front door by the inside right??) well ill take a picture and post it up here.. . maybe im confusing a 0 and an o or something.
 

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The paint and interior color codes (and leather vs. M-B Tex) are on the plate attached to the radiator bracket. As a matter of fact, the plate also has most of the major features and options that are included on that particular body. Everything is expressed using 3-digit numeric codes; can range from 001 thru 999. There are websites that contain the descriptions of the codes.
 
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