Service box won't take VIN

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Service box won't take VIN

Post by piglet » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:59 am

This is the 98 106, I'm sure I've loaded that VIN up before.
All I want is the paint code
Could someone else try?

VF31AVJ2E52179000

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Re: Service box won't take VIN

Post by steve_earwig » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:41 am

It's coming up Unknown Vehicle :?
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Re: Service box won't take VIN

Post by trem1 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:42 pm

just putting the last 8 digits in brings up a 106 and alters vin to

VF31AVJZE52179000

changes the 2 to a z

and
BODY COLOUR EGJ - PAINT SANTORINI BLUE


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Re: Service box won't take VIN

Post by steve_earwig » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:10 pm

SO the first half of the vin is superfluous? :shock: You learn something new etc...
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Re: Service box won't take VIN

Post by trem1 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:16 pm

steve_earwig wrote:SO the first half of the vin is superfluous? :shock: You learn something new etc...
yea you only need the last 8 digits


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Re: Service box won't take VIN

Post by jasper5 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:10 pm

steve_earwig wrote:SO the first half of the vin is superfluous? :shock: You learn something new etc...

The first part gives you the trim code and engine code.

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Re: Service box won't take VIN

Post by highlander » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:52 pm

steve_earwig wrote:SO the first half of the vin is superfluous? :shock: You learn something new etc...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_i ... identifier

Digits 1 - 3 represent the region and manufacturer; VF = Europe, France and 3 = Peugeot
Digits 4 through 8 describe the model and specification of the vehicle
Digit 9 is a check digit, used to verify the VIN hasn't been tampered with (checksum)
Digits 10 through 17 are the actual vehicle identifier, like a serial number
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Re: Service box won't take VIN

Post by steve_earwig » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:11 pm

Well, what do you know?

Hold on, 00000000 to 99999999, that's 100,000,000 possible cars. But there's meant to be over a billion, how does that work then? :?
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Re: Service box won't take VIN

Post by piglet » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:46 pm

Thank you gentlemen.
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That would be my shyte handwriting in the cover of the manual.

Santorini blue,, mmmm sounds idyllic don't it???

Anyway thank you for resolving that, I will order some touch up.
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Re: Service box won't take VIN

Post by highlander » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:00 pm

Maybe the last 7 digits are unique per country, or per world region? i.e. a Chrysler Neon may have a VIN ending 1234567, but no other US car is allowed to have that, but a French-built Peugeot 406 may also have a VIN ending 1234567.

Or maybe it goes even further and the 7 digits are unique per manufacturer? i.e. 100,000,000 possible cars per company?

Or even further still and those last 7 digits are unique for each combination of the first 10 digits of the VIN? i.e. 100,000,000 possible Peugeot 406 LX estates in Galileo Green with steel wheels, tan leather seats, satellite navigation, and cruise control, and another 100,000,000 possible Peugeot 406 LX estates in Galileo Green with steel wheels, tan leather seats, satellite navigation, and without cruise control...
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Re: Service box won't take VIN

Post by steve_earwig » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:11 am

Isn't Santorini the remains of a colossal volcanic explosion?[/another tangent]
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Re: Service box won't take VIN

Post by jasper5 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:26 am

highlander wrote:Maybe the last 7 digits are unique per country, or per world region? i.e. a Chrysler Neon may have a VIN ending 1234567, but no other US car is allowed to have that, but a French-built Peugeot 406 may also have a VIN ending 1234567.

Or maybe it goes even further and the 7 digits are unique per manufacturer? i.e. 100,000,000 possible cars per company?

Or even further still and those last 7 digits are unique for each combination of the first 10 digits of the VIN? i.e. 100,000,000 possible Peugeot 406 LX estates in Galileo Green with steel wheels, tan leather seats, satellite navigation, and cruise control, and another 100,000,000 possible Peugeot 406 LX estates in Galileo Green with steel wheels, tan leather seats, satellite navigation, and without cruise control...
The trim code is in the first part of the vin number next to the engine code...the engine code is always in the first part of any manufacturers vin number.

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