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Old 04-29-2010, 04:59 PM   #1
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I need to replace a window regulator in my car and some of the sites I've been looking at are asking if it's Japan or US-built. I'm assuming it's something in the VIN or something, but what exactly should I be looking for?
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The VIN # starts with the letter J if it was made in Japan.
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Here is a wikibooks page on decoding the Honda VIN:

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Vehicle...onda/VIN_Codes

The first character of the vehicle identification number number tells the country of origin.

1 = USA
2 = Canada
3 = Mexico
4 = USA
5 = USA
9 = Brazil
J = Japan
K = Korea
V = France
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JHM=Japan
1HG=America
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Awesome, thanks for all the info guys
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