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Old 07-06-2009, 06:30 PM   #1
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Default Help..What does the VIN mean?

Yes I know what VIN stands for, I just am interested in what each digit represents. My VIN is 2HGFG21557H######
This is what I have so far:
2=Country=Canada
H=Manufacturer=Honda
G=Vehicle Type=Passenger Car
F=Model=Civic
G=Body Style=2 Door Coupe
2=Trim=Si
1=?
5=?
5=Check Digit
7=Model Year=2007
H=Assembly Plant=Alliston, Ontario, Canada
and digits 12-17 is the cars # off the production line.

I know FG2 is the chassis code. I know FG1 is the non-Si Civic coupes, so I'm thinking my interpretation is correct. But I am looking to find out the info like I listed above. If anybody can refer me to a website that would be awesome.

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The first character vehicle identification number (VIN) serial number identifies the country from which the vehicle was manufactured.


First vehicle identification number digit: U.S.A.(1 or 4), Canada (2), Mexico (3), Japan (J), Korea (K), England (S), Germany (W), Italy (Z)


Second vehicle identification number digit specifies the manufacturer. Audi (A), BMW (B), Buick (4), Cadillac (6), Chevrolet (1), Chrysler (C), Dodge (B), Ford (F), GM Canada (7), General Motors (G), Honda (H), Jaguar (A), Lincoln (L), Mercedes Benz (D), Mercury (M), Nissan (N), Oldsmobile (3), Pontiac (2 or 5), Plymouth (P), Saturn (8), Toyota (T), Volvo (V).


Third vehicle identification number digit indicates the vehicle type or manufacturing division.


Fourth through eighth vehicle identification number digit reveals the vehicle features such as body style, engine type, model, series, etc.


The ninth vehicle identification number digit is a VIN accuracy check digit, verifying the previous VIN numbers. This is how the check digit works

Tenth vehicle identification number digit tells the model year. 1988 (J), 1989 (K), 1990 (L), 1991 (M), 1992 (N), 1993 (P), 1994 (R), 1995 (S), 1996 (T), 199 7(V), 1998 (W), 1999 (X), 2000 (Y)------2001(1), 2002 (2), 2003 (3)


Eleventh vehicle identification number digit reveals the assembly plant for the vehicle.


The twelfth to seventeenth vehicle identification number digits indicate the sequence of the vehicle for production as it rolled of the manufacturers assembly line.
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Yes I understand all that. But like for the 4th-8th, which actually I just need the 7th and 8th now, what exactly do those digits represent? not just a general description.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle...riptor_Section ??
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didn't really help...
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From '06-'07 Service Manual. '08 should be the same as '07.

7th digit is Body Type and Transmission Type:

'06-'07 2-dr Model
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1 = 2-dr Coupe/5-spd Manual/6-spd Manual
2 = 2-dr Coupe/5-spd Automatic

'06 4-dr Model
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5 = 4-dr Sedan/5-spd Manual
6 = 4-dr Sedan/5-spd Automatic

'07 4-dr Model
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5 = 4-dr Sedan/5-spd Manual/6-spd Manaul
6 = 4-dr Sedan/5-spd Automatic


8th digit is Vehicle Grade (Series)

'06-'07 2-dr Model
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USA Models
2 = DX
5 = Si
6 = LX
8 = EX

CANADA Models
2 = DX
3 = DX-G
5 = Si
6 = LX
8 = EX

'06 4-dr Model
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USA Models
2 = DX
3 = DX w/ Manual AC
5 = LX
8 = EX

CANADA Models
2 = DX
3 = DX-G
4 = LX (produced in USA)
5 = LX (produced in Canada)
8 = EX

'07 4-dr Model
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USA Models
2 = DX
3 = DX w/ Manual AC
5 = LX, Si
8 = EX

CANADA Models
2 = DX
3 = DX-G
5 = LX
8 = EX

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If this is the case then why would they have the body style and trim/model twice in the VIN? Unless I was wrong with the FG2..but I doubt it
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If it was "FG1" of "FA1", how would you know what transmission and trim level it is??

And I don't think "F" means a Civic, as the Acura CSX has a chassis code of FD5, even though it's only sold in Canada.

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so what does 'F' mean?
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so what does 'F' mean?
Current generation. The previous civics were designated E:e,f,g,h,j,k etc. It would make sense to progress to the next letter for the next civic I guess.
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If it was "FG1" of "FA1", how would you know what transmission and trim level it is??

And I don't think "F" means a Civic, as the Acura CSX has a chassis code of FD5, even though it's only sold in Canada.
Its a civic chassis
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Why do you care? Really...?
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lol I'm surprised it took so long for someone to ask..I'm going to WyoTech and one of our worksheets we have to do is to fill out a sheet with what every digit in your VIN means..it's worth like an extra 3% for my shop grade so I figured why the hell not..the books they have for Hondas stop at 2000, so I had to figure this out some other way..
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lol I'm surprised it took so long for someone to ask..I'm going to WyoTech and one of our worksheets we have to do is to fill out a sheet with what every digit in your VIN means..it's worth like an extra 3% for my shop grade so I figured why the hell not..the books they have for Hondas stop at 2000, so I had to figure this out some other way..
OK...that makes sense!
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Yes I know what VIN stands for, I just am interested in what each digit represents. My VIN is 2HGFG21557H######
This is what I have so far:
2=Country=Canada
H=Manufacturer=Honda
G=Vehicle Type=Passenger Car
F=Model=Civic
G=Body Style=2 Door Coupe
2=Trim=Si
1=?
5=?
5=Check Digit
7=Model Year=2007
H=Assembly Plant=Alliston, Ontario, Canada
and digits 12-17 is the cars # off the production line.

I know FG2 is the chassis code. I know FG1 is the non-Si Civic coupes, so I'm thinking my interpretation is correct. But I am looking to find out the info like I listed above. If anybody can refer me to a website that would be awesome.

Thanks!!
I used the 2006 VIN info, but it should still be correct.

2HG = MANUFACTURE & TYPE OF VEHICLE - Honda of Canada Mfg., Inc., Passenger Vehicle
FG2 = MODEL LINE & ENGINE TYPE = Civic 2-Dr. Si., K20Z3
1 = BODY & TRANSMISSION TYPE = 2-Dr. Coupe, M/T
5 = EQUIPMENT TRIM LEVEL = (could be several things, but with the previous criteria means...) Si, Si w/Navi
5 = CHECK DIGIT
7 = YEAR = 2007
H = PLANT = Alliston, Ontario (Canada)
###### = SEQUENCE PRODUCTION NUMBER
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Thanks man you're awesome! I can now put this to rest lol
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dont mean to take over your thread but i was just curious and looked at my VIN as i was reading here.

it says my car is FG1 and it is an si with the k20z3

i bought this one from a dealer also.

fishy?
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FG1 is non-Si with the r18...
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i know that. my car is an si and it has the k20 but my vin is fg1 ...

sounds fishy? i bought this car from dealership though.
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scratch that. vin is correct. but registration is wrong... :/
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scratch that. vin is correct. but registration is wrong... :/
get that corrected your insurance is based of the vin if the registration is wrong and your insurance comp used that vin number to write the policy you will be paying less per month in premium but might run into a problem if you have to file a claim. They might clam that you dont have an si and might not payout if the car is totaled or stolen and stripped
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get that corrected your insurance is based of the vin if the registration is wrong and your insurance comp used that vin number to write the policy you will be paying less per month in premium but might run into a problem if you have to file a claim. They might clam that you dont have an si and might not payout if the car is totaled or stolen and stripped
ok def going to the courthouse to get reg fixed this week then lol

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