How to identify manufacture date via VIN?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Sterling, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Sterling

    Sterling perma-n00b

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    thanks!
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  2. steirer

    steirer n00b

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  3. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    Isn't it explained in the owners and/or service manual?
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  4. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    The manufacturing date is right on the steering column sticker next to the VIN. It would look like this: 0309 i.e. third month of 09.
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  5. Dave92029

    Dave92029 Been here awhile

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    There must be a secret code, BMW wouldn't shouldn't just make that information that simple to obtain. :rofl
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