Locating the VIN on 99/00 body panels

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by eb1, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. eb1

    eb1

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    How difficult is it to locate the VIN number stamped on the body panels. I am going to be looking at a few 1999/2000 Land Cruisers and want to be sure no body panels have been replaced, but have no idea how to check this out. Is it hard to see, or can I find it with a flash light?

    Thanks!
    Eric
     
  2. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    just went through the same learning experience.
    It's very easy, they are all readily visible with a quick walk around the car. Generally all on an "edge" of the panel in question
    If I remember correctly:
    - the fenders stickers are on top towards the inside, you need to open the hood
    - the hood is either on the front (I think) or the side "edges", forgot
    - all doors on the "edge", same with rear
    I don't know if there is one on the "main" body. (let me know pls)
    they are a little white strip about 1/2" by 3" with the VIN in pale gray/black.
    HTH
    Eric
     
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