VIN Reference Page

This compiled using data from 1986, 1988 and 1990 service manuals. (Early) refers to the 1986 manual, (mid) to the 1988 manual, and (Late) to the 1990 manual.
PositionCode OptionsInterpretation
11 = United States
2 = Canada
3 = Mexico
J = Japan
Country of Origin
2B = Dodge
C = Chrysler
P = Plymouth
Make
33 = Passenger Car
7 = Truck
Type of Vehicle
4A = Airbag
B = Manual Seat Belt
C = Automatic Seat Belt
D = 1-3000 Lbs. GVW
X = Driver Airbag, Passenger Manual Seat Belt
Y = Driver Airbag, Passenger Automatic Seat Belt
Passenger Safety System
5A = Daytona/Laser (Early)
A = Chrysler LeBaron Landau, Spirit, Acclaim (Late)
C = Lebaron (Early)
C = Dynasty, New Yorker Landau (Late)
D = Aries
E = 600
G = Daytona (Late)
H = LeBaron GTS
J = Caravelle (U.S., Early)
J = Chrysler Lebaron (Mid,Late)
L = Caravelle (Canada, Early)
L = Omni, Horizon (Late)
M = Horizon (Early)
P = Reliant (Early)
P = Shadow, Sundance (Late)
S = Shadow, Sundance (Mid)
T = New Yorker (Early)
V = Daytona(Mid)
V = 600
X = Lancer
Y = New Yorker 5th Avenue/Imperial (Late)
Z = Omni (Early)
Line
61 = Economy
2 = Low
4 = High
5 = Premium
6 = Special/Sport
7 = Performance/Image
9 = Used for CSX-VNT and ??
Series
71 = 2 Dr. Coupe
2 = 2 Dr. Specialty Hardtop
3 = 2 Dr. Hardtop
4 = 2 Dr. Hatchback
5 = 2 Dr. Convertible
6 = 4 Dr. Sedan
8 = 4 Dr. Hatchback
9 = 4 Dr. Wagon
Body Style
8A = 1.6L (Early)
A = 2.2L Turbo II (Mid)
A = 2.2L 16V Turbo III (Late)???
C = 2.2L Carb (Early)
C = 2.2L Turbo IV (Late)
D = 2.2L EFI.
E = 2.2L Turbo I
J = 2.5L Turbo
K = 2.5L EFI
3 = 3.0L
R = 3.3L
Engine
9*(1 - 9, 0 or XCheck Digit
10A = 1981 B = 1982
C = 1983 D = 1984
F = 1985 G = 1986
H = 1987 J = 1988
K = 1989 L = 1990
M = 1991 N = 1992
Model Year
11A = Outer Drive
C = Jefferson
D = Belvidere
E = Modena
F = Newark
G = St. Louis 1
H = Bramalea
K = Pillette Rd.
N = Sterling Heights
R = Windsor
T = Toluca
W = Kenosha
X = St. Louis 2
Assembly Plant
12 - 17(6 Digits)Sequence Number
*Digit in position 9 used for VIN verification.

1978 to 1980 L-Body Vin Decode

Special thanks to Rob Carter for providing this table
Position Code Options Interpretation
1 M = Plymouth Horizon, Horizon TC3
Z = Dodge Omni, Omni 024
Carline
2 L = Low Line Series (price Class)
3 & 4 24 = 2 Door
44 = 4 Door
Body Type
5 A 1.7 Litre Engine Displacement
6 8 = '78
9 = '79
0 = '80
Model Year
7 D = Belvedere Assembly Plant
8 - 13 (6 Digits) Sequence Number

*Information from '78 and '7? Chrysler L-body Factory Service Manuals

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