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VIN Explanation
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is located on the left A-pillar inside the windshield opening. Additional locations include: the top of the front passenger side frame rail, the top of the rear passenger side lower frame rail, the right side of the block (near the transmission bell housing), and the drivers side of the transmission tailshaft housing. The VIN consists of 17 characters in a combination of letters and numbers that provide specific information about the vehicle.

To protect the consumer from theft and possible fraud the manufacturer is required to include a Check Digit at the ninth position of the Vehicle Identification Number. The check digit is used by the manufacturer and government agencies to verify the authenticity of the vehicle and official documentation. The formula to use the check digit is not released to the general public.

All communications or inquiries regarding the vehicle should include the month-day-hour (MDH) and the vehicle identification number. The MDH is located on a label attached to the drivers side door, just below the latch mechanism.

Digit Position Interpretation Code - Description
1 Country of Origin 1 - United States
2 Make B - Dodge
3 Vehicle Type 3 - Passenger Car
4 Pass. Safety B - Manual seat belts ('92-'96 RT/10)
E - active driver and passenger air bags ('96-'02)
J - Restraint system air bsgs front next generation multistage ('03-current)
5 Car Line R - Viper
6 Series 6 - Performance/Image
7 Body Style 5 - open body, two-door convertible
9 - specialty coupe
8 Engine E - 8.0 Liter V-10 ('92-'02)
Z - 8.3 Liter V-10 ('03-current)
9 Check Digit (0 through 9 or X)
10 Model Year N - 1992
P - 1993
R - 1994
S - 1995
T - 1996
V - 1997
W - 1998
X - 1999
Y - 2000
1 - 2001
2 - 2002
3 - 2003
4 - 2004
5 - 2005
6 - 2006
8 - 2008
9 - 2009
A - 2010
11 Assembly Plant V - New Mack Avenue Assembly Plant, (Mack Ave.,'92-'95 RT/10)
V - Conner Avenue Assembly Plant, (CAAP, '96-current)
12-17 Sequence Number Six digit number assigned by the assembly plant
Windshield Pillar VIN

Frame VIN

Engine Block VIN

Transmission VIN
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