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Decoding VIN Numbers

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    VIN #'s

    By: Chet Hewitt

    VIN # Identification

    1983 - 1989

    Example VIN: 2HGEH234XNH537228

    1st POSITION NATION OF ORIGIN
    1 = USA
    2 = Canada
    3 = Mexico
    J = Japan
    K = Korea
    V = France

    2nd POSITION MANUFACTURER
    H = Honda

    3rd POSITION VEHICLE TYPE
    M = Passenger Car, Built in Japan
    G = Passenger Car, Built in USA/Canada

    4th & 5th POSITION, 1983 BODY TYPE
    SR = Sedan
    WR = Wagon

    4th & 5th POSITION, 1984-86 BODY TYPE I ENGINE
    AD = Accord
    AE = Prelude Sedan
    AE = Civic, l300cc CRX
    AF = Civic, l500cc CRX
    AG = Civic, 1300cc 3 door
    AH = Civic, l500cc 3 door
    AK = Civic, 1500cc 4 door
    AN = Civic, Wagon
    AR = Civic, Wagon 4X4
    BA = Accord

    6th POSITION, 1983-86 TRANSMISSION CODE
    2 = Semi-Hondamatic
    3 = 3 Speed Automatic
    4 = 4 Speed Manual
    5 = 5 Speed Manual
    6 = 5 Speed Manual-Super Low Gear
    7 = 4 Speed Automatic

    4th Thru 6th POSITION, 1987-89
    CAR LINE/ENGINE
    BA3 = Prelude SI
    BA4 = Prelude 2.0L
    BA8 = Prelude
    CA5 = Accord
    CA6 = Accord coupe
    ECI = Civic CRX
    EC2 = Civic 1300
    EC3 = Civic 1500
    EC4 = Civic4 DoorSedan
    EC5 = Civic Wagon
    EC6 = Civic Wagon 4X4
    ED3 = Civic Sedan 1.5L (1988)
    ED6 = Civic Hatchback 1.5L (1988)
    ED7 = Civic Hatchback 1.6L (1988)
    ED8 = Civic CRX 1.5L (1988)
    ED9 = Civic CRX 1.6L (1988)
    EE2 = Civic Wagon 1.5L (1988)
    EE4 = Civic Wagon 1.6L (1988)
    EY1 = Civic Wagovan
    EY3 = Civic Wagovan 1.5L

    7th POSITION, 1983-86 BODY TYPE
    2 = 2 Door
    3 = 3 Door
    4 = 4 Door
    5 = 5 Door

    7th POSITION, 1987-89 BODY TYPE AND TRANSMISSION
    1 = 2 Door Sedan, Manual
    2 = 2 Door Sedan, Automatic
    3 = 2 Door Hatchback, Manual
    4 = 2 Door Hatchback, Auto
    5 = 4 Door Sedan, Manual
    6 = 4 Door Sedan, Automatic
    7 = 4 Door Wagon, Manual
    8 = 4 Door Wagon, Automatic

    8th POSiTION GRADE
    1 = Basic, HF
    2 = Standard, DX
    3 = GL, GLS, LX
    4 = Lxi, SI
    5 = Special
    6 = Accord Hatchback
    7 = Accord Hatchback & LXI

    8th POSiTION GRADE, 1988-1989
    2 = DX Accord Manual seat belt
    2 = S Prelude Automatic ("passive") seat belt
    3 = LX Accord Manual seat belt
    3 = Si Prelude Automatic ("passive") seat belt
    4 = LXi Accord Manual seat belt
    4 = (std) Civic Hatchback Manual seat belt
    4 = DX Civic Sedan Manual seat belt
    4 = (std) Civic Wagovan Manual seat belt
    4 = Si Prelude w/optional 4WS Automatic ("passive") seat belt
    5 = DX Civic Hatchback Manual seat belt
    5 = LX Civic Sedan Manual seat belt
    5 = (std) Civic CRX Manual seat belt
    5 = (std) '89 Civic CRX Automatic ("passive") seat belt
    5 = (std) Civic Wagon Manual seat belt
    5 = SEi Accord Manual seat belt
    6 = DX Accord Automatic ("passive") seat belt
    6 = HF Civic CRX Manual seat belt
    6 = Si Civic CRX Manual seat belt
    6 = Si '89 Civic CRX Automatic ("passive") seat belt
    6 = Si Civic Hatchback Manual seat belt
    6 = RTi Civic Wagon 4WD Manual seat belt
    8 = LXi Accord Automatic ("passive") seat belt


    9th POSITION CHECK DIGIT


    10th POSITION MODEL YEAR
    D = 1983
    S = 1984
    F = 1985
    G = 1986
    H = 1987
    J = 1988
    K = 1989

    11th POSITION ASSEMBLY PLANT
    A = Marysville, Ohio, USA
    C = Saitama, Japan
    H = Alliston, Canada
    L = S. Liberty, USA
    S = Suzuka, Japan
    T = Tochigi, Japan

    12th Thru 17th POSITION PRODUCTION SEQUENCE NUMBER
    This number starts at 000001 with the first car.

    1990 - 1998

    1st POSITION NATION OF ORIGIN
    1 = USA
    2 = Canada
    3 = Mexico
    J = Japan
    K = Korea
    V = France

    2nd POSITION MANUFACTURER
    H = Honda

    3rd POSITION VEHICLE TYPE
    M = Passenger Car, Built in Japan
    G = Passenger Car, Built in USA/Canada
    L = Multi purpose passenger vehicle

    4th Thru 6th POSITION
    CAR LINE I ENGINE
    BA4 = Prelude, 2.0/2.1L
    BA8 = Prelude, 2.2L
    BB1 = Prelude VTEC, 2.2L
    BB2 = Prelude, 2.3L
    BB6 = Prelude 2-door
    CB7 = Accord, 2.2L
    CB9 = Accord Wagon, 2.2L
    CD5 = Accord 4 Door 2.2L
    CD7 = Accord 2 Door 2.2L
    CE1 = Accord Wagon 2.2L
    CE6 = Accord V6 4 Door 2.7L
    CF8 = Accord 4 Door SOHC
    CG1 = Accord 4 Door V6 VTEC
    CG2 = Accord 2 Door V6 VTEC
    CG3 = Accord 2 Door (VTEC or ULEV)
    CG5 = Accord 4 Door VTEC
    CG6 = Accord 4 Door ULEV
    ED3 = Civic4 Door, 1.5L
    ED4 = Civic 4 Door, 1.6L
    ED6 = Civic 3 Door, 1.5L
    ED7 = Civic3 Door, 1.6L
    ED8 = CRX, 1.5L
    ED9 = CRX, 1.6L
    EE2 = Civic Wagon, 1.5L
    EE4 = Civic Wagon, 1.6L
    EG1 = Civic del Sol, 1.5L
    EG2 = Civic del Sol VTEC 1.6L
    EG8 = Civic 4 Door, 1.5L
    EH2 = Civic 3 Door, 1.5L
    EH3 = Civic 3 Door, 1.6L
    EH6 = Civic del So, 1.6L
    EH9 = Civic 4 Door, 1.6L
    EJ1 = Civic2 Door, 1.6L
    EJ2 = Civic2 Door, 1.5L
    EJ6 = Civic 2/3/4 Door 1.6L
    EJ7 = Civic 2 Door 1.6L
    EJ8 = Civic 2/3 Door 1.6L
    RA1 = Odyssey
    RA3 = Odyssey 5 Door Wagon (1998)
    RD1 = CR-V 5-door (4 Wheel drive)
    RD2 = CR-V 5-door (2 Wheel drive)

    7th POSITION BODY TYPE I TRANSMISSION
    1 = 2 Door Coupe, Manual
    2 = 2 Door Coupe, Automatic
    3 = 3 Door Hatchback, Manual
    4 = 3 Door Hatchback, Automatic
    5 = 4 Door Sedan, Manual
    6 = 4 Door Sedan, Automatic
    7 = 5 Door Wagon, Manual
    8 = 5 Door Wagon, Automatic

    8th POSITION GRADE, 1990-1993
    1 = 2.0S Prelude
    2 = 2.0S Prelude
    3 = 2.1S Prelude
    4 = 2.1 Si Prelude w/4W5
    4 = DX Accord
    4 = (Std) Civic 3 Door
    4 = CX Civic 3 Door (1992)
    4 = DX Civic
    4 = S Prelude (92-93)
    4 = S Civic del Sol (1993)
    5 = 2.1Si Prelude
    5 = LX Accord
    5 = CX Civic (1993)
    5 = DX Civic3 Door
    5 = EX Civic2 Door (1993)
    5 = LX Civic4 Door
    5 = (Std)CRX
    5 = (Std) Civic Wagon (2WD)
    6 = DX Civic 3 Door (1993)
    6 = DC Accord
    6 = EXCivic4 Door
    6 = EXCivic2Door(1993)
    6 = SiCivic3 Door
    6 = Si Prelude wl4WS (92-93)
    6 = Si Civic del Sol (1993)
    6 = HFCRX
    6 = Si QRX
    6 = ATi Civic Wagon (4WD)
    6 = VX Civic 3 Door (1992)
    7 = EX Accord (92-93)
    7 = VX Civic (1993)
    7 = VTEC Prelude(1993)
    8 = SE Accord
    8 = Si Civic 3 Door (92-93)
    9 = EX Civic 4 Door (92-93)
    9 = 10th Anniversary Accord

    8th POSITION GRADE, 1994-1998
    0 = Accord SE 2/4 Door
    0 = Civic LX
    1 = Accord DX w/ABS 2/4-door
    2 = Accord DX 2/4-door
    2 = Civic CX 3-door
    2 = Civic DX 2-door
    2 = Civic EX 2-door
    2 = Civic HX
    2 = Civic CVT
    2 = Accord Wagon LX
    3 = Civic CX w/AC 3-door
    3 = Civic DX w/AC 4-door
    3 = Civic EX w/ABS 2-door
    3 = Civic LX
    3 = Accord LX 2/4-door
    3 = Accord Wagon LX w/ABS
    3 = Accord w/ABS V6
    4 = Civic DX 4-door
    4 = Civic EX 2/4 Door
    4 = CR-V w/o ABS
    4 = Accord DX 4-Door (1998)
    4 = Accord LX w/ABS 2/4-door
    4 = Civic Del Sol S
    4 = Odyssey LX 6 Passenger
    4 = Prelude S
    4 = Prelude VTEC (1997)
    4 = w/o SH pkg. Prelude (1998)
    4 = CR-V LX (1998)
    5 = Civic CX 3-door
    5 = Accord EX 2/4-door
    5 = Civic LX 4-door
    5 = Civic DX w/AC
    5 = Civic EX a/ABS 2-door
    5 = CR-V w/ABS
    5 = Prelude Si
    5 = Prelude SH (1997)
    6 = Civic DX 3-door
    6 = Accord E w/leather 2/4-door
    6 = Civic LX w/ABS 4-door
    6 = Civic Del Sol Si
    6 = Odyssey LX 7 Passenger
    6 = Prelude 4WS Si
    6 = CR-V EX (1998)
    7 = Odyssey EX
    7 = Accord EX
    7 = Accord EX ULEV (1998)
    7 = Civic LX w/AC
    7 = Civic Del Sol Si/wABS
    7 = Civic Del Sol VTEC
    7 = Prelude VTEC
    7 = Civic VX 3-door
    8 = Civic Si 3-door
    8 = Civic LX w/ABS
    8 = Accord DX 25th Anniv.Edition
    9 = Accord Wagon EX
    9 = Accord Value Package 4 Door
    9 = Civic Del Sol LX w/ABS
    9 = Civic Del Sol Si w/ABS
    9 = Civic Del Sol VTEC w/ABS
    9 = Civic Si w/ABS 3-door
    9 = Civic EX 4-door

    9th POSITION CHECK DIGIT

    10th POSITION MODEL YEAR
    L = 1990
    M = 1991
    N = 1992
    P = 1993
    R = 1994
    S = 1995
    T = 1996
    V = 1997
    W = 1998

    11th POSITION ASSEMBLY PLANT
    A = Marysville, Ohio, USA
    C = Sayama, Japan
    H = Alliston, Canada
    L = East Liberty, USA
    S = Suzuka, Japan
    T = Tochigi, Japan

    12th Thru 17th POSITION PRODUCTION SEQUENCE NUMBER
    This number starts at 000001 with the first car.

    Vehicle ID

    EF = 88-91 Civic/CRX
    EG = 92-95 Civic
    EK = 96-00 Civic
    DA = 90-93 Integra
    DC = 94+ Integra
     

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