Volkswagen paint codes - for Jetta, Golf, New Beetle, Passat, Touareg

Caution - this is a guide only!  I am not responsible for typos or errors!  Always double check with your vendor to confirm your paint code.  The paint code should be located on the spare tire area in the trunk, on the floor of the trunk under the carpet, on the door jambs below the driver's side lock strike plate.  These colors all look the same on a computer screen, the colors are for quick reference only.  Some years are left out due to no diesel option.

If you would like to see a "how to" procedure on repairing a paint chip, see 1000q: paint chip repair.  You can also greatly reduce the appearance of most scratches without paint, see 1000q: polishing paint for more details.

Click your model/year to find the color codes

Jetta sedan or wagon paint codes VW Passat paint code New Beetle touch up paint codes VW Golf color codes VW Touareg paint codes
1996  1996    1996   
1997 1997      
1998   1998    
1999 early   1999 1999   
1999.5 late        
2000   2000 2000  
2001   2001 2001  
2002   2002 2002  
2003   2003 2003  
2004 2004 2004 2004 2004
2005 early 2005 2005 2005  
2005.5 late        
2006   2006 2006 2006
        2007
2009 2009
2010 2010 2010
2011     2011 2011

 
1996 Passat

       Silk Blue Metallic Clearcoat  LB5P/F5
   Indian Red Pearl Clearcoat  LC3T/Y8
   Twilight Violet Pearl Clearcoat  LC4T/W2
   Emerald Green Pearl Clearcoat  LC6P/W7
   Black Magic Pearl Clearcoat  LC9Z/Z4
   Storm Grey Metallic Clearcoat  LK7Y/M9
   Windsor Blue Pearl Metallic Clearcoat  LN5Y/J8
   Tornado Red  LY3D/G2

 

1997 Passat

       Satin Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LB7Z/X1
   Candy White  LB9A/B4
   Indian Red Pearl Clearcoat  LC3T/Y8
   Emerald Green Pearl Clearcoat  LC6P/W7
   Black Magic Pearl Clearcoat  LC9Z/Z4
   Storm Gray Metallic Clearcoat  LG7Y/M9
   Windsor Blue Pearl Metallic Clearcoat  LN5Y/J8
   Tornado Red  LY3D/G2

 

2004 Passat

        Black  L041/A1
   Storm Beige Metallic Clearcoat  LA1W/1W
   Fresco Green Metallic Clearcoat  LA6W/3P
   Stonehenge Clearcoat  LA7S/J4
   Reflex Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LA7W/8E
   Colorado Red Metallic Clearcoat  LB3Y/Q7
   Indigo Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LB5N/7D
   Silver Blue Metallic Clearcoat  LB5S/5A
   Petrol Pearl Clearcoat  LB5W/2Z
   Blue Spirit Pearl Clearcoat  LB5X/9A
   Candy White  LB9A/B4
   Blue Graphite Pearl Clearcoat  LC5F/WP
   Blue Anthracite Pearl Clearcoat  LC7V/F8
   Wheatbeige Metallic  LD1W/D1
   Shadow Blue Clearcoat  LD5Q/P6
   Northern Green Metallic Clearcoat  LD6S/4M
   Urban Gray Metallic Clearcoat  LD7W/2A

 

2005 Passat

        Black  L041/A1
   Fresco Green Metallic Clearcoat  LA6W/3P
   Stonehenge Clearcoat  LA7S/J4
   Reflex Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LA7W/8E
   Papillon Silver Heliochrome  LB4V/P3
   Indigo Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LB5N/7D
   Silver Blue Metallic Clearcoat  LB5S/5A
   Candy White  LB9A/B4
   Blue Graphite Pearl Clearcoat  LC5F/WP
   Blue Anthracite Pearl Clearcoat  LC7V/F8
   Wheatbeige Metallic  LD1W/D1
   Shadow Blue Clearcoat  LD5Q/P6
   Northern Green Metallic Clearcoat  LD6S/4M
   Urban Gray Metallic Clearcoat  LD7W/2A

 

1996 Jetta

        Black  L041/A1
   Candy White  LB9A/B4
   Soft Violet Metallic Clearcoat  LG4R/VT
   Sequoia Green Metallic Clearcoat  LG6S/L2
   Suede Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LG7X/A7
   Windsor Blue Pearl Metallic Clearcoat  LN5Y/J8
   Flash Red  LP3G/D8

 

1997 Jetta

        Black  L041/A1
   Candy White  LB9A/B4
   Memory Red Pearl Clearcoat  LC3M/X7
   Windsor Blue Metallic Clearcoat  LG5R/WS
   Sequoia Green Metallic Clearcoat  LG6S/L2
   Suede Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LG7X/A7
   Tornado Red  LY3D/G2


1998 Jetta

        Black  L041/A1
   Cool White Clearcoat  LA9B/B7
   Classic Green Pearl Clearcoat  LC6U/U8
   Porcelain Blue Metallic  LG5U
   Suede Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LG7X/A7
   Silver Arrow Metallic Clearcoat  LG9R/P4
   Tornado Red  LY3D/G2

 

1999 early Jetta

      Black  L041/A1
   Futura Yellow Metallic Clearcoat  LA1U/Q9
   Cosmic Green Metallic Clearcoat  LA6P/L3
   Cool White Clearcoat  LA9B/B7
   Canyon Red Pearl Clearcoat  LC3K/G9
   Bright Green Pearl Clearcoat  LC6M/T3
   Desert Wind Metallic Clearcoat  LG7V
   Silver Arrow Metallic Clearcoat  LG9R/P4
   Tornado Red  LY3D/G2

 

1999.5 late Jetta

        Futura Yellow Metallic Clearcoat  LA1U/Q9
   Cosmic Green Metallic Clearcoat  LA6P/L3
   Cool White Clearcoat  LA9B/B7
   Canyon Red Pearl Clearcoat  LC3K/G9
   Atlantic Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LC5H/J1
   Bright Green Pearl Clearcoat  LC6M/T3
   Desert Wind Metallic Clearcoat  LG7V
   Silver Arrow Metallic Clearcoat  LG9R/P4
   Tornado Red  LY3D/G2

 

2000 Jetta

        Black  L041/A1
   Cool White Clearcoat  LA9B/B7
   Canyon Red Pearl Clearcoat  LC3K/G9
   Atlantic Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LC5H/J1
   Bright Green Pearl Clearcoat  LC6M/T3
   Desert Wind Metallic Clearcoat  LG7V/X4
   Silver Arrow Metallic Clearcoat  LG9R/P4
   Tornado Red  LY3D

 

2001 Jetta

        Black  L041
   Storm Beige Metallic Clearcoat  LA1W
   Blue Lagoon Metallic Clearcoat  LA5H
   Ravenna Blue Metallic Clearcoat  LA5W/
   Reflex Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LA7W
   Cool White Clearcoat  LA9B
   Bright Green Pearl Clearcoat  LC6M
   Oceanic Green Pearl Clearcoat  LC6X
   Royal Navy Pearl Clearcoat  LG5V
   Silver Arrow Metallic Clearcoat  LG9R
   Tornado Red  LY3D

 

2002 Jetta

       Black  L041/A1
   Storm Beige Metallic Clearcoat  LA1W/1W
   Ravenna Blue Metallic Clearcoat  LA5W/5Z
   Reflex Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LA7W/8E
   Cool White Clearcoat  LA9B/B7
   Indigo Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LB5N/7D
   Candy White  LB9A/B4
   Bright Green Pearl Clearcoat  LC6M/T3
   Oceanic Green Pearl Clearcoat  LC6X/8Z
   Bright Red Pearl Clearcoat  LG3S/7P
   Royal Navy Pearl Clearcoat  LG5V/7W
   Tornado Red  LY3D

2003 Jetta

        Black  L041/A1
   Storm Beige Metallic Clearcoat  LA1W/1W
   Reflex Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LA7W/8E
   Indigo Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LB5N/7D
   Alaska Green Metallic Clearcoat  LB6X/V7
   Candy White  LB9A/B4
   Oceanic Green Pearl Clearcoat  LC6X/8Z
   Platinum Gray Metallic Clearcoat  LD7X/2R
   Royal Navy Pearl Clearcoat  LG5V/7W
   Campanella White Clearcoat  LR9A/R6
   Tornado Red  LY3D/G2

 

2004 Jetta

       Black  L041/A1
   Storm Beige Metallic Clearcoat  LA1W/1W
   Red spice  LA3W/K7
   Ravenna Blue Metallic Clearcoat  LA5W/5Z
   Reflex Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LA7W/8E
   Indigo Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LB5N/7D
   Alaska Green Metallic Clearcoat  LB6X/V7
   Candy White  LB9A/B4
   Blue Graphite Pearl Clearcoat  LC5F/WP
   Oceanic Green Pearl Clearcoat  LC6X/8Z
   Black Magic Pearl Clearcoat  LC9Z/Z4
   Wheatbeige Metallic  LD1W/D1
   Shadow Blue Clearcoat  LD5Q/P6
   Platinum Gray Metallic Clearcoat  LD7X/2R
   Royal Navy Pearl Clearcoat  LG5V/7W
   Campanella White Clearcoat  LR9A/R6
   Tornado Red  LY3D/G2

 

2005 Early Jetta

       Black  L041/A1
   Reflex Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LA7W/8E
   Blue Graphite Pearl Clearcoat  LC5F/WP
   Wheatbeige Metallic  LD1W/D1
   Platinum Gray Metallic Clearcoat  LD7X/2R
   Campanella White Clearcoat  LR9A/R6
   Tornado Red  LY3D/G2

 

1996 Golf

       Black  L041/A1
   Candy White  LB9A/B4
   Twilight Violet Pearl Clearcoat  LC4T/W2
   Jade Green Pearl Effect  LC6T
   Catalina Blue Metallic Clearcoat  LG5Q/CT
   Sequoia Green Metallic Clearcoat  LG6S/L2
   Bright Surf Green Metallic Clearcoat  LG7N/M7
   Suede Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LG7X/A7
   Windsor Blue Pearl Metallic Clearcoat  LN5Y/J8
   Flash Red  LP3G/D8

 

1999 Golf

       Black  L041/A1
   Futura Yellow Metallic Clearcoat  LA1U/Q9
   Tropic Orange Metallic Clearcoat  LA2Y/S7
   Cosmic Green Metallic Clearcoat  LA6P/L3
   Cool White Clearcoat  LA9B/B7
   Satin Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LB7Z/X1
   Atlantic Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LC5H/J1
   Bright Green Pearl Clearcoat  LC6M/T3
   Jazz Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LW5Z
   Tornado Red  LY3D/G2

 

2000 Golf

       Black  L041/A1
   Futura Yellow Metallic Clearcoat  LA1U/Q9
   Tropic Orange Metallic Clearcoat  LA2Y/S7
   Cosmic Green Metallic Clearcoat  LA6P/L3
   Indigo Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LB5N/7D
   Satin Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LB7Z/X1
   Candy White  LB9A/B4
   Bright Green Pearl Clearcoat  LC6M/T3
   Flash Red  LP3G/D8

 

2001 Golf

       Black  L041/A1
   Storm Beige Metallic Clearcoat  LA1W/1W
   Reflex Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LA7W/8E
   Indigo Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LB5N/7D
   Candy White  LB9A/B4
   Rubin Red Pearl Clearcoat  LC3X/9W
   Bright Green Pearl Clearcoat  LC6M/T3
   Green Collection Pearl Clearcoat  LC6W/6F
   Tornado Red  LY3D/G2

 

2002 Golf

       Black  L041/A1
   Storm Beige Metallic Clearcoat  LA1W/1W
   Reflex Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LA7W/8E
   Indigo Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LB5N/7D
   Candy White  LB9A/B4
   Rubin Red Pearl Clearcoat  LC3X/9W
   Green Collection Pearl Clearcoat  LC6W/6F
   Tornado Red  LY3D

 

2003 Golf

       Black  L041/A1
   Storm Beige Metallic Clearcoat  LA1W/1W
   Reflex Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LA7W/8E
   Indigo Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LB5N/7D
   Candy White  LB9A/B4
   Light Yellow  LD1D/A6
   Urban Gray Metallic Clearcoat  LD7W/2A
   Tornado Red  LY3D/G2

2004 Golf

       Black  L041/A1
   Storm Beige Metallic Clearcoat  LA1W/1W
   Reflex Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LA7W/8E
   Indigo Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LB5N/7D
   Deep Blue Pearl Effect Clearcoat  LB5R/9955
   Candy White  LB9A/B4
   Blue Anthracite Pearl Clearcoat  LC7V/F8
   Urban Gray Metallic Clearcoat  LD7W/2A
   Tornado Red  LY3D/G2

 

2005 Golf

       Black  L041/A1
   Storm Beige Metallic Clearcoat  LA1W/1W
   Reflex Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LA7W/8E
   Indigo Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LB5N/7D
   Candy White  LB9A/B4
   Blue Anthracite Pearl Clearcoat  LC7V/F8
   Urban Gray Metallic Clearcoat  LD7W/2A
   Tornado Red  LY3D/G2

 

2006 Golf

       Black  L041/A1
   Salsa Red Clearcoat  LA3H/TK
   Reflex Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LA7W/8E
   Indigo Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LB5N/7D
   Candy White  LB9A/B4
   Blue Anthracite Pearl Clearcoat  LC7V/F8
   Deep Black Pearl Clearcoat  LC9X/2T
   Tornado Red  LY3D/G2

 

1998 New Beetle

       Black  L041/A1
   Cool White Clearcoat  LA9B/B7
   Yellow Clearcoat  LD1B/J5
   Red  LG3L/P2
   Cyber Green Metallic Clearcoat  LG6V/L9
   Silver Arrow Metallic Clearcoat  LG9R/P4
   Techno Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LW5Y/K9

 

1999 New Beetle

       Black  L041/A1
   Cool White Clearcoat  LA9B/B7
   Yellow Clearcoat  LD1B/J5
   Red  LG3L/P2
   Batik Blue Metallic Clearcoat  LG5T/G3
   Cyber Green Metallic Clearcoat  LG6V/L9
   Silver Arrow Metallic Clearcoat  LG9R/P4
   Techno Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LW5Y/K9

 

2000 New Beetle

       Black  L041/A1
   Cool White Clearcoat  LA9B/B7
   Yellow Clearcoat  LD1B/J5
   Red  LG3L/P2
   Vapour Blue Metallic  LG5A
   Batik Blue Metallic Clearcoat  LG5T/G3
   Cyber Green Metallic Clearcoat  LG6V/L9
   Silver Arrow Metallic Clearcoat  LG9R/P4
   Techno Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LW5Y/K9
   Orange Arte (Reflex Yellow) Clearcoat  LW2B

 

2001 New Beetle

       Black  L041/A1
   Storm Beige Metallic Clearcoat  LA1W/1W
   Cool White Clearcoat  LA9B/B7
   Yellow Clearcoat  LD1B/J5
   Lemon Green Clearcoat  LG1N/T8
   Red  LG3L/P2
   Vapour Blue Metallic  LG5A
   Batik Blue Metallic Clearcoat  LG5T/G3
   Cyber Green Metallic Clearcoat  LG6V/L9
   Silver Arrow Metallic Clearcoat  LG9R/P4
   Soft Blue Clearcoat  LR5A/3J
   Techno Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LW5Y/K9

 

2002 New Beetle

       Black  L041/A1
   Storm Beige Metallic Clearcoat  LA1W/1W
   Ravenna Blue Metallic Clearcoat  LA5W/5Z
   Reflex Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LA7W/8E
   Cool White Clearcoat  LA9B/B7
   Marlin Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LC5R/1S
   Light Yellow  LD1D/A6
   Snap Orange  LD2B/6L
   Platinum Gray Metallic Clearcoat  LD7X/2R
   Red  LG3L/P2
   Cyber Green Metallic Clearcoat  LG6V/L9
   Riviera Blue Pearl Clearcoat  LK5S/9983

 

2003 New Beetle

       Black  L041/A1
   Ravenna Blue Metallic Clearcoat  LA5W/5Z
   Reflex Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LA7W/8E
   Sunflower Clearcoat  LB1B/T1
   Sundown Orange Clearcoat  LB2A/Z7
   Seaglass Green Clearcoat  LD6F
   Platinum Gray Metallic Clearcoat  LD7X/2R
   Red  LG3L/P2
   Royal Navy Pearl Clearcoat  LG5V/7W
   Cyber Green Metallic Clearcoat  LG6V/L9
   Silvergreen Metallic Clearcoat  LK6L
   Campanella White Clearcoat  LR9A/R6

 

2004 New Beetle

       Black  L041/A1
   Ravenna Blue Metallic Clearcoat  LA5W/5Z
   Reflex Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LA7W/8E
   Sunflower Clearcoat  LB1B/T1
   Sundown Orange Clearcoat  LB2A/Z7
   Platinum Gray Metallic Clearcoat  LD7X/2R
   Red  LG3L/P2
   Royal Navy Pearl Clearcoat  LG5V/7W
   Cyber Green Metallic Clearcoat  LG6V/L9
   Campanella White Clearcoat  LR9A/R6

 

2005 New Beetle

       Black  L041/A1
   Ravenna Blue Metallic Clearcoat  LA5W/5Z
   Reflex Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LA7W/8E
   Sunflower Clearcoat  LB1B/T1
   Sundown Orange Clearcoat  LB2A/Z7
   Platinum Gray Metallic Clearcoat  LD7X/2R
   Red  LG3L/P2
   Royal Navy Pearl Clearcoat  LG5V/7W
   Cyber Green Metallic Clearcoat  LG6V/L9
   Campanella White Clearcoat  LR9A/R6
   Tornado Red  LY3D/G2

 

2006 New Beetle

       Black  L041/A1
   Salsa Red Clearcoat  LA3H/TK
   Gecko Green Pearl Clearcoat  LA6K/8U
   Reflex Silver Metallic Clearcoat  LA7W/8E
   Sunflower Clearcoat  LB1B/T1
   Harvest Moon Beige Clearcoat  LB1M/V1
   Sundown Orange Clearcoat  LB2A/Z7
   Shadow Blue Clearcoat  LD5Q/P6
   Platinum Gray Metallic Clearcoat  LD7X/2R
   Campanella White Clearcoat  LR9A/R6