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Hi Guys.

Now I've had this info for a long time I've just seen it again so it may as well go in here.

Let me start from the beginning. Every VAG vehicle made has an Options sticker. One half of this sticker is on the first page of the service schedule the other half will be stuck on the boot floor somewhere near the spare wheel well (depending on the vehicle). Sometimes the engine code is on a sticker on the timing belt cover.



This sticker will show lots of info about that vehicle. This is a google it sticker so it may not be exactly the same as yours.



If you want to know what all the other PR/Option codes are then type them into VW/Audi/Seat/Škoda Option Codes Decoder. These Option Codes will tell you what was fitted to the vehicle when it came from the factory.

Now if you have a lot of time on your hands you can download VAG Option Codes 235 page pdf file and have a read through them all.
In that pdf there is a link to http://vag-codes.info/ where can type in the PR Codes but you can type in the engine code and it tells you which models the years they were fitted with that engine.

So if someone is after an engine you will see which vehicles used the engine code.

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Keith,

Apparently VW TDIs destined for US retail markets are not compatible with your VIN Query website. I followed your link in a current 02/20/2013 post to your message about deciphering VINs and tried to use your link. It was in French and I was not able to read it but at the top was a large red exclamation point in a triangle and the words "US."

Do you have a similar alternative for US market cars?
 

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I didn't know it would decode US VAG VIN numbers, we will see what comes back if anything in a couple of days.

The large red exclamation point in a triangle and the words "US." means:

United Kingdom
This service is not available in your country
Only the consultation already registered vehicles can
When is shows details of my VIN number and others I've typed/pasted in.

It is a French site but if you translate the French to English it says:

Free tool is made ​​by and for enthusiasts.
It allows you through the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) / Serial Number to obtain a lot of information on a vehicle, model, year, engine type, options / equipment, reference and overview of painting ...
You can also download this information in a TXT file formalized.
Only the serial numbers for the vehicles of the Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda are accepted.
This information is generally reliable and is provided free for information, they provide no guarantee, especially in case of dispute.
The database is implemented manually as and applications.
Here is an example of the information provided for a vehicle:

This service is offered through our partner Top Wagon.
You can help us by making a donation.

Enter your serial number to 17 characters:

There are currently 695,178 vehicles registered in our database
Updated database: 21-02-2013 at 08:26
Number of vehicles waiting census: 21
Free VAG VIN decoders aren't that common on the web even if you google it them. I made a thread not long after joining here. http://www.myturbodiesel.com/forum/f9/free-vw-vin-number-decoder-3001/

I have found another VIN decoder a few weeks ago that works with your VIN number if you want to try it?

VIN Decoder

This site won't decode my VIN number.
 

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Keith,

Thanks a lot, my friend. The last VIN decoder you sent, the one for US cars, worked for me. I keyed my VIN into the search engine and printed out all the details to save in my VW file.

I appreciate your help today.

Harvey
 

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Ok I've google it for more VIN decoders and I've found http://www.vin-decoder.net/sample_vw_vin_decoder you obviously click on US VIN Decoder and paste you VIN number in and type the Captcha: code and your VIN shows up. It recognises TDIJSWFan VIN number but it doesn't recognise my VIN number.
 

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Thanks, Keith. I tried it and it works as you said.

I see the VIN does not correctly identify transmission type. Mine is a DSG but this decoder website indicates it's a manual six speed. The other decoder website you provided offered the choice after the VIN was decoded.
 

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Dan, I think you'll find the engine code is CJAA 103Kw/140PS they always miss a letter off. We have talked about this in your PM. LHD is a 6 speed manual transmission.

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This new forum I can't edit post#1 as the second picture which doesn't show the link what taken from the old picture upload site.

 
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