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stillriza
01-18-2008, 10:50 AM
Question as the title, what other vehicle info can a VIN# net you?

Reason being, the more and more I look at the pics of other users, the more i think my car should have had leather seats and steering wheel mounted controls.

It has absolutely every single option offered for 03, (exterior & interior) even the interior side panels are the leather material and not cloth. I have yet to see a GA with the cloth seats and leather side panels..and all the GA's with leather panels came with leather seats.

So is there a way to find out what options your car came with from factory and if the dealership changed out parts before re-selling?? Makes me wonder if there was an accident or some major repairs if that stuff had to be changed out. Will carfax reports tell me this info??

cardude007617
01-18-2008, 11:16 AM
my car has the "leather" door inserts too.
if it had every option.... it would have leather seats lol

DomesticFreak
01-18-2008, 11:24 AM
Contact GM and request a build sheet.

Vin Number's tell you, Place of Manufacture, Make, year, Engine, Transmission (Sometimes), Restraint system, Serial number for the car, And a couple other things. But it doesn't tell you what options were installed in your car.

I requested a build sheet from dodge about my truck. I'm sure GM will do the same thing. You may have to verify ownership with them though.

stillriza
01-18-2008, 11:55 AM
So is this as simple as emailing GM canada for a build sheet and does this include a fee??

FunkZ
01-18-2008, 12:20 PM
The underside of your spare tire cover should contain a list of your RPO codes, which will tell you exactly what your car came equipped with.

stillriza
01-18-2008, 12:49 PM
i will check that out on my way home from work. Only 10 mins to go!!!!! W00T

cooter55
01-18-2008, 12:59 PM
mine has pleather and cloth seats

FunkZ
01-18-2008, 01:22 PM
i will check that out on my way home from work.

Just a suggestion, but you might want to check it out either before you leave work, or after you get home. :heh:

stillriza
01-18-2008, 04:29 PM
^ As funk suggested, i stopped the car and took a copy of all the codes. Now how do I decipher these? Codes are like Ak5 As5 Cf5 C60 Dt4 D22, etc, etc

geldartb
01-18-2008, 04:42 PM
try this site.
http://www.cadillacfaq.com/rpo/index.php
google search on it theres a bunch more out there

iceman
01-18-2008, 06:52 PM
Question as the title, what other vehicle info can a VIN# net you?

Reason being, the more and more I look at the pics of other users, the more i think my car should have had leather seats and steering wheel mounted controls.

It has absolutely every single option offered for 03, (exterior & interior) even the interior side panels are the leather material and not cloth. I have yet to see a GA with the cloth seats and leather side panels..and all the GA's with leather panels came with leather seats.



As said, RPO codes tell you that, not VIN.

The only grand am's with cloth side panels on the doors are 99's, after 00 all the door panels are leather. So, every GA you must have seen is a 99 lol

stock '01 w/ cloth seats -> http://www.ice8420.com/iceman/mycar/IMG_0588%7E1.JPG

stillriza
01-19-2008, 04:42 AM
so i am not paranoid..or am i.. i think i am.. maybe.. i will googles

stillriza
01-19-2008, 06:47 AM
RPO Code Explanation/Description
AK5 ESTRAINT SYSTEM SEAT, INFLATABLE, DRIVER & PASS
AS5 EAT FRT BKT, DELUXE,
CF5 ROOF SUN, GLASS, SLIDING, ELEC
C60 HVAC SYSTEM AIR CONDITIONER FRT, MAN CONTROLS
DT4 Y CIGARETTE LIGHTER
D22 MIRROR O/S LH & RH, REMOTE CONTROL, ELECTRIC
D81 SPOILER RR, AERO WING
FE3 SUSPENSION SYSTEM SPORT
fe09 No Match
1jg No Match
JL9 BRAKE SYSTEM PWR, FRT & RR DISC, ANTILOCK, FRT & RR WHL
K05 HEATER ENG BLOCK
K62 GENERATOR 105 AMP, DUAL INTERNAL FAN
LAA PLANT CODE LANSING, MI, USA (BODY ASM C-LINE)
LA1 ENGINE GAS, 6 CYL, 3.4L, MFI, HO, GM
MN5 TRANSMISSION AUTO 4 SPD, HMD, 4T45-E
MK2 TRANSMISSION AUTO 4 SPD, HMD, 4L60-E, ELECTRONIC, PTU
nf5 No Match
NT9 EMISSION SYSTEM FEDERAL, TIER 2 PHASE-OUT 211
PY2 WHEEL 16 X 6.5, CHROME APPEARANCE
q5k No Match
RA1 RMANCE PACKAGE RAM AIR (FORCED AIR)
R6R OL SALES ITEM NO. 17
R7K OL SALES ITEM NO. 36
R7T OL SALES ITEM NO. 44
SLM SALES PROCESSING STOCK ORDERS
T50 SPECIAL APPLICATION
um0 No Match
U56 ENTERTAINMENT PKG REAR SEAT, PLAYER, DVD, OVERHEAD UNIT
utp No Match
U19 SPEEDOMETER INST, KILO & MILES, KILO ODOMETER
U65 SPEAKER SYSTEM 7, PREMIUM
V73 VEHICLE STATEMENT USA/CANADA
Y71 PKG HEADLINER - SUNROOF
Z49 EXPORT CANADIAN MODIF MANDATORY BASE EQUIP
1SA PACKAGE OPTION 01
US6 ANTENNA FIXED, PAINTED, RADIO
12U PRIMARY COLOR EXTERIOR, SILVER MET (02)
12U PRIMARY COLOR EXTERIOR, LINEN WHITE (02)
12U PRIMARY COLOR EXTERIOR, GALAXY SILVER MET (02)
12U PRIMARY COLOR EXTERIOR, ARDEN BLUE MICA (02) OPEL
12U PRIMARY COLOR EXTERIOR, KEIZER SILVER (02) HOLDEN
12U PRIMARY COLOR EXTERIOR, SILKY SILVER (02) HOLDEN
14G TRIM COMBINATION CLOTH, LT GRAY (G) (94).
141 No Match
5aw No Match
7AW COMPONENT FRT RH COMPUTER SEL SUSP (7AW)
8DY COMPONENT RR LH COMPUTER SEL SUSP (8DY)
9oy No Match
90y No Match

That is what I got.. no pleather! NUTS! interesting to see the entertainment DVD system on there!!

FunkZ
01-19-2008, 09:22 AM
You should have FR9 I believe (3.29 axle ratio)
IJG is an interior trim design (mine is IJC)
That should be QSK (not 5) which is the 225/50R16 tires
That should be US6 (not 5) which is the fixed antenna
That should be 14I (not 1) which is interior trim dark gray
For the springs I have 6AW, 7AW, 8DY, 9DY

AaronGTR
01-21-2008, 08:00 AM
For the VIN number, the first digit is the build location, second digit is the manufacturer, third is the make, and fourth and fifth are the car line/series. So for a grand am, 1G2NW would be United States, General Motors, Pontiac, Grand Am GT. The only way you'd get the steering wheel radio controls is if you have NV for the GT1 model. The 7th digit is restraint code, 8th is engine type, 9th is check digit, 10th is model year, 11th is plant code, and 12th thru 17th is production sequence. All the actual equipment your car came with is on the RPO code sticker under your spare tire cover.