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Old 08-30-2019, 08:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Try plugging in your VIN from this page then.

https://catalogs.ssg.asia/suzuki/?lang=en
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That's what I was trying. I enter the "CHASSIS NO." (JA11-281988), and the results are "not found". No combination of numbers found on the tags seem to be what it is expecting...
Has someone else got a VIN number from the same series vehicle that I can try? Thanks. Mike
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Vehicle Identification Numbers have been around since at least 1981.

The are in a standardized 17 (digits and capital letters) format peculiar to every vehicle. The number is minimally found on the dash and viewed thru the windshield IF you have one, and often displayed on other key pieces of the automobile to include glass and body.

I was hoping that the first link I sent you;
https://catalogs.ssg.asia/suzuki/?la...lkPT0xOA%3D%3D

That displayed...
Model Series
Market All Regions Jimny
SN413
SN415


The 413 and 415 relates to engine size I believe. 4 cyl, 1.3L for instance on the first one. Click on those links for further info.

You will then see stuff like:

SN413V-4 (SANTANA)
SN413V-5
SN413V-6 (E02,E05,E10


Santana being the Spanish Factory and the "E" codes break down to various country code of origin.

Maybe that will help. Beyond that, I'm as lost as you are.
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That's what I was trying. I enter the "CHASSIS NO." (JA11-281988), and the results are "not found". No combination of numbers found on the tags seem to be what it is expecting...
Has someone else got a VIN number from the same series vehicle that I can try? Thanks. Mike
ok, the blue plate in the pic is the data plate which is where I think you have found your chassis number. I have added the (generic) VIN decode label so you know what you're looking for. Some of the japanese models had the VIN on drivers side under a small plastic cover on the door sill, some on the dash where windscreen meets dash visible thru the screen, some stamped into the bodywork under the bonnet, either firewall, or across the front rail by the radiator. If yours is an import, it will be there, and may be painted over if its stamped into the bodywork.

good luck finding it, you will get to know your wee truck well after a thorough cleaning to expose it hehe

my vin numbers start JSAJTAAV00XXXXXX AND JSAJTDA4V00XXXXXX

so yours i'd expect if an import should be JS.......
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Thanks for sticking with me and trying to help. I'm familiar with the typical VIN label, but I don't find one anywhere on this vehicle. It may be that since this was built in 1994, and was imported by one of the so-called gray-market importers just this summer, it may not have the 17-character standard VIN, as it was not originally manufactured for export. There is no evidence of the vehicle being repainted.
I also have the original export documents, which are mostly in Japanese. Using a translator app on my phone, I have read through the papers, finding no other reference number for this except the chassis number. My next step will be to translate the various plates and labels on the body, as well as under the hood (bonnet?) Maybe I'll discover something interesting.
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Thanks for sticking with me and trying to help. I'm familiar with the typical VIN label, but I don't find one anywhere on this vehicle. It may be that since this was built in 1994, and was imported by one of the so-called gray-market importers just this summer, it may not have the 17-character standard VIN, as it was not originally manufactured for export. There is no evidence of the vehicle being repainted.
I also have the original export documents, which are mostly in Japanese. Using a translator app on my phone, I have read through the papers, finding no other reference number for this except the chassis number. My next step will be to translate the various plates and labels on the body, as well as under the hood (bonnet?) Maybe I'll discover something interesting.
Thanks again...
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it will have a VIN, they are allocated at the factory and the vehicle will have one, try these locations as well.

Chassis/VIN Plate
The Jimny VIN number can be located On the left side of the engine compartment behind the battery riveted to the bulkhead

Visible VIN
not usually unless designated for US market, then visible thru screen

Stamped Number
stamped into the rear right hand chassis viewed just behind the rear wheel

vin is bottom of the plate in attached pic.
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Well, I appreciate that you are convinced that there is a VIN number somewhere on this Jimny, but I'm not so sure. Since your last post, I have removed both rear wheels, searching the frame for a stamped on number. I've crawled under it, checking everywhere it could be. I've pulled up the carpet, looking for some concealed tag. And I have scoured under the hood for some elusive label. No Luck! And the example chassis tag looks like one installed for US import. My tag looks like this:.

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