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      08-25-2015, 04:04 AM   #1
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How to find out the VIN Number from your registration plate

Here is a tutorial how to find out the VIN number from a registration plate.
I reckon this is interesting for people who are looking for a used car and want to know all the specifications or want to sell on their own car:

1. Go to http://www.247spares.co.uk/
2. Enter the registration number
3. If the details are correct right click on the screen and select "View page source"
4. Press CTRL + F and search for VIN
5. Copy the VIN number and go to http://www.decodervin.pl/

Then you should get all the information you need.

And if you want to look for recalls just go to: http://www.vindecoderz.com/

Last edited by cb; 08-25-2015 at 06:11 AM..
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      08-25-2015, 04:19 AM   #2
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I always use the BMW warranty quote page, this gives VIN number from number plate, although it wont recognise personal plates
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      08-25-2015, 04:26 AM   #3
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I tried that before as well but it did not recognise some registration plates.
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      08-25-2015, 04:32 AM   #4
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Yeah this was a pain, just tried your source and it picks up personal plates fine, good find
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      08-25-2015, 05:23 AM   #5
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This is a great tip man thanks! Just had a look at recalls i think they are all associated with BMWUSA or do we share the same recalls here in UK?
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      08-25-2015, 05:30 AM   #6
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This is a great tip man thanks! Just had a look at recalls i think they are all associated with BMWUSA or do we share the same recalls here in UK?
I have honestly no idea but I think it is interesting to see what for recalls has been made.

I think this one is for the UK: http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recalls/default.asp
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      08-25-2015, 05:51 AM   #7
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I have a private plate on mine and it worked fine. it's great having the original options list the car came with, will come in handy when moving the car on to a good home one day.
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Does this still work as can't see the VIN

Hi

I just tried this and searching only shows VIN as in "having". i can find any vehicle data in the source code?

Thanks
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      05-16-2016, 02:30 PM   #9
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Unfortunately that site doesn't work anymore, they have removed the vin.

Does anyone know of any other way?
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BMW it is

Was hoping to find a page with both VIN and some of the other DVLA info
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      05-16-2016, 03:37 PM   #11
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Best way to do it is go to:

https://www.bmw-warranty.co.uk/Start

Put your REG in and click to quote, it'll then display vehicle details and the vin number.

I use this to check the spec and any extras fitted before I go and buy a car
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Best way to do it is go to:

https://www.bmw-warranty.co.uk/Start

Put your REG in and click to quote, it'll then display vehicle details and the vin number.

I use this to check the spec and any extras fitted before I go and buy a car
This also works with other makes of car, just typed in my wife's VW reg and the Vin comes up
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Good to know,

It's quite a handy resource actually
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      05-17-2016, 03:26 PM   #14
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try here for VIN's: http://www.seat.co.uk/owners/diesel-...eg-number.html
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This also works with other makes of car, just typed in my wife's VW reg and the Vin comes up
Doesn't display the VIN?

Any help would be gratefully received
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All the old ways of getting this (as listed above) are long gone since the gdpr came into force

Anyone found a way? Very useful for looking up the proper spec
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All the old ways of getting this (as listed above) are long gone since the gdpr came into force

Anyone found a way? Very useful for looking up the proper spec
There are ways of doing it, you just either need access to a HPI style system, or have found one of the very few websites that still offer the number plate to VIN service.

With regards to the latter, i imagine people are very coy about giving those websites out, as high traffic will ensure that they are switched off as well ...

I have access to the former (need it for my car finance deals), so if people dont take the p1ss i can give people VINS
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This is annoying since new GDPR rules looked everywhere online no luck. Need VIN number for my Yaris are you able to get it me pls AU54 SXB
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      05-26-2019, 06:46 PM   #19
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It's typically printed somewhere in the engine bay and/or door frame.

A Toyota-specific site will probably be more useful than this one.

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There are ways of doing it, you just either need access to a HPI style system, or have found one of the very few websites that still offer the number plate to VIN service.

With regards to the latter, i imagine people are very coy about giving those websites out, as high traffic will ensure that they are switched off as well ...

I have access to the former (need it for my car finance deals), so if people dont take the p1ss i can give people VINS
Sir Dave,
Would I be able to trouble you for the VIN to a car Iím
Looking to buy? The plate is FD07UAT
Many thanks
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There are ways of doing it, you just either need access to a HPI style system, or have found one of the very few websites that still offer the number plate to VIN service.

With regards to the latter, i imagine people are very coy about giving those websites out, as high traffic will ensure that they are switched off as well ...

I have access to the former (need it for my car finance deals), so if people dont take the p1ss i can give people VINS
Hi Dave
Wondering if you could help out with a vin number for me?
Thanks
Dave
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Reg -> VIN

Hi Dave, is there any chance you could look up a VIN for me? I want to get a new filler flap for my girlfriend as a surprise, but the mini spares site requires a VIN rather than a reg. Please PM if you are able to help.
Cheers, Paul
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