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      09-16-2018, 04:23 PM   #1
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Find VIN number from registration plate?

Does anyone know a working method of getting a VIN number feom the reg number please?

I had a 5 series courtesy car a while back and want to know if it had adaptive suspension.
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Bung up the reg and I'll try and help
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Bung up the reg and I'll try and help
Cheers, it's:

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Cheers guys!

But how did you do it?
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If it had adaptive suspension, the button will have been beside the Sport/Comfort/Eco Pro button
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Just checked the spec, that car didn't have Adaptive Suspension
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Just checked the spec, that car didn't have Adaptive Suspension
No it appears not. It did have pano roof though which I'd forgot, so combo of that and being a tourer probably adds about 200kg more than a saloon I guess!
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Cheers guys!

But how did you do it?
Secret insider knowledge. Haha. I work at BMW so used the system.
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There are still a few websites out there that let you check for free if you know where to look
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I have a 2013 320i Xdrive with adaptive sport suspension, but no button except the one for comfort sport etc.

I do have sport+ as well
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I have a 2013 320i Xdrive with adaptive sport suspension, but no button except the one for comfort sport etc.

I do have sport+ as well
The adaptive button is only on Gxx cars.
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The adaptive button is only only Gxx cars.
Ok thanks.
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How do you find the full spec from the chassis number?
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How do you find the full spec from the chassis number?
Loads of different sites, just google bmw vin decoder
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Loads of different sites, just google bmw vin decoder
Just came back to delete my post having Googled it and looked at my own car.....interesting.
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Indeed. I've just looked up your car and it comes up as a Kia Picanto. Anything you need to confess
Haha ...at least it didn't say it was stolen.
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want to purchase a car and have the reg but would like to get vin and full spec of car as details on web page are a little limited and don't want to make the 200 mile journey just to find out a certain package or option is not there

can anyone help ?
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want to purchase a car and have the reg but would like to get vin and full spec of car as details on web page are a little limited and don't want to make the 200 mile journey just to find out a certain package or option is not there

can anyone help ?
If you're buying from BMW, ask them to E-mail you the build sheet.

If non BMW, ask them for the last 7 of the VIN.
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want to purchase a car and have the reg but would like to get vin and full spec of car as details on web page are a little limited and don't want to make the 200 mile journey just to find out a certain package or option is not there

can anyone help ?
What's the reg?
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Anyone know where I can find the VIN or spec of this 2016 F31 340i.

Reg. RF16 LPA

Vehicle is at BCA so no means to obtain the VIN.

All websites Iíve used in the past seem to have removed the VIN details.

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