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#1 riflman01

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:41 PM

I'm trying to figure out how to read my vin number. 3GTEK14T76G129190. Main thing I need to know is the paint color because I need some touch up paint. I would also be interested in knowing which 5.3 variation my engine is. Thanks for any help.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:54 PM

This website should help you decode the number Link

The paint code isn't in the VIN. It should be on the option codes list sticker in the glove box.

Your engine is the LM7 5.3 litre.
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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:54 PM

Probably easier to tell paint color if you just post a pic!



 


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Posted 26 February 2009 - 06:13 PM

FWIW, the first digit in the VIN (3) means the truck was made in Mexico :crackup:
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#5 riflman01

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:42 PM

FWIW, the first digit in the VIN (3) means the truck was made in Mexico :crackup:



Yeah, I couldn't believe that my truck was assembled in Mexico. This is my first GM product of any kind after owning 4 Ford Rangers. If I had known it was assembled in Mexico, I would have probably stuck with Fords.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:48 PM

Which code in the glove box indicates paint color? My paint is pretty much the same as DofD's Tahoe pictured.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:15 AM

As I recall, paint code is a U in the RPO, but I could be mistaken there.

Your VIN says...
3 - Mexican (plant "G" in Silao, Mexico)
GT - GMC Light Truck
E - 6001 - 7000 GVWR
K1 - Fullsize truck, 4x4
4 - 2 door cab
T - LM7 (5.3L non-flex fuel)
7 - Check Digit (validates VIN)
6 - 2006
G - Silao, Mexico
129190 - Unique Identifier

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:18 AM

As I recall, paint code is a U in the RPO, but I could be mistaken there.


This is correct. It should be 2 numbers, followed by a U towards the end of the RPO list in the glovebox (for example, mine is 68U).

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:20 PM

Here's a good link for identifying where the colour code(s) are.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:29 PM

FWIW, the first digit in the VIN (3) means the truck was made in Mexico :D



Yeah, I couldn't believe that my truck was assembled in Mexico. This is my first GM product of any kind after owning 4 Ford Rangers. If I had known it was assembled in Mexico, I would have probably stuck with Fords.


Why? My truck was assembled in Mexico and the build quality is awesome. I have zero paint issues (seem to be common in Oshawa trucks?), zero interior issues (no rattles, loose trim, etc).

I did have a few component issues (oil leak, AC compressor) but those are not related to the assembly plant.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:36 PM

FWIW, the first digit in the VIN (3) means the truck was made in Mexico :D



Yeah, I couldn't believe that my truck was assembled in Mexico. This is my first GM product of any kind after owning 4 Ford Rangers. If I had known it was assembled in Mexico, I would have probably stuck with Fords.


Why? My truck was assembled in Mexico and the build quality is awesome. I have zero paint issues (seem to be common in Oshawa trucks?), zero interior issues (no rattles, loose trim, etc).

I did have a few component issues (oil leak, AC compressor) but those are not related to the assembly plant.


Ya I wouldn't worry about it being built in Mexico. I had a 03 dodge cummins that was built there it was fine.My new truck was built in Indiana I am more afraid of what kind Hoosier put it together. You never know what kind of people come form Indiana. Hell I better go check and make sure all the emblems are on it. :cheers: :lol: :D

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 03:35 AM

Which code in the glove box indicates paint color? My paint is pretty much the same as DofD's Tahoe pictured.



The numbers on the bottom of the sticker in the glove box. The code is just to the right of the BC/CC.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 08:39 AM

So why not bring up some Mexicans too do your job? No wait, not your job, that couldn't happen, cause YOUR’E the last American with a good work ethic right Jeffy?
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