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Toyota VIN Decoder - just 1986-87 so far - more coming

(This VIN decoder is probably valid for more years - we'll add more as we can.)

The VIN is shown within the engine compartment (front compartment for MR2), on the dashboard by the driver's side - viewable through the windshield - and on driver’s door (or doorpost) certification plate. It is usually on the registration card, insurance card, and repair orders too. Some codes are universal across manufacturers; others are not.

Position What It Means Codes    
1 Country of Origin J = Japan
1 = United States
2 = Canada 3 = Mexico
2 Manufacturer T = Toyota    
3 Vehicle Type 2 = Car 3 = SUV 4 = Truck
4 Engine type

Codes relate clearly to engine designators, e.g. A = 3A-C, 4A-C, 4A-GE.

5 Model line L = Tercel
E = Corolla
V = Camry
T = Celica
A = Supra
W = MR2
X = Cressida
R = Van
N = Truck
6 Model code Cars: not relevant
Trucks:
5 = Standard Truck
6 = 4x4
7 = Long bed
7 Series or Grade Depends on vehicle
8 Body type Depends on vehicle    
10 Model year G = 1986, H = 1987, etc    
11 Factory      

(More to come)