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Where to Find BMW VIN Number

A BMW Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) can be stamped on your vehicle. Every BMW will have the VIN in at least two locations.

You will always find your BMW VIN on the driver-side front door jamb or the windshield’s lower-left corner.

You will also find your BMW VIN on your car registration, insurance card, and title. BMW Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a unique code used by BMW to identify each car sold.

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  • Driver’s Side Dashboard. You can usually locate the VIN by looking through your car’s windshield.
  • Driver’s Side Doorjamb.
  • Under the Hood.
  • Driver’s Side Quarter Panel.
  • Vehicle’s Title Record.
  • Vehicle’s Insurance Card.
bmw chassis number on driver door jamb

Location of BMW VIN at the bottom right corner of your windshield.  This VIN needs to be accessed from the outside.

Open the driver’s door and locate the sticker on the door jamb. Here you will find the VIN of your BMW. This sticker also shows the month and year the BMW was manufactured, the model, and even the paint code.

bmw vin number example

Here is an example of a BMW VIN.

Here is an example of a BMW VIN on an X5.

bmw x5 vin number location
bmw vin number location strut tower

BMW is known to stamp the VIN by the strut tower on the driver or passenger side.

bmw vin number behind the license plate

BMW prints the VIN on a small sticker placed behind the license plate.

Sometimes, the BMW VIN can also be displayed on the instrument cluster. The instructions vary between BMW models; not all models can show the VIN.

Title or Registration

If you have any official paperwork for your BMW, it will have the VIN printed on it. Your BMW title or registration will have the VIN printed on top.

A BMW VIN will tell you the year, make, model, trim, options, transmission, engine, and even the color of your BMW. You can learn more about how to decode BMW. You will also find your BMW VIN on your sales invoice, registration, and insurance card if you have all your paperwork.

We hope you find the Where to Find BMW VIN Number guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your BMW.

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