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Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Simon Ashby, Jan 6, 2021.

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  1. Simon Ashby

    Simon Ashby New Registration

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    Hi all,
    My vehicle only has 6 digits for the VIN, so all of the 17 digit information isn't relevant to me. Is there a way of searching for that short VIN, which seems to be just the serial number by the look of it. Thanks.
     
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    Hello and welcome

    What’s the story with it only have 6 digits?
     
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    Sure you are not looking at the reg. 6 digit vin ? cant be
     
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    Searching for the first 6 digits of your Vin# will only reveal the model designation (eg WDD212 is a 2010-2016 E class)
    To find out anything more about your vehicle you need to input the full 17 digits into a good data card decoder like the two below.
    Look at the tag in the lower passenger side windscreen or your V5 for the full 17 Vin#

    https://www.lastvin.com/
    https://www.mbdecoder.com/
     
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    Something wrong here- look at the plate in your windscreen you will see the full 17
     
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    Gonna watch this thread with interest to see what the OP comes back with.... :)
     
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    Vin is located in 3 places of:

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    An internal metal cross member near an internal light/fuse box in the rear.
    plate in engine bay
     
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    OP could be a one post wonder
     
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    Makes a post and we all wonder...:rolleyes:
     
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    Wasn't there a fish called.......?
     
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    ...this thread is Wanda ing off course
     
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    Some of the replies have been Golden ....
     
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    Double Diamond also works I believe...
     
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    There's something fishy about this thread.
     
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    Found the VIN in a secret compartment between the rear seats on ours.
     
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    Well here we are 8 days later and the new member who asked the question has not been back on the forum since making his first and only post.
    Why do people do this? :confused: And why does it bother me that they do? :oops:
     
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    Click bait...
    Keeps the forum busy though...:rolleyes:;)
     
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    Stick around and you'll see a lot more!
    I also particularly like the ones who only join up to try to sell something, then bugger off...."Thanks for popping in"
     
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    You can see such posters a mile off. I think there has been a-lot recently.

    First post is a plea for help without any intro. But we as good upstanding merc citizens do our part to help....right?

    I guess I was the same to be honest.

    But when you are passionate about the brand you tend to stick around.

    a bit like going into a local for a beer and you all know its a one off.
     

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