How do I Find Mercedes Benz Touch-Up Paint by VIN Number?

by Sarah Sammis
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The VIN, or vehicle identification number, is your automobile's "fingerprint." It's a coded alphanumeric string that has information about what type of vehicle it is, where and when it was manufactured and features installed with that car, including Mercedes vehicles. The last five digits are a unique serial number.

Step 1

Locate your VIN number on your dashboard.

Step 2

Copy down the VIN number and type it into the Free VIN Decoder website.

Step 3

Click the "Decode!" button.

Click on the "Colors" tab to see which paint colors and codes are associated with your VIN.

Other options

Step 1

If you don't have an Internet connection, take your VIN number to your local Mercedes-Benz service department or auto-body shop. Either place will be able to help you look up and decode the VIN number.

Step 2

Ask your local reference librarian. Many libraries have auto repair manuals and books in their reference section.

Join an online Mercedes Benz enthusiast's group. A quick Internet search will bring up many options depending on the type of car or year of car you own.

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