GM Service Parts Identificationby Helen Akers
General Motors places a service parts identification label on each of its vehicles. The label's exact placement on the vehicle is dependent upon the make and model. The service parts identification label identifies the part options, paint color codes and paint types.
Location of the Parts Identification Label
The service parts identification label is a self-adhesive sticker. Depending upon the make and model of the vehicle, it can be located underneath the hood, inside the glove box door, on the inside of the rear door or on the inside of the center console. The service parts identification label is included on all General Motor vehicles that are model year 1985 or later.
Service Parts Identification Label Information
The service parts identification label contains a row of codes. These codes correspond to specific vehicle production options, such as tinted windows. Option codes are either specific to an individual part or represent a group of part options, such as brakes.
Service Parts Identification Label Code Interpretation
The service parts identification label helps identify which replacement parts are necessary in the event of vehicle restoration and repair. General Motors technicians should be able to identify which parts or paint colors to use from the label. There is a master list that identifies what the codes stand for.
Helen Akers specializes in business and technology topics. She has professional experience in business-to-business sales, technical support, and management. Akers holds a Master of Business Administration with a marketing concentration from Devry University's Keller Graduate School of Management and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles.