How to Find Paint Color in a Ford VIN

by Ian Moore

The Vehicle Identification Number or VIN is a 17-digit code that tells what the car specifications are and where it was produced. Without this number it is difficult to gain access to your car's information. This number also tells what the paint color is for your model, which you will need to do if you are doing any touch-ups on the exterior. By finding the VIN you can access the paint color code for your Ford vehicle.

Take out your car title, insurance card or registration. The VIN will be printed on any of these documents. Write this number down. The VIN can also be found on the driver's side dashboard, near the bottom of the windshield.

Call or visit a Ford dealership and ask the customer representative to look up the color code from your VIN. This service is free.

Write down the color code. Use this code when you need to touch up or redo your car's paint job.

Tips

  • check The color code can also be listed in the owner's manual and on the driver's side door jamb.
  • check Go to the Automotive Touchup website (See Resources) and select the year and make of your Ford Vehicle. This site will display the color codes for your model as well.

About the Author

Ian Moore is a student pursuing an associate degree in music and holds a bachelor's degree in English. Moore has been a writer for more than 10 years. He holds a TESOL certification and has taught English abroad. Moore has published work for Transitions Abroad.