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Where's the paint code on a Mini?

Post by chrislux » 23 Sep 2014, 11:09

I've just bought a 2007 R56 Cooper S and I wanna know what colour it is, but I can't find the paint code
on the strut top like a BMW, can someone tell me where it is pls ??

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Re: Where's the paint code on a Mini?

Post by M60NJP » 23 Sep 2014, 11:13

O/S/F firewall/inner wing - usually 3 numbers and the description in German.

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Re: Where's the paint code on a Mini?

Post by chrislux » 23 Sep 2014, 11:25

Hmmmm, interesting, thought I'd looked there but didn't see anything.
Well nothing written in German anyway.
Out with the magnifying glass meethinks.

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Re: Where's the paint code on a Mini?

Post by M60NJP » 23 Sep 2014, 11:46

I just Googled and it seems it is a sticker next to the VIN plate...........so easy to remove/likely to fall off!

So, if you find the VIN place it should be next to it..............but might not be there! In which case call a dealer with the VIN number?

(interestingly, later models seems to be on the door shut panel..............)

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Re: Where's the paint code on a Mini?

Post by chrislux » 23 Sep 2014, 12:09

Just found a useful site which has answered my question for me without getting dirty :d

http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

All you do is put the last 7 digits of the VIN Number in and it gives the full factory spec.

Simples innit ;)
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Re: Where's the paint code on a Mini?

Post by mntegggoj » 17 Aug 2017, 20:02

another useful site for getting factory specs, options, paint code or manufacture date by VIN number is http://myminivin.com
Just enter last 7 digits or full vin number and you will get all factory information about your MINI :)

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