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: What car is this?


Tunaoue
05-12-2009, 08:34 AM
Looking at a 2004 TT.
Here is the VIN: TRUSC28NX41001819.
I can not seem to confirm whether this is a 180 HP or 225 HP engine.
I can call the local dealer, but would like to figure it out on-line.
Thanks.

rolltide12
05-12-2009, 09:37 AM
I dont know how to look up that car, but can you see if it is a quattro? I would say on the front and back of the car and also has the dual exhaust pipes. If it has those and since it is a 2004 i am guessing it has 225hp.

Tunaoue
05-12-2009, 10:07 PM
Well, I called the local dealer with the VIN. Yep, has Quattro, but I knew that. Engine is an AWP 1.8 turbo (AWP=??). Horsepower is 180.

I've still not figured out where to look up Audi VINs for original equipment listing.

westv
10-05-2010, 07:31 PM
Explanation of Unique Identifiers Within Your Audi's VIN
Vehicle identification numbers are standardized - all contain 17 characters. VIN characters may be capital letters A through Z and numbers 1 through 0; however, the letters I, O and Q are never used in order to avoid mistakes of misreading. No signs or spaces are allowed in the VIN.

The position of each letter or number in the VIN code reveals important information about where and when your Audi was made, the type of engine it has, the model or series of the car, various equipment/attributes and its production sequence. Each character or digit has a particular purpose as follows:

1st Character: The 1st character of your Audi's vehicle identification number identifies the country where it was manufactured.

VIN Character 1 - Manufacturing Country Codes
1 or 4
2
3
J
K
S
W
Z
USA
Canada
Mexico
Japan
Korea
England
Germany
Italy
2nd Character: The 2nd character in your Audi's VIN specifies the manufacturer, for example:

VIN Character 2 - Car Manufacturer Codes
A
B
H
A
D
N
T
V
V
Audi
BMW
Honda
Jaguar
Mercedes
Nissan
Toyota
Volvo
VW
3rd Character: The 3rd character in your Audi's vehicle identification number indicates the vehicle type or manufacturing division. This varies among car makes and models.

4th - 8th Character: The 4th through 8th characters in your Audi's VIN reveals its features/attributes, such as body style, engine type, model, series, etc. Again, this varies widely among car makes, models and equipment.

9th Character: The 9th character in your Audi's vehicle identification number is a VIN accuracy check digit, verifying the previous numbers within the VIN. This check digit is a single number or letter "X" used to verify the accuracy of the transcription of the vehicle identification number.

There is a precise method for obtaining the check digit; however, it is not relevant to our discussion here. Suffice to say that after all other characters in the VIN have been determined by the manufacturer, the check digit is calculated by carrying out a mathematical computation. The correct numeric remainder - zero through nine (0-9) will appear. However, if the remainder is 10 the letter "X" is used to designate the check digit value.

10th Character: The 10th character in your Audi's VIN tells you the model year. (This varies somewhat among car manufacturers - see the chart in the "Here's How to Find Your Car's VIN" section below for specific locations by car make.)

VIN Character - Model Year Codes
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
K
L
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
M
N
P
R
S
T
V
W
X
Y
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
11th Character: The 11th character in your Audi's vehicle identification number reveals the assembly plant for the vehicle.

12th - 17th Character: The 12th through the 17th character in your Audi's VIN indicate the sequence of the vehicle for production as it rolled off the manufacturer's assembly line. The last four characters are always numeric.

These last six characters are perhaps the most critical portion of the VIN for most European cars. Because of mid-year production changes by car makers, these can be extremely important in identifying the proper part numbers for ignition, fuel, emission and engine components. These types of parts are often listed with the caveat that they fit vehicles up to a particular VIN or before/after a particular VIN sequence.

Here's How to Find Your Audi's VIN
The table below will help you locate your Audi's unique DNA - its unique vehicle identification number. VINs are normally located in several locations on a car, but the most common places are:

- On the door frame/door post of the front doors (usually driver's but sometimes passenger's)
- On the dash near the windshield
- On the engine itself (machined pad on front of engine)
- On the car's firewall
- In the left-hand inner wheel arch
- On the steering wheel/steering column
- On the radiator support bracket
- On your car's title, registration, guarantee/maintenance book or on the declarations page of your auto insurance policy

The following chart gives further information (by car line) on both the location of the VIN plate and which character in your VIN represents your year of production and specific engine. We have limited the listings to only import cars since those are the car lines in which Autohaus specializes. Those shown in blue are car makes for which we have extensive parts inventories.

Car
Make
Models
Location of VIN Plate
Year*
Code
Engine
Code
Acura
All
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
10th
See Note A
Audi
All
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
Top center of firewall
10th
See Note B
BMW
All
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
Right inner fender
10th
See Note A
Daihatsu
All
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
Firewall
10th
8th
Honda
All
Left windshield post (thru windshield)
Top right of firewall
10th
See Note A
Hyundai
All
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
10th
8th
Infiniti
All
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
Firewall
10th
4th
Isuzu
Pickup
All others excl. above
Left door post
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
10th
10th
8th
8th
Jaguar
All (thru '84)

All ('85-On)
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
Firewall, Left door post
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
Firewall, Left door post
10th

10th
5th

8th
Lexus
All
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
10th
4th
Mazda
All
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
10th
See Note A
Mercedes
Benz
All (thru '85)
All ('86-On)
Left windshield post (thru windshield)
Left windshield post (thru windshield)
See Note D
10th
See Note A
See Note A
Mitsubishi
All
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
10th
8th
Nissan
Axxess, Van

Pickup, Pathfinder

280Z, ZX

All others excl. above
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
Front left floor panel
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
Right inner fender
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
Right strut housing
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
Firewall
10th

10th

10th

10th
See Note C

See Note C

See Note C

See Note C
Porsche
All
Left windshield post (thru windshield)
10th
See Note A
Rover
NA
NA
NA
NA
Saab
All (thru '83)

All ('84-On)
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
Left door post, Right inner fender
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
Left door post, Right inner fender
10th

10th
7th

8th
Subaru
All
Left windshield post (thru windshield)
10th
6th
Suzuki
'86-88 Samurai
All others excl. above
Left door post
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
10th
10th
6th
6th
Toyota
All
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
10th
4th
VW
Vanagon

Dasher, Quantum

Fox, Passat, Golf,
Jetta, Rabbit, Scirocco
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
Right door post
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
Right inner fender
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
10th

10th

10th
See Note B

See Note B

See Note B
Volvo
240, 260

All others excl. above
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
Right inner fender
Left side of dash (thru windshield)
Right radiator fender
10th

10th
6th, 7th

6th, 7th
Footnotes
Note A
Cannot determine the engine through the VIN code.
Note B
Cannot determine the engine through the VIN code.
On certain models for certain years the engine may be determined by the 5th digit.
Note C
Cannot determine the engine through the VIN code.
On certain models for certain years the engine may be determined by the 2nd digit.
Note D
Cannot determine the model year through the VIN code.
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* See Year Codes Chart to interpret this character

Online VIN Decoders To Help You
If you'd like to have your VIN "decoded" for you, there are several resources on the Internet that can be of assistance. By knowing your VIN, these resources can tell you some very specific information about your Audi that can help you in your search for the right repair parts:

VIN Power: Input your email address and your Audi's VIN in the boxes and complete information on your unique car will be emailed to you.

CarFax Vehicle History Reports: Enter your Audi's VIN in the box where it says, "Get started now with our FREE CarFax Record Check. Enter a VIN and click Search." You'll be provided online with several important pieces of information about your specific Audi's features.

AnalogX VIN View: AnalogX VIN View is another free online VIN decoder that allows you to see the information about your Audi based on your car's vehicle identification number. VIN View supports decoding of any vehicle identification number that was issued after 1978. Just enter the 17-character VIN number and click decode. On the decoded page, you'll see your VIN again and the position of each character, then on the bottom portion you'll see what position and characters map to what information.

Vehicle Identification Numbers: This is another good source for information in your car's VIN. Just select the car line(s) for which you're interested in seeing VIN explanations and you'll be transferred to site(s) that can help you in your decoding quest.

Help Us to Help You Find the Exact Audi Repair Parts You Need
Autohaus' goal is to provide you with exactly the right part for your Audi as quickly and concisely as possible - the right part number and the right OE brand. You can help us do our job faster and more accurately by identifying your VIN and updating your vehicle data in the Members Only Area to include this information.

By providing Autohaus with the correct VIN for your Audi, you are helping us to properly identify the exact part numbers needed for your Audi auto repairs. Without it, you may be inadvertently slowing down the process of identifying these parts numbers and/or exposing yourself to the possibility of receiving the wrong parts.

Your vehicle identification number is important in correctly identifying repair parts that will fit your Audi precisely! In fact, it's probably the fastest way for you and us to identify key characteristics of your Audi that will help us to determine the correct part numbers for all your repair jobs.

With the information provided above, there really is no reason why you wouldn't know all the relevant information about your car, right? Now that you have your Audi's vehicle identification number, why not

Log Into Your Member Profile
and select Update Vehicle Data from the Your Vehicles drop-down menu so you can put this critical piece of information into your record for all your future parts requests?

While you're there, it sure would be helpful if you would also verify the other information shown for each of your cars. Remember: The more car info you provide, the more accurate our responses to your parts requests!


Don't Forget:
Repair articles are added regularly.
Come back often to check for new maintenance topics.

These repair tips are designed only as a starting point.
Please seek the assistance of a professional Audi mechanic
for all repair problems beyond your capabilities.

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