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Car Talk. -- Stump the chumps moment.

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Car Talk. -- Stump the chumps moment.

Post by E Showell » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:31 am

At my DMV inspection station yesterday I had the inspector completely befuddled. VIN on dash did not match VIN on door (they use a bar code scanner on the door). I had not remembered that I swapped the driver door until another inspector asked me if the door had been changed. That was about 20 min. of fun. Actually felt sorry for the guy behind me.


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Post by abscate » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:17 am

I stumbled on this post from earlier this year. Interesting that the match VINs...do all cars after ???? Have bar code VINS?

I think they read it from the OBD at my station , for record


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Post by wizechatmgr » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:30 pm

NYS reads it from the ECU/OBD when the car is capable. Otherwise they'll key it in manually.


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Post by abscate » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:15 pm

One of the fleet can't read VZiN from OBD, I think it's the 1999


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Post by scot850 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:45 am

Must be you have one of those cheap knock-off Volvo's!

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Re: Car Talk. -- Stump the chumps moment.

Post by rspi » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:48 pm

So, if my ECU is not original, will it read the VIN from the port?

This can be a real mess, swapping doors, dash, ECU's, etc., I thought the only problem was swapping the radios. lol


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Post by abscate » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:47 pm

From 1999 on it should be ok since you have to clone the ECU , but prior to that a readermight grab the wrong one. Something to watch for with ECU changes


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