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Interior color info found via VIN

Post by crimsonv70 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:18 pm

This took a surprising amount of digging to find:
https://superiorrestoration.com/color-c ... tch/volvo/

A981 from VIN plate = Light Taupe on my 04 V70.

Found here:
viewtopic.php?t=55710

Location of code from:
https://volvoforums.com/forum/detailing ... int-79964/

This plate is under the hood on the drivers side.
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Re: Interior color info found

Post by abscate » Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:46 am

Adding one note

Names of Volvo colour change across markets, so the superior Nautic Blue Metallic Pearl in Noth America might be called Rulus Britanicus Blue in the UK, even if code 417 is both. Color is identical by code, not description

The format is XXX-YZ

XXX IS colour
Y is paint manufacturer code
Z describes nature of paint and solvent.


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Re: Interior color info found

Post by E Showell » Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:58 am

Rulus Britanicus? Yeah, not for a while now.
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Re: Interior color info found

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Let's not rub it in ;-)


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Re: Interior color info found

Post by abscate » Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:26 pm

Once we brexit, the British Lion will again roam on the empire on which th sun never sets


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We will become an embittered, over caffineineated angry mob driving on the wrong side with the Pound sterling in the drain


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Re: Interior color info found

Post by crimsonv70 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:33 pm

Can someone tell me if its possible to find interior color just by VIN? The junkyard only gives the VIN on their website and its a long drive away.



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Post by erikv11 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:54 pm

I've never heard of a way to determine color codes from the VIN.


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Re: Interior color info found

Post by E Showell » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:16 am

I think if you call Volvo with the VIN they can tell you interior color. I am pretty sure I have done that in the past for exactly the reason you state -- long drive to junkyard.


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Re: Interior color info found  Topic is solved

Post by crimsonv70 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:54 pm

You guys are the best. I called the dealer and some nice guy told me the junkyard one is A981 is "Oak Arena Leather" just from the VIN!

So in USA "Oak Arena Leather" = A981 = Light Taupe



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Re: Interior color info found

Post by E Showell » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:42 pm

Don't forget the green check mark so we know the issue is resolved.


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