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Body Code Plate Decoding
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    The Body code plate is attached to the floor pan under the passenger seat or on the passenger side of the front face of the radiator panel. There are seven lines of information, but lines 5, 6, and 7 are not used to define service information. Line 1 is at the bottom of the plate, line 7 is at the top. Information reads from left to right.. The last code is followed by the imprinted word END.
     When two code plates are required, the last available spaces on the first plated will be imprinted with the letters CTD, and the first four spaces of each row on the second plate will not be used because of plate overlap.

1 - Primary Paint
2 - Secondary Paint
3 - Transmission Code
4 - Vehicle Model Number
5 - Engine Code
6 - Interior Trim Code
7 - Vehicle Identification Number
8 - Tailgate Code
9 - Cargo Box Code
10 - Tailgate Trim Code
11 - Body-In-White Sequence
12 - Market Code
13 - Species Code
14 - Paint Procedure
15 - Vehicle Order Number

Row 4

Digits 1-12    Vehicle Order Number (15)

Digits 13, 14, 15    Transmission Code (3)
         DGP= 4-speed Automatic (47RE)
         DGT= 4-speed Automatic (46RE)
         DGK= 4-speed Automatic (42RE)
         DDP= 5-speed Manual (NVG 4500)
         DDX= 5-speed Manual (NVG 4500 HD)
         DDC= 5-speed Manual (NVG 3500)
         DEE=  6-speed Manual (NVG 5600)

Digits 16, 17, 18    Vehicle Model Number (4) - Car Shell Line
         BR1 = 1500 4X2
         BE1 = 1500 4X2
         BR6 = 1500 4X4
         BE6 = 1500 4X4
         BR2 = 2500 4X2
         BE2 = 2500 4X2
         BR7 = 2500 4X4
         BE7 = 2500 4X4
         BR3 = 3500 4X2
         BE3 = 3500 4X2
         BR8 = 3500 4X4
         BE8 = 3500 4X4
Digit 19    Vehicle Model Number (4) - Price Class = L
Digits 20, 21    Vehicle Model Number (4) - Body Type
         31 = Ram Truck Club Cab 138.7" WB
         32 = Ram Truck Club Cab 154.7" WB
         33 = Ram Truck Quad Cab 138.7" WB
         34 = Ram Truck Quad Cab 154.7" WB
         61 = Ram Truck 118.7" WB
         62 = Ram Truck 134.7" WB
         63 = Ram Truck Cab Chassis 138.7" WB
         64 = Ram Truck Cab Chassis 162.7" WB

Row 3

Digits 1, 2, 3    Paint Procedure  (14)
         APA = Monotone
         AP9 = Special
         APB = Two Tone (Waterfall)
         APC = Two Tone (Centerband)
         APD = Two Tone (Lower Break)

Digit 4    Open Space

Digits 5-8    Primary Paint (1)

Digit 9    Open Space

Digits 10-13    Secondary Paint (2)

Digit 14    Open Space

Digits 15-18    Interior Trim Code (6)

Digit 19    Open Space

Digits 20, 21, 22    Engine Code (5)
         EHC = 3.9L 6cyl MPI Gasoline
         ELF = 5.2L 8cyl MPI Gasoline
         ELN = 5.2L 8cyl CNG
         EML = 5.9L 8cyl MPI Gasoline
         EMM = 5.9L 8cyl MPI Gasoline HD
         ETC = 5.9L 6cyl Turbo Diesel
         ETH = 5.9L 6cyl HO Turbo Diesel
         EWA = 8.0L 10cyl MPI Gasoline

Row 2

Digit 1    Open Space

Digits 2, 3    Species Code (13) used for manufacturing

Digit 4    Open Space

Digit 5    Market Code (12)
         B = International
         C = Canada
         M = Mexico
         U = United States

Digit 6    Open Space

Digits 7-23    Vehicle Identification Number (7) VIN

Row 1

Digits 1-6    Body-In-White Assembly Sequence (11)

Digit 7    Open Space

Digit 8    Tailgate Trim Code (10)

Digit 9    Open Space

Digits 10-12    Cargo Box Code (9)
         XBS = Sweptline

Digit 13    Open Space

Digits 14-16    Tailgate Code (8)
         MWD = Plain Tailgate
         MPB = Tailgate Applique (Black)


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Last Update: March 4, 2000