VIN search to find ALL factory installed options?

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    Howdy, I just bought an 06 2wd Double cab. The person I bought it from just moved here (Texas) from California. I asked the dealer to run the vin and tell me all the factory installed options and they said that because the truck was from a different distributor they couldn't tell me all the options it had. I figured this was just salesman BS. The price was right and the truck is perfect so I bought it anyway. Is there a place I can call or email that can run my VIN and tell me exactly everything the truck has on it?
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    Default Re: VIN search to find ALL factory installed options?

    The VIN won't in and of itself tell you all of the options. It will tell you year, make, model, engine, chassis.

    The distributors did typically add options and they are the ones that ordered the truck to begin with. My guess is that the distributor might be able/willing to help you out. I don't think the salesguy was giving you a line. You might find someone at Toyota USA who could pull the records. My experience with this stuff is that it's all about finding the person who actually knows how to get to the information. I'd be very surprised if the information wasn't available in a database somewhere.

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    running a "vehicle inquiry" through their system will bring up what recalls were done, what warranty work has been done and what options the truck came with from the factory. they also have another site called "dealer daily" that show more.

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    Default Re: VIN search to find ALL factory installed options?

    Quote Originally Posted by afc2324 View Post
    Howdy, I just bought an 06 2wd Double cab. The person I bought it from just moved here (Texas) from California. I asked the dealer to run the vin and tell me all the factory installed options and they said that because the truck was from a different distributor they couldn't tell me all the options it had. I figured this was just salesman BS. The price was right and the truck is perfect so I bought it anyway. Is there a place I can call or email that can run my VIN and tell me exactly everything the truck has on it?
    Send an e-mail with your Name and the full VIN# to - [email]toyota_cares@toyota.com (damn underline kills the address the address is toyota_cares and then the remainder) with your request of how your truck was equipped and what options were on it when it left the factory. This will not include any dealer installed options or port options (I think port options only appear on SET and GST distributed Tundra's but I'm not sure). You might ask if there are any outstanding SSC's (recalls) that have not been completed on your truck. You'll usually get a response within ten days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LGL002 View Post
    Send an e-mail with your Name and the full VIN# to - [email]toyota_cares@toyota.com (damn underline kills the address the address is toyota_cares and then the remainder) with your request of how your truck was equipped and what options were on it when it left the factory. This will not include any dealer installed options or port options (I think port options only appear on SET and GST distributed Tundra's but I'm not sure). You might ask if there are any outstanding SSC's (recalls) that have not been completed on your truck. You'll usually get a response within ten days.

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    Larry,
    That's awesome info. Thank you! I have already sent them an email. The truck seems to be well equipped (sunroof, fender flares, mud flaps, jbl system, tow package) but I'd like to know what else that I may have overlooked.

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    Default Re: VIN search to find ALL factory installed options?

    It won't help much with distributor- or dealer-installed options, but you can get a lot of options and other info from Toyota's downloadable vehicle brochures.
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