how to tell where my truck was built

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    what part of the vin tells me where my 06 tacoma was built? thanks

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    never mind, i dug it up. please delete thread

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    How'd you find out?

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    if the 11th digit is a Z it was built in freemont, CA. if its a 0-9, it was built in mexico i believe

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    May want to check out toyodiy.com also, it's a DIYer's lifesaver sometimes.

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    Default Re: how to tell where my truck was built

    Quote Originally Posted by ToyTaco06 View Post
    if the 11th digit is a Z it was built in freemont, CA. if its a 0-9, it was built in mexico i believe
    While the 11th digit tells you the plant code, the first digit of the VIN identifies the country in which it was built. 1, 4, or 5 are US, Mexico is a 3.
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    Oh right! Forgot about that.

    "J" would indicate built in Japan.

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    This site also has good info on the breakdown along with the complete identification list:

    Decode the VIN - Vehicle History Reports - DMV Guide
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    Default Re: how to tell where my truck was built

    Maybe I dont understand the question here but are you trying to understand how to read your vin or just know the place it was made (no, I am not trying to be a smart *** here). The reason I say that is because I thought it was common knowledge concerning the manufacturers sticker. Just open your drivers door. It should be right there on the the back of the door but in most cases the B pillar. A black sticker about 3 inches long. It has the country of origin, month & year of build, the actual plant it was made in, gvrw etc. No need to try and remember which digit on your vin or any of that stuff.
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    Default Re: how to tell where my truck was built

    Good point, Cheapskate. However, a lot of times this question comes up when you don't have your truck right there. No need to have the truck around when you wonder where it was built. For me, I just have to open my wallet because the proof of insurance card has the VIN on it.
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