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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 11-10-2012, 12:07 AM
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Exclamation '88 E30 VIN Issue

Our Beemer only has a 8 digit chassis number

Any word on how I can get the full 17 digit VIN

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Old 11-10-2012, 05:19 AM
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driver side on the dash bottom corner of windshield.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:04 AM
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Question 8 digit VIN number

Mine also has 8
32360151
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:49 AM
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8 digit VIN is peculiar to BMW out of South Africa - last 7 digit in a VIN decoder will confirm all else is good
Thanks all for the replies
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:57 PM
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driver side on the dash bottom corner of windshield.
Not if it's Euro spec.
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Not if it's Euro spec.
well im in 'merica. where our government is so corrupt its not even funny anymore.
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8 digit VIN is peculiar to BMW out of South Africa
This is splendid news
Now how the heck do I get my SA BMW dealer to understand that
These bona-fide morons have told me they cannot get me parts, as I do not have a valid VIN number
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:24 PM
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This is splendid news
Now how the heck do I get my SA BMW dealer to understand that
These bona-fide morons have told me they cannot get me parts, as I do not have a valid VIN number
take the car to them
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