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Body Code Plate

A metal body code plate is attached to the floor pan under the drivers seat.  Disengage the snaps attaching the carpet to the floor pan to read the information.  There are seven lines of information on the body code plate.  Lines 4, 5, 6, and 7 are not used to define service information.  Information reads from left to right, starting with line 3 in the center of the plate to line 1 at the bottom of the plate. 

The last code imprinted on a vehicle code plate will be followed by the imprinted word END.  When two vehicle code plates are required, the last available spaces on the first plate will be imprinted with the letters CTD (for continued).  When a second vehicle code plate is necessary, the first four spaces on each row will not be used because of the plate overlap.

2003 Codes

 LINE 3

DIGITS 1 - 12

DIGITS 13 - 15

DIGITS 16 - 18

DIGIT 19

DIGITS 20 - 21

Vehicle Order #

Roof

Car Line Shell

Price Class

Body Type

 

VJN = Soft Top White
VJU = Soft Top Spice
VJX = Soft Top Black
VKN = Hard Top White
VKU = Hard Top Spice
VKX = Hard Top Black

TJJ = Wrangler (LHD)
TJU = Wrangler (RHD)

L = Wrangler (All)

77 = Wheel Base (93.4 in.)

 LINE 2

DIGITS 1 - 3

DIGIT 4

DIGITS 5 - 8

DIGIT 9

DIGITS 10 - 13

Paint Procedure

Open Space

Primary Paint

Open Space

Secondary Paint

 

DIGIT 14

DIGITS 15 - 18

DIGIT 19

DIGITS 20 - 22

Open Space

Interior Trim Code

Open Space

Engine Code

     

ED1 = 2.4L 4 cyl. MPI Gasoline
ERH = 4.0L 6 cyl. MPI Gasoline

 LINE 1

DIGITS 1 - 3

DIGIT 4

DIGITS 5

DIGIT 6

DIGITS 7 THROUGH 23

Transmission Codes

Open Space

Market Code

Open Space

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

DDD = NV3550 5 - speed Manual
DDK = AX15 5 - speed Manual
DG6 = 42RLE 4 - speed Automatic

 

B = International

   

GENERATOR RATINGS

TYPE

PART NUMBER

RATED SAE AMPS

ENGINES MINIMUM

TEST AMPS

DENSO

56044530AB

124

2.4L

88

DENSO

56044532AB

136

2.4L

96

DENSO

56041685AA

117

4.0L

88

DENSO

56041565AA

81

4.0L

57

DENSO

56041822AA

124

4.0L

90


Light Codes

LAMP
BULB
Back-up lamp

1156 or P21W
Center High Mounted Stop lamp
921 or W16W
Front Fog lamp
H3
Front Position lamp
T4W
Front Side Marker
168 or W3W
Headlamp/Sealed Beam
H6024 or H4
License Plate lamp
W5W Export Only
Park/Turn Signal
3157 or P27/7W
Rear Fog lamp
P21W
Side Repeater lamp
W3W
Tail/Stop
1157 or P21/5W
Under hood lamp
W5W
Under hood Retractable Lamp
105
Dome (Sound Bar)
912
Under Hood
561
Under panel Courtesy
906
Instrument Cluster Illumination
103
Instrument Cluster Warning
74
Automatic Transmission Indicator 658

2003 PAINT CODES

EXTERIOR COLORS

EXTERIOR COLOR DAIMLERCHRYSLER CODE
Inca Gold Pearlcoat YYJ
Flame Red Clearcoat PR4
Light Khaki Metallic Clearcoat AJC
Patriot Blue Pearlcoat WBT
Stone White SW1
Sienna Pearlcoat WU7
Shale Green Metallic Clearcoat XGR
Intense Blue Pearlcoat VB3
Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat WSB
Black Clearcoat DX8

INTERIOR COLORS

INTERIOR COLOR DAIMLERCHRYSLER CODE
Dark Slate Gray S
Khaki K

EXTERIOR HARD AND SOFT TOP COLORS

EXTERIOR HARD TOP COLORS DAIMLERCHRYSLER CODE
Black HCX
Dark Khaki ZJ8

VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plate is located on the lower windshield fence near the left A-pillar.  The VIN contains 17 characters that provide data concerning the vehicle.  Refer to the VIN decoding chart to determine the identification of a vehicle.  The Vehicle Identification Number is also imprinted on the:

1.
Vehicle Safety Certification Label.
2.
Frame rail.

To protect the consumer from theft and possible fraud the manufacturer is required to include a

Check Digit at the ninth position of the Vehicle Identification Number.  The check digit is used by the manufacturer and government agencies to verify the authenticity of the vehicle and official documentation.  The formula to use the check digit is not released to the general public.

VIN DECODING CHART

POSITION

INTERPRETATION

CODE = DESCRIPTION

1

Country of Origin

1 = United States

2

Make

J = Jeep

3

Vehicle Type

4 = MPV

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

E = 3001-4000 lbs.

F = 4001-5000 lbs.

5

Vehicle Line

A = Wrangler 4X4 (LHD)

4 = Wrangler 4X4 (RHD)

6

Series

2 = SE3 = X4 = Sport5 = Sahara

6 = Rubicon

7

Body Style

9 = Open Body

8

Engine

P = 2.4L Gasoline

S = 4.0L Gasoline

9

Check Digit

0 through 9 or X

10

Model Year

3=2003

11

Assembly Plant

P = Toledo #2

12 thru 17

Vehicle Build Sequence


VEHICLE SAFETY CERTIFICATION

A vehicle safety certification label is attached to every Jeep vehicle.  The label certifies that the vehicle conforms to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.  The label also lists:

1.
Month and year of vehicle manufacture.
2.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). The gross front and rear axle weight ratings (GAWR’s) are based on a minimum rim size and maximum cold tire inflation pressure.
3.
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
4.
Type of vehicle.
5.
Type of rear wheels.
6.
Bar code.
7.
Month, Day and Hour (MDH) of final assembly.
8.
Paint and Trim codes.
9.
Country of origin.

The label is located on the driver-side door shutface.

This page last updated: 16-Apr-2008

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