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#1 HIrantha

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 09:07 PM

Hello everyone.

 

Where would I find the usual VIN plate on my Mini. It's a 1999 Cooper S. 

I would expect the plate to be either on the bulkhead or the of front bonnet locking plate.

 

Thank you.

 



#2 nicklouse

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 09:16 PM

The number is stamped in the gutter of the wiper panel. Centrally between the wiper motors. There should also be a riveted plate but that may have fallen off or been removed.

#3 HIrantha

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 09:27 PM

The number is stamped in the gutter of the wiper panel. Centrally between the wiper motors. There should also be a riveted plate but that may have fallen off or been removed.

HI Nicklouse.

Thank you for this.

I will look for the stamped number in the gutter. But its the riveted panel I am looking for. Where is normally placed?



#4 Bobbins

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 09:38 PM

Engine bay, off-side inner wing.

If it's a Japanese import it should be on the boot floor.

#5 beardylondon

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 09:39 PM

The vin plate should be on the LEFT hand side inner wing as you look at the engine.


Edited by beardylondon, 05 September 2019 - 07:03 AM.


#6 HIrantha

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 08:00 PM

Bobbins and beardylondon. Thank you.

 

I found it. It was partly covered in dust and dirt. Still not easy to read, though. I'll give it a good clean and have a look in good daylight. Thank you.






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