2003 Domestic and Foreign Vehicles Color Identification Plate Location

The only way to accurately order touch-up paint is to know the color code for your vehicle. You may be lucky and own say a 2003 Subaru that lists only one color of white. However, you still need to verify the color code as perhaps the white shown on our site was not the white used on your vehicle! On the other hand, you could own a 2003 F-Series which lists numerous red colors and deciding which one from looking at the colors shown is impossible. For example, a Red Metallic Clearcoat and a Garnet Red Metallic Clearcoat look very similar on the screen, but can look VERY different on your car. In this case, you must find the color code for your vehicle.

All vehicles carry a color identification plate that is located in various places on the vehicle depending on the model. Use the picture below to locate the color identification plate for your vehicle. Next, find the colors for your vehicle and look at the color codes shown for all possible colors. Write these down and go out to you vehicle and check for the correct code. If the color of your car doesn't seem to match the color shown on your computer but the color code matches, then you have correctly identified the color. We manufacture the touch up paint according to the color code, NOT color names.

Sometimes these codes can be tricky to find. For example, on some cars, the color code is located in the trunk as shown below, but it actually is under the trunk carpet next to the spare tire. These locations are starting points.  They can even vary on the same models!

2003 Domestic Vehicles - (Foreign cars below.)

domestic id
Daimler Chrysler: Paint code may also be found on safety certification label on inside of driver side door jamb.
Chrysler   Cadillac  
300M 1B CTS 9
Concorde 1B Escalade 18
PT Cruiser 2 All Other Models 9
Sebring Convertible 1A Chevrolet  
Sebring Coupe 2 Cavalier 9
Sebring Sedan 1A Corvette 18
Town & Country 6 Malibu 9
Dodge/Plymouth   Monte Carlo 10
Caravan 6 Venture 11
Intrepid 1B All other Models 18
Neon 5 Oldsmobile  
Stratus-Sedan 1A Alero 9
Stratus-Coupe 2 Aurora 12
Viper 4 Bravada 18
Voyager 6 Silhouette 11
Jeep   All other Models 9
Grand Cherokee 1A Pontiac  
Liberty 4 Aztek 20
Wrangler 8 Grand Prix 10
Trucks   Montana 11
Dakota, Durango 7 Vibe 18
Pickup, Ram Truck 6,7 All other Models 9
Ram Van 3 Trucks/Vans  
All other models> 3,4 Express/Savana 17
Ford   Astro,Safari 16
All Models 4 Kodiak/Topkick 19
Buick   All Other Models 18
Century 10 Saturn 9
Regal 10 Vue 14
Rendezvous 18 All Other Models 9
All other Models 9    
Additional Locations:
9 Spare Tire Cover
10 Inside Deck Lid
11 Left Rear Storage Compartment Inside Door
12 Right Wheel House or under spare tire cover
13 Right Side Trunk Area-CD Storage Compartment Door
14 Left (Drivers) Door Jam
15 Instrument Panel Compartment/Right Hand Sun Visor
16 Passenger Door Rear Face
17 Rear Face of Right Door/"B" Pillar Face
18 Glove Box
19 Behind Drivers Seat
20 Left Rear Access Door
Chevrolet Color Plate gm id
Chrysler Color Plate chrysler id
Ford Color Plate ford id
Ford, Lincoln and Mercury owners, take  note! Look for the words "Exterior Paint Colors" below. Right above it (not below!) is the color code. You would think the color code would be 54D. But the actual color code is ABOVE the words and is 19. ford id  

2003 Foreign Vehicles

Other Locations to check:
11 Glove box
12 Underside of Hood
13 On the right side by the spare tire in the trunk (Underneath the trunk carpet)
foreign id
Acura 1,3 Mazda 1
Audi 4 Mercedes Benz 6,8
BMW 7,9 Mini 9
Daewoo 2,8 Mitsubishi 1,2,3
Honda 1,2 Nissan 1,3,5
Hyundai 1 Porsche 2,4
Infiniti 2,3 Saab 1
Isuzu 2,3,10 Subaru/Fuji 7
Jaguar 1 Suzuki 1,2,3,4,10
Kia 1 Toyota 1
Land Rover 6,8 Volkswagen 4
Lexus 1 Volvo 6,7,8
Lamborghini 3    


Special note on 2003 Honda and Acura. You must find your color plate and look at the letter in the lower right
hand corner. This code is the factory code and is part of the paint color. For example, the color below
would be listed as B-89P-A on our site because of the letter A. This letter will usually only be A,H or L.

honda id
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