2005 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 2004 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 2004 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!

2005 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.
Daimler Chrysler   Cadillac  
300/300C 1B Escalade 18
Crossfire 6B All Other Models 9
Magnum 1B Chevrolet  
PT Cruiser 2 Cavalier 9
Sebring Convertible 1A Cobalt 23
Sebring Coupe 2 Corvette 18
Sebring Sedan 1A Malibu 9
Town & Country 6 Monte Carlo 10
All other Models 18
Dodge/Plymouth   Hummer
Intrepid 1B H1 22
Neon 5 H2 18
Stratus-Sedan 1A H3 18
Stratus-Coupe 2 Oldsmobile  
Viper 4 Alero 9
Voyager/Caravan 6 Aurora 12
Jeep   Bravada 18
Grand Cherokee 1A Silhouette 11
Liberty 4 All other Models 9
Wrangler 8 Pontiac  
Trucks/Vans (Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge)   Aztek 20
Dakota, Durango 7 G6 18
Mini Van (Caravan, Town and Country, Voyager) 6 Grand Prix 10
Pickup, Ram Truck 6A,7 Montana 11
Ram Van 3 Pursuit 23
All other models 3,4 Vibe 18
Ford   Wave 18
All Models 4 All other Models 9
Buick   Trucks/Vans (GM)  
Century 10 Express/Savana 17,21
LaCrosse 10 Safari 16
Rainier 18 All Other Models 18
Rendezvous 11 Saturn 9
Terreza 18 Vue 14
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 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
21 Left Side under Drivers's Seat
22 Left Front Driver's Door/Lower Sail Panel
23 Trunk Floor Under Carpet
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  

2005 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 1,6,8
BMW 1,7,9 Mini 9
Honda 1,2 Mitsubishi 1,2,3
Hyundai 1 Nissan 1,3,5
Infiniti 1,2,3 Porsche 1,2,4,7
Isuzu 2,3,10 Saab 1,3,6,10
Jaguar 1,5 Subaru/Fuji 7
Kia 1 Suzuki 1,2,3,4,10
Land Rover 1,6,8 Toyota/Scion 1
Lexus 1 Volkswagen 4
Lamborghini 3 Volvo 6,7,8

Special note on 2005 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/acura id
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