1996 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 1996 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 1996 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!

1996 Domestic Vehicle Color Code Locations - (Foreign cars below.)



Additional Locations:
16 Rear Left Storage Compartment Lid
17 Trunk-CD Storage Door
18 Instrument Panel Compartment or Glove Box
19 Sun Visor
20 Passenger Door
21 Floor behind passenger seat
22 Floor under passenger seat
Chrysler Location Cadillac Location
Cirrus 2 Fleetwood 17
Concorde 7 All other Models 12
LHS 7 Chevrolet  
New Yorker 7 Camaro 19
Town & Country 8 Caprice (Sedan) 17
Dodge/Plymouth   Caprice (Wagon) 13
Breeze 2 Corvette 18
Caravan 8 Geo Tracker 19
Intrepid 7 Lumina 12,21
Neon 23 Lumina APV 19
Stratus 2 Monte Carlo 12,21
Voyager 8 All other Models 12
Eagle Oldsmobile
Summit 5 Cutlass (Sedan) 12,21
Talon 5 Cutlass (Wagon) 13
Vision 7 All other Models 12
Jeep   Pontiac  
Cherokee 3 Firebird 19
Grand Cherokee 9 Grand Prix 12,21
Wrangler 3 Silhouette MPW 19
Trucks   Sunrunner 19
Dakota 21 Trans Sport MPV 19
Pickup 22 All other Models 12
Full Van 24 Trucks/Vans  
All other models 10 All Models 14,15,16,19,20,22
All Models 11
Regal 12,21
Roadmaster (Sedan) 17
Roadmaster (Wagon) 13
All other Models 12

Chevrolet Color Plate id
Chrysler Color Plate id                                                              
ford Ford Color Plate
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

1996 Foreign Vehicle Color Code Locations

Make Location Make Location
Acura 1,3 Mazda 1
Audi 4 Mercedes Benz 8,10
BMW 9,11 Mitsubishi 3
Honda 1,2 Nissan 1,5
Hyundai 1 Porsche 4,5,9
Infiniti 2,3 Saab 1
Isuzu 1,2,3   Subaru/Fuji 9
Jaguar 1 Suzuki 2,3,4,6
Kia 1 Toyota 1
Land Rover 8,10  Volkswagen 4
Lexus 1 Volvo 8,9,10

 Special note on 1996 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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