1997 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 1997 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 1997 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!

1997 Domestic Vehicles - (Foreign cars below.)

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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   Ford  
Cirrus 2 All Models 11
Concorde 7 Buick
LHS 7 All other Models 11
Sebring 6 Cadillac
Town & Country 8 Catera 17
Dodge/Plymouth   All other Models 12
Avenger 6 Chevrolet  
Breeze 2 Camaro 11
Caravan 8 Corvette 16
Intrepid 7 Geo Tracker 18
Neon 22 Venture MPV 18
Stratus 2 All other Models 12
Voyager 8 Oldsmobile  
Eagle Bravada 13,14,15
Talon 5 Silhouette 18
Vision 7 All other Models 12
Jeep   Pontiac  
Cherokee 9 Firebird 11
Grand Cherokee 9 Trans Sport MPV 18
Wrangler 3 All other Models 12
Trucks   Trucks/Vans  
Dakota 21 All Models 13,14,15,18,19,20
Pickup 22 Saturn
Full Van 22 All Models 12
All other models 10
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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  

1997 Foreign Vehicles

foreign Acura 1,3 Mazda 1,3
Audi 4 Mercedes Benz 7,9
BMW 8,10 Mitsubishi 3
Honda 1,2 Nissan 1,3,5,7
Hyundai 1 Porsche 2,4
Infiniti 2,3 Saab 1
Isuzu 1,2,3,11 Subaru/Fuji 8
Jaguar 1 Suzuki 1,2,3,4,6
Kia 1 Toyota 1
Land Rover 7,9 Volkswagen 4
Lexus 1 Volvo 7,8,9

 Special note on 1997 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.

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