1998 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 1998 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 1998 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!

1998 Domestic Vehicles - (Foreign cars below.)


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 Door Jam
15 Instrument Panel Compartment/Right Hand Sun Visor
16 Left Compartment Rear Lid
17 Passenger Door Rear Face
18 Rear Face of Right Door/"B" Pillar Face
19 Glove Box
20 Behind Drivers Seat
21 Body Side Rear Trim/Panel, Body Side Rear Trim Panel, Body Right-Rear Central Panel, Right-Rear Window Lower, Garnish Molding
22 Embossed on right strut tower
23 Floor under passenger seat
24 Under Driver Seat
25 Behind Battery
26 Cab Back Panel

Chrysler   Buick  
Cirrus 2 Century 10
Concorde 6 Riviera 12
LHS 6 Regal 10
Sebring Convertible 2 All other Models 9
Sebring Hard Top 7 Cadillac  
New Yorker 6 Catera 13
Town & Country 5 All other Models 9
Dodge/Plymouth   Chevrolet  
Avenger 7 Camaro 14
Breeze 2 Corvette 16
Caravan 5 Monte Carlo 10
Intrepid 6 Tracker 15
Neon 22 Venture 11
Stratus 2 All other Models 9
Voyager 5 Oldsmobile  
Eagle   Aurora 12
Talon 8 Bravada 19
Vision 6 Intrigue 10
Jeep   Silhouette 11
Cherokee 2 All other Models 9
Grand Cherokee 1 Pontiac  
Wrangler 24 Firebird 14
Trucks   Grand Prix 10
Dakota 26 Trans Sport 11
Pickup 23, 5 All other Models 9
Full Van 25 Trucks/Vans  
All other models   Full Sized Van 18
Ford   Full Sized Pick-up 19,21
All Models 11 Astro/Safari 17
    All Other Models 19
    Saturn-All Models 9
Chevrolet Color Plate id
Chrysler Color Plate


Ford Color Plate ford
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.


1998 Foreign Vehicles

foreign Acura 1,3 Mazda 1,3
Audi 4 Mercedes Benz 7,9
BMW 8,10,12 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 1,2,3,4,11
Kia 1 Toyota 1
Land Rover 7,9 Volkswagen 4
Lexus 1 Volvo 7,8,9

 Special note on 1998 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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