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
Chrysler/Jeep/PlymouthGeneral MotorsOldsmobile
300M1BBuickAlero9
Concorde1BCentury10Aurora12
Dakota, Durango7Regal10Bravada18
Grand Cherokee1ARendezvous18Silhouette11
Intrepid1BAll Other Models9Pontiac
Liberty4Aztek20
Mini Van6GMCGrand Prix10
NeonSavana17Montana11
PT Cruiser2Safari16Vibe18
Ram Truck6, 7  All Other Models18All Other Models9
Ram Van3Cadillac
Sebring Convertible1AEscalade18Saturn
Sebring Coupe2All Other Models9Vue14
Sebring Sedan1AChevroletAll Other Models  9
Stratus Sedan1AAstro16
Stratus Coupe2Cavalier9   
Viper4Express17
Wrangler8Malibu9
8Monte Carlo10
Ford/Lincoln/Mercury4Venture11
All Other Models  18
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 Drivers Door
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

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


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.

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