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 2005 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 2005 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
Chrysler/Jeep/Plymouth General MotorsGMC
300/300C1B   BuickSavana17,21
Crossfire6BCentury10   Safari16
Dakota, Durango7LaCrosse10All Other Models   18
Grand Cherokee1ARainer18Pontiac
Mini Van6A, 6B   All Other Models   14Grand Prix10
PT Cruiser2CadillacPursuit23
Ram Truck6A, 7Escalade18Vibe18
Ram Van3All Other Models   9Wave18
Sebring Convertible1AAll Other Models   9
Sebring Coupe2ChevroletHummer
Sebring Sedan1AAstro16H122
Stratus Sedan1ACavalier9H218
Stratus Coupe2Cobalt23H318
Viper4Express17,21   Saturn
Ford/Lincoln/Mercury4Monte Carlo10Vue14
Venture11All Other Models 9
All Other Models   18

Additional Locations

1A Top right side frame rail
1B Front side of battery trAY
2 Cowl panel
3 Inside Driver's front fender
4 Driver's door
5 Passenger Side Strut Tower
6A Front core support
6B Right frame rail
7 Front passenger floor pan
8 Front driver side floor pan
9 Spare Tire Cover / Spare Tire Well
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 Driver's 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 Driver's Seat
20 Left Rear Access Door
21 Left Side Under Driver'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

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

D.F. - May 2014
Virginia Beach, VA
"Thanks for all your assistance in this matter. Your regular e-mail correspondence has been reassuring and representative of the great customer service your company provides."
K. Fogarty
Athens, GA
"Just wanted to say thank you. I took my time painting it and it looks great! A very close match. That mid-coat can be tricky to apply! Thanks again!"
S. Maleki
Clermont , FL

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