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Re: VIN Update Possible? / VIN custom creation possible?

Postby Z15 » Nov 30 2016, 6:32pm

The reason parts counters at dealers ask for a VIN is because it narrows down the part search to that vehicles build. They are only searching parts for one vehicle instead of having to search the entire system and all the variables.

If you use the wrong vin you could get the wrong parts as just because vehicle is similar does not mean its the same.
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Re: VIN Update Possible? / VIN custom creation possible?

Postby wildchevy » Nov 30 2016, 6:32pm

DarkAbyss wrote:The GM parts place won’t sell me parts with the matching VIN, another place can’t look up parts since it wasn’t included as part of truck.

Once an option is added to the vehicle after purchase (All factory parts), is there a way to update the GM VIN database?

I need a VIN # to appease that GM service gods. Does anyone have a VIN for a 2004 Chevy Silverado regular cab with all options maxed out especially the auxiliary battery? Better yet, is there a way to generate or find a custom VIN? (No luck on cars.com)

I look on ebay for trucks for sale with the options I desire and use that vin lol easy peazy kinda sleazy but it works
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Re: VIN Update Possible? / VIN custom creation possible?

Postby Z15 » Nov 30 2016, 6:40pm

That could come back and bite you. Often there are production changes to parts and assembly's during a model year and even between assembly plants. Using the wrong VIN could get you a part that does not work because your vehicle has a different version of the part that is not-inter-changeable with a new version of the part.
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Re: VIN Update Possible? / VIN custom creation possible?

Postby GR2017 » Dec 01 2016, 9:55pm

DarkAbyss wrote:.....In some forums, I saw dealers will call GM tech support to update the RPO codes associated with the VIN. This was in the case of an engine upgrade. I wanted to confirm if this was possible.


If this "engine upgrade" was done after the vehicle was built at the GM factory, of course GM will not modify the database for the vehicle. It has nothing to do with GM anymore.
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