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VIN Decoding - 1980

Contributed By: Joe Schaefer

The VIN is located on a plate mounted on the left corner of the firewall under the hood.

1st Digit - Manufacturer

J- Jeep Corporation

2nd Digit - Model Year

0- 1980

3rd Digit - Transmission/Drive Code

D- Automatic-LHD-Part Time 4WD
E- Auto-LHD-Full Time 4WD
H- Auto-RHD-Part Time 4WD
J- Auto-Auto-RHD-Full Time 4WD
M- 4-Speed-LHD-Part Time 4WD
N- 4-Speed-RHD Full Time 4WD

4th & 5th Digit - Model

15- Wagoneer-Custom 4 Door-109" Wheelbase
16- Cherokee-2 Door-109" Wheelbase
17- Cherokee-2 Door-Wide Track-109" Wheelbase
18- Cherokee-4 Door-109" Wheelbase
25- J-10 Truck-119" Wheelbase
45- J-10 Truck-131" Wheelbase
46- J-20 Truck-131" Wheelbase

6th Digit - GVW/Model

N- 6200, -15-16-17-18-25-45
P- 6800, -46
S- 7600, -46
Y- 8400, -46

7th Digit - Engine

A- 6-258, 1V
C- 6-258-2V
N- V8-360 2V

8th thru 13th Digit - Sequential Serial Number

Toledo Built Start with 000,001


Parts Manual: W-1170-R2, Kaiser Jeep Corporation, 1967
Parts Manual: F-76072, AMC, Feb 1972
Parts Manual: F-75080, AMC, May 1980
Parts Manual: 89-81-374-084, AMC, May 1987
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