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How to find the build sheet for a BMW using reg no

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by alec.m, May 11, 2012.

  1. alec.m

    alec.m Dedicated Member

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    Apologies if this has already been posted but I couldn`t find it anywhere. I was looking on .net :ymblushing: and found the following info. I`m not sure that I should copy and paste from there so I`m giving the link to the original article on PH. If it`s allowed it might be a good article to be reproduced for the knowledge base.
    http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topi ... &t=1143543
     
  2. GazHyde

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    Thats fine Alec, you appear to be reposting my internet posts :D Oh how things circle around on the internet.

    That it's a copy of what I posted on the BMW Car Club Forum (after posting it here first). I should have put a copyright on it, but at least the PH poster credits the CC Forum! BMW Car Club Forum Link - link only works for members!

    I put it in the Z4 section on here, so it's good to have the info in the Z3 section as well ;)

    My original post How to find the options specified with your Z Roadster
     
  3. stevie_a

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    :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

    We are unable to process your policy. Please call the BMW
     
  4. alec.m

    alec.m Dedicated Member

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    Hi GazHyde, Never thought to look in the z4 section #-o . It looks a like a good ref article. I`ll try it out with mine when I`ve a bit more time and see if mine has changed much over the years.
     
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    Hi stevie_a, try missing the first part and go straight to the next section using your vin number. I think the first link was to get your vin without having to find your reg doc.
     
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    You need to use the original registration number, or just go outside and look on the windscreen :D .
     
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    tried it
    it kept rejecting the password/id :(
     
  8. GazHyde

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    I just tried it and it's still working! Are you copying/pasting the username password or typing them in by hand?
     
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    Copy/pasting name
     
  10. DangerousDave

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    When you copy a word the space following the word is also copied. That is probably your problem.
     
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    Thank you
    You learn something every day
     
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    Greetings All,
    Has anyone used this recently?
     
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    BMW's VIN decoder seems easiest to use.
    Go to http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html
    Check the US/UK flags at the bottom for English language.
    Enter the last seven characters of the VIN, and the Captcha characters.
    That will bring up your Z3's build data.
     
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    Thanks, I just used vintage42's link and it worked.
     
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    Hi vintage42, what are the captcha characters??
     
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    The characters in the blue fuzzy section. It's only displayed if you click on the UK/US flags at the bottom of the site. It will be unique each time you use it.
     
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    A security feature to prevent web-bots from entering sites. A set of characters is displayed in a distorted and obscured fashion as a graphic, rather than as text. Optical character recognition software can't make out the characters; only a human can.
     
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