How to Find the Paint Code and Interior Trim Code on Your Volkswagen or Audi!
When we sell body parts and interior parts we always recommend to our customers that they match the paint or trim codes off of their vehicle to the codes from our vehicle. You might be surprised just how many color variations both in paint and interior trim colors were used by Volkswagen and Audi. (Volkswagen is Audi's parent company, meaning Audis are fancy Volkswagens, built by the same company. If I am speaking of Volkswagen in this post, it most likely applies to Audi as well unless otherwise noted)
Of course you can paint body parts to match your car, but we know it saves you time and money if you can find a replacement part already painted the right color. Here at East Coast we will always make the effort to help our customers get the right part they need and will provide paint and interior trim codes whenever possible.
This is a general guide of where to locate the paint and trim codes for your Volkswagen. We do not have a list of the coinciding names for the colors - but if you are at least able to match the numbers when purchasing a part you will take the guess work out of trying to match colors.
Below I have listed a few examples of Volkswagens and Audis we have in inventory. The location of the paint/trim sticker is almost always in the exact same area on a newer Volkswagen. It's been that way for a while now, so unless you have an oldie, this should apply to you. Your sticker should be able to be found in the trunk area under the trunkmat. Very often it's located on the side of the spare tire well. Sometimes it will be on the floor next to the spare, or even on the backside of the pull out carpet/ floor panel. See examples below. If not in one of these places I have shown, just poke around back there, it shouldn't be far!
First, we'll start off with this 2001 Passat wagon:
Next we have a 1997 A4:
Next we'll check out a 1998 A6 wagon:
Now take a look at this 2008 Rabbit:
02 04 VOLVO S40 OEM ALLOY STELLAR Wheel 4 cyl VIN VS or VW 1310262