Seat vehicles can be identified from the following numbers:
Location of Vehicle identification number– stamped on the vehicle– visible VIN behind the windscreen– on the type plateEngine Number– on the engine block . Production identification number– located inside the vehicleGearbox Number– on the gearbox . Radio and CD changer serial numbers– on the radio and CD changer
Vehicle Identification Number:
Location of the VIN
Vehicles up to MY 1999
There is an additional VIN behind the windscreen near the left A-spar on all the more recent Seat vehicles.
Possible factory plate locations
Vehicles up to MY 1999
Vehicles from MY 1999
Form of the factory plate
Metal type plate
In form and appearance the metal type plates correspond to the old- style VAG type plates
Vehicles from MY 1999
The types adhesive plate become lasered and the writing is noticeable by means of fingernail test.
Attention: with newer ones Types adhesive plates the writing is only badly noticeable (perhaps Tasteless
Or all models from 06/2007
Exeo from MY 2009
Production Identification Number – PKN:
The production identification number is an internal control number.
It can be found in various different places on a vehicle:
– the type plate sticker (only on the Arosa, Cordoba, Toledo (only until and including MY 2004), and the Alhambra from the end of MY 2005)
– on the technical service sticker (only on the Arosa, Cordoba, Toledo (only until and including MY 2004), and the Alhambra from the end of MY 2005, Leon ,Altea, Ibiza (however, with number 0 for weekday unknown)
– onn separate data carriers (from MY 2007: e. g. door disguising, roof skies, spare tires)
Breakdown of the Production Identification Number
The production identification number contains 7 characters broken down as follows:
e. g.: 25 3 3751
25 = Week of year
3 = Day of the week or 0
3751 = Serial number
Week of year:
The 1st and 2nd digits of the production identification number represent the week of the current year (not the week of the production year). The figures will normally range form 01 to 52.
Numbers higher than 52 are found on duplicate plates
Another difference is found in separately manufactured cars. In this case, the production identification number begins with 59
Day of the week
1 = Monday
2 = Tuesday
6 = Saturday
0 = Exact production day not given
7 = Vehicle planned at a later stage
With Seat vehicles the number “0” is put down on the customer service sticker mostly as a day (the third place of the PKN) and often agrees at this point therefore not with the PKN on the types adhesive sign and an on-line query.
The year of construction cannot be deduced from the production identification number.
Location of the engine number
Engines – photos
Breakdown of the engine number
As a matter of course, SEAT vehicles are built using VW engines. In these vehicles, the engine number is also an 8 or 9-character code.
a) 2 letters / 6 numbers e.g.: PT021409
b) 1 number / 1 letter / 6 numbers e.g.: 1Z594703
c) 3 letters / 6 numbers e.g.: AFB109610
d) 3 letters / 1 letter / 5 numbers e.g.: ALHM42174
The engine number sometimes has an asterisk on both sides; sometimes none at the beginning, and sometimes none at all. There can also be spaces between individual blocks.
!!!!The engine numbers of new models have no asterisks and no spaces!!!!!
The engine number is normally stamped by needle, using an NC (numerically controlled) machine and the dot-matrix process. If the needle point breaks off, the unfinished number is ground out and the number stamped by hand.
According to the engine attribution list, the new engine identification letters have 4 characters (starting with CAGA). The last letter however merely stands for the performance level. This letter is not stamped onto the engine block.
(e.g., engine identification letters CAVE; what is actually stamped on = CAV 123456)
Newer engines also have a sticker with the corresponding engine number.
SEAT engines – Engine attribution lists
Sorted by engine identification letters:
Sorted by kW:
The gearbox numbers of current vehicles consist of 3 letters and the 5-digit date of construction.
DTR = Transmission identification
28 = Day
02 = Month
0 = Year, e.g. 2000
VAG gearboxes – Gearbox attribution lists
Sorted by gearbox identification letters
Location of the gearbox number
Technical Service Label:
The technical service label is printed by computer and made of adhesive paper. It contains important information for the identification of the vehicle.
The technical service label is often removed when a car is customised. In most cases, however, bits of it are left sticking on the panel. If you soak these in solvent, they can be removed. Against a backlight, the VIN or other data can be read.
Location of the technical service label
The technical service sticker on the Alhambra: In the right-hand side compartment in the boot
What the technical service label looks like and the information it contains
There is no production identification number on the technical service label for the SEAT Ibiza until MY 2005.
Broken down as on all VAG vehicles
Appearance and seat of the number see under VW Briefcase
1=Producer of the vehicle
3=Producer of the radio
|4||=||Delphi / Delco|
|5||=||Gamma in-built CD changer|
|7||=||Large-screen navigation apparatus|
|8||=||CD changer / Single|
|2||=||Navigation apparatus with Beta radio|
6=Year of manufacture
The letters correspond to the model year letters on the VIN, but begin again with ‘’A’’ from 2001
Serial number given to the apparatus during production
Starting with the letter ‘’Y’’ (2000), the radio number can be checked in the VW works.
In the future there will no longer be an individual number on the apparatus (radio etc). It will be recorded in the apparatus itself and can be read off at a VW garage.
CD Changer Number: