Seat

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

The VIN is located on the bulkhead, in the middle, between the passenger compartment and the engine compartment Arrow –A-.
Leon up to and including MY 2005
Toledo up to and including MY 2004
Exeo from MY 2009
Engine splash plate, in the middle
Ibiza and Cordoba
Right suspension strut dome
Alhambra
Engine splash plate, in the middle, behind a plastic window
Altea
Altea Freetrack from MY 2008
On the right wing

Toledo from MY 2005
Leon from MY 2006
Ibiza from MY 2009
On the inside of the wing, on the left, seen in the direction of travel

 VIN Lettering

Ibiza (until 1999)
Arosa
Alhambra
Cordoba
Ibiza (until MY 2008)
Leon andToledo
Toledo (from MY 2005) Leon (from MY 2006) and Altea Freetrack (from MY 2008)
Exeo, Leon (Facelift 2009) and Ibiza (from MY 2009)
covered with protective film.

 Visible-VIN

There is an additional VIN behind the windscreen near the left A-spar on all the more recent Seat vehicles.

VIN breakdown

Factory Plate:

Possible factory plate locations

Vehicles up to MY 1999

On the engine compartment bulkhead, on the right, in the direction of travel – Arrow B —

Vehicles from MY 1999

Arosa
Engine compartment bulkhead, on the right, in the direction of travel
Ibiza, Cordoba, Leon, Toledo
Left suspension strut dome
Alhambra
Beneath the right-hand hinge on the bonnet
Altea
Altea Freetrack
Ibiza SC (Sportcoupe) from MY 2009
On the inside of the wing, on the left, seen in the direction of travel
Exeo
On the inside of the wing, on the left, seen in the direction of travel
Leon (Facelift) from MY 2009
On the inside of the wing, on the left, seen in the direction of travel

Form of the factory plate
Metal type plate

In form and appearance the metal type plates correspond to the old- style VAG type plates

Toledo (metal plate)
Cordoba (old)

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

Arosa – Cordoba – Toledo (The Toledo until and including MY 2004)
on the right side with PKN
Alhambra
Just as on the VW Sharan, there is no PKN on the right, but, from the end of MY 2005 there is a PKN on the right!!!
Ibiza andLeon
(no production identification number on the right!)
Toledo and Altea from MY 2005
(no production identification number on the right!)
Leon from MY 2007
There may be a production identification number on the right, but it is not always present
All models from 06/2007
For example:
Altea from MY 2008
1. 3-character engine identification letters
2. No production identification number (this is repeated on the technical service sticker)

Or all models from 06/2007
For example:
Exeo from MY 2009

1. 1. 4-character engine identification letters
With a letter for the engine performance level, which is not, however, stamped onto the engine block (e.g.: CFM = the engine identification letters and the letter ‘A’ to indicate the engine performance level)
2. with the PKN

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

3= Wednesday

4= Thursday

5= Friday

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.

Engine Number:

 Location of the engine number

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 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!!!!!

N.B.:

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.

Example: A sticker from an Altea

SEAT engines – Engine attribution lists

Sorted by engine identification letters:

 1F – 2G

AAU – AZV                   BAH – BZG                      CAGA – RP

Sorted by kW:

33 – 66                    74 – 99                            100 – 195

Gearbox number:

The gearbox numbers of current vehicles consist of 3 letters and the 5-digit date of construction.

Example: DTR28020

DTR = Transmission identification
28 = Day
02 = Month
0 = Year, e.g. 2000

VAG gearboxes – Gearbox attribution lists

Sorted by gearbox identification letters

2Y – DZL             EAS – FZQ                GDL – HXW                 JBH – MUF

Location of the gearbox number

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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

In the area of the boot well

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

Examples:

Leon, Altea and Ibiza, (Ibiza from MY 2006)
Except for the day of the week (0), the production identification number 48-0-5840 matches the online information, but not however the type plate. On this vehicle for example, the production identification number on the type plate is 0024701. This number is found on the top right of the technical service label and cannot be used for identification purposes.
Toledo (until and including MY 2004)
The production identification number 07-5-5977 agrees with the type plate and the online information.

Toledo (from MY 2005)
With the exception of the day of the week (0), the production identification number matches the online information, but not the type plate.

Alhambra
Production identification number 35-3-5069 matches the online information, but not the type plate. Instead of the production identification number, the type plate always has the same number (4020183) as the VW Sharan.
Starting with the end of MY 2005, the production identification number (PKN) on the type plate matches the PKN on the technical service sticker and the online information.
Cordoba and Arosa
With the exception of the day of the week (0), the production identification number matches the online information, but not the type plate.
Exeo
Except for the day of the week (0), the production identification number matches the online information. The PKN on the type plate contains the correct number for the day.

There is no production identification number on the technical service label for the SEAT Ibiza until MY 2005.

Radio Number:

Broken down as on all VAG vehicles

Appearance and seat of the number see under VW Briefcase

SE Z 1 Z 3 0123456
 1  2  3  4  5 6  7

 

1=Producer of the vehicle

SE = SEAT


2
=Filler
3=Producer of the radio

1 = Blaupunkt
2 = Grundig
3 = Sony
4 = Delphi / Delco
5 = Panasonic
6 = Philips
9 = Clarion


4
=Filler
5=Radio Type

1 = Alpha
2 = Beta
3 = Gamma
4 = Mini Disk
5 = Gamma in-built CD changer
7 = Large-screen navigation apparatus
8 = CD changer / Single


Exception:

2 = Navigation apparatus with Beta radio
7 = Premium
8 = Sound 4000


6
=Year of manufacture

The letters correspond to the model year letters on the VIN, but begin again with ‘’A’’ from 2001

A = 2001
B = 2002
C = 2003
D = 2004
E = 2005
F = 2006
G = 2007
H = 2008
J = 2009

7=Serial number

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:

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