How to check options and spec online with reg number &/or VIN

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How to check options and spec online with reg number &/or VIN

Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:12 pm

Despite claims by some I am yet to find a webpage that allows options and spec to be checked by entering Reg Mark alone. If anyone has info please post it.

Secondly if anyone has links allowing for same checks to be done by VIN please post below.

Checking by reg number would be particularly useful as many folk advertise cars failing to list spec or being unaware I spec. Checking often hampered as few are happy to disclose VIN over re phone.

Typically I use the BMW premium telephone number 09062090001 but it is £1 a minute from landline and mobiles subject to provider charges. Useful for checking dates and venues of dealer service visits.
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Re: How to check options and spec online with reg number &/or VIN

Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:30 pm

I use this one for the VIN and I get the vin from entering the reg into the BMW warranty website! only takes a couple of minutes.

I use: www.bmw-warranty.co.uk to get the VIN by putting in the Reg

And

www.bmwvin.com to get the spec & options

Hope that helps
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Re: How to check options and spec online with reg number &/or VIN

Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:58 pm

Thanks for above replies.

As for the warranty link.......yesterday it stated car not recognised when I entered two different  reg numbers.
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Re: How to check options and spec online with reg number &/or VIN

Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:34 pm

I used the warranty link to get the vin number - has the seller provided correct reg?  Maybe check on the MOT check site to see if reg is recognised.    Getting the factory spec printed out is def the way to go.
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Re: How to check options and spec online with reg number &/or VIN

Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:13 pm

Seems to work ok now thanks
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Re: How to check options and spec online with reg number &/or VIN

Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:17 pm

Just used it for mine.
Thanks for a good linky.... I now know the BMW options fitted to my car...
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Re: How to check options and spec online with reg number &/or VIN

Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:53 pm

Thanks gavp84,
Took the Vin Number off the front suspension turret and fed into bmwvin. Gave me all the info I needed including the much needed paint code. 
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Re: How to check options and spec online with reg number &/or VIN

Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:45 pm

Just noticed BMW warranty link no longer displays VIN.
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Re: How to check options and spec online with reg number &/or VIN

Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:38 am

Blue Print allows you to obtain cars, probably for most cars as well. Signing up is free and it gave me the VIN of cars I was browsing for on auto trader, pulled from the plate.
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Re: How to check options and spec online with reg number &/or VIN

Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:06 pm

Post reads slightly unclear to me but I think I understand that.....thanks :)
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