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      12-12-2019, 02:22 AM   #1
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I have a vin!!!

I know... seems silly.

But, it's a milestone. According to my dealer, a VIN is only assigned to a car the week before it goes into production.

ie: My car is going into production next week.

5UXJU4C08L9B91406

Anyone have a "decoder" tool for that?
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I know... seems silly.

But, it's a milestone. According to my dealer, a VIN is only assigned to a car the week before it goes into production.

ie: My car is going into production next week.

5UXJU4C08L9B91406

Anyone have a "decoder" tool for that?
It's a great milestone! Go to mdecoder.com. For some reason I am not getting a result, at least not yet. It works with my vin, though.
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I know... seems silly.

But, it's a milestone. According to my dealer, a VIN is only assigned to a car the week before it goes into production.

ie: My car is going into production next week.

5UXJU4C08L9B91406

Anyone have a "decoder" tool for that?
No silly at all .. it means your car is no longer some metal en plastic parts but is ready to be assembled to your specific requirements en needs.

I only received my VIN after the car was in status 155 so after it was completely assembled. The site mentioned above (mdecoder.com)
works very well and at least I have confirmation that all the options I ordered are inside.

I also tried adding it to the app on my phone and got a picture but it needs the confirmation code displayed on the car display to fully link the car. I imagine somebody sitting in the car @ the plant and thinking: "Another impatient fool "
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I also tried adding it to the app on my phone and got a picture but it needs the confirmation code displayed on the car display to fully link the car. I imagine somebody sitting in the car @ the plant and thinking: "Another impatient fool "
But with the vin you can (at least very soon) get the Driver's Guide app and read the owner's manual for your specific vehicle!
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But with the vin you can (at least very soon) get the Driver's Guide app and read the owner's manual for your specific vehicle!
Awesome! Thanks for the info. Just downloaded it from the App Store.
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Anyone have a "decoder" tool for that?
When I plug your VIN into the decoder, what I get is this. So yeah, just starting production.
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      12-12-2019, 08:19 AM   #7
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When I plug your VIN into the decoder, what I get is this. So yeah, just starting production.
SWEET!!! Does that one have autonomous driving????
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FYI it took me a couple of weeks from when I got my VIN to when the decoder was able to pick up the car. Apparently the decoders the and the drive apps aren't available until after the car is produced, even if you have a VIN.
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Anyone have a "decoder" tool for that?
When I plug your VIN into the decoder, what I get is this. So yeah, just starting production.
oh man! We need more of these to de-stress ourselves!
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Anyone have a "decoder" tool for that?
When I plug your VIN into the decoder, what I get is this. So yeah, just starting production.
Nice! I see it has the Extended Shadowline option
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When I plug your VIN into the decoder, what I get is this. So yeah, just starting production.
Love the color combination!
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Nice! I see it has the Extended Shadowline option
Looks like he went with the open pore wood trim too. Compliments the interior well...
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Who runs that mdecoder site? Just curious as to who is gathering the info we put in. It doesn’t seem to have any personal info but in this day and age just curious.

And congrats on getting a VIN!!!!
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I got mine a few days ago also. Still not showing up in the decoder. Hard to be patient. My PCD date of 1/24 can't come soon enough!
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      12-12-2019, 02:30 PM   #15
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I know... seems silly.

But, it's a milestone. According to my dealer, a VIN is only assigned to a car the week before it goes into production.

ie: My car is going into production next week.

5UXJU4C08L9B91406

Anyone have a "decoder" tool for that?
It's a great milestone! Go to mdecoder.com. For some reason I am not getting a result, at least not yet. It works with my vin, though.
Mdecoder won't work until after the vehicle is physically built. Throughout my build I used that site and adjusted the last few numbers (the 5 numbers after the 9B in your case) of the VIN to create more of a real-time forecast of my build.

I'd take 9B70000, for example, and go up so 9B80000 etc until nothing came back on the website and then come back down until a car would. 9B75000 —> 9B78000 —> 9B77500, etc. I logged my results in a spreadsheet and averaged out their daily production and forecasted my true completion date. Weeks before my build I had estimated that my car would be built 5 days ahead of schedule. Original scheduled date of completion was 10/28 and then all of a sudden dropped to 10/24 just like my spreadsheet said (or so 1 day off).

I can only laugh at myself in hindsight. I got a little obsessed. In order for the averages to be the most accurate I would check the website at the same times each day. 1 PM was one of them. I had Outlook alerts set and everything. Work would cease to exist at 1 PM each weekday. God help the client that would come in to my office unannounced at 12:55 and expect any attention from me
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I can only laugh at myself in hindsight. I got a little obsessed. In order for the averages to be the most accurate I would check the website at the same times each day. 1 PM was one of them. I had Outlook alerts set and everything. Work would cease to exist at 1 PM each weekday. God help the client that would come in to my office unannounced at 12:55 and expect any attention from me
That would drive me crazy in anticipation - LOL

However..... I spend all my time on this forum, researching, and buying a gigantic pile of parts for a car I don't even own yet - lol

Crazy shows it's ugly head in many forms - lol
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So.... when does this happen?
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So.... when does this happen?
I believe it's only after the vehicle is built that you can access that. Sucks, I know...
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So.... when does this happen?
When build is complete.
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Ok..... this is a good sign. It's even the right color, with the correct wheels on it
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So I downloaded the VIN decoder app..... and I'm going through everything, and it "appears" like it has everything it's supposed to have....

Except acoustic glass. Its probably in here somewhere, but I don't speak/read German, so I'm not able to easily determine which option is acoustic glass.

Can anyone help?
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@Ninefourteener

Try looking for this:

Credit: TurtleBoy
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https://www.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...php?p=25633435
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