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Why do a BMW VIN check?

There are many reasons to do a BMW VIN lookup. Here are the most popular reasons to check your BMW's VIN.

Using a VIN decoding tool can help you discover a new or used car's market price.

To make sure you are ordering the right parts, upgrade kits, or retrofit packages for your car. When you know your BMW's exact year, model, make, and other features, you can then find exactly the right upgrades and parts at such online retailers as BimmerTech, which offers the world's largest selection of DIY kits and parts for BMWs, and ModMyNav, with its selection of BMW rear-view camera kits. So you can easily add all the features you always wished your BMW had.

When ordering a spare or replacement remote key fob for your BMW, a VIN check can help you confirm which key fob is needed, including the frequency. BMWs with option S876A require a 315Mhz key fob, those with S874A require a 434Mhz key fob, and all others require an 868Mhz key fob. All these options are available at Bimmernav, the world's premier online BMW key fob replacement store

If you are considering purchasing a used or pre-owned car, this information will tell you if the car was modified.

Compare two BMWs to see quickly how their features differ, if you are looking to upgrade your existing BMW.

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1. Input the last seven digits of your BMW's VIN where it says 'Enter BMW VIN.'

2. Click the 'DECODE' button. You may be required to complete a reCAPTCHA to prove you are not a robot.

3. You will see the vehicle information and vehicle options on the page, along with a selection of recommended upgrades compatible with the car.

Or if you would like to compare two VINs:

1. Click 'Compare VINs.'

2. Input the last seven digits of the first BMW's VIN in the first 'Enter BMW VIN' field, and the last seven digits of the second BMW's VIN in the second 'Enter BMW VIN' field.

3. You may be required to complete a reCAPTCHA to prove you are not a robot.

4. You will see the vehicle information and vehicle options on the page, along with a selection of recommended upgrades compatible with the cars.

Example 1:

If your VIN shows that your BMW is a U.S. spec model built after September 2009 and has the S693A preparation, then BimmerTech can help you activate SiriusXM Satellite Radio with up to a year of FREE premium subscription.

Example 2:

If your VIN shows that your BMW has options S6AHA, S6AEA and S6ACA, you qualify for a BimmerTech Enhanced Bluetooth Activation, giving you access to BT audio, album art, text messages, email, and much more from your BMW iDrive screen. BimmerTech has literally hundreds of do-it-yourself kits, retrofits, and upgrade packages that help you easily add the technology features you always wished your BMW had - and for a lot less than dealer prices!

Example 3:

Your VIN can reveal which BMW stereo system the vehicle has. Under vehicle options, check for options S674A, S676A, S677A, S688A, S6F1A, S6F2A or S752A, which cover each of the BMW HiFi options. If the vehicle does not have any of the above option codes, it means it has the entry-level base sound system. Knowing which stereo system is fitted in your car makes it easier to choose the right premium BMW speaker and amplifier upgrade for you.

Example 4:

Many modern BMWs are fitted with Apple CarPlay hardware, even if the feature isn't available in the car. If your VIN shows that your vehicle has the S6CPA CarPlay Preparation option, activating Apple CarPlay in your BMW can be easier than when adding CarPlay to an older BMW.

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Operating since 2003, Bimmernav sells high quality upgrades for BMW and MINI Cooper. In their store you can find products like original BMW key fobs or genuine BMW navigation retrofit kits that will fully integrate into your car, just like the factory ones. Bimmernav’s team of experts has extensive knowledge of every BMW model, and hands-on experience in product installation. To learn more about Bimmernav’s products check out their website here.


ModMyNav's store offers an unbeatable range of BMW technology retrofits, from park assist cameras to phone mirroring devices. Each of their aftermarket products is of the highest quality, so that it resembles the factory original equipment. Designed with great care and innovative features, all of their kits fit your BMW perfectly, without changing its interior or exterior look. What’s more, ModMyNav provides an easy plug-and-play installation that doesn’t do any damage to your car. Check what upgrades are waiting for you at ModMyNav.


BimmerTech is a European company selling OEM BMW upgrades all around the world. They have offices in Dubai, Poland (Europe) and the United States, and cooperate with product installers in around 30 countries (including USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Dubai, and Saudi Arabia).

The BimmerTech crew is known to care for every BMW customer, and especially for those who are not tech-savvy people. That’s why they provide specific installation guidelines, which lead everyone smoothly through each step of the retrofit process. With BimmerTech you will also be able to upgrade your car remotely — straight from your home at a suitable time.

Get to know more about BimmerTech upgrades.

Is BimmerTech legit?

If you want to buy a legitimate BMW upgrade with high-quality support at hand to help you install it in your car, BimmerTech is undoubtedly your go-to shop. During 10 years' activity on worldwide markets they have supplied many passionate BMW owners with premium OEM retrofits and almost 50 different BMW coding software options.

Where to find VIN?

Your vehicle identification number is listed in several locations on your BMW. The most common places to check are:

The inside frame/panel of your front door (usually driver's side)

On the dash near the windshield

On your BMW's insurance or registration

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