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Vehicle Sticker Decoder

This tech article was originally posted at FordF150.net. It is primarily intended for Ford trucks but most likely also applies to other Ford models.

Need help decoding what axle or transmission you have? Look no further, because here are the answers.

** To decode the VIN, please go here **

Here is an example of the vehicle sticker you will find in the driver's side door jamb:

Sticker on driver's side door jamb

Here is what each of the items are (corresponding numbers):

  1. Exterior Paint Code
  2. Region Code
  3. Domestic SpeciaOrder Code
  4. Wheelbase Code
  5. Brake Code
  6. Interior Trim Code
  7. Tape/Paint Pinstripe Code
  8. Radio Code
  9. Axle Code
  10. Transmission Code
  11. Spring Code

I won't decode each of these items, but I wildecode the popular ones.

Now for the decoding:

Axle Codes (LS=Limited Slip / Traction Lok):

F-150:

19 – 3.55 Non-LS
18 – 3.08 Non-LS
H9 – 3.55 LS
B6 – 3.73 LS

F-250:

27 – 3.31 Non-LS
26 – 3.73 Non-LS

Ranger:

84 – 3.45 Non-LS
86 – 3.73 Non-LS
87 – 4.10 Non-LS
89 – 4.56 Non-LS
F6 – 3.73 LS
F7 – 4.10 LS
92 – 3.08 Non-LS
R5 – 3.55 LS
91 – 3.27 Non-LS
96 – 3.73 Non-LS
R6 – 3.73 LS

Transmission Codes:

U – Automatic 4R70W (F-150, F-250)
E – Automatic E4OD (F-150, F-250)
M – 5 speed manuaoverdrive (F-150, F-250, Ranger)
D – Automatic 5 speed (Ranger)
T – Automatic 4 speed (Ranger)

Spring Codes

The following lists available spring codes.

Front Springs

1 — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250, Explorer/Mountaineer)
2 — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250, Explorer/Mountaineer)
3 — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
4 — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
G — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
8 — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
9 — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
Z — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
T — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
U — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
6 — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
C — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
E — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
F — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
B — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (Explorer/Mountaineer)
D — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (Explorer/Mountaineer)
E — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (Explorer/Mountaineer)
F — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (Explorer/Mountaineer)
G — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (Explorer/Mountaineer)
H — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (Explorer/Mountaineer)
J — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (Explorer/Mountaineer)
L — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (Explorer/Mountaineer)
P — automatic ride contro(Explorer/Mountaineer)
A — 5310 spring (Econoline, F-150, F-250, Ranger)
B — 5310 spring (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
C — 5310 spring (Econoline, Ranger)
D — 5310 spring (Econoline, Ranger)
E — 5310 spring (Econoline, Ranger)
F — 5310 spring (Econoline, Ranger)
G — 5310 spring (Econoline, Ranger)
H — 5310 spring (Econoline, Ranger)
J — 5310 spring (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
K — 5310 spring (Econoline, F-150, F-250, Ranger)
L — 5310 spring (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
M — 5310 spring (Econoline, F-150, F-250, Ranger)
N — 5310 spring (Econoline, F-150, F-250, Ranger)
P — 5310 spring (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
R — 5310 spring (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
S — 5310 spring (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
T — 5310 spring (Econoline, Ranger)
U — 5310 spring (Econoline)
V — 5310 spring (Econoline)
W — 5310 spring (Ranger)
Z — 5310 spring (Econoline)

Rear Springs

6 — 5560 spring (Econoline)
7 — 5560 spring (Econoline)
C — 5560 spring (Econoline, F-150, Ranger)
E — 5560 spring (Ranger)
N — 5560 spring (Econoline, F-150)
P — 5560 spring (Econoline, F-150)
R — 5560 spring (Econoline, Ranger)
S — 5560 spring (Econoline, Ranger)
T — 5560 spring (Ranger)
X — 5560 spring (Ranger)
G — 5560 spring (Econoline, F-150)
K — 5560 spring (Econoline, F-150, Ranger)
A — 5560 spring (F-150)
B — 5560 spring (F-150)
D — 5560 spring (F-150)
F — 5560 spring (F-150, Explorer/Mountaineer)
H — 5560 spring (F-150, Explorer/Mountaineer)
J — 5560 spring (F-150)
L — 5560 spring (F-150, Explorer/Mountaineer)
1 — 5560 spring (F-250)
2 — 5560 spring (F-250)
3 — 5560 spring (F-250, Ranger)
4 — 5560 spring (F-250)
X — 5580 spring, load-leveling suspension (F-250)
Y — 5580 spring, load-leveling suspension (F-250)

Interior Trim Codes

The following lists the interior trim and interior color codes:

Interior Trim

A — Hampton vinybucket seats — Econoline
E — Camden cloth captain chairs — Econoline
C — Stockton vinybucket seats — Econoline
F — Kirk cloth captain chairs — Econoline
A — vinyfulbench seat (split back), vinyfulbench (Mexico) — F-150, F-250
C — polyknit fulbench seat (split back), polyknit fulbench (Mexico) — F-150, F-250
F — cloth captains chairs with console — F-150, F-250
H — leather captains chairs with console — F-150, F-250
M — cloth 40/60 bench seat — F-150, F-250
E — leather 40/60 bench seat — F-150, F-250
A — vinybucket seats (Explorer)
J — cloth premium bucket seats (Explorer/Mountaineer)
Z — cloth sport bucket seats (Explorer/Mountaineer)
G — cloth sport bucket seats — less power (Explorer)
F — leather sport bucket seats (Explorer/Mountaineer)
M — cloth split bench seat (Explorer)
1 — limited leather sport bucket seats (Explorer)
H — simulated split vinybench seat (Ranger)
E — Cirrus cloth 60/40 split bench seat (Ranger)
G — Triad luxury sport bucket seats (Ranger)

Interior Color Codes

X — Medium Prairie Tan (F-150, F-250, Explorer/Mountaineer, Ranger)
2 — Medium Graphite (Econoline, F-150, F-250, Explorer/Mountaineer, Ranger)
S — Willow Green (F-150, F-250, Explorer/Mountaineer, Ranger)
D — Denim Blue (Econoline)
P — Mocha (Econoline)
N — Cordovan (F-150, F-250)
E — Dark Denim Blue (Explorer/Mountaineer, Ranger)

Tape Stripe Codes

B — Silver/Red — Econoline (Chateau)
C — Light Teal/Red — Econoline (Chateau)
D — Medium Silver/Red — Econoline (Chateau)
H — Silver Metallic/Heliotrope (F-150, F-250) 4x2
2 — Ebony/Amethyst (F-150, F-250) 4x2
T — Silver Metallic/Medium Titanium (F-150, F-250) 4x4
5 — Ebony/Graphite Sparkle (F-150, F-250) 4x4
R — Silver/Dark Toreador — upper, Dark Toreador/Silver — lower (F-150, F-250 Lariat)
8 — Dark Blue/CoraPeach — upper and lower (F-150, F-250 Lariat)
9 — Bright Green/Pacific Green — upper, Pacific Green/Bright Green — lower (F-150, F-250 Lariat)
S — Silver/Ebony/Silver — upper, Ebony/Silver/Ebony — lower (F-150, F-250 Lariat)
C — Light Prairie Tan/Heliotrope (F-150, F-250) 4x2
F — Light Prairie Tan/Medium Titanium (F-150, F-250) 4x4
V — Violet Metallic kit (Explorer XLT)
W — Light Willow kit (Explorer XLT)
R — Medium Santa Fe kit (Explorer XLT)
P — Platinum kit (Explorer XLT)
G — Anniversary Gold (Mountaineer)
P — Oxford White/Platinum (Mountaineer)
R — Toreador Red/Platinum (Mountaineer)
W — Medium Wedgewood/Platinum (Mountaineer)
Y — Pacific Green/Platinum (Mountaineer)
U — Ebony/Platinum (Mountaineer)
0 — Light PearGold Metallic (Explorer Limited)
1 — CharcoaGreen (Explorer Limited)
2 — Desert Violet (Explorer Limited)
3 — Ebony (Explorer Limited)
P — Platinum (Ranger XLT "Off Road")
S — Silver (Ranger XLT "Off Road")
B — Blue/Dark Blue (Ranger XLT)
C — Copper/Gold (Ranger XLT)
G — Green/Gold (Ranger XLT)
T — Tea(Ranger Splash)
V — Violet (Ranger Splash)
4 — Silver/Medium Graphite (Ranger SE/LE)
5 — Beige/Brown (Ranger SE/LE)
8 — Santa Fe/Woodrose (Ranger SE/LE)