How to Find Toyota Paint Codes

Updated March 23, 2017

Paint codes are a string of letters and numbers that tell vehicle dealers, automotive paint specialists and owners the specific exterior paint colours for a vehicle. On Toyota cars, the paint code is three digits long and can include letters, numbers or both, according to Automotive Touch Up, an automotive paint resource. Without the paint code, you cannot get an accurate match for touch-up paint on your Toyota. There are four ways to find your Toyota's paint codes.

Check your car. All automobile manufacturers place the car's paint code somewhere on the vehicle. Toyota places the paint code on a sticker on the driver's side door jamb. Open your car's driver's door and check the jamb for the sticker.

Ask your nearby Toyota dealer. The dealer who sold your Toyota to you can help you locate the paint code from sales and inventory information he maintains. You can also contact any Toyota dealer to ask for help in finding the paint code. Be prepared to provide your Toyota's make and model number, or ask dealership staff to look at your car when you visit the dealership.

Rely on auto touch-up resources. Automotive repair and paint resources such as Automotive Touch Up, Toyota Reference and Express Paint provide online guides to finding your Toyota's paint codes. Illustrations of various models, interactive charts and even paint chips can help you locate the paint codes for your Toyota.

Contact Toyota. Automotive Touch Up notes that if you cannot find your car's paint codes, you can call Toyota's customer service staff at 1-800-331-4331 for immediate assistance. Staff will ask you for the kind of Toyota you own, as well as the model number.

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