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DezrtRat

Confidential Number???

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After wrecking my truck and the insurance company totalling it, I had it repaired. But before I could legally drive it, I had to get a level-3 MVD inspection here in Arizona. During the inspection, which took place in a small garage at MVD, the inspector asked me to step out while he checked the (i believe the term he used was) confidential number. He then closed the door so I couldn't see what or where he was looking. Have you guys got any idea what number he was looking for and where it is?

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I don't, sorry, but I wanted on this thread since I really want to know the answer. Seems to me he's blowing smoke at ya. But I very well could be wrong. I feel he just wanted to make it look like your getting your moneys worth or check your vehicle out for loose change. They go by VIN numbers only that I know of and if you did mods that are considered illegal.

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That could be, but he did the same thing to the three vehicles in front of me and two of them were POS. It just made me curious.

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I have heard that there is another VIN number stamped somewhere else other than the one on the dash. Maybe that was what he was looking for?

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The VIN number appears on several components, door stickers, glove box, etc. The thing is in a repair, some damaged components might have no number or a mismatch. I found this on a stolen vehicle court case: "and on a metal surface inside the vehicle, usually within the engine compartment (the confidential VIN). All vehicles bear the public VIN and the federal certification VIN; ninety-five percent bear a confidential VIN. The confidential VIN, which is stamped into the metal of the vehicle, is the most difficult to locate and alter."

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I have an old mazda truck I was making into a lowrider in my teenager days. I was working on the front end stripping off the undercoat spray from the frame rails and it had a VIN stamped into the rails. The VIN is EVERYWHERE.He probably did not want you there so he could check to make sure the vins were not mis-matched and you were commiting fraud.

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