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VIN stickers

Andrew Picariello
Jaguar Association of New England *

forum user since 2011-02-15

 


I own a 1996 XJ12 Jaguar. The car was stolen about 10 years ago. When I bought it a year or so ago, the VIN stickers had been previously removed from the driver's door. Are replacements available?



VIN stickers

George Camp
Jaguar Society of South Carolina *

forum user since 2002-11-24

 

No--that is not a VIN sticker per se--it is a sticker identifying major parts in an attempt to deter theft of cars for parts and to ID cars that have had major parts ereplaced due to accident. I am not sure of the letter of the LAW but the spirit is that removing them and replacing them is forbidden bu anyone. Sorry-

JCRC SE
JCNA VP

VIN stickers

Doug Dwyer
Jaguar Car Club of Victoria *

forum user since 2007-03-28

 

I wouldn't get my hopes up too high. I've tried getting them for other makes and the manufacturers had no intention whatsoever of providing them...for obvious reasons. Jaguar might be different but I wouldn't count on it.

Besides, there aren't like "spare parts" that are kept in production to meet future repair needs. They made one set per car.

You might be able to find a graphics shop to make a reasonable facsimile.

Cheers
DD

Doug Dwyer
Longview Washington USA
1995 XJR

VIN stickers

Steve DAngelo
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forum user since 2003-09-21

 

First, this is totally illegal, unscrupulous and unethical. I do not endorse this information or recommend you follow this process in any way, shape or form. So before I did this, I called Mahway NJ and they said they would/could not provide a replacement sticker. I was able to experiment with my donor car and lifted the sticker with a Harbor Freight Hot Blade Decal remover. $10-$20. I didn't try to rush it and it slid off, even with the blue ant-theft background. There are also anti-theft score marks that will separate the parts of the sticker as it peels off, so go slow and peel along the scores. I then put it in a safe place for later, wherever that is. Before I tossed the old door on my 94 XJS, I cut that portion of the metal out and will do the same with the HF decal remover and reattach it to the new door. The other thing you can do is take a high resolution photo of a good sticker, then 'photo-shop' the correct info. Print it on a weather proof stock and cover with plastic protector film or clear-coat. When I was a teenager, I used to dial back odometers for friends. I'm glad the statute of limitations is long past for that stuff.

1994, XJ-S, 6.0 liter, Coupe

VIN stickers

Andrew Picariello
Jaguar Association of New England *

forum user since 2011-02-15

 

As far as the Massachusetts DMV, and a reputable nearby body shop can determine. the door is original to the car, as are the other body panels. The consensus is that the Florida insurance company (now out of business) that wrote the car off did this. I have the theft report from the Florida DMV indicating that no body parts were stolen from the car, only wheels, tires and seats. The car is titled and currently registered in Massachusetts

The car is in very excellent condition. This is the only defect on it other than the minor electrical malfunctions that are to be expected in a 15 year old British car.

Andy Picariello