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The Northstar, in either its 275 or 300 horsepower variation, now powered all front-wheel drive Cadillacs.

V.I.N. DATA

The 1996 Cadillac had a 17-symbol vehicle identification number (VIN) stamped on a metal tag attached to the upper left surface of the cowl visible through the windshield. The code was as follows:
POSITION DIGIT MEANING
1 1 or 4 manufacturing country (United States)
2 G General Motors
3 6 Cadillac
4 & 5 car line series
  • D/W = Fleetwood
  • E/L = Eldorado
  • E/T = Eldorado Touring
  • K/D = DeVille
  • K/F = Concours
  • K/S = Seville (SLS)
  • K/Y = Seville (STS)
6 the body style:
  • 1 = two-door coupe
  • 2 = two-door
  • 3 = two-door convertible
  • 4 = two-door station wagon
  • 5 = four-door sedan
  • 6 = four-door
  • 8 = four-door station wagon
7 the restraint code
  • 1 = active (manual) belts
  • 2 = active (manual) belts w/dual airbags
  • 3 = active (manual) belts w/driver's side airbag
  • 4 = passive (automatic) belts
  • 5 = passive (automatic) belts w/driver's side airbag
  • 6 = passive (automatic) belts w/dual airbags
  • 7 = active (manual) belt driver and passive (automatic) belt passenger w/dual airbags
8 the engine
  • P = LTl 5.7L V-8
  • Y = LD8 4.6L V-8
  • 9 = L37 4.6L V-8
  • R = L81 3.0L V-6
9 check digit  
10 model year T = 1996
11 the assembly plant  
12-17 the production sequence number  

HISTORICAL NOTES

1996 Cadillac Notes

1996 Automotive Notes




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