Volvo xc90 paint code location

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Just want to get a Chipex kit, but lists 4 different silvers !! Anyone help me on the location on the code please?

If you look inside the rear drivers side door on the B pillar there will be a small black Volvo ID label which towards the bottom at the end of a row of info will have a 3 digit code for the Paint Code. Mine shows 477 which is for Electric Silver.
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Volvo Paint Codes

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The paint colour code identifies the original paint color of the body. The code is found on the vehicle identification plate usually located under the bonnet. The same colour code was used on different Volvo models. For example the dark blue code 96 was used on the Volvo 120 and 140 Series. Of course both are exactly the same colour. Also note that particular colour codes may have more than one colour name for marketing purposes.

Some cars will have -1, -2 or -3 in the paint code, such as 100-1. The -1, -2, -3 refer to a different shade of the colour. -1 being a lighter shade and -3 being a darker shade.

Volvo originally used a 140° Enamel paint, mostly Glasurit or Herberts.

For the repair-market there was an 80° Enamel air-drying paint available.

Volvo's paint codes were changed from December 1988. Both solvent and water based paints are now used on cars. In order to easily identity extra digits have been introduced which indicate if the paint is solvent or water based or has another quality

Exmple: 850 has the paint code 189-21. The first three digits (189 in this case) is for Volvo's colour code 189 Polar White

The fourth digit stands for:
1 = BASF (Glasurit)
2 = Herberts (STANDOX)
3 = Beckers
4 = IDAC/Dupont
5 = Sikkens
6, 7, and 9 = not used
8 = IVI

The fifth digit stands for:
1 = solvent based
2 = water based Metallic/Pearl + Varnish
3 = water based Solid + Varnish
4 = solvent based Solid + Varnish
5 = solvent based Pearl shine + Varnish*
6 = water based Solid/Metallic/Pearl + 2 component Varnish
7 = water based Solid/Metallic/Pearl + powder Varnish
8, 9 = not used

*Because of the transparent pearl coat this concept includes a solid colour which is applied under the pearl coat

Volvo Wheel Paint Codes

Silver 930
Dark Silver 931
Anthracite 932
Champagne 933
White Silver 935
Bright Silver 936

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If you've ever had your car vandalized, or you've suffered a lot of banging on the doors, someone scratched your volvo xc90, for whatever reason, in the event that you are looking to redo your paint, retouch a damaged body part, you will necessarily need essential information to find its original appearance, the color code! Unfortunately, depending on the car, it is not necessarily located in the same place. We will precisely, through this guide, tell you how to find the paint code for your volvo xc90?

To do this, first, we will tell you the different places where you can find it, and yes, depending on the year and the series of your volvo xc90, it may happen that it is located in different locations. Then, in the second place, we will show you the most common method of using the color code of paint on your volvo xc90 to repaint it.

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What is the role of the paint code of a volvo xc90?

Before detailing all the different locations of the paint color code of your volvo xc90, we wanted to briefly remind you what the function of this code is, the vast majority of you are undoubtedly in the process of repainting your vehicle or at least you're interested in it.

The paint code of a volvo xc90 is in practice a unique identification of the shade of your paint. It will be particularly important in the event that you simply want make touch-ups and not have color differences between the initial painting and your retouching. This is therefore even more important in the event that you only have a bumper or a wing repainted for example. On the other hand, if you ever re-paint your entire car in this case, you can choose any shade and this will be simply important in the event that you want to find the original appearance of your volvo xc90.

Whatever your desires, whether you just want to repaint part or all of your vehicle, know that this type of work is particularly long and requires extreme precision, hence the exorbitant price that car painters demand for these services. First of all strip the old paint and sand, paint and finally varnish .

Where can I find the paint code for my volvo xc90?

We go directly to what interests you the most, discover where is the paint code on his volvo xc90? It is not a particularly laborious task, but each brand positions it in different places and it is not necessarily easy to find it quickly, even on similar models.

Fortunately for you there are several solutions, some much easier to find than others, we will start from the simplest to the most complex.

If you are looking for more information about your car and want to know if your volvo xc90 has a timing belt or chain, we recommend that you read our article on this subject.

The paint code is normally composed of 3 or 4 alphanumeric characters.

Find the code of its paint using your license plate

This is the solution that we recommend, and in our opinion, it is also the one that you will choose. It has been possible, for some time and thanks to certain specialized platforms simply recover the paint code of your volvo xc90 using its license plate. Because yes, in the event that you have never had this procedure to perform it may seem obvious to you, but for years this research was very complicated to perform. And yes, the only way to do this was to look up the vehicle identification tag which can be found in a number of places.

Fortunately you will be delighted to learn that for now almost 100% of cars this manipulation with the license plate works, you will only need:

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  • Enter your license plate in the tab at the top right of the home page

Retrieve the paint color code of your volvo xc90 using the gray card

Second technique, quite similar, it has also become democratized in recent years and some companies have digitized thousands of documents to be able to recover these databases. To take advantage of it, you just need to get your hands on the gray card of your volvo xc90, find the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) , which is listed after section "E.". And finally, you will simply have to enter this identification to a company specializing in automotive painting so that they can provide you with the paint code of your volvo xc90. You can contact specialized sites or car garages.

Find the information sticker on your car

To conclude, last technique, the most difficult, which we recommend to you only if you really have a doubt about the veracity of the information which you have found thanks to the two alternatives proposed above, or in the eventuality where they do not. did not work for your vehicle.

There is, for each vehicle a vehicle information sticker which summarizes certain essential information about your volvo xc90, and in particular the paint code of the latter. It is generally called the CIS, SPID or VCL, you will certainly find information on its location. in the manual for your volvo xc90.

As a rule, this label is found on the interior pillar of a door (driver's door most often), if not, you can find it in the trunk, or under your windshield in the engine block.


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The Vin Plate location on the Volvo S60, S80, V70, XC70, XC90, V60 is dependant on the car year, before 2005 and after 2005.

For cars until 2005 it is located on the left hand side of the engine bay, between the front fender and the engine air box.

The VIN Plate looks like this:


and the code positions have the following meanings:

1 – Product Code
2 – VIN Code
3 – Market Code (USA, Canada, etc.)
4 – Interior Trim Code
5 – Exterior Paint Code
6 – Special Vehicle Number (Taxi, Police, etc.)
7 – Front Suspension Spring & Shock Code
8 – Front Anti-Sway Bar Code
9 – Rear Suspension Spring & Shock Code
10 – Rear Anti-Sway Bar Code
11 – Front Suspension Bump Stop Code
12 – Rear Suspension Bump Stop Code

For cars after 2005 it is located on the B-pillar facing the rear right hand side door. You’ll need to open the door and look to the door hinges area to find it.


The VIN decal looks like this:


and the code positions have the following meanings:

1 – VIN Code
2 – Interior Code
3 – Exterior Paint Code
4 – Special Vehicle Number (Taxi, Police, etc.)
5 – Front Suspension Spring Code
6 – Front Suspension Strut Code
7 – Front Anti-Sway Bar Code
8 – Rear Suspension Spring Code
9 – Rear Suspension Shock Code
10 – Rear Anti-Sway Bar Code
11 – Front Suspension Bump Stop Code
12 – Rear Suspension Bump Stop Code

The instructions in this tutorial will work in the following model years:

  • 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Volvo S60
  • 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 Volvo V70
  • 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 Volvo XC70 and V70 XC
  • 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 Volvo S80
  • 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Volvo XC90
  • 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Volvo S60 and V60

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