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Beginning in 1981 Honda went to the 17 digit worldwide standard.

1981 - 1989
 
1st POSITION, NATION OF  ORIGIN
1 = USA
2 = Canada
3 = Mexico
J = Japan
K = Korea
V = France

2nd POSITION, MANUFACTURER
H = Honda

3rd POSITION, VEHICLE TYPE
M = Passenger Car, Built in Japan 
G = Passenger Car, Built in USA/Canada

4th & 5th POSITION,1983 BODY TYPE
SR = Sedan
WR = Wagon

4th & 5th POSITION,1984-86 BODY TYPE I ENGINE
AD = Accord
AB = Prelude Sedan
AE = Civic, l300cc CRX
AF = Civic, l500cc CRX
AG = Civic,1300cc3 door
AH = Civic, l500cc3 door
AK = Civic,1500cc4 door
AN = Civic, Wagon
AR = Civic, Wagon4X4
BA = Accord

6th POSITION, 1983-86 TRANSMISSION CODE
2 = Semi-Hondamatic
3 = 3 Speed Automatic
4 = 4 Speed Manual
5 = 5 Speed Manual
6 = 5 Speed Manual-Super Low Gear
7 = 4 Speed Automatic

4th Thru 6th POSITION,1987-89 CAR LINE/ENGINE
BA3 = Prelude SI
BA4 = Prelude2.0L
BA8 = Prelude
CA5 = Accord
CA6 = Accord coupe
ECI = Civic CRX
EC2 = Civic1300
EC3 = Civic1500
EC4 = Civic4 DoorSedan
EC5 = Civic Wagon
EC6 = Civic Wagon4X4
ED3 = Civic Sedan1.5L (1988)
ED6 = Civic Hatchback1.5L (1988)
ED7 = Civic Hatchback1.6L (1988)
ED8 = Civic CRX1.5L (1988)
ED9 = Civic CRX1.6L (1988)
EE2 = Civic Wagon1.5L (1988)
EE4 = Civic Wagon1.6L (1988)
EY1 = Civic Wagovan
EY3 = Civic Wagovan1.5L

7th POSITION,1983-86 BODY TYPE
2 = 2 Door
3 = 3 Door
4 = 4 Door
5 = 5 Door

7th POSITION,1987-89 BODY TYPE AND TRANSMISSION
1 = 2 Door Sedan, Manual
2 = 2 Door Sedan, Automatic
3 = 2 Door Hatchback, Manual
4 = 2 Door Hatchback, Auto
5 = 4 Door Sedan, Manual
6 = 4 Door Sedan, Automatic
7 = 4 Door Wagon, Manual
8 = 4 Door Wagon, Automatic

8th POSITION GRADE
1 = Basic, HF
2 = Standard, DX
3 = GL, GLS, LX
4 = Lxi, SI
5 = Special
6 = Accord Hatchback
7 = Accord Hatchback & LXI

8th POSITION GRADE,1988-1989
2 = DX Accord Manual seat belt
2 = S Prelude Automatic ("passive") seat belt
3 = LX Accord Manual seat belt
3 = Si Prelude Automatic ("passive") seat belt
4 = LXi Accord Manual seat belt
4 = (std) Civic Hatchback Manual seat belt
4 = DX Civic Sedan Manual seat belt
4 = (std) Civic Wagovan Manual seat belt
4 = Si Prelude w/optional4WS Automatic ("passive") seat belt
5 = DX Civic Hatchback Manual seat belt
5 = LX Civic Sedan Manual seat belt
5 = (std) Civic CRX Manual seat belt
5 = (std) '89 Civic CRX Automatic ("passive") seat belt
5 = (std) Civic Wagon Manual seat belt
5 = SEi Accord Manual seat belt
6 = DX Accord Automatic ("passive") seat belt
6 = HF Civic CRX Manual seat belt
6 = Si Civic CRX Manual seat belt
6 = Si '89 Civic CRX Automatic ("passive") seat belt
6 = Si Civic Hatchback Manual seat belt
6 = RTi Civic Wagon4WD Manual seat belt
8 = LXi Accord Automatic ("passive") seat belt

9th POSITION CHECK DIGIT

10th POSITION MODEL YEAR
D = 1983
S = 1984
F = 1985
G = 1986
H = 1987
J = 1988
K = 1989

11th POSITION, ASSEMBLY PLANT
A = Marysville, Ohio, USA
C = Saitama, Japan
H = Alliston, Canada
L = S. Liberty, USA
S = Suzuka, Japan
T = Tochigi, Japan

12th Thru17th POSITION, PRODUCTION SEOUENCE NUMBER
This number starts at 000001 with the first car.
 
1990 -1998

1st POSITION, NATION OF ORIGIN
1 = USA
2 = Canada
3 = Mexico
J = Japan
K = Korea
V = France

2nd POSITION MANUFACTURER
H = Honda

3rd POSITION, VEHICLE TYPE
M = Passenger Car, Built in Japan
G = Passenger Car, Built in USA/Canada
L = Multi purpose passenger vehicle

4th Thru 6th POSITION, CAR LINE I ENGINE
BA4 = Prelude,2.0/2.1L
BA8 = Prelude,2.2L
BB1 = Prelude VTEC,2.2L
BB2 = Prelude,2.3L
BB6 = Prelude2-door
CB7 = Accord,2.2L
CB9 = Accord Wagon,2.2L
CD5 = Accord4 Door2.2L
CD7 = Accord2 Door2.2L
CE1 = Accord Wagon2.2L
CE6 = Accord V64 Door2.7L
CF8 = Accord4 Door SOHC
CG1 = Accord4 Door V6 VTEC
CG2 = Accord2 Door V6 VTEC
CG3 = Accord2 Door (VTEC or ULEV)
CG5 = Accord4 Door VTEC
CG6 = Accord4 Door ULEV
ED3 = Civic4 Door,1.5L
ED4 = Civic4 Door,1.6L
ED6 = Civic3 Door,1.5L
ED7 = Civic3 Door,1.6L
ED8 = CRX,1.5L
ED9 = CRX,1.6L
EE2 = Civic Wagon,1.5L
EE4 = Civic Wagon,1.6L
EG1 = Civic del Sol,1.5L
EG2 = Civic del Sol VTEC1.6L
EG8 = Civic4 Door,1.5L
EH2 = Civic3 Door,1.5L
EH3 = Civic3 Door,1.6L
EH6 = Civic del So,1.6L
EH9 = Civic4 Door,1.6L
EJ1 = Civic2 Door,1.6L
EJ2 = Civic2 Door,1.5L
EJ6 = Civic2/3/4 Door1.6L
EJ7 = Civic2 Door1.6L
EJ8 = Civic2/3 Door1.6L
RA1 = Odyssey
RA3 = Odyssey5 Door Wagon (1998)
RD1 = CR-V5-door (4 Wheel drive)
RD2 = CR-V5-door (2 Wheel drive)

7th POSITION BODY,TYPE I TRANSMISSION
1 = 2 Door Coupe, Manual
2 = 2 Door Coupe, Automatic
3 = 3 Door Hatchback, Manual
4 = 3 Door Hatchback, Automatic
5 = 4 Door Sedan, Manual
6 = 4 Door Sedan, Automatic
7 = 5 Door Wagon, Manual
8 = 5 Door Wagon, Automatic

8th POSITION GRADE,1990-1993
1 = 2.0S Prelude
2 = 2.0S Prelude
3 = 2.1S Prelude
4 = 2.1 Si Prelude w/4W5
4 = DX Accord
4 = (Std) Civic3 Door
4 = CX Civic3 Door (1992)
4 = DX Civic
4 = S Prelude (92-93)
4 = S Civic del Sol (1993)
5 = 2.1Si Prelude 
5 = LX Accord
5 = CX Civic (1993)
5 = DX Civic3 Door
5 = EX Civic2 Door (1993)
5 = LX Civic4 Door
5 = (Std)CRX
5 = (Std) Civic Wagon (2WD)
6 = DX Civic3 Door (1993)
6 = DC Accord
6 = EXCivic4 Door
6 = EXCivic2Door(1993)
6 = SiCivic3 Door
6 = Si Prelude wl4WS (92-93)
6 = Si Civic del Sol (1993)
6 = HFCRX
6 = Si QRX
6 = ATi Civic Wagon (4WD)
6 = VX Civic3 Door (1992)
7 = EX Accord (92-93)
7 = VX Civic (1993)
7 = VTEC Prelude(1993)
8 = SE Accord
8 = Si Civic3 Door (92-93)
9 = EX Civic4 Door (92-93)
9 = 10th Anniversary Accord

8th POSITION GRADE, 1994-1998
0 = Accord SE2/4 Door
0 = Civic LX
1 = Accord DX w/ABS2/4-door
2 = Accord DX2/4-door
2 = Civic CX3-door
2 = Civic DX2-door
2 = Civic EX 2-door
2 = Civic HX
2 = Civic CVT
2 = Accord Wagon LX 
3 = Civic CX w/AC3-door
3 = Civic DX w/AC4-door
3 = Civic EX w/ABS2-door
3 = Civic LX 
3 = Accord LX2/4-door
3 = Accord Wagon LX w/ABS 
3 = Accord w/ABS V6
4 = Civic DX4-door
4 = Civic EX2/4 Door
4 = CR-V w/o ABS
4 = Accord DX4-Door (1998)
4 = Accord LX w/ABS2/4-door
4 = Civic Del Sol S 
4 = Odyssey LX6 Passenger 
4 = Prelude S 
4 = Prelude VTEC (1997)
4 = w/o SH pkg. Prelude (1998)
4 = CR-V LX (1998)
5 = Civic CX3-door
5 = Accord EX2/4-door
5 = Civic LX4-door
5 = Civic DX w/AC
5 = Civic EX a/ABS2-door
5 = CR-V w/ABS
5 = Prelude Si 
5 = Prelude SH (1997)
6 = Civic DX3-door
6 = Accord E w/leather2/4-door
6 = Civic LX w/ABS4-door
6 = Civic Del Sol Si 
6 = Odyssey LX7 Passenger
6 = Prelude4WS Si 
6 = CR-V EX (1998)
7 = Odyssey EX
7 = Accord EX
7 = Accord EX ULEV (1998)
7 = Civic LX w/AC
7 = Civic Del Sol Si/wABS
7 = Civic Del Sol VTEC 
7 = Prelude VTEC 
7 = Civic VX3-door
8 = Civic Si3-door
8 = Civic LX w/ABS
8 = Accord DX25th Anniv.Edition
9 = Accord Wagon EX
9 = Accord Value Package4 Door
9 = Civic Del Sol LX w/ABS
9 = Civic Del Sol Si w/ABS
9 = Civic Del Sol VTEC w/ABS
9 = Civic Si w/ABS3-door
9 = Civic EX4-door

9th POSITION CHECK DIGIT

10th POSITION MODEL YEAR
L = 1990
M = 1991
N = 1992
P = 1993
R = 1994
S = 1995
T = 1996
V = 1997
W = 1998

11th POSITION ASSEMBLY PLANT
A = Marysville, Ohio, USA
C = Sayama, Japan
H = Alliston, Canada
L = East Liberty, USA
S = Suzuka, Japan
T = Tochigi, Japan

12th Thru17th POSITION PRODUCTION SEQUENCE NUMBER
This number starts at 000001 with the first car.