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Old 09-06-2011, 11:20 AM
Baker555 Baker555 is offline
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Build Date?

Hey guys. I pulled out rubber liner in the storage space under the center stack and found this (see picture). It's a calendar with dots starting at January 2003 and stop at May 2005. Does that mean May '05 is my build date? If not, what does it mean? Has anyone even noticed this before? Any help is appreciated.

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Old 09-06-2011, 05:06 PM
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It's probably the manufacture date of that piece of rubber/plastic.

The build date of your car should be on a plaque on your door jamb (not near my car now to check, but probably next to the VIN).

You can also enter your VIN into and it should decode a build date from the VIN.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:35 AM
rustyeuro rustyeuro is offline
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yes, the way you read those calenders is the latest dot (think of it as crossing off days on a calender) is when that part was manufactured. like RKW said, car build date is on the door jam
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