Knowledge Base - Info:- Paint Codes

Here is a link to a fellow enthusiasts site that lists paint codes and some other useful info on how to decipher the ID plate

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Unfortunately the site linked to above no longer exists, however we have managed to salvage the information below. All credit for the info belongs to the original owner of mr2.noegruts.com

MR2 Color Codes

Note: I have no idea if this information applies to any other vehicle other than the US-spec mk2 Toyota MR2.

The codes for the paint and interior trim colors of the mk2 MR2 can be found on the VIN label in the driver's door jamb. My one reads as follows (note that I've erased the last part of my VIN number):

The important part here is the numbers and letters following the “C/TR”. By reading this label you can see that my 93 Turbo is painted "Super White II" with a blue cloth interior. You can also use the “A/TM” code to divine that I have a limited-slip differential too - the information on this code can be found here.

Each color has a code, which you use when ordering touch-up paint. Since different colors were available in different years, the following tables are broken down by model year. If you can correct or add to this information, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I'll add it to this page. Please include the following information in your email - I need it all for the interior trim code in particular:

  • The model year of your MR2 and whether it is a Turbo or an N/A. For example: "1993 MR2 Turbo".
  • The C/TR code from your driver's door jamb label. For example: "C/TR: 040/FT82".
  • The paint color and color/style of the interior trim. For example: "Super White paint with blue cloth interior".
  • The color of your car's carpet, headliner, instrument panel and dash (see below).

Paint Codes

1995 Model Year Paint Colors Paint Code Confirmed By
Super White II 040 Winston Austria
Steel Mist Gray 187  
Black 202  
Super Red 3E5 Mine!
Solar Yellow 576  
Dark Emerald Pearl 6M1  
Tropical Blue Metallic 8B6  
1994 Model Year Paint Colors Paint Code Confirmed By
Super White II 040 Susie Sherman
Steel Mist Gray 187 Gerry Lehmann
Black 202 Bryan Feldman
Super Red 3E5  
Solar Yellow 576  
Dark Emerald Pearl 6M1  
Tropical Blue Metallic 8B6 Osman Ullah
1993 Model Year Paint Colors Paint Code Confirmed By
Super White II 040 Mine!
Steel Mist Gray 187 Byron Johnson
Black 202 Derek Steele
Super Red 3E5 Shawn Gordon
Signal Yellow 567  
Turquoise Pearl (aka ‘Teal’) 746 Su Nguyen
Blue Metallic 8J2 Alan Herold
1992 Model Year Paint Colors Paint Code Confirmed By
Super White 043  
Steel Mist Gray † 187  
Black 202  
Crimson Red 3J6  
Signal Yellow 567 David Woo
Aquamarine Pearl 742 Andy
Nautical Blue Metallic 8H3  
1991 Model Year Paint Colors Paint Code Confirmed By
Super White 043 Ed Mundy
Steel Gray Mist † 187 Ed Bickford
Black 202 Ted Watanabe
Crimson Red 3J6 Adam Gage
Signal Yellow 567 Alex Pun
Aquamarine Pearl 742 Aaron Kelly
Nautical Blue Metallic 8H3 Greg Toy

† - This color was only available on Turbo models in this model year. Steel Gray Mist was renamed to Steel Mist Gray for the 1992 and later model years. The color itself remained the same, however.

Interior Trim Codes

Deciphering the interior trim code is more difficult. I'll list them below as people report them to me.

CodeTrim StyleCarpet ColorHeadliner ColorInstr.Panel ColorDash ColorYear/ModelOwner
FF82 Blue cloth Blue Blue Black Blue 1991 NA Greg Toy
FF22 Black cloth   Black     1991 NA Aaron Kelly
FF22 Black leather (aftermarket?) Black Black Black Black 1991 NA Adam Gage
FG22 Black cloth Black Black Black Black 1991 Turbo Alex Pun
FG82 Blue cloth Blue Gray Black Blue 1991 Turbo Edward Mundy
FG82 Blue cloth         1991 Turbo Joe Lanzetti
LA22 Black leather Black Black Black Black 1991 Turbo Ted Watanabe
FG22 Black cloth Black Black Black Black 1991 Turbo (hardtop) Gustavo Pavon
LG22 Black leather Black Black Black Black 1992 Turbo David Woo
FS22 Black cloth Black Gray     1993 NA David Weilmuenster
FT82 Blue cloth Blue Gray Black Blue 1993 Turbo Mine!
LG01 Tan leather Biege Biege Black Black 1993 Turbo Derek Steele
LG22 Black leather Black Gray Black Black 1993 Turbo Su Nguyen
LG01 Tan leather         1993 Turbo
(hardtop)
Shawn Gordon
LG22 Black leather Black Gray Black Black 1993 Turbo (hardtop) James Chung
FD23 Black cloth         1994 Turbo Gerry Lehmann
LA02 Tan leather Biege Biege Black Black 1994 Turbo Bryan Feldman
LA23 Black leather Black Gray Black Black 1994 Turbo Susie Sherman
LA23 Black leather Black Gray Black Black 1994 Turbo Osman Ullah
LA02 Tan leather Biege Biege Black Black 1995 Turbo Winston Austria
LA23 Black leather Black Gray Black Black 1995 Turbo Mine!

Clearly there is more information than just the color and style of trim being encoded here. Hopefully I'll be able to figure it all out with more data. The current theory goes something like this, however:

First letter: Seat/trim material. F - fabric (cloth) seating. L - leather seating. Adam Gage's car is the only anomaly here. He isn't sure if his seats are original or aftermarket. Until I hear of other people with factory leather with an 'F' in this position I'll assume Adam's car left the factory with fabric seats and a previous owner had the leather fitted.

Second letter: No idea. Aaron Kelly has suggested that the headliner color may be encoded somewhere in the trim code, so perhaps this is it. Alternatively, it might represent the carpet color. More research required here.

First digit: Seat/trim color. 8 - blue. 2 - black. 0 - tan.

Second digit: No idea. This is difficult to decipher until I can gather more data. The current options are '1', '2' and '3'. Anybody have anything else in this position?




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