Important Information About Cookies.

We use small text files called cookies to make our website better and easier for you to use. On this website, we are only using cookies that are designed to enhance your user experience on the site, help with measuring site performance or share news on different social media channels. None of the information we are collecting can identify you personally.

Cookies are regulated by a European Directive in order to protect your privacy. Toyota Motor Europe does not retain the information collected by the cookies used on this website for any commercial purposes nor share them with any third party companies.

The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies'. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this - but if you want, you can manage your settings at any time through your web browser settings.

See our privacy policy.

I accept cookies from this site

Select Language


Select User ID

Select Password

Vehicle Identity Instructions

Selecting the right manual

There are many hundreds of technical manuals for repair of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Selecting the correct manual for the vehicle you wish to repair can be confusing. The following information and example will assist in selecting the correct manual.

(1) Identify the Vehicle

Before you can select the right manual, you must accurately identify the vehicle to be repaired by locating the Model Code on the Vehicle Identification Plate. The plate is typically located in the engine compartment but may also be located elsewhere on the vehicle. The illustration shows typical locations for vehicle identity plates on Toyota or Lexus vehicles.

(2) The Model Code

The vehicle identity plate contains the vehicle identity number, engine number and model code. The vehicle Model Code, similar to that shown below provides a complete identification of the vehicle type including model, engine, transmission and body type.

Only the basic model code is required to search for manuals. In this example, ZZT250 provides sufficient information to search for Avensis manuals.

A complete explanation of the model code is provided within the first few pages of each New Car Features manual. These can be viewed on-line by selecting the appropriate model (in this case Avensis) and New Car Features from the Publication Type drop-down lists.