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Old 09-13-2018, 12:20 PM
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In case you were looking for a RPO sticker on a 2018 or newer GM, they don't have them any more. Instead they're using a QR code in the drivers side B pillar. https://sandyblogs.com/techlink/?p=7888
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You would think that black speckled square of gibberish will get all screwed up and become illegible after a few years. I'm thinking the info now can be pulled right from the Body Computer and be displayed on a GM scantool without having to resort to a Smart Phone App that might auto pay GM $25 from your Chase account just to be able to DeGibberize it.
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Any QR reading app will work I think. I needed the RPO for an 18 Silverado suspension for an alignment and found this info after futile search for the label. I don't have a cell phone much less a smart phone so I had to have someone else read it for me. Maybe a new scanner app is in order. I've never seen the RPOs in the body control module. I have GDS 2 so maybe I'll look some time with that.
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Good info! Thanks for the link.

I personally haven't seen anything that new yet my self. We will probally need to find something to download on the scan tool.

We are Going to need that for certain repairs and ordering replacement parts.
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If you have a subscription to CompNine you get get all the RPOs from the VIN, However they may not have that info for that year model yet. But for the older stuff that has a missing or unreadable RPO this works great.
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You would think that black speckled square of gibberish will get all screwed up and become illegible after a few years. I'm thinking the info now can be pulled right from the Body Computer and be displayed on a GM scantool without having to resort to a Smart Phone App that might auto pay GM $25 from your Chase account just to be able to DeGibberize it.

I definitely would agree with Witsend about the stick on label getting damaged and / or torn.
Here in the UK where I currently am, I have come across the labels they stick onto B pillars and similar, getting caught and torn or scraped which does make them utterly unreadable
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In case you were looking for a RPO sticker on a 2018 or newer GM, they don't have them any more. Instead they're using a QR code in the drivers side B pillar. https://sandyblogs.com/techlink/?p=7888
The RPO label isn't on a customers' 2015 Impala either.

Too bad. The Regular Production Option labels helped everyone make sure they got the CORRECT parts for the vehicle the first time.

Progress Huh.....
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Look under the spare tire cover?
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Look under the spare tire cover?
Nope...
On this particular customers vehicle I called one of the few good dealers, and they confirmed that the RPO labels are no longer being put onto the vehicles.

They would be in the glove box, on the glove box cover, in the centre armrest console at the bottom or on the lid. They would be on the trunk lid, on the spare tire cover (either top or bottom) and on one of the trunk side panels.

There are times large corporations make decisions that ultimately work negatively, this move is one of them.

One manufacturer parts department (Ford) insisted that I had to find the number on the sticker tag on an EGR valve (that probably cooked off 80,000 miles ago) before they could get us the correct EGR valve. The parts guy was a very good experienced person and the listings were many for that model vehicle, and the wrong one could have caused problems.
We got lucky but an RPO label would have identified the correct part right away had that manufacturer had them.
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That's 100 times better than stickers. Most cars still have them, but now that it's digital, it'll be super easy. Thanks for the info greasybob
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