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Wow...here is what I found. Thank goodness an old original touch up paint bottle was still in the car.

The code on the Bottle is: LST 0U2 Y3C"

Which is listed here: http://www.zakparts.com/shop/article_LST%25200U2%2520Y3C/VAG---Amulet-Red---LY3C.html?sessid=5gMZlgodp7i42ExF4w91rNaihNSm4JNLwPIEPWHkr2lh7DSOEdN7buq7dPlHOK0e&shop_param=cid%3D11%26aid%3DLST%25200U2%2520Y3C%26

as "Volkswagen/Audi Amulet Red" and a paint code of "LY3C". Not the "Y83 9" listed on the paint code label.

I am so sad, I now have "Amulet Red" and not "Guards Red" which sounded so much more manly.

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Don't be sad - think positive! Someone paid extra for a special order colour, and you got it for the same price as plain old Guards Red! And think about the extra bragging rights it gives you. At meets you'll be able to turn your nose up at Guards Red cars, and smugly say "mine is Special Order Amulet Red". Priceless. :)

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Don't be sad - think positive! Someone paid extra for a special order colour, and you got it for the same price as plain old Guards Red! And think about the extra bragging rights it gives you. At meets you'll be able to turn your nose up at Guards Red cars, and smugly say "mine is Special Order Amulet Red". Priceless. :)

+1 :thumbup:

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Where are you guys finding the option code, or paint code? I've got a 2002 996 and can't find mine..

Thanks,

..Joe

Look for your option sticker under the front hood or in the Owner's Maintenance Manual. Those are the easy locations.

There is also a plate on the left fender inside the front trunk behind the carpet.

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