DecodeVIN Extension

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DecodeVIN Extension 2017-11-10T21:40:53+00:00

The DecodeVIN Extension for Zoho CRM

How can I...

  • Install DecodeVIN
  • Obtain a DecodeThis API Key
  • Use the Extension
  • Uninstall DecodeVIN


A vehicle identification number (VIN) is a unique code, including a serial number, used by the automotive industry to identify individual motor vehicles, towed vehicles, motorcycles, scooters and mopeds, as defined in ISO 3833. VINs were first used in 1954. DecodeVIN extension finds the Vehicle information:

  • Body Type
  • Driveline
  • Engine
  • Identification Number
  • Make
  • Model
  • Trim
  • Year

and populates them in the Leads Module Records. The Lead must have a valid VIN number. This happens automatically whenever a new lead is created.

DecodeVIN Zoho Fields

Install DecodeVIN

You can either go to the Zoho Marketplace and install the DecodeVIN extension or log in to your Zoho CRM account and install.

To install DecodeVIN extension

  • 1. Click Settings > Setup > Extensions & APIs > Marketplace > Go to Marketplace. All the installed extensions will be listed. Under All Extensions you can view all the extensions supported in CRM.
  • 2. Click AllExtensions, browse through for DecodeVIN and click it.
  • 3. Click InstallNow.
  • 4. In the following screen, agree to the terms of service and click Install.
  • 5. Configure Settings: Add API KEY.

Obtain a Decode This API Key

1) Sign up

DecodeVIN Sign Up

2) Choose a Subscription Plan: API or API Basic

Usage Cap

There is no hard cap to monthly usage there is an implicit soft cap of 30,000 decoded VINs per month for the API subscription and 15,000 for the Basic API subscription. The soft cap means that you will be alerted to the overage but the service will not immediately cease upon reaching that figure. If you require more than that number of decodes please contact us for additional support.

DecodeVIN API Choices
DecodeVIN Check Out

4) Obtain an API Key

Go to Account > Settings

or visit:

DecodeVIN API Key

5) Copy the API Key in Extension Settings

DecodeVIN API Key

Using the Extension

The details are automatically updated whenever a new Lead is created and the VIN is present.

DecodeVIN Zoho Fields
DecodeVIN Zoho Fields

Uninstall DecodeVIN

When you wish to uninstall DecodeVIN extension, please note that all the data will be deleted on uninstalling and cannot be recovered.

To uninstall DecodeVIN extension

  1. Click Setting > Setup > Extensions & APIs > Marketplace.
  2. All the installed extensions are listed. Under All Extensions you can view all the extensions supported in CRM.
  3. Browse for DecodeVIN and click the corresponding Uninstall link.
  4. Click Ok to confirm. All the data related to the extension will be deleted.