How to Find Your GMC Paint Code: Step by Step Video

Step 1

Select your GMC model

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Step 2

Select your GMC year.

Step 3

Select your GMC paint code.

How to find the paint color code for your car

Regardless of whether you have a Sierra or a Canyon, GMC has made locating your paint code simple. Depending on the model and year of your vehicle, the paint code will be in different places. The code is on the service parts identification stickers, to find this:

GMC Paint Code Location
  • Open the passenger side door
  • Check in the glove box and in the middle console
  • Move to the driver’s side door and open it
  • Look on the door jamb
  • Also, try checking the passenger door rear

The list above includes the most common places to find the GMC paint code. If the service tag is not in the areas above, call our hotline at 971-770-2372 from 8:00 am till 2:00 pm during the week and most Saturdays. You can also send us an email at It doesn’t matter if you drive a Suburban or a Jimmy, our expert staff members can help you uncover the correct paint code.

How to find out what color your car is

GMC Paint Code Location

Example: 505Q

The code above represents Crystal Claret Tintcoat, which is prevalent on the GMC Sierra. Often a color can be represented by multiple codes, for example, 50GAZ/WA8624 Olympic White or 51/GAO/WA316N Gold Mist Metallic.

GMC’s paint codes can vary in length from two digits long up to six and contain both numbers and letters. They will often begin with WA OR U.

The GMC service parts identification sticker has numerous codes on it. To find the paint code, look for the “BC/CC” heading, it is usually at the bottom. You will find the code to the right-hand side of it.

How much do you know about GMC?

GMC is part of General Motors and was founded over 100 years ago. The brand primarily focuses on trucks and bigger vehicles. GMC is one of the most popular manufacturers in the U.S., with colors like 41/WA8555 Black being a fan favorite. Although, metallic colors like 16/WA213M Graystone Metallic have surged in popularity over the last decade.

The only place that GMC’s are sold outside North America is in the Middle East, where they are affectionately known as “Jimmies” or “Jims.” In fact, the world’s largest GMC dealer by sales volume is in Kuwait, where models like the Yukon are widely sought after.

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