To many the alphanumeric characters on the parts slip means nothing but a physical representation of a part for easy access and easy location on a car. In the majority a lot of the customer just want the correct part for their cars and are not bothered as long as it does the job. This thread is for all the enthusiasts out there who want to widen their Honda knowledge when it comes to parts. The Honda parts inventory is a minefield the sheer information will take you years to master and memorise. I know Lee & old Martin at Holdcroft speak in the middle code suffix which differentiates the models,both of them are wizard when it come to parts. It's their years of experience makes me a mere disciple and still learning something new everyday. To someone like me who can decipher the part numbers,it brings me closer in understanding my Honda.I am sure when you get the hang of it you will be in a better position and have an enhanced visibility to which parts are used on other cars and their variations.To facilitate part searches, Honda dealers have EPC Electronic Part catalogues which has the entire inventory for the entire Honda stable. Currently Honda dealers can search up to 1982 via the EPC, any Honda car outside this remit can be still searched only an on microfiche (My personal favourite) that is provided the dealer has not binned the film and the reader. How to Decipher Honda Genuine Parts Honda General Parts 61100 - SAA - E00ZZ = (Front Fender) 61100 = Function / Component number (location on Product / Model) SAA = Parts classification number / model (Model) E0 = Modification designation (Market Part is applicable for) 0-9= Subcontractor / supplier designation (Modification / Supplier) ZZ = Primed (Metal/Plastic Part) OR ZA ~ on Colour Coded Part Honda Bolts, Nuts, Oil Seals and other Standard Parts 95701 - 06010 - 00 = BOLT FLANGE, (6 X 10) 95701= Function number / Type number (location on Product) 6010 = Dimension (Read as 6 x 10) (Size of Part, if prefixed by a zero, drop the zero) 0 = ISO (Meets International safety standards) 0 – 9 = Chemical surface treatment (Type of coating / finish: ie plated/coated) To give you an insight what happens in the background when you order your part at the dealers.The customer in the UK can be served from Honda Logistics in Swindon ,Gent in Belgium and some rare cases from Japan directly. Have a look how the parts logistics process at Gent Belgium works, have a look at this clip from the 1990’s the process is more or less the same even today.