How to Enable JavaScript
December 6, 2010 (published) | December 13, 2013 (revised)

VIN and many other sites use a programming language called JavaScript to enhance your experience. To enable your computer to understand JavaScript, please follow the steps that apply to your browser:

Windows Internet Explorer | Firefox | Google Chrome | Safari

Windows Internet Explorer (IE)

Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9 & 10 (Figure 1); Internet Explorer 6 (Figure 2) :

  1. On the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
  2. Click the Custom Level.
  3. In the Security Settings – Internet Zone dialog box, scroll down to the Scripting section and click Enable for Active Scripting.

                                 Figure 1 - Internet Explorer 7 & 8  (IE7 & IE8)      

                                             Figure 2 - Internet Explorer (IE6)

 For more Internet Explorer help and support, go to Microsoft Internet Explorer Support.

Mozilla Firefox


  1. Click on Tools from the main menu, and then select Add-ons (Figure 3a).
    • If you have the Firefox button  instead of the main menu, click on the down arrow and select Add-ons (Figure 3b).
  2. From the Add-ons Manager window, select Plugins (Figure 3c).
  3. Locate Java in the list of add-ons and open the drop down menu to the far right of the line.
  4. Select Always Activate.
  5. Close the window.

              Figure 3a - Firefox                              Figure 3b - Firefox

Figure 3c - Firefox


For more Firefox help and support, go to Mozilla Firefox Support.

Google Chrome


  1. Type Chrome://plugins into the address/search bar.
  2. Look for Java in the list of plugins (if the Disable link appears, Java is already enabled)
  3. Click on the Enable link (if available)
  4. (Optional) Check the Always allowed box to stop additional Chrome warnings when running Java content.


For more Chrome help and support, go to Google Chrome Support.


Safari for Windows:

  1. On the Safari settings  icon, click Preferences (Figure 5a).
  2. Click on Security icon (Figure 5b).
  3. Select Enable JavaScript next to Web content (Figure 5b).

   Figure 5a - Safari for Windows               Figure 5b - Safari for Windows

Safari for Mac: 

  1. Select Safari from the top menu and click Preferences (Figure 6a).
  2. Click on Security icon (Figure 6b).
  3. Select Enable JavaScript next to Web content (Figure 6b).

     Figure 6a - Safari for MAC                          Figure 6b - Safari for MAC

For more Safari help and support, go to Apple Safari Support.