You’re bored with listening to cassettes and only having the capability to enjoy the radio, while your smartphone is full of your preferred tracks but you don’t have a 3.5mm or usb port on your car radio, so you can’t enjoy your car travels to the fullest… That’s specifically why we’ve written and published this article to help you, because now you’re going to find out how to install a car radio on your Mercedes Benz Sprinter. To achieve this, first of all we will find out how to remove the old car radio, then how to install a car radio on Mercedes Benz Sprinter and finally, how to connect it.
How to install car radio on Mercedes Benz Sprinter: Removing the old car stereo
Before we begin the serious business of how to install a car stereo on your Mercedes Benz Sprinter, there is one necessary step, remove the audio set you already have on your car. There are two scenarios, either you have an original headunit, or you have an universal set. Before you start taking out, always don’t forget to remove the negative wire from the battery to avoid any risk of short-circuit or electrocution. Once this is conducted, here are the two ways dependant upon the stereo that equips your Mercedes Benz Sprinter:
- Original car radio:
In this case, you’ll have to be patient, in most cases, the simple use of extracting clamps in the 4 holes in the corners of the car radio should be enough to remove it. But on some particular models of specific years, this operation will not be enough to remove the old car radio from your Mercedes Benz Sprinter. In actual fact, you will need to remove certain auto parts of the centre console to access the car radio itself. To accomplish this, you will need to use a screwdriver to remove the plastic covers that are in the way. Once you have access to the station, don’t forget to disconnect all the connections.
- Aftermarket radio :
In this situation the method is much easier, you will just have to use the extracting clamps and press on the 4 corners of your station to make it come out of its place. Once this step is conducted, don’t forget to unplug it and remove the metal frame that supports it in the notch of the center console. That’s it, you’ve completed dismantling your old car radio, all you have to do is install the new one!
How to install car radio on your Mercedes Benz Sprinter: Fitting and connecting the car radio
Let’s go to the essential part for you, how to install a car stereo on your Mercedes Benz Sprinter. Beforehand, spend some time to examine the compatibility of your car and your headunit, and to read the installation instructions, which may give you specific instructions.
Here are the various actions involved in installing an aftermarket car radio. To begin with, put in place the metal frame provided with your new car radio, this frame has the job of holding your car radio in place on your Mercedes Benz Sprinter, once placed, don’t forget to press the locking tabs on each side of the frame. Once this step has been done, you will need to connect the three plugs of your car radio, two ISO connectors for power supply and sound transfer to the speakers of your Mercedes Benz Sprinter, then the radio antenna socket. For the latter, on some models you may need an adapter to transform it from male to female in order to adapt it to the socket of your new radio. Finally, all you have to do is push your car radio into the metal frame, snap it into place, and position the plastic or metal frame provided with it on its contour. That’s it, you’ve just learned how to install a car radio on Mercedes Benz Sprinter, don’t forget to check that the radio is switched on, that the sound is working and that you’re picking up the radio and you’re ready to enjoy your new car radio. If you have other concerns, or want to learn more about your car, don’t hesitate to visit our page dedicated to it.
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