How to Turn a Sprinter Crew Van into a Cargo Van

By Product Expert | Posted in Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Crew Van on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 at 8:36 pm
How to remove rear seat in Mercedes-Benz Sprinter crew van

How to remove rear seat in Mercedes-Benz Sprinter crew van

There are many uses for a Sprinter van. If you are transporting people, there is a passenger van that will abide. If you need the van for carrying tools or anything other than humans, the cargo van steps up the challenge. But what if you move people part-time and cargo part-time? Aha! The crew van is your answer. The Crew van offers one bench seat in the back and extra room behind it, but there is actually more to the story. You can take that back seat out to transform your Sprinter into a cargo van! Read on to find out how to remove the rear seat in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter crew van.

Latches

Unlike minivans, the Sprinter does not offer foldaway seating. That means if you want to make extra room in back by removing the rear seat, you will have to find the two latches on either side of the seat. These latches need to be held open simultaneously while the bench is pulled out. Seem impossible?

Two People

The trick is to phone a friend. It is certainly possible to do it by yourself, but especially if is your first time doing it, you won’t know how much force to apply and risk frustration. With a minimum of three hands, one person can hold the latches open while the other pulls the seat out of its mounts. Some people have found success with the rocking technique, as the seat may be stuck if it has never been removed. Simply rock the bench back and forth while the latches are being held open until it breaks away from the floor and you’re done! If you have any questions about how to remove the rear seat in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter crew van, leave a comment below!

2 Responses to “How to Turn a Sprinter Crew Van into a Cargo Van”

  1. Jim Baird says:

    Hello
    When the bench seat is in the van ..Can you tell me what length floor (space length) is left in the 2017 crew 144″ cargo van ..EG 6′ 8″ ?

  2. Baba says:

    What if the latch handles are broken this is the issue I’m faced with. Thanks