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Greatdane
10-08-2013, 02:31 PM
I am the new 2 day owner of a 2006 passenger Sprinter (regular roof.) It has 75K miles on it and the mechanics say its in great condition... Now I have a few questions for you experienced owners?:

1) There is a reserve battery under the passenger seat... What does this power? I assume the 12V accessory plugs?

2) Two of the adjustable air flow vents (louvered) in the dash board (far left & right) are broken. Is this an easily replaceable part?

3) What are the most important maintenance things I can do to keep this baby running and reliable?

Thanks for your time...

Jb1rd73
10-08-2013, 02:47 PM
Best advise I can give, as a new owner as well, pour through this site! If it has happened it has been posted, use the search and keep going, try multiple angles for answers, like "poor gas mileage" or "fuel problems". There is a wiki for new owners as well as service manuals. Welcome to the crazy world of Sprinters

autostaretx
10-08-2013, 03:45 PM
1) There is a reserve battery under the passenger seat... What does this power? I assume the 12V accessory plugs?
That's the "auxiliary battery". It was a factory (or after-market) option.
If installed at the factory, there were *no* loads attached. It's purely for "whatever the owner wants to add later".
2) Two of the adjustable air flow vents (louvered) in the dash board (far left & right) are broken. Is this an easily replaceable part?
The individual louvers are not sold as parts. You have to buy items (11) and (17):
54906

Relatively inexpensive parts source: http://www.sprinterparts.net/oem-sprinter-parts.html
..there is also a forum member selling parts

3) What are the most important maintenance things I can do to keep this baby running and reliable? Quality oil: Mobil 1 0w-40

Download the service manual, owner's manual and parts catalog from http://aie-services-2.net/Sprinter/

good luck
--dick

hkpierce
10-08-2013, 04:04 PM
2) Two of the adjustable air flow vents (louvered) in the dash board (far left & right) are broken. Is this an easily replaceable part?

..

You might want to trying fixing first. Using Search:

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25935
http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4242

Aqua Puttana
10-08-2013, 04:11 PM
Welcome to the cult. The Koolaid is tasty, but sip it slowly.

54907

Have you found these threads?

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23409

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5174

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8285

vic

Greatdane
10-08-2013, 08:22 PM
That's the "auxiliary battery". It was a factory (or after-market) option.
If installed at the factory, there were *no* loads attached. It's purely for "whatever the owner wants to add later".

The individual louvers are not sold as parts. You have to buy items (11) and (17):
54906

Relatively inexpensive parts source: http://www.sprinterparts.net/oem-sprinter-parts.html
..there is also a forum member selling parts

Quality oil: Mobil 1 0w-40

Download the service manual, owner's manual and parts catalog from http://aie-services-2.net/Sprinter/

good luck
--dick

Awesome! Thanks!

Greatdane
10-08-2013, 08:25 PM
Welcome to the cult. The Koolaid is tasty, but sip it slowly.

54907

Have you found these threads?

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23409

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5174

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8285

vic
No, but thanks! What a great resource.