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Old 11-14-2017, 09:26 PM   #11
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how did you guys wire the drivers side to actuate the steps when opening and closing door
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:11 AM   #12
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The step requires wires be tied in with the door ajar wire so it can lower/raise when the door is open and closed. The directions are quite clear making it fairly easy to locate the wires, one of the wire harnesses is thick so prepare for some digging! I installed mine in about 4 hours and had never done it. I read the directions 3 times first!
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Old 01-22-2018, 12:17 AM   #13
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I found the both the passenger side and driver side available from Specialized Applications (specializedapplications.com). Since I have the auxiliary heater on my 4x4 Passenger van, the person I spoke to said they were in the process of fabricating a special bracket especially for this configuration. I can't wait to install both, but a bit difficult without a proper garage in the dead of winter.
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Old 03-05-2018, 06:28 AM   #14
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Since I have the auxiliary heater on my 4x4 Passenger van, the person I spoke to said they were in the process of fabricating a special bracket especially for this configuration.
What auxiliary heater do you have that is in the way?
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:17 PM   #15
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I’m interested in the AMP Power Step for the driver’s side and hoping someone can guide me in ordering the right part number. I have a 2018 144” 4X4 with the H12 heat booster but no rear AC. I’ve been in contact with Bruce at Specialized Applications who says a 24” long step will fit, but Bruce is no longer responsive. He described his contentious relationship with AMP, and did say that he had backorder issues, so who knows, maybe he's having trouble getting them?

AMP tech help replied that they do not have a stock number for the driver's side, so it means adapting a step intended for another vehicle. I have seen at Sprinter Parts Depot offering a 44" long step, but I'm hoping for the shorter one that Bruce mentioned. It’d be great if anyone has put a shorter length step on the driver’s side and has part numbers to share. Here’s photos of the underside of my van in case that helps. Thanks!
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Old 08-06-2018, 11:27 PM   #16
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The steps are just aluminum extrusions. If you buy the set-up from sprinter parts depot you could easily cut it and stick the caps back on. Also check out specialized applications. They make a custom set-up and might be willing to ship you something (though don't hold your breath, I talked to them a bit and the guy was kind of a pain in the ass and disinterested in helping anyone who couldn't come to his shop).
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Old 08-07-2018, 02:53 PM   #17
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Concur on personality assessment about Specialized Applications as I alluded to above.

Contact to AMP Research garners that they have a dual-step bundle for the Sprinter that is due out soon. The tech help at AMP wasn't particularly welcoming or had particular information (i.e. fitment with heat booster). The pair product number will be 76263-01A versus the single passenger-side unit 76163-01A. Tech indicated that the pair would cost a fair bit less then two singles. Tech also said that the pair kit will use AMP's plug-and-play OBD wiring harness instead of tapping into the wiring loom inside the door. For us to leave something permanently plugged into the OBD port and still close the fusebox door, we'd have to remove the OEM plug from it's mounting (but won't have to dig into the door).

Amazon resellers have the single 76163-01A for just over $900. I could always start with one single and use that to first test fit the driver's side. I have so many other things to do for my new DIY upfit that it probably makes sense for me to cool it and wait to hear about the 76263-01A dual kit when it hits the streets.
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:29 PM   #18
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Just out of curiosity what is your need for the step on the driver side? Is it for your ingress/egress? Someone elses? 90% of the time I find myself going through the sliding door and using the step on that side. Granted I have kids and am usually helping them in and out. The small number of times I use the drivers door it isn't terribly burdensome to haul my ass up there.

I can see that if you have your sight set on a lift and 35's the extra 3" over where my step in height is with stock ride height and 33's might start to become a pretty large jump down.
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:46 PM   #19
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I'm thinking egress not ingress... older knees just don't like jarring like they use to! I find myself sliding off my ass down from the driver's seat, skipping the doorway... could do with a better M.O.. Steps on both sides seems like the deluxe treatment!
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Old 08-29-2018, 07:43 PM   #20
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I'm mid install - stuck trying to figure out how to route wiring from under van into passenger seat pedestal. Instruction say "remove side access panel" - not sure if that is just the panel in the seat pedestal or something else. Any advice greatly appreciated. This is my first project on my new 170. Thanks Ron
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