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Old 07-22-2015, 01:22 AM   #1
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Hello all, I have 2011 crew with the factory rear bench seat. I am wondering if moving the seat to the next rear position is possible? Do the vans have factory bracket mounts for moving the seat? Could I buy the brackets and mount them?I noticed cut out template on the wood floor but I don't know whats underneath. Thank you
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Old 07-25-2015, 03:59 PM   #2
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Have you received any feedback on this or did you go for it and see what is under your floor?
I am interested in doing the same thing in a 2015 or 2016 Crew.
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Old 07-26-2015, 10:45 PM   #3
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nothing yet.
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Old 07-27-2015, 02:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: factory seat location options

Check this link out: http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...251#post377251
There are captive nuts under the floor. You will still have to buy some bench brackets or use the ones you already have and just use the floor cut outs to cover the empty slots.
Good luck.
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:20 PM   #5
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Default Re: factory seat location options

2015 144 Crew. Removed the existing seat, seat mounts, and wood floor. Measured exactly 858 mm from the first set of holes, drilled very carefully with a step bit ..... there they were, factory nut plates! Measure twice cut once on the wood floor, i was off just a bit and had to pull it out again and trim. Also get yourself a good set of Torx bits for a 3/8 ratchet (you'll need a T50 to pull the cargo mounts to get the floor out). Wife kid and dog like the 2nd position for just hanging out. Good luck!
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:05 AM   #6
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Woodford,
Fantastic info, thanks! One more thing seeing that you have a child seat installed. On a 2015 crew bench, are there provisions for mounting the child seat in any of the 3 seats on the bench?
Annoying that dealers don't know any of the finer details, makes this place all the more important of a resource!
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:38 AM   #7
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Default Re: factory seat location options

We have a 2014 crew and a 3 year old kid.
The 2015 rear seat should (will) be the same.
The two outboard positions have ISOFIX (LATCH) and all three positions have the rear tether for the top center strap.
Of course, the center position is the safest position for a car seat (especially in a van with no side impact protection) and the sprinter doesn't have the ISOFIX on that seat.
That being said, the access to the ISOFIX loops and the rear tether are the easiest if any vehicle I have ever encountered in the past three years of baby human ownership.
We have used the center position and the one behind the driver, kid likes the center best as she can see straight out the windshield.
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Old 07-28-2015, 03:43 PM   #8
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Happy to help, Onefin covered the child seat. As for the actual measurements, thank Slowly, he did all the work, i just followed his instructions! One thing that increased my confidence of the nuts being there was i rough measured and was able to spot one of the nuts from underneath the van inside the box section of the frame.
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Old 07-29-2015, 04:35 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone....looks like my next project
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Does anybody know if the 858mm measurement is from center of existing hole? Or the edge? I would assume center but Im about to drill.
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