Sprinter Door Panel Removal

If you own a Sprinter van, you know how important it is to keep it in top condition. One aspect of maintenance that often gets overlooked is the removal and repair of interior panels, especially the door panels. Whether you're dealing with a faulty door sensor, need to replace a door cable, or simply want to access the components behind the panels, knowing how to remove them is crucial. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of removing Sprinter door panels, along with other useful information about your van's interior.


Before we dive into the specifics of door panel removal, let's start with some general information about the Sprinter van itself. The Sprinter is a van manufactured by Mercedes. It is known for its durability, spacious interior, and excellent performance. Whether you use it for business purposes or as a recreational vehicle, taking care of its components is essential for its longevity.

How to remove the Door Panels in a Mercedes Sprinter 

To remove the interior panels of your Sprinter van, including the rear and side door panels, you might need to gather a few tools and follow a systematic approach. The process may vary slightly depending on the specific model and year of your Sprinter, so consult your vehicle's manual for any model-specific instructions. Here's a step-by-step guide to get you started:


You might need some tools but most of the time you can remove panels and foam in the van with your bare hands.


The sliding door panel is easy to remove. There are round push-hold clips that you must push and pull out the center of the clip to disengage and then remove the clip from the panel. It’s easiest to do this with a small prying tool. Keep these clips as they could become handy later in your build. Avoid moving anything electrical and plan out your wiring as you clear the van.

 For more info on the sliding door check out our sliding door trim kits and blog on the removal of the sliding door panel here.

Push pull clips for sliding door

You can remove rear door panels in a 2021 or 2022 Sprinter by pulling the plastic hard enough to hear a pop. They take a strong hand pry so a useful tool could be a gentle crowbar. These popping sounds are the body clips that are factory installed to hold the rear panels onto the van. Keep an eye on these guys as you can reuse them and attach them back to the van. Be mindful of any electrical connections, such as door sensors, and detach them carefully.

With the panels removed, you now have access to the inner workings of the doors. This is the perfect opportunity to address any door sensor problems or perform maintenance tasks such as door cable replacement or door adjustment. Consult your van's manual or seek professional assistance for specific repair procedures.


While you have the panels removed, take note of the door track diagram. Understanding the door track's configuration can help you troubleshoot any issues related to the sliding door's mechanism. If the. Sliding door needs maintenance any builder or Mercedes shop should be able to assist you.

Once you have completed the necessary repairs or maintenance tasks, it's time to reassemble the door panels. Carefully align the panel with the door frame and press it firmly to secure it back in place. Replace any screws or clips that were removed during the disassembly process. Align the panels with factory holes and press firmly until a similar pop sound happens. Pop all of the clips back in.


In addition to door panel removal, it's worth mentioning a few more useful tidbits about your Sprinter van. The Mercedes Sprinter tool kit is typically located in the rear compartment or under one of the seats, providing you with essential tools for minor repairs on the go. Knowing the location of your spare wheel is also crucial, especially if you encounter a flat tire. For instance, in the Mercedes X-Class, the spare wheel can be found under the cargo bed.


When it comes to dimensions, the Sprinter van offers ample space for cargo and passengers. Its width and length vary depending on the specific model, but generally, it provides a generous amount of room for your needs. However, it's essential to be mindful of weight limits. Sprinter vans have different weight capacities depending on the model, so always consult your vehicle's manual to determine how much weight your van can hold safely.


To add a finishing touch, if you're interested in enhancing the aesthetics or functionality of your Sprinter, consider removing the B-pillar trim. This simple modification can give your van a sleeker appearance and open up additional customization options when you add our B pillar trim kits with audio or upholstery.

For more information on door trim kits for vans read our blog here. 

In conclusion, maintaining your Sprinter van goes beyond regular engine checks and fluid changes. Understanding how to remove and repair interior panels, specifically the door panels, is essential for addressing issues and ensuring your van remains in optimal condition. By following the step-by-step guide provided in this blog post and consulting your vehicle's manual when needed, you'll be equipped with the knowledge to tackle various door-related tasks. Remember, a well-maintained Sprinter van is a reliable companion for all your adventures!

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