Replacing the standard radio on the Sprinter van

 Replacing the standard radio on the Sprinter van

My destination was one of the top car stereo installers near my suburban Detroit home, Radios, Knobs, Speakers and Things…. They had a huge selection of radios to chose from… but at the top of my list was a great screen for navigation

This one I picked is the top of the line and very expensive Alpine Halo 9-inch iLX-F309. I figured I have suffered through bad Sprinter radios for almost seven years now. So I was willing to splurge. And at around $1,000 this radio is indeed a luxury. Here’s an Amazon link –

But I’m a gadget guy. I like tech and once I saw this radio, had to have ot for those long cross country drives Jennifer and I do year round.

This radio has a lot going for it.

Here's a video of the install and the features it offers.

Mike Wendland

Mike Wendland is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a small motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road at He and Jennifer also host the weekly RV Podcast and do twice-weekly videos on the YouTube RV Lifestyle Channel. They have written 10 books on RV travel.


  • I just watched your video on replacing your stereo. Congratulations! I have a sprinter pleasureway and am considering doing the same. I see you have sirius radio with the new radio. Was your sprinter previously wired for satellite radio? Did it come with an antenna for it? Or as part of this radio did you need to install a satellite antenna?

    Thank you!

  • We agree, the navigation in the sprinter is not very good, so we are also interested in an upgrade for our PleasureWay. You mentioned the cost of the radio, but how about the installation?
    And how do I access the reply to the comment from the Sprinter enthusiast?

  • We have a 2017 new CS Adventurous XL. Will this radio fit in our RT?

    We really do not like the Beckermappilot. Thanks

  • Great video on the Halo 9. Does it work with the rear camera? Does it also show the speedometer and other Mercedes read-outs? Love to see many more pictures of this in your van dash.

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