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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.

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2018-11-29

Mike Wendland is an Emmy award-winning journalist, traveler, and producer of RV Podcast, the RV Lifestyle travel blog, and the RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube. Mike, traveling with his wife Jennifer and their Norwegian Elkhound, Bo, has vast experience and a great passion for exploring North America, previously working as a long-time NBC-TV News Channel Technology Correspondent and now sharing his love for the RV lifestyle with millions. Mike is not only an adept RV life enthusiast but also a skillful storyteller, bringing to his channels stories from the road that perfectly capture the magic and hardships of this lifestyle.

4 Responses to “Replacing the standard radio on the Sprinter van”

July 15, 2019at1:17 pm, Gary Schultze said:

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.

January 24, 2019at6:22 pm, Margie Dahlof said:

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

We really do not like the Beckermappilot. Thanks

January 05, 2019at11:41 am, Charles Nicholls said:

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?

December 22, 2018at9:29 pm, Sprinter enthusiast said:

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!

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