Sprinter 170 DIY Interior Conversion

How to Install for a Sprinter 170 the Adventure Wagon Base Conversion Kit.

This guide is for installing the entire Adventure Wagon Interior kit in a 2007-present 170 Sprinter Van. There are a few differences with electrical installation between the NCV3 (2018-) and VS30 (2019+) sprinters for electrical wiring and it will be noted below. Also the guide is targeted for Crew and Cargo version vans. If you have a Passenger van there will be some customization required in the ceiling for Air Conditioning units as well as leaving the rear wall panels off where windows are present. Please call one of our installers or our tech support team for more information on passenger installs.
Any additional written build notes below will be the most up-to-date instructions and the video should be used as a baseline.

Installation can be done over four days. It helps to have two people for A-frame bracing, track and panel installation.

View our list of recommended tools for the job here.

Day 1

Preparation, Ceiling Fan, Electrical Harness & Hushmat

  • Step 1
    Tools, Van Preparation, Disassembly - 170

    Tools, Van Preparation, Disassembly - 170

    Kit Unpacking - 170 Video

    Additional Tools Needed - 170 Video

    Rear Headliner/Wall - 170 Video

    Front Headliner Removal - 170 video

    Door Panel Removal - 170 Video

  • Step 2
    Ceiling Fan Installation - 170

    Ceiling Fan Installation - 170

    Fan Unboxing - 170 Video

    Fan Install - 170 Video

    Rear fan - 170 Video

  • Step 3
    Run Electrical Harness - 170

    Run Electrical Harness - 170

    Electrical Unboxing - 170 Video

    Running Cabin Harness - 170 Video

    Install End Connectors - 170 Video

  • Step 4
    Hushmat Installation - 170

    Hushmat Installation - 170

    Hushmat Unboxing - 170 Video

    Hushmat Install - 170 Video

Tools, Van Preparation, Disassembly - 170

Kit Unpacking - 170 Video

Additional Tools Needed - 170 Video

Rear Headliner/Wall - 170 Video

Front Headliner Removal - 170 video

Door Panel Removal - 170 Video

Ceiling Fan Installation - 170

Fan Unboxing - 170 Video

Fan Install - 170 Video

Rear fan - 170 Video

Run Electrical Harness - 170

Electrical Unboxing - 170 Video

Running Cabin Harness - 170 Video

Install End Connectors - 170 Video

Hushmat Installation - 170

Hushmat Unboxing - 170 Video

Hushmat Install - 170 Video

Day 2 & 3

A-Frame and Ceiling Bracer Installation

  • Step 1
    A-Frame Installation - 170

    A-Frame Installation - 170

    A-Frame wall bracer unboxing - 170 video

    A-Frame wall bracer installation - 170 Video

    Using set screws for mounting - 170 video

    Rear Door / Slider Door Rivetnuts - 170 Video

    Vertical wall bracer install for bed only - 170 Video

  • Step 2
    Ceiling Bracer Installation - 170

    Ceiling Bracer Installation - 170

    Ceiling unboxing - 170 Video

    Checking Ceiling Struts Alignment - 170 Video

    A-Frame ceiling - 170 Video

    Ceiling Wiring Chase - 170 Video

  • Step 3
    Wiring Chase Installation - 170

    Wiring Chase Installation - 170

    Wiring Chase Installation - 170 Video

A-Frame Installation - 170

The heart of our Interior system is our A-Frame wall bracers and ceiling struts. We have modified how the wall bracers get installed please see our additional notes:

  • If your ceiling braces (ribs) are not aligned with our centering tool then refer to the video guide below for how to measure yourself and center your ceiling speed struts:
  • We are no longer using the magnets to align the wall bracers, instead we use set screws included with your kit.
  • If you've used self tapping set set screws to temporarily hold the wall track in place, please remove once the track is fastened to ensure the L track lays flat against the wall bracer
  • Be careful when drilling vertical wall bracer holes that you do not accidentally clip the wiring harness. To avoid this you can temporarily pull out the electrical harness.
  • Do not install your upper wall Thinsulate insulation until after your wiring chase is installed to avoid leaving shavings in the insulation

A-Frame wall bracer unboxing - 170 video

A-Frame wall bracer installation - 170 Video

Using set screws for mounting - 170 video

Rear Door / Slider Door Rivetnuts - 170 Video

Vertical wall bracer install for bed only - 170 Video

Ceiling Bracer Installation - 170

The heart of our Interior system is our A-Frame wall bracers and ceiling struts. We have modified how the wall bracers get installed please see our additional notes:

  • If your ceiling braces (ribs) are not aligned with our centering tool then refer to the video guide below for how to measure yourself and center your ceiling speed struts:
  • We are no longer using the magnets to align the wall bracers, instead we use set screws included with your kit.
  • If you've used self tapping set set screws to temporarily hold the wall track in place, please remove once the track is fastened to ensure the L track lays flat against the wall bracer
  • Be careful when drilling vertical wall bracer holes that you do not accidentally clip the wiring harness. To avoid this you can temporarily pull out the electrical harness.
  • Do not install your upper wall Thinsulate insulation until after your wiring chase is installed to avoid leaving shavings in the insulation

Ceiling unboxing - 170 Video

Checking Ceiling Struts Alignment - 170 Video

A-Frame ceiling - 170 Video

Ceiling Wiring Chase - 170 Video

Wiring Chase Installation - 170

Wiring Chase Installation - 170 Video

Day 4

Insulation & Electrical Wiring

  • Step 1
    Insulation - 170

    Insulation - 170

    Insulation Kit Unboxing - 170 Video

    Insulation - 170 Video

  • Step 2 (2018 Models)
    Electrical Wiring 2018 Models - 170

    Electrical Wiring 2018 Models - 170

    connecting to the Starting battery (2018) - 170 Video

    Connecting to the Auxiliary battery (2018) - 170 Video

  • Step 2 (2019+ Models)
    Electrical Wiring 2019+ Models - 170

    Electrical Wiring 2019+ Models - 170

    Connecting to the Starting battery (2019+) - 170 Video

    Connecting to the Auxiliary Battery (2019+) -170 Video

Insulation - 170

Insulation Kit Unboxing - 170 Video

Insulation - 170 Video

Electrical Wiring 2018 Models - 170

connecting to the Starting battery (2018) - 170 Video

Connecting to the Auxiliary battery (2018) - 170 Video

Electrical Wiring 2019+ Models - 170

Connecting to the Starting battery (2019+) - 170 Video

Connecting to the Auxiliary Battery (2019+) -170 Video

Day 5

Final Assembly

  • Step 1
    Final Assembly - 170

    Final Assembly - 170

    Panel and Track Install - 170 Video

    Front Headliner - 170 Video

    Seat Installation - 170 Video

Final Assembly - 170

Panel and Track Install - 170 Video

Front Headliner - 170 Video

Seat Installation - 170 Video

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