Where Is the Mercedes Sprinter Battery Location and How to Jump Start or Charge It?

by Phil Borges // in Car

A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van comprises high-tech features like intelligent voice control, a multimedia touch screen, active brake assist, a rearview camera display, etc., allowing you to travel in luxury, elegance, and ease. It can also deal with more challenging terrain and hectic weather conditions, improving your driving experience.

However, with these powerful features, its battery life lasts only three to five years. Thus, you must jumpstart or replace it immediately. If it’s your first time doing that, finding its battery location might be daunting as it is enclosed in a secured location. This article will guide you through the process of rapidly locating it and how to open, charge, and jumpstart it.

Where is the battery located in a Mercedes Benz Sprinter?

The Mercedes sprinter van battery location is not in the engine compartment, where most vehicles keep their batteries. Instead, it is kept in a unique enclosed location under the passenger’s seat’s footwell. More stability and better protection are just two of the many benefits of locating this pricey component in this place.

Here are the steps to access the Mercedes Sprinter battery:

1. Locate the gray lid cover with a black flat button and open it. The gray lid panel is a carpet that covers the battery. A coin or a key can help you open it by turning the button sideways.

2. Once you have loosened the button, you will pull the gray lid panel off the floor.

3. Remove the carpet to expose the battery compartment cover panel, which is held by four screws.

4. Use a T30 Torx screw to loosen all four screws and remove the battery cover panel.

How to charge or jumpstart the battery in a Mercedes Sprinter?

The most frequent query is how to jump start Mercedes sprinter. Charging the Mercedes Sprinter battery doesn’t require you to connect the clamps directly to the battery’s post but instead to the extended cables found in the engine bay.

Here are the detailed steps to charge your battery:

  1. Open the engine bay by releasing the lever found under the passenger seat near the fuse box. Next, open the hood by pressing the lever underneath it, pulling the hood up, and locking it.
  2. Locate the positive terminal with a red plastic cap and the negative terminal in a brass color on the side of the engine bay.
  3. To connect the clamps to the post, push the red plastic cap, twist it, and then click the positive clamp. Afterward, attach the other clamp to the exposed brass metal terminal and turn on the charger.

Remember that this is the same method you would do when you jumpstart a car. The difference is that you need a running vehicle to power jumpstart your Sprinter’s battery.

How would you know if your Sprinter needs a new battery?

Here are the signs that your Mercedes Sprinter needs a new battery:

  • When you turn on the ignition, you can hear one click, but no lights or sound coming from inside. If this happens, you need to replace a new battery.
  • The engine light would turn on and tell you your battery is running down, indicating it needs to be recharged or, if it doesn’t work, it needs a battery replacement.
  • Battery fluid leaks, causing corrosion that tells you the battery needs to be changed immediately.


The Mercedes Sprinter’s battery life has diminished over time due to its frequent use and old age, so it’s vital to recharge or replace its battery quickly before something terrible happens. Knowing its location under the footwell of the passenger seat saves you time and energy. When jumpstarting your car, wear safety goggles and gloves to be safe from sparks and use the same battery type for your car to avoid issues.

About the author, Phil Borges

Phil Borges is a battery aficionado. He's written extensively about batteries, and he loves nothing more than discussing the latest innovations in the industry. He has a deep understanding of how batteries work, and he's always on the lookout for new ways to improve their performance.