2013 Sprinter Blown Starter Motor Fuse
Well, we broke Scout (our 2013 GWV Legend) out of storage today. We have been kind of RV distracted after purchasing a new boat and exploring the very cool Florida ICW near us.
On to the story. After parking Scout in the drive, I decided to move it a little bit to the left to make plugging in shore power easier. No Start. The starter did not even turn. I suspected that Scout had chosen to punish us for neglecting her, by forcing us to purchase a new battery. So, we went to work and gained access to the battery to remove it and purchase a replacement. After gaining access, I put a multimeter to the battery and it was producing 12.5 volts. Not a battery problem.
I called Mercedes roadside assistance, since the vehicle is still under warranty.
The dispatcher told me that there is a known issue for certain years of Sprinters that the 20a starter motor fuse blows, and needs to be replaced with a 25a fuse.
I checked and voila, we had a blown starter battery fuse. I replaced it with a 25a fuse and we are good to go tomorrow.
My words of advice are, if you have this generation or Sprinter obtain a spare 20a and 25a fuse and be prepared to replace it should you have this happen.
2013 Great West Van Legend SE