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Installing the carseat base without anchor locks

I just need to know how to install the base in a car without anchor locks available

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The two clips are both for the LATCH system - they're not top tethers (which go to the back of the seat for forward facing seats only).

You need to choose EITHER the LATCH installation OR the seatbelt installation - doing both together can put too much stress on the belt path of the seat, causing the plastic to weaken.

If your car has the LATCH system, there will be two metal U-shaped anchors in the seat, where the seat back and the bottom of the seat meet. Some cars only have them for the side seats, not the middle, so check your car's owner's manual - if you don't have them specifically for the center seat, you'll have to either install with the seatbelt or put it in a side seat to use the LATCH - don't try using one anchor from each side, as they won't be the proper distance apart.

If you'd prefer to use the seatbelt to install, kneel with all of your weight in the seat to tighten the seatbelt. It's tight enough when it can't move more than 1 inch from side to side if you grab it at the belt path and pull it back and forth. You probably will still be able to pull the TOP of the infant seat back towards the back of the seat of the car - that's not a problem - it helps the seat to cradle the baby through an accident.

You need to have an owner's manual, though - to request a copy, contact their customer service at consumer@djgusa.com or call them at 1-800-544-1108.

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: cant get it to be tight in the car install. Tried

With car seats, you literally have to put your weight on top and get the belt as tight as possible because of the seat cushion. If you put enough weight on it, shoulder or belt strap will both work with this method.

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SOURCE: question about the base to a car seat

What make and model is your seat? Look in the instruction booklet to see if you can use it without the base - you probably can, but the instructions are the final authority. If you don't have it, check the manufacturer's website for a download, or a 1-800 number to call to request it - you really should have it for reference.

For infant seats, extra bases are usually available: people with two cars like to put a base in each car so they don't have to keep re-installing it. Again, check the manufacturer's website.

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The two clips are both for the LATCH system - they're not top tethers (which go to the back of the seat for forward facing seats only).

You need to choose EITHER the LATCH installation OR the seatbelt installation - doing both together can put too much stress on the belt path of the seat, causing the plastic to weaken.

If your car has the LATCH system, there will be two metal U-shaped anchors in the seat, where the seat back and the bottom of the seat meet. Some cars only have them for the side seats, not the middle, so check your car's owner's manual - if you don't have them specifically for the center seat, you'll have to either install with the seatbelt or put it in a side seat to use the LATCH - don't try using one anchor from each side, as they won't be the proper distance apart.

If you'd prefer to use the seatbelt to install, kneel with all of your weight in the seat to tighten the seatbelt. It's tight enough when it can't move more than 1 inch from side to side if you grab it at the belt path and pull it back and forth. You probably will still be able to pull the TOP of the infant seat back towards the back of the seat of the car - that's not a problem - it helps the seat to cradle the baby through an accident.

You need to have an owner's manual, though - to request a copy, contact their customer service at consumer@djgusa.com or call them at 1-800-544-1108.

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Be aware, a little movement of the installed carseat is considered normal and acceptable.

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