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Can't Install I have a 2004 Honda Accord and need to install the seat rear-facing as my child is 10 months old and 20lbs. When I use the latch system as described in the manual, and have the seat tilted to the correct angle, the seat does not fit snugly - you can take the back of it and tilt the seat forward. I have tried a rolled up towel in the crease of the car and have tried adjusting the angle of the car seat itself with no luck. We do not have a tether anchor on the floor of the car but if so that may work. This a such a popular car model, is there something I am doing wrong as I find it hard to believe the seat will not fit properly. When installed facing forward, it's perfect. Please help!

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You definately should get the rear tether connector to get this car seat in snug. It is the best way and designed to be used rear facing withthe Roundabout. Click the link (or cut and paste into your browser) below to see what I am referring to. When you get it you should connect it to the passenger seat belt track as that is connected to the frame of the car. Richard -

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Hey Just posting this for future reference for other people since I see that you posted over a month ago :) ..

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