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I just asked for assistance with reassembly of car seat straps after removal for washing. the response i got was telling me how to strap my child in. can you please get me another expert. the car seat is a cosco dorel. thank you

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  • strother264 Jul 01, 2009

    there is only one strap, one t shaped metal piece with 3 slots in the body and a slot in each arm of the t which goes on the back of the car seat. the strap is supposed to attach to this, go through a metal slide piece attached to the back of the seat, then go under the seat, through the hole in front and then up through the slots to form the shoulder straps, then back through slots in the back rest to reconnect to the arms of the metal t piece. i am just not sure exactly how it all works. i need pictures from the actual manual if you can get them for me.

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This task can be hectic but not impossible. Start at the bottom of one side and go up and through the back. Hook up to the T and come back through the front top and finish at the bottom .

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Car seats are two point straps. All you got to do is bolt them back to the anchor point. This should not be a very hard thing to do. Just make sure that they are turned the right way.

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