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Hook straps I am trying to tighten the belt that is on my car seat base. I have no clue how to do it. There are hooks taht I hook into my back seet if that is helpful to you.

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Re: Hook straps

You can find the manual to the car seat base at:

They should have step by step insturctions. Otherwise go to the local police or fire station and they will put it in for you.

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