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DS is 16 mos and rear facing. My car is in the shop, and a mama friend is picking us up this evening. We rode with her this am, and she knows zilch about installing car seats. She has no latch in her car, and has wrapped the latch straps around the back of her captain chair. It's pretty crazy to look at. I think I'm going to invite her to the local car seat inspection at the end of the month.<br><br>
Anyway, her seatbelts don't lock when I pull it all the way out, the way my ford does. But, there's a little thingy right next to he seat belt's clip, that seems to lock it. Do I need to use that little metal locking thing that comes with my Evenflo triumph?<br><br>
I'm riding with her again tonight, so I'd like to know where to look for this info before I get back in the car! Thanks!!
 

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What year is the van? Some have the lock on the latch plate and if it does you don't need the little metal locking clip that came with your seat.<br><br>
The latch strap around the seat is worth less in protecting your ds.<br><br>
I would check the seat belts out when you get into the van tonight. I have a Chrystler and mine lock at the latch plate.
 

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I think she said it's a 2001. I just re-read my car seat manual, and it says I need the locking clip if the tongue, which I think is the same as the latch plate, can freely slide along the belt. When buckled, it cannot move, as there's a little plastic thing that tightens or something when it's buckled.<br><br>
Yeah, I know her latch straps wrapped around the captain's chair won't do any good, but it was pretty funny to see! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Is it a Chrysler or Dodge? I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee (2001) and the seat belts have that locking thingy down at the buckle like you describe rather than the type where you pull it out and it rachets back in like in my DH's RAV4. For our carseats, I buckle and then just pull on the seat belt on top till tight and it locks near the buckle. HTH!<br><br>
Oh duh! just read the title it IS Chrysler. Therefore what I said above probably applies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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