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Old 01-22-2012, 06:16 PM
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I just got my 96 ext cab the other day and am having a bit of a problem figuring out where or how to anchor a forward facing carseat in the rear seat if possible.
Its rear facing now but she is right at the point of needing to turn it around so I need to sort it out quickly.
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In the United States most police departments have someone trained to properly instruct a parent in installing the car seat. I'm not sure if it applies to Canada.

Maybe someone else here has done it and can help you out.
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Out here in California, the child safety seat law just changed

California Law (Effective 01/01/2012):Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat.

Children under the age of 8 who are 4' 9" or taller may be secured by a safety belt in the back seat.

The booster seat raises the child up so that the regular seat belt fits them correctly

http://www.carseatdata.org/
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If memory serves the tether's didn't come stock on those trucks and had to be installed by the dealer. Was basically a strip of seat belt with a big washer in it bolted to the back wall of the cab.
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in my 96 space cab (in Canada), the tether was down in behind the rear seat behind the seat back near the floor...a real pain in the arse to get to...

if you dont have it, contact the dealer. they usually have a kit for the tether anchor you can add (as stump3r indicated) ...if im not mistaken they are free too.
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I'll check with the dealer again tomorrow. The guy I talked to at the local dealership didnt seem to have a clue yesterday.
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I'll check with the dealer again tomorrow. The guy I talked to at the local dealership didnt seem to have a clue yesterday.
not surprising...
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I don't think anchor was standard til 99 or 2000 you might have to use an E clip on the seat belt.
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I don't think anchor was standard til 99 or 2000 you might have to use an E clip on the seat belt.
I beleive its law up here to have it anchored. By E clip do you mean the clip to hold the shoulder and lap sections together to go through the carseat?
I hope that wording made sense.
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Thats the E clip.
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