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Old 06-22-2013, 01:07 PM
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I see that the back seats have a teather strap with a loop coming up behind each headrest and the manual says its for car seats. My car seat has a strap but that's it. I can't figure out how to use the teather. I have it installed with the connectors on either side if the seat between the seat cushion and back rest along with the trucks seat belt so its tight and not going anywhere but I'd rather not use the seatbelt if I don't need to. I think the teather would tighten the top back part of the seat better then the seatbelt if I knew how to use it.
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The strap from the back of the car seat passes through the loop directly behind the car seat on the top of the truck seat and then connects to other loop in the middle of the back seat by the sliding glass. Pictures are in the owner's manual for each model. Hope this helps.
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I just can't see hot it works though. There are no connectors or anything. Do you just tie it or something? How do you tighten it? Maybe I'm just missing something?
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I just can't see hot it works though. There are no connectors or anything. Do you just tie it or something? How do you tighten it? Maybe I'm just missing something?
Hi, how does this look to you .. it is a photo that I took of our car seat.
I have a QC.
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Hi, how does this look to you .. it is a photo that I took of our car seat.
I have a QC.
That's how I have mine working too..
Not sure if its right though.
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my seat doesn't have that metal piece on it.... Maybe it fell behind the carseat or something. That makes a lot more since though! I'll have to take the seat out and try again later. Thanks!
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Download the Truck Manual here and check out pages 108 to 121

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Just looking again for the Quad and Crew cab installation instructions starting on page 16 of the 2013 User Guide it states for the left or right outboard installation to "raise the head restraint and reach between the rear seat and rear glass to access tether strap loop." 3. "Pass the tether strap hook under the head restraint behind the child seat, through the tether strap loop behind the seat and over to the center tether strap loop. 4. Attach hook to the center strap loop. Tighten the tether strap according to child seat manufacturer. ".
Basically there will be two loops involved for the tether strap and it goes through the one directly behind the child seat then crosses over and attaches to the center loop. I am assuming this disperses the force during an accident.
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If you download the Ram Toolbox app for an android phone, it shows you how to install the car seat and is a handy reference guide for other things also.
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If you download the Ram Toolbox app for an android phone, it shows you how to install the car seat and is a handy reference guide for other things also.
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