Can I mount the infant carseat in 91 Civic 3dr DX NOT in the center of the rear seat?

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Konrad Starek, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. I have recently installed a Graco carseat base in my 91 Civic. I do
    not have the Owner's Manual for the car but it appears that I can only
    install the base in the center of the rear seat. My preference was to
    actually install it on one of the sides but I am not sure whether this
    is possible. Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Konrad
     
    Konrad Starek, Jul 24, 2003
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  2. Tracy - thanks for sending the link. Unfortunately, the 1991 Civic
    and Graco Snagride combination is not listed there.

    What I meant is that this:
    (1) there are no manual latch locations on the back seat = I cannot
    use the latch to mount the car seat
    (2) Graco instruction manual says that lap/shoulder belts with
    retractors (=1991 Civic) cannot be used to mount the base.

    The next logical step would be to look up Operator's Manual but I do
    not have one. Accordingly, it was more practicable to ask the
    newsgroup readers than to buy the manual.

    Konrad
     
    Konrad Starek, Jul 26, 2003
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  3. Tracy - thanks for sending the link. Unfortunately, the 1991 Civic
    and Graco Snagride combination is not listed there.

    What I meant is that this:
    (1) there are no manual latch locations on the back seat = I cannot
    use the latch to mount the car seat
    (2) Graco instruction manual says that lap/shoulder belts with
    retractors (=1991 Civic) cannot be used to mount the base.

    The next logical step would be to look up Operator's Manual but I do
    not have one. Accordingly, it was more practicable to ask the
    newsgroup readers than to buy the manual.

    Konrad
     
    Konrad Starek, Jul 26, 2003
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  4. Konrad Starek

    John D. Guest

    Konrad,

    Get the Owner's Manual (OM)!

    Every car owner should AT LEAST have an OM.

    I have a '95 Nissan...in my OM, it shows HIDDEN car seat attachment
    points in the rear seat area as well as how to access and "enable"
    them. I suspect your OM would show the same information. I got mine
    just recently from Nissan (a beand new OM for this '95 200SX SE, for
    only $12 shipped), but they also can be found on EBAY. Maybe Honda
    does the same for older cars.

    Whatever, get the OM.

    Good luck,

    John D.
     
    John D., Jul 29, 2003
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  5. Konrad Starek

    John D. Guest

    Konrad,

    Get the Owner's Manual (OM)!

    Every car owner should AT LEAST have an OM.

    I have a '95 Nissan...in my OM, it shows HIDDEN car seat attachment
    points in the rear seat area as well as how to access and "enable"
    them. I suspect your OM would show the same information. I got mine
    just recently from Nissan (a beand new OM for this '95 200SX SE, for
    only $12 shipped), but they also can be found on EBAY. Maybe Honda
    does the same for older cars.

    Whatever, get the OM.

    Good luck,

    John D.
     
    John D., Jul 29, 2003
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  6. Konrad Starek

    John D. Guest

    Konrad,

    Well, you certianly are right about that -- and I agree completely --
    but don't get me started on all the OTHER problems here that I
    hate...like moral decline, PC/NWO/liberal-socialist domestic agendas,
    flawed/unjust foreign policies (mostly just a waste of American
    TAXPAYER money damn it!)...the list goes on! And I've MOSTLY been
    raised here, except I've lived in Europe for 7 years and went to Asia
    (Viet Nam)...I don't like our present condition one bit but
    apparently, most "Americans" are in agreement because it goes on
    nonetheless. Disgraceful.

    But back to your situation...

    The Honda Owner's Manual (OM) you ordered (I assume it was the OM
    because you aren't going ot get a Honda factory-authorized shop manual
    for $24) will tell you LOTS more than just how to mount the child
    seat...you'll be pleased you got it I'm sure...a good investment for
    your car, long overdue.

    Glad you were able to find one so easily...especially for a 1991
    vehicle. I was VERY surprised Nissan Publications had a NEW OM for my
    1995 200SX SE...the ones on Ebay are usually used, dog-eared or in
    poor condition and/or have writing all over them.

    Regards,

    John D.
     
    John D., Jul 30, 2003
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  7. Konrad Starek

    John D. Guest

    Konrad,

    Well, you certianly are right about that -- and I agree completely --
    but don't get me started on all the OTHER problems here that I
    hate...like moral decline, PC/NWO/liberal-socialist domestic agendas,
    flawed/unjust foreign policies (mostly just a waste of American
    TAXPAYER money damn it!)...the list goes on! And I've MOSTLY been
    raised here, except I've lived in Europe for 7 years and went to Asia
    (Viet Nam)...I don't like our present condition one bit but
    apparently, most "Americans" are in agreement because it goes on
    nonetheless. Disgraceful.

    But back to your situation...

    The Honda Owner's Manual (OM) you ordered (I assume it was the OM
    because you aren't going ot get a Honda factory-authorized shop manual
    for $24) will tell you LOTS more than just how to mount the child
    seat...you'll be pleased you got it I'm sure...a good investment for
    your car, long overdue.

    Glad you were able to find one so easily...especially for a 1991
    vehicle. I was VERY surprised Nissan Publications had a NEW OM for my
    1995 200SX SE...the ones on Ebay are usually used, dog-eared or in
    poor condition and/or have writing all over them.

    Regards,

    John D.
     
    John D., Jul 30, 2003
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  8. Thnaks John!
    We could really start a new discussion here and I would likely agree
    with you a lot. On the other hand this country continues to be a great
    one. I guess nothing is black and white in life.

    Thanks again for your suggestion on the OM. I ordered a new one from
    Honda's website. It has not arrived yet but should any day now.

    Konrad
     
    Konrad Starek, Aug 3, 2003
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  9. Thnaks John!
    We could really start a new discussion here and I would likely agree
    with you a lot. On the other hand this country continues to be a great
    one. I guess nothing is black and white in life.

    Thanks again for your suggestion on the OM. I ordered a new one from
    Honda's website. It has not arrived yet but should any day now.

    Konrad
     
    Konrad Starek, Aug 3, 2003
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  10. Thanks Tracy. You are probably right on this. I have had bad
    experiences with the quality of service rendered by Honda dealers in
    the past. On the other hand I would think that answering a simple
    question whether it is possible to mount the carseat on the side of
    rear seat rather than just in the center should be within the
    competence of a dealer. If they said "yes", I would have gone and
    purchased the Operator's Manual. If the answer was "no" I would have
    not spent the money. That is all I expected from the dealer. At this
    point, I purchased the OM anyway and it should arrive any time now. I
    was busy and could not explore the links you sent but will do so.
    Thanks again!

    Konrad
     
    Konrad Starek, Aug 3, 2003
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  11. Thanks Tracy. You are probably right on this. I have had bad
    experiences with the quality of service rendered by Honda dealers in
    the past. On the other hand I would think that answering a simple
    question whether it is possible to mount the carseat on the side of
    rear seat rather than just in the center should be within the
    competence of a dealer. If they said "yes", I would have gone and
    purchased the Operator's Manual. If the answer was "no" I would have
    not spent the money. That is all I expected from the dealer. At this
    point, I purchased the OM anyway and it should arrive any time now. I
    was busy and could not explore the links you sent but will do so.
    Thanks again!

    Konrad
     
    Konrad Starek, Aug 3, 2003
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  12. Konrad Starek

    ravelation Guest

    Konrad,
    I'm jumping in here late in the game, but I just wanted to add that you
    really should mount the car seat where they've designed it to be
    mounted. While it's more difficult to sit the infant in the seat when
    mounted in the middle, it's much more difficult to imagine how you'd
    feel if your car was hit on the side you chose to place the car seat.

    The middle of the back seat is the SAFEST place to have your child while
    in a car. I personally wouldn't compromise that for my own personal
    needs.
     
    ravelation, Aug 3, 2003
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  13. Konrad Starek

    John D. Guest

    Knorad,

    EVERY car owner should have AT LEAST an Owner's Manual (OM),
    regardless of whether or not it covers only one particular issue or
    not.

    Don't be so short-sighted/limited in your thinking or in your
    assessment re: an OM's value...it's worth lots more than you seem to
    believe.

    John D.
     
    John D., Aug 3, 2003
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  14. Konrad Starek

    John D. Guest

    Knorad,

    EVERY car owner should have AT LEAST an Owner's Manual (OM),
    regardless of whether or not it covers only one particular issue or
    not.

    Don't be so short-sighted/limited in your thinking or in your
    assessment re: an OM's value...it's worth lots more than you seem to
    believe.

    John D.
     
    John D., Aug 3, 2003
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