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    Monterey help

    Ok, so order DS a Monterey since he has been riding in a booster full time and I wanted a latching one. I have a few questions though. Is it on the narrowest setting when it comes out of the box? How do you get the latch hooks out? How tight do I make the latch hooks? I did read the manual but I am confused. Thanks for the help ladies. Hopefully I like this one more than the First Years B570.

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    Re: Monterey help

    I assume you are talking about the side wings? I can't remember if mine came on the most narrow setting or not. Probably. It's very simply to adjust, regardless. Just turn the knob/adjuster on the back.

    The latch connectors should have come already routed properly. You may need to lengthen them in order to attach to your car. Then pull the strap to tighten. Just pull until all the slack is gone. You don't need to go crazy trying to get it tight.
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    Re: Monterey help

    Yes, it comes on the narrow setting.

    There's an A-lock adjuster for lengthening the LATCH straps (you know, the kind so many seats have where you can move the straps while you press and hold the lever...). I don't have the seat in front of me right now, but I'm thinking it's on the bottom/under side.

    You just need to get them tight enough that there's no slack. it doesn't have to be rock solid or anything.

    The manual also says to attach the LATCH hooks upside down for convenience. I didn't find that any easier, so I skip it and do them right side up. Just my parental opinion.

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    Re: Monterey help

    I didn't bother doing them upside down, either.... it comes in the shortest/narrowest settings for shipping costs... the latch connectors are hooked on the edges of their paths on the back... read the manual, and you'll do fine.



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    Re: Monterey help

    Thanks for the help ladies. I am going to play with the seat tomorrow since it is already dark tonight and very windy.

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