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    LoveMyBug
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    Motor driven automatic seat belts?

    I tried to find out what these were online, but couldn't put my finger on it.

    I was reading through my marathon manual and it says it is not compatible with the motor driven automatic seat belts. What are these and how do I know if my car has these?

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    Admin - CPS Technician joolsplus3's Avatar
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    If you had them, you would definitely know it, don't worry. They are in the front seat of usually older cars...they were popular around 15 years ago and more...and when you open the door, the belt is on a track on the door, and you never have to buckle the shoulderbelt, you just sit down, close the door, and the belt zips up the track to the right position. Generally you DO have to buckle the lapbelt, though some even had the lapbelt attached to the door...I remember getting tangled in one or 2 of these automatic seatbelts as a kid, lol.
    You can imagine the problems there would be if someone tried to install a carseat to a seatbelt that moves forward a couple feet everytime you open the car door...yikes! Talk about more than one inch of movement at the beltpath
    Julie
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    LoveMyBug
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    Ohh it's one of those, I remember them, LOL. Wonder what happened to them? LOL, probably wasn't safe. OK I fewel better knowing what they are now.

    I called the carseat techs but they have to call me back about an appointment. DS is still doing fine in the seat he has, he isn't even at the top harness slot yet, but as soon as I get an appointment I am moving him to the marathon, which I already love.

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    My 1991 Honda Accord has automatic seatbelts in the front. I HATE them with a passion.
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