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    Chevy Prism, locking latchplates?

    Does anyone know if the Chevy Prism's seatbelts have locking latchplates? A friend of mine is going to be installing a rear-facing seat in hers today and wanted to see if anyone knew in case she doesn't!
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    Re: Chevy Prism, locking latchplates?

    probably - it's pretty common on GM vehicles.
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    Re: Chevy Prism, locking latchplates?

    I'll just ask her to be sure. I don't think she'll know what I'm talking about...do you have any suggestions on telling her how to check to see?

    I was going to tell her to buckle the seatbelt and then try to pull the lap belt out and if it does NOT pull out, it locks, and if it DOES pull out, it doesn't lock. Is that okay?
    Mom to P (9), J (almost 8), & E (2.5)

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    Re: Chevy Prism, locking latchplates?

    http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/inju...seatBelts.html

    That page has pictures of the different types. GM locking latchplates are pretty big, you'll be able to look at it and tell.
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    Re: Chevy Prism, locking latchplates?

    Thanks! I was looking for a page like that but couldn't find it!
    Mom to P (9), J (almost 8), & E (2.5)

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    Re: Chevy Prism, locking latchplates?

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    Re: Chevy Prism, locking latchplates?

    Thanks!

    Filler text...I hate the stupid requirement, lol!
    Mom to P (9), J (almost 8), & E (2.5)

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    Re: Chevy Prism, locking latchplates?

    Glad to help! (and I KWYM! LOL)
    Rebekah Branch, CPST from May 2005 until June 2011
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