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3rd Row Seatbelts

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by iceman747, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. iceman747

    iceman747 Member

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    My passengers and I have a lot of trouble buckling our seat belts while sitting in the third row. Feels like the receptacle is buried and have to really bend it up in order to buckle. Anyone else have this issue? Any solutions?
     
  2. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    My wife stuck a child's toy block under the receptacles to prop them up, mainly because she drives for kids' field trips and has kids in the back row. It was a good solution, but there's an important caveat: if you prop up the receptacles and fold the seats down, you'll get severe indentations in the upholstery of the third row seats. Specifically, those receptacles will dig into the seat material. You can guess how I know this.

    We've moved to the "stock" configuration after that lesson.
     
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  3. commasign

    commasign Active Member

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    Ditto what @ohmman said. A compromise we're using is a wad of rolled up paper towel that props up the receptacle a little bit. With practice, you can still buckle into the half exposed receptacle, automatically lifting it out further as it clicks into place.
     
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  4. flar

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    What about attaching them to the seat back with some sort of soft or elastic strap? With the seat upright they will be held up for accessibility. When you fold the seat, they will drop with the seat back.
     
  5. 3s-a-charm

    3s-a-charm Active Member

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    Good solution... what about a "squishy ball" toy that has enough resistance to keep them propped up but enough give to squish before denying the seats?
     

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