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Instrument Panel Display/Child Seat

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Goggs, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Goggs

    Goggs Member

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    Hi,

    I have a child seat installed in my second row. Because of this, the left side of the instrument panel shows a warning indicating that there is someone with an unfastened seatbelt in that seat. Because of this, I can't see the navigation information on the instrument panel itself.

    Does anyone know of a way to override that seat belt warning graphic?

    Thanks
     
  2. pedriscoll

    pedriscoll Active Member

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    Connecting the seat belt behind or under the child seat should work
     
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  3. Goggs

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    unfortunately the belt is used to attach the car seat
     
  4. NeverFollow

    NeverFollow Active Member

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    Stop by a junkyard and get an old seat belt and plug it into the Tesla seat belt buckle.

    I replaced a lap belt with a three points some time ago, if you were local I could have gave you the old one.
     
  5. bishoppeak

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    Can another belt reach there?
     
  6. pedriscoll

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    If you are using the seat belt to attach the car seat, it should be connecting into the buckle and not triggering the alert. I was assuming you were attaching the car seat’s anchor strap to the built in rear seat anchors of the car itself.
     
  7. Goggs

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    Great idea - thanks!
     
  8. demundus

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    Also you can press the left scroll wheel to see whats on the screen behind it... as a temp fix till you get a new belt latch. Basically, when the seatbelt warning comes on your IC display, press/hold briefly the left scroll wheel and itll disappear for a bit
     
  9. whitex

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    Is it just wrapped around the carseat? Usually when mounting a child seat with seatbelts, you're supposed to have the seatbelt go through the seat and then bucked up. Are you sure you read the installation manual?

    PS> Most seats nowadays come with anchor mounting option, all Teslas do - it's the most secure way to install a car seat in a Tesla.
     

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