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Rear seat seatbelt attachment question

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by JES2, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. JES2

    JES2 Member

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    I'm receiving my Model 3 in a few weeks and was wondering about the seat belt buckle for the rear seats (not center, but window seats in the rear.) My current BMW 3 series has a seat belt buckle that gets wedged down into the seat (difficult for a 6 year old in a booster seat to deal with), is that similar with the Tesla Model 3?
     
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    The seat buckles for the two side seats are flush with the seat and don't extend out. It is a bit of a pain with the booster seat as the seat tends to shift over the buckle.

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    Thanks, TT97! Perfect shot. That answers my question and gives me time to work on a solution. I'll never understand why they put them so deep without any extenders. My guess is aesthetics.
     
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    There are a few threads about seat belt extenders for booster seats. I think they are illegal in CA (with a booster); don't know about TX but wouldn't recommend either way.

    My 4 y.o. always wants to buckle himself - he is successful about 20% of the time. When I sit him down, I will pull the booster seat towards me to give him more room to buckle and always plan for an additional 5 minutes for him to buckle up.
     
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