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Old 27-05-2010, 12:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah, for some reason most commercial vehicles do not come with child restraint anchors unless you buy the top model (SR5 Hilux, ST-X Navara etc). Its kind of ridiculous really, considering its now part of the law in Qld (and I'm sure other states too now) for children to be placed in car seats. Perhaps the vehicle standards for Australia need to change new vehicle requirements to include child anchorage points.
As much as commercial vehicles (ie. utes of all types + 70 series cruisers) are intended to be used as a work vehicle, they are more and more becoming the norm for families to use them as multi-purpose vehicles. I bought my dual cab D22 Nav with intentions of having a family in the future, while being a capable offroader, and a great trades vehicle. It was only recently I realised the D22 does not come with child anchorage points. Bummer. Oh well, on the flipside, it gives me a good excuse to suggest to the Mrs a trade in for a new D40! (one with all the luxuries!)
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Old 27-05-2010, 02:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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i fitted all our car seats myself wasnt hard at all, the patrol we had to buy 2 more bolts but the mazda come with 3 anchors in it,
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Old 27-05-2010, 06:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i fitted all our car seats myself wasnt hard at all, the patrol we had to buy 2 more bolts but the mazda come with 3 anchors in it,
Thats correct in a Patrol there are bolt holes ready and wainting. I fited them to both my Patrols as well. In the new D40 Navara ST there isn't any holes to bolt the points into.
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Old 20-06-2011, 08:24 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Thats correct in a Patrol there are bolt holes ready and wainting. I fited them to both my Patrols as well. In the new D40 Navara ST there isn't any holes to bolt the points into.
i just bought the RX and yeah same found no place for the anchor bolt, but nissan put me onto a place that comes to you, however i was local so dropped it round to them and only cost 150.

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Old 28-06-2011, 11:04 AM   #15 (permalink)
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hi guys. new baby is here and now I have this problem for the navara.
no mounting points fitted behind the rear seat. does anyone know somewhere in the south east that can fit or supply a bolt. thanks.

and just to jump the gun a bit..... buy a toyota or a patrol or a jeep etc is not an option at this point in time ( looking at you frosty and big rig)
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Old 29-06-2011, 05:36 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I have yet to follow up, but have been told Suncoast towbars on the Sunshine Coast do the modification and certificate... Although after just fitting the rear-facing Safe-n-sound seat in my wifes car, I really can't see how a rearward facing baby seat would even fit in the Nav! Perhaps I'll have to wait until bub is old enough for forward-facing!
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Old 29-06-2011, 09:10 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Yes James,

You need to get them fitted professionally and engineered. You can install the restraining bolts and seats yourself but not the mounting points themselves.
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