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GD
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:51 pm    Post subject: 996 Booster Seat Reply with quote

Hi,

I know this has been discussed here a few times, but I don't think it's been conclusively answered.

I need a booster seat for the rear of my car. I have the Porsche Prince (which typically lasts until the child is 4) and Porsche have this one which is for over 4:

http://www.porsche.com/uk/accessoriesandservice/personalisation/tequipment/911-996/safety/

However, all I want is a standard "booster" seat, which is just the base with no back and has a clip to pull the seat belt strap to the right level (typically suitable for 4 years and up).

Halfords do this one, but it doesn't fit in the seat (the booster is too wide).

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_208131_langId_-1_categoryId_60959

(the cup holders clip in, making it roughly the same width as the other boosters)

My question is, has anyone successfully fitted a standard booster in the back of their 996 and if so, can you please let me know what make/model booster?

As an aside, looking at the seat in the rear, it's a perfect fit for a child and all it really needs is a clip to pull the belt down to the correct level (so that it fits across the chest, rather than going across the face)....although this is clearly illegal and not an option, just an observation.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi m8
i went into toys-r-us and they brought out the full range to try in the back of my 996. found a nice black one to match my interior and i think it cost less than 20 quid. it was a few years ago but i am sure they will still do it. and the porsche ones are horrible to look at.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graco Hilife, could have been made of the 996. I have two of them although my son has now out grown his £12.99 from Halfords, when I bought mone they were cheaper in ToysRUs. Although you have to source the webbing with the seat belt guide separately but it was as far as I remember £2.50.

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_233103_langId_-1_CarSelectorCatalogId__varient__categoryId_60959_crumb_33949-33953_parentcategoryrn_33953
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My cunning plan is to detatch and use the airbag deactivation buckle thing off the Prince, then you can use nipper's usual child seat in the front rather than the Porsche child seat which appears to have been made from solid gold judging by the price!

Edit- Mods- can this thread be moved to 996 FAQs along with other good child-seat related threads?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies. I'll try Halfords and ToysRus.

Yes, I was thinking about getting the airbag deactivating unit installed, so my son can sit in the front for the occasional school run (and using the clip off the Prince).

I think the clip off the Porsche is just a regular seat belt clip (I'll have a look at this later).

The only thing in the back of my mind is that once he sits in the front, he'll never want to go in the back seat again....so I'm tempted to leave it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GD I had the same problem and bought the black and grey one from kiddiecare. The link is

http://www.kiddicare.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/categorydisplay17A_36%2B341_10751_14573_filter_set_-1_14573_10001_14573

It is very cheap fits the rear seat of the 996 perfect and no sharpe edges to worry about the leather. Could not be happier and was delieverd in a few days.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

The kiddicare one looks very good. Can you please let me know if you needed to put a non-slip matt under the seat to stop it moving about?

I use one of these:

http://www.kiddicare.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/productdisplayA_0_10751_-1__1846_10001_

...but this is for the full backed baby seats.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GD, nope have not bothered and the kids are locked in well enough without them.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just ordered the one from Kiddicare, but good to see there's plenty of options, so thanks everyone for replying.

Just to close this thread off, I've had a look at the Porsche Prince connector for the air bag disable connector and it's definitely not the same as an ordinary seat belt connector.

It's more of a U shape, where as the seat belt is shaped like a box, ie. [].

Cheers,
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's is my Kidicare booster seat in the back of 996...thanks for your help.

Fits really, really well. The seat belt fits under the U (rear of the seat, left hand side) and doesn't require any additional clips.

The chest strap is fine, as long as you put the seat belt down the side of the seat (ie. to the left of the button to drop the rear seats down)

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the Prince Porsche seat in the back of a 996 (note that this is a Targa and the roof is back...normally there's quite a bit more headroom).
 



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and here's the Porsche Prince connector (to disable the air bag if used in the front of the car). Note that it is completely different from the normal seat belt connector.
 



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too had the same doubt as like you.But all of your posting helps me a lot to take right decision.....
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the model of the Kiddicare booster pictured as it looks different to the one at the link?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

After reading the posts on here, I bought two Graco Hilife booster seats from Halfords for my 996 last week and they fit perfectly (£12.99)! As for the belt, run it through the gap between the seat and the wheelarch!

Safe driving!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have a porsche airbag deactivation bar and want to use a non porsche seat
you can get an deactivation insert/ buckle thingy from porscheshop for about £13
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ggrantw wrote:
Hi,

After reading the posts on here, I bought two Graco Hilife booster seats from Halfords for my 996 last week and they fit perfectly (£12.99)! As for the belt, run it through the gap between the seat and the wheelarch!

Safe driving!


ditto - perfect fit, could have been made for the 996, I first bought another model from Halfords that looked a better fit to me, but the shape of the booster seat wouldn't allow access to the belt buckle slot. This one is just perfectly shaped for the belt to pass thru thumbsup .

The other thing I got, for extra safety, was a device that attaches to the seat back via a strap and aligns the seat belt to the right height above a childs shoulder.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found boosters fit better, and slip less, if you remove the leather seat base - they pull off as they are only fixed with velcro. Means you can store them in the garage until kids are old enough not to spill stuff on them!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ggrantw wrote:
Hi,

After reading the posts on here, I bought two Graco Hilife booster seats from Halfords for my 996 last week and they fit perfectly (£12.99)! As for the belt, run it through the gap between the seat and the wheelarch!

Safe driving!


Hi, Do you mind me asking what age/size your children are? My son is now too big for his Pro-tec, at over 18kg and 4yrs, so I was planning to try one of these too.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:18 pm    Post subject: Graco Hilife Reply with quote

I have now gone for the Graco Hilife from Halfords - tried the better looking Britax Horizon but it did not fit. Only issue for me is blue colour - probably perfect for metropole but my leather is black so I am going to appease my OCD by spraying the base black and getting a new cushion made up to match the leather. This booster is the perfect height for my 5 year old with room to grow.
 
  
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