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From my limited understanding, the 997 rear seats do not include LATCH anchors, and child seats must be installed in the rear seat of a 997 using the rear seat belts. It is my further understanding that (a) you can install a child seat tether anchor behind the 997 rear seat, and (b) Porsche sells a kit that will install LATCH anchors in the front passenger seat of a 997 and also deactivate the front passenger air bag.

My own experience with child seats suggests that the LATCH attachment system is considerably more secure than using the car's seat belts.

Is it possible to install LATCH anchors in the rear seat of a 997? If so, please advise how.

Thank you!

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I'm not sure about the installation of rear latches, but the front should be done by Porsche. Here's why: first of all they add a kit that includes a key switch on the dash inside the passenger door that allows you to turn-off the airbage, then there's the seat that is supposedly designed to fit the seat. I looked into it briefly as I have two kids that I love to take in my car, but it's a safety issue so I put them in the back in a booster seat. It fits well, but my 997S has that extra piece in the lower back area that pushes the upper part of the seat forward--probably not the most comfortable position for them. The cost with seat and switch installed was almost $1300 if I remember correctly (front seat install). Post what you decide and do...

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I use Britax booster seats in the rear with no problems. They have a rounded back and fit nicely in the seats. I tried graco boosters but they have a flat back, so they did not fit fully flush with the seat back. I don't use any tethers. The problem with the rear seats is that the younger kids have short legs that don't allow them to bend their legs to put their feet under the seat. It gets better around 5yrs old. My 6yr old could probably ride without a booster since the seats are so small.

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Yeah. I use a booster seat as well since my son is old enough now. I've noticed it pushes a little forward given the concavity of the lower, rear seat. Not the most comfy position. Perhaps putting a tightly rolled-up towel on the lower part of the back seat to fill that concavity. Any thoughts??????

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there is no latch in back. the best place to put kids in still in the back seats. unless you have no other choice, i'd not put kids in front even with the deactivation of air bags.

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