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Frontier 85
User Guide
IMPORTANT: Thoroughly read, understand, and follow all instructions
before installing this child seat. Store this user guide in the pocket behind
the cover (See features pages for reference).

Summary of Contents

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    Frontier 85 User Guide IMPORTANT: Thoroughly read, understand, and follow all instructions before installing this child seat. Store this user guide in the pocket behind the cover (See features pages for reference).

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Securing Your Child ..................55 Harness Mode ......................55 Booster Mode .......................58 Care and Maintenance ................60 Tips and Troubleshooting ................69 Warranty .......................72 ©2009 Britax Child Safety, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in USA P392700_R1:12.09 This product and its components are subject to change without notice.

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    The use of non-Britax covers, inserts, toys, accessories, or rating for the LATCH anchors in your vehicle. Use the vehicle tightening devices is not approved by Britax. Their use could belt (not LATCH connectors) for installations with children cause this child seat to fail Federal Motor Vehicle Safety who weigh more than the vehicle LATCH anchor limit.

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    Britax Child Safety, Inc., 13501 South Ridge Drive, Charlotte, • Adjust the harness to fit the clothes the child is wearing.

  • Page 5: Child Seat Features

    Child Seat Features Child Seat Features Cover Shoulder Belt Guide Head Restraint Adjuster Locking Screw Locking Screw Storage Slot Head Restraint Adjuster Manufactured Date and Comfort Pads LATCH Connector Shell Expiration Date Label HUGS™ Chest Pads LATCH Connector Storage Slot Versa-Tether (Top Anchorage LATCH Strap Chest Clip...

  • Page 6: Child Seat Fit Requirements

    NOTE: Britax recommends booster mode only after the child top of the head restraint the child’s shoulders outgrows harness mode. when seated and...

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    Vehicle Compatibility Vehicle Compatibility Compatible Vehicle Seat Belts ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor) with Locking Latch Plate Has a latch plate that does NOTE: The information in this section only applies to installation not allow the lap part of the with vehicle belts. belt to become loose after it Vehicle seats and seat belts differ from vehicle to vehicle.

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    Latch 1 in. (2.5 cm) from the latch plate to Plate secure the child seat. Call Britax Consumer Services at Locking Latch Plate 1(888) 427-4829 to obtain a locking Has a latch plate that clip.

  • Page 9: Incompatible Vehicle Seat Belts

    Vehicle Compatibility Vehicle Compatibility Incompatible Vehicle Seat Belts Vehicle Buckle Positions The position of the vehicle WARNING! The following types of vehicle belts are NOT WARNING! belt buckle can adversely affect the stability compatible with this child seat: of the child seat. If the buckle lies near the incorrect position ( ) when the vehicle belt is tightened, try fitting the child seat in another seating position in the vehicle OR consult...

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    Child Seat Functions Child Seat Functions Harness Mode: Harness Height Adjustment Booster Mode: Head Restraint Adjustment IMPORTANT: Make all adjustments for the fit of your child before Head restraint adjustment is for use in Booster WARNING! using the child seat. Place the child seat on the floor and have your Mode ONLY.

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    Child Seat Functions Child Seat Functions Adjusting Buckle Position Re-threading the Buckle Removing the Buckle IMPORTANT: Select the slot closest to, but not under the child. Unbuckle the harness by pressing the release button Turn and push the buckle and pulling the tongues. retainer through the slot in the cover and child seat shell.

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    Child Seat Functions Child Seat Functions Fastening the Buckle Releasing the Buckle Using the Positioning Block NOTE: Set the positioning block position BEFORE installing. Unhook the Versa-Tether from the storage clip Insert one tongue at a time into Press the release button and the buckle.

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    Child Seat Functions Child Seat Functions Using Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) Using the LATCH Connectors The LATCH connectors are located on the sides of the shell in the LATCH SYSTEM ANCHOR LOCATIONS storage slots. Store the LATCH connectors when not in use. To remove the LATCH connector from the storage slot or lower anchor: Press and hold the red release...

  • Page 14: Child Seat Functions

    When using the child seat in harness mode: • Britax recommends that the tether be used at all times when installing the child seat. Using the tether will improve the stability of your child seat and reduce the risk of injury.

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    LATCH or a lap belt. age and 25 – 85 lbs (11.4 – 38.6 kg) who stand 30 – 57 in. (76.2 – 144.8 cm) in height. Britax recommends using harness mode to 85 •...

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    Versa-Tether for children weighing 65 – 85 lbs (29.5 – 38.6 kg). Britax recommends that the Versa-Tether is used at all times. Using the tether will improve the stability of the child seat and reduce the risk of injury. Check your vehicle owner’s manual for tether anchor locations.

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    Installing the Child Seat: Harness Mode Installing the Child Seat: Harness Mode Locate the LATCH anchors in your vehicle. Check that Versa-Tether ® Ensure harness height is Check Versa-Tether ® (Top Tether) webbing is (Top Tether) attachment adjusted to fit your child. stored in elastic band Rotate the positioning block to the front and place the child...

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    Lap-Shoulder Belt – Selecting a Belt Path Due to variability in vehicle seat designs and belt systems, the Frontier 85 child seat can be secured to the vehicle seat by a Outside edge lap-shoulder belt with either a short belt path or a long belt path of child seat installation method.

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    Versa-Tether for children weighing 65 – 85 lbs (29.5 – 38.6 kg). Britax recommends that the Versa-Tether is used at all times. Using the tether will improve the stability of the child seat and reduce the risk of injury. Check your vehicle owner’s manual for tether anchor locations.

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    Installing the Child Seat: Harness Mode Installing the Child Seat: Harness Mode Rotate the positioning block to the front and place the child Check that Versa-Tether ® seat on the vehicle seat. Check Versa-Tether ® (Top Tether) webbing is (Top Tether) attachment Ensure harness height is stored in elastic band adjusted to fit your child.

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    Versa-Tether for children weighing 65 – 85 lbs (29.5 – 38.6 kg). Britax recommends that the Versa-Tether is used at all times. Using the tether will improve the stability of the child seat and reduce the risk of injury. Check your vehicle owner’s manual for tether anchor locations.

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    Installing the Child Seat: Harness Mode Installing the Child Seat: Harness Mode Rotate the positioning block to the front and place the child seat on the Check that Versa-Tether ® vehicle seat. Check Versa-Tether ® (Top Tether) webbing is (Top Tether) attachment Ensure harness height is adjusted stored in elastic band to fit your child.

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    Versa-Tether for children weighing 65 – 85 lbs (29.5 – 38.6 kg). Britax recommends that the Versa-Tether is used at all times. Using the tether will improve the stability of the child seat and reduce the risk of injury. Check your vehicle owner’s manual for tether anchor locations.

  • Page 24: Installing The Child Seat

    Installing the Child Seat: Harness Mode Installing the Child Seat: Harness Mode Rotate the recline block to the front and place the child seat on the vehicle seat. Check that Versa-Tether Ensure harness height is ® Check Versa-Tether ® (Top Tether) webbing is (Top Tether) attachment adjusted to fit your child.

  • Page 25: Booster Mode, Harness To Booster Mode

    Pull the harness straps out of stand 42 – 65 in. (106.7 – 165.1 cm) in height and weigh more than the slots. 40 lbs (18.2 kg). Britax recommends booster mode only after the DO NOT remove the HUGS™ child outgrows harness mode.

  • Page 26: Booster To Harness Mode

    Switching Between Modes Switching Between Modes Booster to Harness Mode Turn and slide the retainer of each harness strap through To replace the harness and the harness slot. buckle: Ensure that the icon on the Move the harness adjuster to chest clip faces out.

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    Switching Between Modes Switching Between Modes Before reattaching the harness straps, hold the harness yoke Adjuster as shown, and ensure that the Check that Strap FRONT BACK adjuster strap attached to the Harness Straps are not twisted yoke is not twisted. Check that the Chest Clip and HUGS™...

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    Positioning the Child Seat: Booster Mode Positioning the Child Seat: Booster Mode Using LATCH WARNING! • Position forward-facing only in a seating position with a lap-shoulder belt. Before you begin: • only the vehicle’s lap and shoulder belt system when Does your vehicle have a top tether anchor in the chosen seating securing a child in booster mode.

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    Positioning the Child Seat: Booster Mode Securing Your Child Firmly press the Versa-Tether ® Harness Mode hook to the vehicle tether anchor to attach. Remove all slack from the tether webbing. WARNING! Use the elastic strap to contain • Never route the vehicle belt over the child when using this extra webbing.

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    Securing Your Child Securing Your Child Loosen the harness. Pull the harness adjuster strap to tighten the harness. Press release lever Pull both harness straps forward The harness should have a comfortable but snug fit around the child. A snug strap should not allow any slack.

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    Securing Your Child Securing Your Child Booster Mode Pull the vehicle belt out and route the shoulder part of the vehicle belt through the upper belt guide. WARNING! • Only use a lap-shoulder belt to secure the child in booster mode.

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    Care and Maintenance Care and Maintenance Cover Removal Pull the harness straps through the shell and cover to the front of the child seat. WARNING! • Never remove the buckle tongues from the harness. • DO NOT remove the HUGS ™...

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    Care and Maintenance Care and Maintenance Turn and push the buckle Cleaning the Cover retainer through the shell and • HAND WASH the cover using cold water and mild soap. cover to the top of the seat. • LINE DRY to prevent the cover from shrinking. Pull the belly pad over the •...

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    Care and Maintenance Care and Maintenance Replacing the Cover Pull the head restraint cover over the head restraint shell, Fit the cover around the head and reattach the elastic bands. restraint. Be careful not to damage the Be careful not to damage the energy-absorbing foam.

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    Care and Maintenance Care and Maintenance Ensure that the adjuster strap Cleaning the Buckle attached to the yoke is not If your child eats and drinks while in the child seat, you may need twisted, then slide nested to check the buckle periodically and rinse out any accumulated harness straps completely debris or dried liquids.

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    Care and Maintenance Tips and Troubleshooting Re-thread the Buckle Energy-Absorbing Tether Select the slot closest to, but not under the child. The Versa-Tether can indicate when the child seat has been in a moderate or severe crash and replacement of the child seat is necessary.

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    Tips and Troubleshooting Tips and Troubleshooting Tips Troubleshooting TIP: If you’re having difficulty Problem: The harness is hard to adjust. attaining a tight installation in Possible Solution: Check that the harness slots in the head harness mode using the short belt restraint and harness adjuster are properly aligned.

  • Page 38: Warranty

    The warranty and remedies as set forth above are exclusive and in lieu of all others, oral or written, express or implied. In no event will Britax, or the retailer selling this product, be liable to you for any damages, including incidental or consequential damages, arising out of the use or inability to use this product.

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    Britax Child Safety, Inc. Tel. : 1-888-427-4829 13501 South Ridge Drive Charlotte, NC 28273 www.Britax.com A Britax Childcare Group Limited company...

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