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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-18-2017, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Question How to disable 3rd row seat adjustment button which is in reach of carseat kiddos?

Is there a way to disable 3rd row seat adjustment button? We have curious children in car seats in 3rd row who are able to render their car seats less safe by playing with this button. Thank you.
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Is there a way to disable 3rd row seat adjustment button? We have curious children in car seats in 3rd row who are able to render their car seats less safe by playing with this button. Thank you.
I took a group of Teens to a charity event the other day and someone in the 3rd Row was playing with the buttons. I was also thinking of how to disable or cover these buttons. I don't know of any Setting that will accomplish this, but I think I could find a plastic or rubberized storage container lid and some Velcro that may allow me to cover the buttons without a noticeable curiosity.

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Is there a fuse that is tied to those switches? That might be an decent approach to “deactivate” it.
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As a last resort try popping out the switch panel with a plastic pry tool and disconnect the electrical connector. When the kids get older reconnect it.

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As a last resort try popping out the switch panel with a plastic pry tool and disconnect the electrical connector. When the kids get older reconnect it.
Did anyone try this?

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I was thinking of prying our that panel and disconnecting that switch as well. My daughter whose car seat is back there also messes with that button. She seems to have stopped messing with it though so we will see.

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So I ended up doing this today because my daughter yet again moved the seat. It was as simple as I had imagined. Used my plastic interior pry tool and the panel popped right out. Simple connector to undo and put it back in....done.
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So I ended up doing this today because my daughter yet again moved the seat. It was as simple as I had imagined. Used my plastic interior pry tool and the panel popped right out. Simple connector to undo and put it back in....done.
Is that plastic interior pry tool something that came with the Pacifica?
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Wonder if you can put a simple remote kill-switch into the power supply for the switch to disable it and enable it easily without having to remove it. It would involve a wiring modification though and I'm not certain how that thing is wired up.

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Is that plastic interior pry tool something that came with the Pacifica?
The tool didn't come with the van. You might be able to get an individual plastic pry tool at an auto parts store or someone else suggested putting tape over a flat blade screwdriver.

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