Originally Posted by Rosco the Iroc
Does GM have a kit to install the LATCH kid'* seat mount into a "00 SSEI?
PN would be very helpful.
The GM website is a little less than clear on that, but I think the answer is that LATCH hardware cannot be retrofitted to a car that was not built that way. However, you can have a top tether mounting installed that can anchor the top of the child seat, and LATCH-compatible seats (which is to say all of them now, I think) can be used in cars without LATCH hardware.
I can tell you from experience (and 3 kids) that you can get a very good, solid mounting of a child seat in the back seat of the car using only its 3-point belts, once the belts are drawn tight through the mounting brackets of the child seat. (When installing the child seat, it helps to lean on it or put your knee into it in order to compress the car'* own seat cushions while you're tightening the belts.)
You can view or download a PDF brochure on this topic from GM at http://www.gm.com/company/gmability/..._single_v3.pdf
If the URL above is broken or wraps badly on your screen, this will get you to the same place: