I have just purchased a 1999 Toyota Corolla. If I had only known the trouble I would have getting my child's car seat safely positioned in the back seat. I have tried everything and now I'm stuck driving around with my 2 1/2 yr old daughter sitting in the back seat like a ticking time bomb. If I get in an accident she won't stand a chance.The center belt is a shoulder/lap belt when it should only be a lap belt. What kind of engineers design these cars. Do they not have any children??? Please someone help me!!!
Although I own a Previa I believe that the Toyota seat belts are similar.
Although the shoulder belt is a pain in the *** if you pull it all the way out and then let it retract it will automatically lock. That is, it will not extend any more until it is released all the way. Second you may need to get one of those anoying "H" connectors. Most child seats come with them nowadays. You will need to use the connector to hold the shoulder and lap belts together. Now, I bleieve there is some form of head restraint belt lock (no idea what the real name is). It supposed to be an anchor point to keep the top of the seat rolling forward in a rapid stop (accident).
the older seats may not have the "H" connector for the seat belt, or the head strap thingie. Not much you can do about that.
I hope this helps. If not, you could always go to a state police barracks, and they will be able to help you out with ideas, etc.