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TURBOBOOSTER ELITE
BOOSTER SEAT
PD348879A 10/15
Do not install or use
this child restraint until you read
and understand the instructions in
this manual.
FAILURE TO PROPERLY USE THIS
CHILD RESTRAINT INCREASES
THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY
OR DEATH IN A SUDDEN STOP OR
CRASH.
1 Important
Pages 5-19
1-A Quick Guide to Your Manual
1-B Welcome to the Graco Family
1-C Before You Begin
Register This Car Seat
If You Need Help
Certification
Car Seat’s Useful Life
Vehicle Seat Protection
Warm Weather Use
1-D Safety Warnings
2 Features
Pages 20-23
2-A Car Seat Features
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3 Booster
Pages 24-30
3-A Booster Use
3-B Install Booster
3-C Install Backless Booster
4 Securing Child
Pages 31-40
4-A Securing Child Backed Booster
4-B Securing Child Backless Booster
5 Accessories
Page 41
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6 Vehicle Information
6-A
6-B
6-C
6-D
Pages 42-46
How to Remove Lower Anchor Connectors
Choosing Vehicle Seat Location
Unsafe Vehicle Seat Location
Vehicle Seat Belts
Ad
1.
7 Care & Cleaning
Pages 47-50
7-A Cleaning Seat Pad
7-B Cleaning Lower Anchor Straps
2.
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1-A Quick Guide to Your Manual
This car seat is for children:
Booster: 30-100 lb (14-45 kg) 38-57 in. (96-145 cm) at least 4 years old
Booster Without Back: 40-110 lb (18.1-50 kg) 43-57 in.
(110.1-145 cm) at least 4 years old
Car Seat Assembly (On Select Models)
Adult Assembly Required
1. P
ull and Hold Height Adjust Lever
Located on the back of the head support.
2. Attach Head Support
slide the head support into the seat back until they snap
into place.
CHECK to make sure the two pieces are securely
snapped together by pulling on them.
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3. Head Support Fabric
Insert the fabric from the head support underneath the
fabric on the lower back support as shown.
To make insertion of fabric easier, slide the upper and
lower back pieces apart by pulling the adjustment lever.
4. Attach Seat Back to Base
The “U”-shaped hooks on bottom of the seat back will
interlock with bars on the base.
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5. Raise Seat Back
Once the seat back is securely attached to the base, push
backrest up
Assembly Complete
Your Graco booster seat is now ready to use.
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Get to Know Your Car Seat
Review section 2-A to see all of the features of this booster seat.
What Seating Location Should I Use?
The best seating location for this booster seat is one that:
• Is recommended by your vehicle owner’s manual, and
• Results in a secure installation of this booster seat.
Some vehicles have specific requirements for where the booster seat can be installed,
so be sure to check your vehicle owner’s manual for available seating positions, if any.
For example, sometimes the center rear seat has a lap belt only vehicle seat belt, which
cannot be used with this booster seat.
Review section 6-B, 6-C, 6-D of this manual AND your vehicle owner’s manual.
According to accident statistics, the safest place for
your child in any vehicle is the back seat. The center
of the back seat can be the safest during a possible
side impact.
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Using The Car Seat Correctly
To make sure your child is secured properly, review section 3 and 4 to fit your child.
When Installing As a Booster
Lower Anchor System
The lower anchor system consists of lower anchor bars, which
are built-in to your vehicle, and connecting hooks that are builtin your car seat.
Review section 3 of this manual AND your vehicle owner’s
manual.
Vehicle Seat Belt
There is one type of vehicle seat belt that can be
used: Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt.
Review section 3 of this manual AND your vehicle
owner’s manual.
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Booster Installation
Use Lap/Shoulder Belt Only
Review section 3
Position Lap Belt
Lap belt must go in front of armrest
and lie low across your child’s hips and
thighs.
Review section 3
Position Shoulder Belt
Shoulder best lies across shoulder
between neck and edge of shoulder.
Review section 3
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Highback
Backless
1-B Welcome to the Graco Family!
Your child’s safety depends on you. No car seat can guarantee protection from injury in
every situation, but proper use helps reduce the risk of serious injury or death.
Even if this car seat seems easy to figure out on your own, you must follow the detailed
instructions in this instruction manual to ensure the steps below are performed correctly.
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1-C Before You Begin
Register This Child Restraint
Please fill out the prepaid registration postcard attached to the seat and mail it in today or
register online at www.gracobaby.com/carseatregistration.
Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons. You must register this restraint to
be reached in a recall. Send your name, address, and the restraint’s model number and
manufacturing date to:
Graco Children’s Products, Inc.
Attn: Customer Service
P.O. Box 169, Elverson, PA 19520-9901
or register online at www.gracobaby.com/carseatregistration
or call 1-800-345-4109
For recall information, call the U.S. Government’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at
1-888-327-4236
(TTY: 1–800–424–9153), or go to http://www.NHTSA.gov.
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For future reference or if you change addresses, record the model name, model number,
date of manufacture and purchase date of this car seat on the below. You can find this
information either on the registration card if you still have it or on the date label located on
the back of the car seat.
Model Name__________________________
Model Number________________________
Date of Manufacture___________________
Date of Purchase______________________
If You Need Help
In the U.S.A, please contact our Customer Service Department with any questions you
may have concerning parts, use, or maintenance. When you contact us, please have
your product’s model number and date of manufacture ready so that we may help you
efficiently. These numbers can be found on a sticker on the back side of your car seat.
For additional resources or to get your car seat checked by a child passenger safety
technician, please visit the following web sites:
www.nhtsa.gov • www.seatcheck.org • www.safekids.org
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Certification
This child restraint meets or exceeds all applicable requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standard 213 for use in motor vehicles.
Car
che
This child restraint is NOT certified for use in aircraft because aircrafts do not
have shoulder belts.
Car Seat’s Useful Life
STOP using this car seat and throw it away 10 years after the date of manufacture. Look
for date of manufacture label on back of the car seat.
Graco Children’s Products Inc. advises against loaning or passing along a car seat unless
you know the complete history of the product. We also advise against purchasing a car
seat second hand.
Vehicle Seat Protection
Protect vehicle seat. Use a car seat mat, towel, or thin blanket under and behind car seat.
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No
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or
Warm Weather Use
Car seat parts can get very hot in the sun or warm weather. To avoid burns, always
check before putting child in car seat.
1-D Safety Warnings
No car seat can guarantee protection from injury in every
situation, but proper use helps reduce the risk of serious injury
or death. READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY.
Failure to follow these instructions and child restraint’s labels can
result in child striking the vehicle’s interior during a sudden stop or
crash.
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! Review your vehicle owner’s manual for more information about
air bags and car seat use.
! If your vehicle does not have a back seat, review your vehicle
owner’s manual.
!S
elect a suitable location for the car seat in your vehicle.
! Always secure car seat with the lower anchor hooks or a vehicle
seat belt, when unoccupied. In a crash, an unsecured car seat
can injure passengers.
! If car seat is in a crash, it must be replaced. DO NOT use it
again! A crash can cause unseen damage and using it again
could result in serious injury or death.
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! DO NOT use car seat if it is damaged or missing parts.
! DO NOT use accessories or parts other than those provided by
Graco. Their use could alter the performance of the car seat.
! Never leave child unattended, even when sleeping. Child may
become tangled in vehicle belt straps and suffocate or strangle.
! Never attach two lower anchor connectors
to one vehicle lower anchor bar unless
specifically allowed by the vehicle
manufacturer.
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2-A Car Seat Features
A
2 Features
B
C
D
E
F
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2 Features
A Head Support
BShoulder Belt Guide
C Cup Holder
D Lower Anchor Adjuster Button
E Lower Anchor Adjustment Straps
F Storage Compartment
2 Features
A
C
B
B
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A Head Support Adjustment Lever
B Lower Anchor Hooks
C Belt Positioning Clip (Inset)
2 Features
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3-A Booster Use
3 Booster
Booster Use With Back:
30-100 lb (14-45 kg) 38-57 in.
(96-145 cm) at least 4 years old
Booster Use Without Back: 40-110 lb (18.1-50
kg) 43-57 in. (110.1-145 cm) at least 4 years old
Vehicle Lap/Shoulder
Belt
Vehicle Lap/Shoulder
Belt
• Place car seat forward-facing in the vehicle back seat.
• Make sure vehicle seat’s lap belt is adjusted snugly and
lays low on the child’s hip and is routed in front of the
armrest in the booster’s belt path.
• Vehicle belts MUST lie flat against child and MUST NOT
be twisted.
• Vehicle seat’s shoulder belt is adjusted snugly and should
lie between child’s neck and edge of shoulder.
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Never Use a Vehicle
Lap-Only Belt Across
Front of Child
3 Booster
• Never use a vehicle lap-only belt across front of child.
• DO NOT position vehicle shoulder belt under the child’s
arm or back.
• DO NOT allow child to slouch or slide down in the booster
seat.
• DO NOT position vehicle belt over top of armrests.
• Vehicle’s seat headrest SHOULD NOT create a gap
between vehicle seat and booster seat.
• The front of booster seat MUST NOT hang over front of
vehicle seat.
• If child will not keep vehicle belt properly positioned, DO
NOT use this booster seat. Use a different car seat.
3 Booster
3-B Install Booster
Graco allows the securing of the car seat with the lower
anchor system in the booster mode. The child still MUST BE
SECURED with the vehicle lap/shoulder seat belt. The lower
anchors can be used in the booster mode regardless of the
weight of the child up to 110 lb (50 kg).
Verify the following before using the lower anchors in the
booster mode:
• The lower anchor attachment DOES NOT interfere with
any vehicle seat belts or buckles.
If the lower anchor attachment interferes with the vehicle seat belts or if the chosen seating
position does not have lower anchor bars, you MUST store the lower anchor straps. Always
secure car seat with the lower anchors or a vehicle seat belt, even when unoccupied. In a
crash, an unsecured car seat can injure passengers.
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1.
1. Place Car Seat Forward-Facing in Back Seat of
the Vehicle
Skip to Step 6 if Not Using the Lower Anchors
2. Remove Lower Anchor Straps from Storage Location.
From under the seat, push in on the red buttons on the
lower connectors and remove from storage position.
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3 Booster
Place forward-facing in vehicle seat. The bottom of the
seat should sit as flat as possible on the vehicle seat.
3 Booster
3. Extend the Lower Anchor Straps.
For easier installation, extend the lower anchor
straps to their maximum
length by pressing the red
button on the front of the
base and pulling out on
the straps.
4. Attach Lower Anchor Connectors to Vehicle’s
Lower Anchor Bars.
Lower Anchor straps should not be twisted.
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5. Tighten the Lower Anchor Straps
6. Thread the Vehicle Seat Shoulder Belt Through
Seat Belt Guide on the Headrest
See section 4-A to secure your child.
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3 Booster
Remove all the slack from the lower anchor straps by
pushing on the booster and pulling straps on front of the
booster.
Depending on your vehicle, you may need to align the
lower connectors with the slots in the base to get a good
install.
The bottom of the seat should sit as flat as possible on
the vehicle seat.
3 Booster
3-C Install Backless Booster
1. Remove the Back Support
Recline seat back then remove from base.
2. Place the Booster Seat Forward-Facing in the
Back Seat of Vehicle
Place forward-facing on a vehicle seat that has a lap/
shoulder seat belt. The base should sit as flat as possible
on the vehicle seat.
See section 4 to secure your child.
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If Using the Lower Anchors
From under the seat, push in on the red buttons on the
lower connectors and remove from storage position.
4. Extend the Lower Anchor Straps.
For easier installation, extend the lower anchor straps to
their maximum length by pressing the red button on the
front of the base and pulling out on the straps.
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3 Booster
3. Remove Lower Anchor Straps from Storage Location.
3 Booster
5. Attach Lower Anchor Connectors to Vehicle’s
Lower Anchor Bars.
Lower Anchor
straps should not
be twisted.
6. Tighten the Lower Anchor Straps
Remove all the slack from the lower anchor straps by
pushing on the booster and pulling straps on front of the
booster.
Depending on your vehicle, you may need to align the
lower connectors with the slots in the base to get a good
install.
The bottom of the seat should sit as flat as possible on
the vehicle seat.
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4-A Securing Child Backed Booster
1. Place Child In Seat
Have your child sit in the booster seat, with his/her
back flat against the back of the booster seat.
2. T hread Vehicle’s Shoulder Belt Into Seat Belt
Guide in the Headrest
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4 Securing
Child
Use only the vehicle lap and shoulder belt system
when restraining the child in the booster seat.
3. To Raise or Lower Headrest Support
4 Securing
Child
Lift adjustment lever and lift or lower headrest for the
proper shoulder belt height.
Forward-Facing
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4. B
uckle the Vehicle Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt
Be sure the lap portion of the vehicle seat belt goes in
front of both armrests and the shoulder belt goes under
the armrest on the buckle side.
Be sure the shoulder belt lies across your child’s
shoulders, between the neck and edge of shoulder by
raising or lowering the head support. The belt guides
should be even with or just above the shoulders.
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4 Securing
Child
Be sure the lap portion of the vehicle seat belt lies low
across your child’s hips.
Is Everything Correct?
4 Securing
Child
Never Use Lap Belt Only
Lap Belt in Front of Armrest and Lies Low Across
Hips and Thighs
Shoulder Belt Lies On the Shoulder, Between the
Neck and Edge of Shoulders
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4-B Securing Child Backless Booster
1. Place Child In Seat
Have your child sit in the booster seat, with his/her back
flat against the back of the vehicle seat.
2. E
ars Must Be Below the Top of the Vehicle
Seat Back or Headrest.
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4 Securing
Child
Use only the vehicle lap and shoulder belt system
when restraining the child in the booster seat.
3. Buckle the Vehicle Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt
4 Securing
Child
Be sure the lap portion of the vehicle seat belt goes in
front of both armrests and the shoulder belt goes under
the armrest on the buckle side.
Be sure the lap portion of the vehicle seat belt lies low
across your child’s hips.
Be sure the shoulder belt lies across your child’s
shoulders, between the neck and edge of shoulder.
You may need to use the belt positioning clip to help get
a good fit. See “Using Belt Positioning Clip”
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Is Everything Correct?
Never Use Lap Belt Only
Shoulder Belt Lies On the Shoulder, Between the
Neck and Edge of Shoulders
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4 Securing
Child
Lap Belt in Front of Armrest and Lies Low Across
Hips and Thighs
Using Belt Positioning Clip
1. Make Sure Vehicle’s Seat Shoulder Belt Lays in
the Red Zone As Shown
4 Securing
Child
If the vehicle’s seat shoulder belt lays outside this zone,
you MUST use the belt positioning clip.
2. Attach Belt Positioning Clip
The shoulder belt positioning clip MUST be attached to
the slot on the bottom of the base. Insert the loop end
of strap through the slot on
bottom of seat exactly where
shown.
3. Push Clip and Strap Through Loop
Pass the clip and the strap through the loop end as shown
and pull strap up.
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4. F
ree End of Strap Should Face Front of Seat
4 Securing
Child
5. Place Child in Seat, Buckle
Child In Seat and Attach Belt
Positioning Clip
With child’s back flat against the back
of the vehicle seat, buckle child in.
Then slide the clip onto the vehicle’s
seat shoulder belt as shown.
Rear View
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Lengthen
Shorten
6. Adjust the Belt Positioning Clip to Fit Your Child
Lengthen or shorten the belt length as shown.
4 Securing
Child
Clip should fit right at the top of shoulder as shown.
Be sure the lap portion of the vehicle seat belt lies low
across your child’s hips.
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5 Accessories
(on select models)
Cup Holder
Storage Compartment
5
Accessories
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6 Vehicle
Information
6-A H
ow to Remove Lower Anchor Connectors
Lower Anchor Connector
Push release button up on front of booster and pull
slightly away from seat.
Push in on the red button and pull off.
Store Lower Anchor Straps
From under the seat, attach lower connectors to the
plastic bars as shown.
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6-B Choosing Vehicle Seat Location
The best seating location for this car seat is one that:
• Is recommended by your vehicle owner’s manual, and
• Results in a secure installation of this car seat
In the event there is no available back seat and / or you have no other option, the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that you take the following
steps:
• Ensure the child is properly restrained according to their age and size
• Move the seat as far back as possible
• Make sure the child is not leaning out of position, such as leaning forward into the
deployment path of the air bag
• Set the air bag ON-OFF switch, if available, to the OFF position
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6 Vehicle
Information
Review your vehicle’s owner manual for Seating Locations
6 Vehicle
Information
6-C Unsafe Vehicle Seat Location
Never install this car seat in any of the following vehicle seating locations:
rear-facing or side-facing
vehicle seats
booster mode with vehicle
lap belt only seat belt
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6-D Vehicle Seat Belts
Vehicle Seat Belt Terms
Retractor
A device that winds up the unused vehicle seat belt. It is often
hidden inside the panels on the walls of the vehicle or in the
vehicle seatback.
Latch Plate
The male end of the seat belt with
the silver tongue.
Seat Bight
The crease where the vehicle seat back and seat bottom meet.
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6 Vehicle
Information
Review your vehicle’s owner manual for vehicle seat belt use
6 Vehicle
Information
Identify Your Seat Belt Type
There is one type of vehicle seat belt
that can be used with this car seat:
The following types of vehicle seat belts
CANNOT be used safely with this car seat:
Ref
He
Lap Belt Only 2
connection points.
Lap/Shoulder Belt 3
connections points. Can be
used in all car seats modes
of use.
Lap Belt or Shoulder
Belt Mounted on Door
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Lap Belt with Motorized
Shoulder Belt
Belts Forward of
the Seat Bight
7-A Cleaning Seat Pad
Refer to seat pad care tag for washing instructions.
Head Support Cover
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7 Care &
Cleaning
Clean with a damp sponge using mild soap and cool
water. If needed, head support cover may be removed
for cleaning.
To remove, raise the head support and undo the 2 elastic
loops.
Pull off head support cover as shown
Machine wash cover in cold water on delicate cycle and
drip-dry. DO NOT USE BLEACH.
Seat Cover
7 Care &
Cleaning
Clean with a damp sponge using mild soap
and cool water. If needed, seat cover may
be removed for cleaning.
Machine wash cover in cold water on
delicate cycle and drip-dry. DO NOT USE
BLEACH.
To remove, undo the 2 snaps and 2 elastic
loops on the seat back.
Pull up on seat back cover as shown.
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Undo the 2 elastic loops on each side on the back of the
seat.
7 Care &
Cleaning
Remove seat cover bottom as shown.
Reverse the steps to reattach the seat cover.
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7-B Cleaning Lower Anchor Straps
7 Care &
Cleaning
Surface wash only with mild soap and damp cloth. DO NOT IMMERSE THE LOWER
ANCHOR STRAPS IN WATER Doing so may weaken the straps.
If lower anchor straps are frayed or heavily soiled, contact Customer Service at
www.gracobaby.com or 1-800-345-4109.
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Notes
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Replacement Parts
To purchase parts or accessories in the United States,
please contact us at the following:
www.gracobaby.com
or
1-800-345-4109
Store instruction manual in
the slot with the instruction
book icon as shown.