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29/03/2013 at 17:51
One like this http://www.maxi-cosi.com/products/car-seats/base-units/familyfix.aspx
I've just tried to put it in my new car and the flipping thing won't stop beeping at me. It's the first light to confirm the isofix anchors are in place, they both clip on seemingly fine, there's no movement in them at all but the light is red. Taken it off and put it back on about a dozen times. Tried it on the other side too but I'm getting the same problem. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong!?
29/03/2013 at 18:16
Have you tried changing the position of the leg? The base should be pretty flat on the seat. I love it, but it eats batteries! x
29/03/2013 at 18:29
Love mine :) I'd agree with welsh thistle. If you're happy the isofix straps are clicked in properly I'd check the position on the leg. I find it best to take it back to the smallest and then stretch it out from there til I get the green light :) had ours nearly 3 years now and never needed to change the batteries yet! X
29/03/2013 at 18:38
Yep check the leg. Ours is almost 3 years and not changed batteries either.
29/03/2013 at 19:03
Hmm, I thought about the leg so I had it retracted and dangling whilst I was trying to do the isofix bit but it's still red. If I put the leg down that's green (the middle light). If I put the seat in that's green (right hand light) but then it just beeps at me because the isofix light (left hand one) is red. When I put it in my other car it just went straight in, so annoying!
I might try different batteries, though the battery light is green. It's almost 3yo. Thanks ladies
29/03/2013 at 20:02
Ours is 10 months old and already changed the batteries twice! That's odd Sshh, we always found Mothercare staff to be really helpful with it (even though ew didn't buy it from them!) x
30/03/2013 at 10:56
I was going to suggest the leg to, that is usually what makes ours beep if anything.
WT I am surprised by the battery thing we haven't changed ours yet hoping they last a fair bit longer.
30/03/2013 at 10:58
as an after thought, are local fire station does help with fitting child seats etc... they run specific days but might be worth a google in your area to see if there is something similar
01/05/2016 at 21:36
I had the same problem. Took to a friend who can fix things. There is a wire which connects to the isofix clasp that detects when connected correctly. This wire was broken (hence always showed red). When he reconnected the wire it worked fine. He made it look easy!
09/07/2016 at 16:07
Mine has just started doing this today and we are going on holiday tomorrow,did anyone manage to fix it?
09/03/2017 at 15:58
Lightbulb, I can see the broken wire connected to right isofix bar of our familyfix. How did your friend manage to dismantle the base to repair the wire? Tia
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