Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Top Tether - Child restraint systems - Children in the vehicle - Safety - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Top Tether

WARNING Always lock the rear seat backrests in their 
Always lock the rear seat backrests in their upright position when the rear seats are occupied by passengers. Lock the rear seat backrests in their upright position before installing the Top Tether straps or when the cargo compartment is not in use. Make sure that rear seat backrests are secured properly by pushing and pulling on the seat backrests.
If the seat backrest is not locked properly, the seat backrest could fold forward. The child restraint system is no longer supported properly or held in position and can no longer fulfill its function. This could cause serious or even fatal injuries.

Top Tether provides an additional connection between the child restraint system secured with ISOFIX and the rear seat. It helps reduce the risk of injury even further.

The Top Tether anchorages for the second row of seats are located on the rear of the rear seat backrests. For the third row of seats, use the cargo tie-down rings in the trunk floor.

► Remove respective covering cap 1 of the

Remove respective covering cap 1 of the Top Tether anchorage.
Place covering cap 1  in a suitable place (e.g. in the glove box).

► Move the head restraint upwards.

Move the head restraint upwards.
Install the LATCH-type (ISOFIX) child restraint system with Top Tether. Comply with the manufacturer's installation instructions when doing so.
Route Top Tether belt 4 under the head restraint between the two head restraint bars.
Route Top Tether belt 4 downward between the cargo compartment cover and the rear seat backrest.
Hook Top Tether hook 3 of Top Tether belt 4 into Top Tether anchorage 2.

Ensure that:

Top Tether hook 3 is hooked into Top Tether anchorage 2 as shown.
Top Tether belt 4 is not twisted.
Top Tether belt 4 is routed between the rear seat backrest and the cargo compartment cover if the cargo compartment cover is installed.
Top Tether belt ? is routed between the rear seat backrest and the cargo net if the cargo net is installed.

Tension Top Tether belt 4. Comply with the manufacturer's installation instructions when doing so.
Move the head restraint back down again slightly if necessary. Make sure that you do not interfere with the correct routing of Top Tether belt 4.

    LATCH-type (ISOFIX) child seat anchorsin the rear
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