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Looking for help kid-safe passenger seat

I recently took my 1998 230 Kompressor R170 out of storage.

Bought the car years before I met my wife yet alone ever thought about having kids. Fast forward 22 years and my oldest is nearing 8 and is begging to go for a ride with the top down in his future car.

I tried calling MB to see if they can help me source a newer booster seat with the 'babysmart' transponder. But the best they could do is send me a scan of the old parts manual.

Anyone know where I can get a seat that will turn off the passenger airbag or how i can turn off the passenger airbag on or off and use a normal booster?

I hate to tell him wait another five years. I kept this car so long so I could share it with him!

Thanks so much
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My son is riding with me since she was 4yrs, I had his car seat then only the booster but I never deactivate the airbag.

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I recently took my 1998 230 Kompressor R170 out of storage.

Bought the car years before I met my wife yet alone ever thought about having kids. Fast forward 22 years and my oldest is nearing 8 and is begging to go for a ride with the top down in his future car.

I tried calling MB to see if they can help me source a newer booster seat with the 'babysmart' transponder. But the best they could do is send me a scan of the old parts manual.

Anyone know where I can get a seat that will turn off the passenger airbag or how i can turn off the passenger airbag on or off and use a normal booster?

I hate to tell him wait another five years. I kept this car so long so I could share it with him!

Thanks so much

You can buy hardware to fit into a standard car seat that work like the MB seats.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/mercedes-transponder
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I think MB's own instructions are

no baby seats, and no-one under 14 in the passenger seat. I'm sure I read it in the handbook. I'm going to have to fetch it and check. Like that was ever going to cut the mustard with my two kids
Reporting back shortly.

....and knickers untwisted. as follows:-

No-one under 150cms/5ft tall w/out special restraint system ( Straitjacket?). Transponder-fitted, forward facing baby seats only. NO REARWARD FACING SEATS. Move passenger seat to rearmost travel limit.

That 14 year old stuff was about the tip-up seats in my 7-seater s210. except it was over 14 yrs and a certain height. and the rear 2+2 seats in my r107.

Funny thing, memory.
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The good old days when the parents use to drive with no seat belts or head restraints + smoking inside the car.
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