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Does the following text from the user manual about the side mirror memory make sense? How does the mirror memory work with two drivers?<p>-------------------------------------<p>Mirror memory function (with the central locking system)<p>If you lock the vehicle and later unlock it with the same remote control and open the driver's door, the sideview mirrors (and the driver's seat) will automatically move to the position they were in when you left the vehicle. This feature will work in the same way with all of the remote control transmitters (up to 3) that you use with your vehicle. This feature will not function if you lock your vehicle with the key.
 

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Re: Side Mirror memory (AccuView)

Yes, It makes perfect sense.<p>Now - 2 drivers.<br>There are two possible scenarios.<br>1. Each driver uses a dedicated remote - then, it works as it is described. The only caveat is, that each driver HAS to lock the door with his/her remote on exit. In this case the seats and mirrors will be "associated" with your remote and you should not have to change it manually.<br>2. Both drivers use the same remote (like we do with my wife, keeping second as a spare in safe place). Then the seat and mirrors are always reset to the the settings as they were when door was last locked with the remote. So, if I open a door, after my wife has locked it, I have to re-set the seat and mirrors to my memory setting by depressing my memory set.
 

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Re: Side Mirror memory (Volvo6850)

Okay, thanks. I was thrown off by the wording below. It almost says that if you unlock it with a different remote, the mirrors will not go to the stored position. But if you unlock it with the same remote the next time, the mirrors would not have moved so there would be no need to move them. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>----------------------------<br>If you lock the vehicle and later unlock it with the same remote control <br>----------------------------
 

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Re: Side Mirror memory (AccuView)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AccuView</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> But if you unlock it with the same remote the next time, the mirrors would not have moved so there would be no need to move them. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Doesn't make sense to me either. There would be no need to 'move' them back. We use only one key in our family and on any given trip when we switch drivers, it seemed like I was always having to reset the seat. My understanding is that the system is set by default to associate seat/mirror settings with a specific remote. We had this feature turned off at our 7500 service.<p>
 

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Re: Side Mirror memory (pattyweb)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pattyweb</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Doesn't make sense to me either. There would be no need to 'move' them back. We use only one key in our family and on any given trip when we switch drivers, it seemed like I was always having to reset the seat. My understanding is that the system is set by default to associate seat/mirror settings with a specific remote. We had this feature turned off at our 7500 service.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sorry, pattyweb, but the first part of your phrase contradicts the second. Why do you say, that it does not make sense, when you, yourself, have a clear and correct understanding of how the system works.<p>Yes, by default system associates the settings with the specific remote - the rest is very logical conclusion from this fact.<p>And the quote from AccuView makes perfect sense in the situation where people use TWO or MORE remotes.
 

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Re: Side Mirror memory (Volvo6850)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Volvo6850</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Sorry, pattyweb, but the first part of your phrase contradicts the second. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Now that I think about it some more, the quote from the manual doesn't say anything about unlocking/locking with a DIFFERENT remote inbetween. Thus, it all makes sense now.<p>
 

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Re: Side Mirror memory (pattyweb)

All right. I know why it was not working predicatably in our case. After unlocking with a particular remote, in order for the mirror and seat memory to function, the driver's door needs to be the FIRST door to open. Most of the times, we would open the rear passengers' doors first to put our daughter in her car seat and then open the driver's door. When this happens, opening the driver's door does not set the seat and mirrors to their positions as set in memory.<p>Clearly a bug in the design. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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