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Okay, so last week I went out shopping with the fam & when I got back to the car I noticed my driver seat was not in the position I had it in <i>(the passenger seemed a little off too but I might have been trippin').</i> It was way off! So I held down 'memory 1' and it was back to my setting. I thought It might have had something to do with locking the glove box but I guess not because it happened again today.<p>So my wife drove the car for the 1st time today and she hasn't memorized her seat setting yet, so when I got in the car to move it from the front of the house I pressed 'memory 1' before moving the car. So I go to get in the car a few hours later to go to work and when I opened the door the seat started to move back to memory 1, but I left it @ memory 1 when I moved the car earlier. So It looked like it went back to my wife's unprogrammed setting maybe after I locked the doors after moving the car then back to my setting once I came back a few hours later to go 2 work...WHATS GOING ON HERE!!??<p>PS - I'm not on drugs! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> (cheers)<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by USAF 2010 T5 at 10:55 PM 8-19-2009</i>
 

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Re: Why are my seats moving? (USAF 2010 T5)

I cant figure out my 09's seats either, I feel like Im always hitting 1 to get my seat back to its position when I get it. And its only ever a little bit off...
 

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Re: Why are my seats moving? (sanatarium)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sanatarium</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I cant figure out my 09's seats either, I feel like Im always hitting 1 to get my seat back to its position when I get it. And its only ever a little bit off...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah the position it magically moves to is waaaay off from my setting. I have the "Gangsta Lean", where the 4 seater turns into a 3 seater car. Yeah I'm that guy that turns his head to the left and can look out the left rear pass. window. I can't drive sitting all straight and proper, unless I'm doing high speeds and hitting corners like a M3.<p><br>Maybe our seats are on drugs....? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Why are my seats moving? (sanatarium)

I've never worried about learning the seat controls, I am always changing the seating arrangement anyway. I have noticed my seat will move sometimes when I get in, but I also don't know the real reason. I think someone mentioned it might be because if you have multiple keys it will adjust to the seat position that key last used or something like that.<br>Sana, where have you been lately? Seems like the old regulars haven't been on here as much lately...sad day.
 

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Few possibilities here (my speculations).<p>1) You might be sitting too much forward such that the seat moves back automatically to let you get into the car.<p>2) The key that was used to drive the car had a seat memory setting and the car tries to move the seat to that setting if that key was used to unlock the car.
 

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I think it might have to do with the key, mine are mixed up, I dont use one or the other regularly...hm.<p>AJ, yea I was in canada for two weeks(amazing place, vancouver and seattle are the bees knees!!), getting ready for school now. Got an R badge to replace the T5, doing the wastegate tweak also, other than that not much time for cars <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (fone)

The memory settings are stored in the keyfob as well, so after you put your seat to your position use your fob to lock the car. If you lock the car in another seat position this will become your new position for the fob only not the seat memory itself. If you have your auto lock turned on this may affect this as well but I can't say for sure....my car locks itself if unlocked for a period of time with no fob in the car and engine is off. <p>I had this problem as well and this is what I did to get rid of it and have had no repeat problems. <p>1) Set your seat memory position again. <br>2) Lock the door with your fob with your seat in its memory position<br>3) Unlock car with your fob. <br>4) Have the wife set her memory position.<br>5) Lock the door with her fob with the seat in her memory position.<br>6) Test (This also stores your mirror settings in the fob as well so you may want to adjust those too)?
 

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Re: Why are my seats moving? (USAF 2010 T5)

Is there a setting in the menu for the '10s to disable the seat & key memory? If yes, you might want to disable that.<p>Do you share one key with your wife?
 

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Re: (fone)

Dont know exactly about your model but most cars these days with memory auotmatically move back after getting out of the car so it will be easier to get back in, but usually once you close the door they go back to your setting, which will lead me to believe it might also have to do with the key! Read your manual, should say something about it!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mofolicious</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You came to Canada and didn't even visit?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Lol I was planning on it, but our vacation was so action packed there wasnt time <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> Ill be in seattle in a few months visiting again. Hope to catch a GTG!
 

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Re: (sanatarium)

My 09 supposedly has memory in the mirrors, but I could have sworn I tried it (set my memory and then toggled them around) and they didn't move back. Maybe I didn't hold it long enough? I will have to try again tomorrow. I also have to ask the dealer about the puddle lights in the mirrors. I'm pretty sure they are supposed to be in there, but as far as I can tell (exhausted every setting) they won't light up. Seems to be a bulb there, although it might be a placeholder? It looks kind of smoked.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>thisdothack</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My 09 supposedly has memory in the mirrors, but I could have sworn I tried it (set my memory and then toggled them around) and they didn't move back. Maybe I didn't hold it long enough? I will have to try again tomorrow. I also have to ask the dealer about the puddle lights in the mirrors. I'm pretty sure they are supposed to be in there, but as far as I can tell (exhausted every setting) they won't light up. Seems to be a bulb there, although it might be a placeholder? It looks kind of smoked. </TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>•<B>I THINK IT IS THE KEY!! YEAH, I GRABBED MY WIFES KEY.</b> I'll play around with it this weekend and try to master this feature.<p>•The mirrors don't have memory. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>•Puddle lights? Is that what they're called? Mine don't have any... there is a housing space for them though but its coverd. Looks like you just pop off the black plastic piece. <u>Whats the reason for them? </u><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (USAF 2010 T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>USAF 2010 T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>•<B>I THINK IT IS THE KEY!! YEAH, I GRABBED MY WIFES KEY.</b> I'll play around with it this weekend and try to master this feature.<p>•The mirrors don't have memory. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>•Puddle lights? Is that what they're called? Mine don't have any... there is a housing space for them though but its coverd. Looks like you just pop off the black plastic piece. <u>Whats the reason for them? </u><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The seat memory and the key memory are independant of each other. If you memorize the seat position with the memory buttons, it is only stored in the seat. To access it, you press and hold the button down until the seat fully moves to the stored position. If you release it, it stops for safety reasons. <p>Every time you lock your doors with the key, the seat position is then stored in the key. The next time you unlock the car with that particular key and open the door, the seat will move to whatever position it was left in when you locked the car. The rationale behind this is that every driver of the car have his/her own key. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>What you need to do to set this whole thing up is in <I>slrising</I>'s post above. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I struggled with this memory thing for a year before getting the hang of it. I labelled it the "Spooky Seat" of the car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> After countless complains and trips to the dealer over that period, I managed to figure it out myself. Best thing of all, even they didn't know about the separate memories. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>BTW, it's disappointing to hear that the mirrors aren't part of the memory anymore. I have it on my 2004.5 S40 and I love it, as well as the seat memory. No more fumbling around with the adjustment switches when different family members drive the car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>frontwheeldriven</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>The seat memory and the key memory are independant of each other. If you memorize the seat position with the memory buttons, it is only stored in the seat. To access it, you press and hold the button down until the seat fully moves to the stored position. If you release it, it stops for safety reasons. <p>Every time you lock your doors with the key, the seat position is then stored in the key. The next time you unlock the car with that particular key and open the door, the seat will move to whatever position it was left in when you locked the car. The rationale behind this is that every driver of the car have his/her own key. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>What you need to do to set this whole thing up is in <I>slrising</I>'s post above. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I struggled with this memory thing for a year before getting the hang of it. I labelled it the "Spooky Seat" of the car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> After countless complains and trips to the dealer over that period, I managed to figure it out myself. Best thing of all, even they didn't know about the separate memories. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>BTW, it's disappointing to hear that the mirrors aren't part of the memory anymore. I have it on my 2004.5 S40 and I love it, as well as the seat memory. No more fumbling around with the adjustment switches when different family members drive the car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>ON POINT! Thanks man <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>It's a pretty cool feature <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0"> , just can't understand why the mirrors are no longer that way <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">(cheers) to frontwheeldriven<p>
 

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Re: (USAF 2010 T5)

I've been reading the internet and I've come to the conclusion that you needed to have ordered the powerfold mirror option to get the puddle lights. I wonder if the non-powerfold are wired for the light regardless..? I would totally wire in some LEDs myself if I could get verification there is already leads in there for it. (I'm far too lazy to take the assembly apart to find out) I can't believe the mirrors are no longer memory. I was told they were by the dealer. Guess I better scrap this thing in under cash for clunkers. Haha JK, but damn..
 

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that really is too bad that the mirrors are not part of the memory anymore. I didn't notice that at first but now I love it. I have three memory settings from upright to comfortable to laid back for long drives. Each one has the mirror settings so I never have to adjust them.
 

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Re: (Jeremy Nathan)

My mirror memory works, but I also have power folding mirrors with puddle lights.
 

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The seat and mirror positions are tied to a remote and tied to a memory number. Eg remote one corresponds to button one on the seat, remote two to button two, and button three is not tied to anything. And when you lock the car with the remote, it saves the current settings to the memory. So you should use one key, and your wife the other. And anytime you leave the car, lock it with your key.
 

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I guess the side mirrors have memory if you have the 'BLIS' feature. <p><br>AND WHAT THE HECK ARE PUDDLE LIGHTS FOR?
 
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