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Old 08-14-2008, 03:55 PM
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Seat Memory Linked to Key Fob?

I have a 2007 X5 4.8. I am having trouble figuring out how the seat memory feature works. I have programmed the two postions on the seat for me and for my wife. When I hit the buttons on the seat and hold them down the seat and steering wheel will go to the preset positions. However, if my wife drives the car and changes the seat position and then I drive the car it will not return the seat to my settings when I unlock the door with my remote key fob. Anyone have any insight into how this is supposed to work. The manual didn't help me any.
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:06 PM
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The experts can weigh in on how it is supposed to work, but my experience is that at least the seat will remain in its last position even when the X is unlocked by a different key. So I push my number to get everything back the way I want it. And part of the time I'm not sure that it actually remembers my last setting.
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:13 PM
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Your title is right. The seat memory is linked to the key fob. When you program the seats with your key fob, it will remember that setting when you unlock the car with the same key, same as other settings in the car like radio station pre sets etc. When I accidentally pick up my wife's key fob, then I use the memory button on the side to get my own seat settings.
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I have ths same problem...
When my GF uses her key(Comfort Access) to unlock/open the door...her seat automatically starts to adjust for her memory setting...

When I use mine(programmed the same way), I always have to hold down the button...

The only thng I can think of, is that she only set the memory for the 1 position....whereas, I think I might have accidentally setupboth 1 and 2...and because of this, it doesn't know which one to use, so it doesn't automatically adjust upon entrance like hers does.
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Your title is right. The seat memory is linked to the key fob. When you program the seats with your key fob, it will remember that setting when you unlock the car with the same key, same as other settings in the car like radio station pre sets etc. When I accidentally pick up my wife's key fob, then I use the memory button on the side to get my own seat settings.
Would you then explain page 44 of the 2008 manual, please? It refers to "last seat pos" not settings 1 or 2.
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Also, the 2 seat positions can be different for each key. In other words, you can have 4 total seat positions - 2 for each key. I wish there was an easy way to clone the keys instead of having to program each one individually.
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Would you then explain page 44 of the 2008 manual, please? It refers to "last seat pos" not settings 1 or 2.
I can't explain what BMW tells you. My comments are based on facts from actual daily experience.
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I can't explain what BMW tells you. My comments are based on facts from actual daily experience.
There's a setting in the iDrive that says "remember last seat setting", no?
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There's a setting in the iDrive that says "remember last seat setting", no?
yes - and it can be set differently for each key - so your wife's setting is set to on and yours to off.
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