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Old 08-30-2004, 03:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The drivers side seat moves forward once I open the door. Even though I have preset the memory to be the same on all three settings it still moves forward. I'm not sure if I hit set something by accident while getting out of the car or just age. Thanks
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Old 09-02-2004, 03:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you just bought the car?
If it only happens after you disarm the car with your key remote,
It could be the key memory itself. The previous owner could have programmed his memory settings onto the key.
I think if that's the case, you need to get the dealer to reprogram it.
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Actually I've had it for over three years. I noticed that even if the car in not in the armed mode that by opening the trunk or door moves the seat forward.
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Then I'd guess you need a new memory module.
They tend to go screwy...mine's screwy with the steering settings but I manage to live with it coz' it's minor. I used to have the seats move when I disarm the car and open the door, but my mechanic removed the memory setting on the keyfob, set by the previous owner.
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Thanks for your help. I'll give that a try.
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Maybe disconnect the battery for a few hours and see if the computer reset's itself???
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Old 09-15-2004, 04:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Won't that muck up the other electronics and memory.
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Thanks. It worked.
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Really, disconnecting the battery worked? Maybe I need to do that to fix my memory setting's "amnesia". It seems to forget all my settings after a day or two, which irritates the crap out of me after my short fiance drives the car.
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Yes it did. It was disconnected for about two hours. I was surprised that the only thing I needed to reset was the the date/time function. Four days and no issues.
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