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      12-01-2015, 12:03 PM   #1
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Comfort seat bolster support not engaging at start up

Anybody else have this issue? one of my favorite parts of this car with the comfort seats was when I turned the car off, the bolster supports went flat to make it easier to get in/out and when I started the car, they tightened back up like they are giving me a hug.

However, I've noticed over the past few days that they do not "hug" me when I start the car any more. I have to manually adjust them to get them back where I want them. On the flip side, they still automatically flatten out when I shut off the car.

Has anybody experienced this? I'm wondering if it's something in the coding I could mess with using the Carly app or something or maybe it's a sign that the battery is on its way out?

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      12-01-2015, 12:27 PM   #2
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Sounds like the comfort seats-not sport seats. Perhaps you changed something in the seat memory settings.
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      12-01-2015, 01:40 PM   #3
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I changed something in the AC memory settings using Carly. I hated how it wouldn't leave my climate settings as they were when I shut off the car, so I told it to remember them, but I did that many months ago. This lack of comfort seat (and you're right, sorry, comfort not sport) "hug" just started a few days ago
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      12-01-2015, 04:12 PM   #4
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Did you try resetting the #1 memory?
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      12-01-2015, 04:18 PM   #5
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yeah, every time it happens, I re-save the memory position 1 (position 2 is set for my wife)
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      12-01-2015, 04:31 PM   #6
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Sorry. I'm out of ideas. It may magically reappear someday...
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      12-02-2015, 11:10 AM   #7
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Mine stopped working when my battery died last week. The idrive said I needed to calibrate the seat with instructions from the owners manual which I did not have with me. I ran the seat all the way forward and back and up and down for most setting. I then reset the memory and all is working again.

Edit. Now that I think about it... I don't think this was working with my old weak battery. I just got the x5 last month so I don't have much history to go on.
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Well of course, just like that, it has worked the last two times I got in the car. Very weird. I guess I'll just monitor it. My car is going in for scheduled service in two weeks, anyway, so perhaps I'll mention it to them as something to check
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      12-02-2015, 11:40 AM   #9
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Now that you mention it, I had the exact same happen but to the passenger front seat. It stopped squeezing my wife (no comments please) when I start the car, and I haven't noticed if it has come back lately or not.

In addition, my steering wheel did NOT adjust all the way up when I shut the car off a a few days in a row, some time back. 2-3 days later it came back and started adjusting again, and has been fine since.
I thought I had done something.

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      12-03-2015, 12:12 PM   #10
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yeah, so go figure, three starts in a row and it worked fine, but this morning heading in to work, it did not work again. I guess I'll just mention it to the dealer. Obviously the function itself works because I can manually do it, but it's weird that as a part of memory, it's selective (hey, just like me!)
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