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Hi everyone. I'm having a little trouble with the memory seats. According to the manual, whenever the ignition is off and driver's door is open, one brief touch of the seat memory button should move the seat all the way into the memory position. I find sometimes it works, but quite often I have to press and hold the memory button while the seat moves into position. Anybody have any ideas on this? Thanks.

From the manual:

Comfort function
1. Open the driver's door.
2. Switch off the ignition.
3. Briefly press the desired button 1 or 2.
The corresponding seat position is performed
automatically.
The procedure stops when a switch for adjusting
the seat or one of the buttons is pressed.

Safety mode
1. Close the driver's door or switch on the ignition.
2. Press and hold the desired button 1 or 2 until
the adjustment procedure is completed.
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You shouldn't have to touch the buttons once you setup your profile. When you unlock the car, the seat will move to your last position automatically.

Here is a post from another F30 forum that describes it really well.

This applies to all F30's with Electric Seats

If you want your (**SEATS**) + mirrors/etc to change automatically when you switch a driver profile or use multiple key fobs with different profiles on each key follow these steps.

If you already have multiple driver profiles associated with different keys and with seats positions stored, then just follow step 2 only.

Walkthrough:

1. In idrive select a driver profile (3 available + 1 guest). (You can name it for the driver)

2. **this is the most important Step** . Once driver profile is loaded, then Go to Settings --> door locks --> check the First check box (labelled along the lines *auto seat position*) then exit to main menu if you wish. (This setting is not enabled by default).

3. Set your seat & mirror position the way you like.

4. Press the M button on the seat. The button will light up red.

5. Press either 1 or 2 to store position. (repeat from step 3 to store second position)

6. Repeat from step 1 for multiple driver profiles.

7. Select one of the configured driver profiles you want with the key you unlocked the car with. (this step associates the key with one of the driver profiles). Seats & mirrors should auto change now when you switch profiles.

8. Then get out and lock the car with key, the last used memory seat position either (1 or 2) from step 5 will be saved to be called up by the key when unlocking car again.

That should be all. This is quite complex since BMW gave idrive driver profiles with auto seat position disabled by default. Then theres the storing seat & mirror positions to seat memory which is in turn stored to the driver profile. Lastly the driver profile is associated with the key by selecting profile while desired key is in use. My god this was HELL. This is like 4 chapters of the manual combined in 1.
Seating is so complex

You shouldn't have to touch the buttons once you setup your profile. When you unlock the car, the seat will move to your last position automatically.

Here is a post from another F30 forum that describes it really well.
Thanks this will help me when my F30 is delivered. Folks who don't ever read manuals, will never figure this out by trial and error:dunno:
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