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    edcarp is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    DTS Exit Seats screwup???

    Have been settling into my new DTS, and I've discovered what I think is a major error on Cadillac's memory seat system. In my old SRX (2004) when I removed the key from the ignition, the seat would move to my predesignated exit position. When I unlocked the car to get back in, the seat would stay in the exit position until I reinserted the key in the ignition, and then it would move into my predesignated driving position. This made sense, as I want to exit and enter the car from the same seat position -- with the seat back a bit and the steering wheel up and out of the way.

    In my new DTS, there are only factory installed exit positions, and when I click the unlock mechanism on the key fob, my seat moves into my driving position even before I enter the car!? What sense does this make? I have scoured the owner's manual, and the onboard computer for settings that might affect this issue, but have found nothing. Why do I want to squeeze myself into my seat upon entering the car?

    Was this just a total screw up on Cadillac's part?

    FYI: I have a 2006 DTS, Luxury III Package, with DVD Nav, Sunroof & Adaptive Cruise...

    Any suggestions to correct this problem would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, Ed

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    urbanski is offline Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
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    Re: DTS Exit Seats screwup???

    beats me.
    if it's like my V, there is an option on the personalization menu to turn ON moving the seat back to "exit". opening the door then moves it back.
    there is also an "exit" switch on the door panel.
    maybe you don't have a computer menu option, but a door switch to do it manually?

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    madooch is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: DTS Exit Seats screwup???

    the seville is the same way i dont think u can change this but if it goes into driving position i dont see how would be squeezing in wounldnt there be more room this way.

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    GreenMachine is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: DTS Exit Seats screwup???

    Alright did some digging! Found out that when you go into the feature controls you can indeed stop this from happening!

    You must TURN OFF/Disable "Remote Memory Recall At Unlock" or something similar to that. It will then leave the seat as it were before the doors were unlocked/the last setting the seat was at upon exit, hope this helps. Another intresting feature is you can tell the vehicle to automatically go to "EXIT" state when you remove the key from the ignition. Lots of nice features in there...just can be hard to find. My 98' Deville does have this Memory seat recall option but I never really bothered to look into it, glad I did.

    From 2006 DTS Manual (from mygmlink.com PDF):
    If the vehicle has this feature, it allows you to select
    your preference for the memory seat recall feature. See
    Memory Seat, Mirrors and Steering Wheel on
    page 2-51 for more information.
    Press the customization button until MEMORY SEAT
    RECALL appears in the display. Press the set/reset
    button to access the settings for this feature. Then
    press the menu up/down button to scroll through the
    following settings:
    OFF (default): No memory seat recall will occur.
    ON: The driver’s seat will automatically move to the
    stored driving position when the unlock button on
    the remote keyless entry transmitter is pressed.
    NO CHANGE: No change will be made to this feature.
    The current setting will remain.
    Choose one of the available settings and press the
    set/reset button while it is displayed on the DIC to
    select it.

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