: seat memory problem . 2014 XTS



winton
08-13-13, 03:11 PM
I picked up a new 2014 XTS yesterday and am having trouble with the seat memory

1. First of all, the manual says to “press and hold BOTH set and #1 at the same time” that obviously is wrong. If I press and release set and then press 1 I get one beep
2. BUT there seems to be some OVERRIDING SETTING . is there a way to delete all seat memory settings and start over???
3. The driving seat memory seems to work BUT DOESN’T auto go there when I start the car???
4. I programmed the “exit” memory but it doesn’t go where I set it. INSTEAD it goes to some crazy setting with the seat way back AND TITLED FORWARD
a. Yes, I have “easy exit” set to “on” on the panel
b. And I’ve tried both keys. Same problem

garrykolb
08-26-13, 03:22 PM
Read the manual again. I had to as well. Move the seat to your position and hit set & 1 simultaneously. It will beep. Move to your exit position. Hit set & exit simultaneously. It will beep. To fully move to a memory position, hold the proper button down until the seat, wheel, etc, are done moving. When the car engages the memory position or exit position, it will move fully.

Also, when opening your door to exit the car, be sure your hand does not hit a button. If you do, it stops the easy exit. That frustrated me until I figured it out.

RockvilleXTS
08-26-13, 06:24 PM
One other thing I've found. If you put the car in Park, you can hit the seat button(s) once, and they go to their full set positions. If you are in Drive, you have to hold the button down continuously for the seats/steering wheel to move fully to their preset position. At least, this is how it works on my car. Also, as garrykolb mentions, be careful NOT to hit the seat buttons when you open the door. That stops the movement and prevents achieving the full preset position.

ipncjh1
07-26-14, 10:49 AM
Does anyone think it is odd that "To fully move to a memory position, hold the proper button down until the seat, wheel, etc, are done moving.". I have had dozens of GM cars with memory recall and you only push the button once, not have to hold it down.

gator2305
07-26-14, 12:58 PM
The DTS that I traded for the XTS and other GM vehicles with the memory seat option I have owned all would have the seats and mirrors set to the driver position preset to the remote fob if the remote was used to unlock the vehicle on approaching.

I was surprised when I got the XTS and found the memory seats did not function like in the DTS. I discussed this with the Service personnel and they advised they had heard women had complained and changes were made. They advised most women regardless of size and stature drive with the seat as far forward as it will go. This creates problems in getting in and out of the vehicle.

r34220
07-26-14, 11:55 PM
Does anyone think it is odd that "To fully move to a memory position, hold the proper button down until the seat, wheel, etc, are done moving.". I have had dozens of GM cars with memory recall and you only push the button once, not have to hold it down.

I have a 2013, If in park it works with a single press. If in drive it has to be held down to fully move.

Tanker
08-27-14, 08:35 PM
I've attempted many times to push both Set and 1 at the same time and hold them both for 15-20 seconds but no beep. Is there something else that needs to be done? I've attempted it in Park, in Neutral, in Drive, door open, door closed, engine running, engine off, etc. but no luck.
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Set your preferences, press 1, beep, then press Set. Same for the other - #2.

sonny3621
08-27-14, 08:58 PM
Contrary to what was posted earlier you don't push them at the same time. Push Set first, release, and the immediately push either 1 or 2 and you will hear the beep.

330GT
08-28-14, 02:09 PM
Contrary to what was posted earlier you don't push them at the same time. Push Set first, release, and the immediately push either 1 or 2 and you will hear the beep.

I guess everyone has his own version of the procedure because in the O/M for my 2014 XTS, page 3-7, Storing Memory Positions, # 2 states: Press and hold SET and "1" at the same time until a beep sounds. It does work as intended now on my XTS because the seat memory module was replaced when the car had some 70 miles on the clock.
By-the-way this was the same procedure for my 2013 XTS.
Is the O/M wrong? Was this updated for the 13 and 14 O/M?

sonny3621
08-28-14, 02:15 PM
Mine only beeps when you push the Set, release it and then push 1 or 2. If I push Set and 1 or 2 at the same time it won't beep.

WayneC
01-15-15, 12:07 AM
Mine only beeps when you push the Set, release it and then push 1 or 2. If I push Set and 1 or 2 at the same time it won't beep.

Same here. My 2013 XTS Memory Seat function works the same. (Push Set, release, push 1 or 2 to get the beep).

5.0 lsc
01-15-15, 12:18 PM
I have a 13 and im pretty sure there was an addendum they gave me for owners manual for the memory seat section because it was wrong. Mine works fine. You have to press and hold either 1 or 2 to get to the setting. The dts you would just tap the button and it would do it. My easy exit seat works as soon as the door is opened. When i get back in the car it goes back to memory seat position once the vehicle is started. The dts was also different in this aspect because the easy exit option would activate as soon as the vehicle was shut off.

Also keep in mind that there are 4 memory settings in total 2 for each key fob.

Goumba64
01-23-15, 01:40 PM
Mine works just fine and as well as my other two Cads. Set it all up in the beginning and work as supposed to. Exits the way I want. Car is back to my setting when I get back in. I press and hold both like some have said if I want to change the memory position.

31moppie
02-04-15, 09:03 PM
Just purchased a used 2013 XTS for my wife as primary driver so she is set up as driver #1 and myself as #2. I could not for the life of me get the remote to recall memory #2 position. #1 position seemed to be to only one that the seat would go to which was really frustrating as this was one of the features that we liked about the XTS. I quickly realized that the owners manual is way out in left field. Just for chuckles, I read the 2014 manual and it is better but still not right. By 2015, Cadillac writers must have figured it out because it is correct. Still didn't solve my problem though. Had to take the car to dealer for other work and asked them to look at it. Turns out that one of the remotes is numbered as #3 and that the previous owner must have replaced one or bought an extra one. They reprogrammed them and it works perfectly now. The added bonus is that they did it for no charge. Hopefully this may help someone else with the same problem. Love the car btw

Gavinallan1
02-06-15, 06:07 PM
Cadillac needs to borrow a Honda Pilot Touring Edition to see how memory seats should work. The Honda is so simple, intuitive, and consistent. The Cadillac is a nightmare...

XTSVsportMan
02-10-15, 06:35 PM
I too had the same issue you all had. I found that if i hit the set button then #1 got a beep. same for #2. What got me was when the wife was done driving(#2) i would open my door and hit #1 and nothing happend untill i hit #1 and held the button down to get my seated prefrence of #1 to work. my jags was set it and forget and you only had to hit the button once and it was auto set not not manual hold. I did find that in my cue my door preset to driver door or ignation on was set to off. I set it on drivers doors. Now when i get in same thing but was able to hold down set and #1 at the same time got a beep in park with ignation on. still have to manually hold it down to switch between my wife and I UNLESS i get in start car and hit either button and then it would automatically move where i have it set. wierd and frustrationg to say the lease. my passnger side works perfect auto everything without having to hold button down with door open. :-( frustrating for sure but i can live with it if thats how its supposed to go. I have not used or try to set exit function yet.

BobsXTS
02-24-15, 07:21 PM
Just bought my 2014 a month ago, and had problems setting the seat according to the owner's manual. Sure enough, tried it tonight, hit set and then 1, and I got a beep. Never worked before by holding the two buttons simultaneously as it says in the manual. Thanks to you gents for mentioning this.

acpantera
02-24-15, 08:33 PM
I thought I was having trouble with the memory seat too, the exit program worked fine, but every time I got in the car the seat went to some strange place not set by me. I set #1 mem several times, then I figured out that I had remote 2 and my wife had remote 1(she has not driven it yet). I set driver #2 to my spot and all is well. When setting the memory you must have the correct remote on you to set the correct program. If # 2 remote is is the seat, one touch of the 2 button will set the seat to the programmed set, if #1 seat position is desired by #2 remote holder, you must press and hold the #1 button till its done moving.