Wow… the internet really is a great thing. It really is.
Let me tell you a little story:
I was having some trouble with the automatic seat memory settings on my 2019 Corvette Grand Sport, where whenever I pressed the Memory 1 (or Memory 2) button to change my seat location, it wouldn’t work – BUT, if I adjusted the seat just a little bit, using the seat adjusters and THEN hit the seat memory buttons, it would.
The symptoms seemed like the seat memory buttons weren’t working until the seat adjusters were detected (through a touch of one of the other adjuster buttons). I figured there must be a short somewhere or that the memory seat controller was broken.
So, since my car is still under warranty, I brought it into my local Chevrolet dealership.
I showed them the problem. I reproduced it multiple times for them. They were baffled.
They reset the preferences, they flashed the computer… nothing. So they gave me back the car and said that I should bring it in a few days later and they’d replace one of the computer gadgets that controlled the seats (sorry, I don’t know the part number).
Well, I wasn’t so keen on them ripping my car apart so I went to the internet and did a search.
Lo-and-behold, I wasn’t the only one with this same problem!
What I read was that, if you adjust the seat ALL the way back (like I was doing for the ‘easy exit’ memory function), the mechanisms in the seat seem to hit a sensor – and when that sensor is triggered, the memory functions don’t work.
Anyways, the fix is so darned easy!
All you have to do is make sure you never adjust your seat ALLLLLL the way back – so that that sensor isn’t triggered.
So now, I just set my ‘easy exit’ memory setting to just a fraction of an inch before it goes all the way back, and my seats work perfectly again.
So… friggan… weird. Strange that the Chevrolet dealerships don’t know this little trick.
But I’m glad I did a quick search before letting them rip apart my car.
The internet is your friend, peoples!
If you found this post helpful, you might want to check out some of my other how-to posts:
And if you have any other quirky Corvette issues, let me know and I’ll try and post a solution!