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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Memory seats

Fig. 52 Memory buttons in the upper part of the driver door.

Read and follow the introductory information and safety information firstIntroduction to the subject 

Memory buttons

Personal settings for the front seats, and the outside mirrors can be assigned to the memory buttons and to every remote control vehicle key.

Personal settings for the front passenger seat can be assigned to the memory buttons in the front passenger door.

Settings can only be stored when the electronic parking brake is engaged and the transmission is in Neutral.

Depending on the vehicle equipment level a vehicle can be equipped with driver seat or driver and front passenger seat with memory functions.

Storing driver seat settings and forward driving settings for outside mirrors

  • Apply the electronic parking brake.
  • Shift the transmission into Neutral (N).
  • Switch on the ignition.
  • Sit on the driver seat and adjust it to the desired position
  • Adjust both outside mirrors
  • Press the SET button until the LED lights up (Arrow).
  • Within about 10 Seconds press the desired memory button 1, 2 or 3⇒ Fig. 52 . The LED will go out. A chime sounds to confirm that the setting has been stored.

Storing passenger side outside mirror settings for backing up

  • Apply the electronic parking brake.
  • Shift the transmission into Neutral (N).
  • Switch the ignition on.
  • Briefly press the desired memory button 1, 2 or 3 on the driver door.
  • Shift the transmission into Reverse (R).
  • Adjust the passenger outside mirror, , to provide good visibility of the curb for example.
  • The adjusted mirror position is automatically stored and assigned to the vehicle key used to unlock the vehicle. The preselected position will be recalled when the key assigned to that mirror adjustment position is used again.

The passenger-side outside mirror automatically adjusts back from the position stored for backing up when the vehicle moves forward at about 10 mph (15 km/h) or more or when the rotary knob is rotated from R into a different position.

Recalling settings for driver seat and outside mirrors

  • Briefly press the appropriate memory button when the vehicle is not moving, the ignition is switched off, and the driver door is open.
  • OR: If the ignition is switched on and the driver door is closed, press and hold the appropriate memory button until the stored position is reached.
  • The passenger-side outside mirror automatically adjusts back from the position stored for backing up when the vehicle moves forward at about 10 mph (15 km/h) or more or when the rotary knob is rotated from R into a different position.

Assigning driver seat and outside mirror settings to a vehicle key

The memory function of all vehicle keys is disabled when the vehicle is first delivered from the factory.

To enable vehicle key memory feature:

  • Unlock the driver door.
  • Press and hold a memory button ⇒ Fig. 52  until memory position is reached.
  • Press and hold the unlock button on the vehicle key and then press the desired memory button at the same time within about 3 seconds. A chime sounds to confirm activation.

To disable remote control vehicle key memory function:

  • Press and hold the SET button.
  • Press and hold the unlock button on the remote control vehicle key within about 10 seconds. A chime sounds to confirm deactivation.

Assigning settings to an additional vehicle key

  • Follow the instructions ⇒ Assigning driver seat and outside mirror settings to a vehicle key  to assign the driver seat and outside mirror settings to the vehicle key.
  • Unlock the vehicle with the same vehicle key.
  • Adjust driver seat and outside mirrors.
  • Lock the vehicle with locking button in the vehicle key to store the settings.

Once the settings are stored, the driver seat and the outside mirrors move to the stored positions whenever the vehicle is unlocked with the vehicle key open button and the driver door is opened. If 2 people use the vehicle, each of them should always use the key in which his or her personal settings have been stored.

Initializing the memory seats

The memory system must be initialized by an authorized Volkswagen dealer, an authorized Volkswagen Service Facility, or another qualified workshop in certain situations, for instance, if a new driver seat is installed.

Initializing clears all memories and assignments of the memory seat. After that, memory buttons can be reprogrammed and assigned to a remote control vehicle key.

  • Open the driver door but do not enter the vehicle.
  • Adjust the seats from the outside.
  • Move the angle of the backrest forward as far as it will go.
  • Release the backrest adjustment switch and press it again until you hear a chime sound.

Cancellation conditions when storing settings for the memory buttons

When one of the following conditions is met, the storing process will be cancelled:

  • Charging condition of the vehicle battery is weak.
  • Repeated pressing of the SET button again within about 10 seconds.
  • Readjustment of the seat position within about 10 seconds after pressing the  SET button.
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