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This has been asked once before, but got no responses, so I'm asking again.

My 2010 XR does not have the memory seats and I'd like to add them if it's possible. I'm 6'1" and my wife is 4'10" so it'd be a great option to have.

Does anyone know if this is theoretically possible and if so, what parts would I need to get?
 

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It's possible; I think you just need the switch for the 2 memory positions and a reflash of the BCM. I'm not sure your dealer will accomplish the reflash though; I heard somewhere dealers were discouraged from doing this because if they jack up the reflash then they have to buy another BCM
 

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Really, just the switch? There are not additional sensors in the seat or anything? Where are the switches located, on the door or the seat? I assume I'll need a new panel there to accommodate the switches.

If it's that easy, that'd be sweet, assuming I could find a dealer to do the reflash.
 

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The switch on the Acadia is mounted to the driver's door; not sure about the Outlook but I would assume it's the same. There isn't a lot of discussion about this. I pulled the best thread I could find off the Acadia forum

http://www.acadiaforum.net/forum/index.php?topic=3927.msg77166#msg77166

Not too much info on this subject; so it's tough to give a clear answer
 

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salguod said:
Really, just the switch? There are not additional sensors in the seat or anything? Where are the switches located, on the door or the seat? I assume I'll need a new panel there to accommodate the switches.

If it's that easy, that'd be sweet, assuming I could find a dealer to do the reflash.
Switches are on the door like the Acadia. No sensors in the seats as that would not tell the vehicle who is in it. To add you would just have to cut the hole for the switches.

The memory seat also works off the remotes; remote 1 is driver 1 and remote 2 is driver 2. Hit the unlock button with remote 1 and it goes to that persons settings. You will need to see if the options are in the DIC as that is were it would be turned on or off. If it's not there programming will have to be done as well as the BCM.
 

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Re: Adding Memoy Seats

I have a 2009 Outlook brochure (last one the dealer had!), I'll see if there's a pic of the switches.

I was thinking that there would need to be sensors in the seats not for who was sitting there, but for determining the seat position. The car has to be able to determine where the seat (and mirrors) are in order to return to that position.

So, it sounds promising, may only need the switches and a flash of the BCM (what does that stand for, body control module?) to add the functionality. Still need to verify that there is nothing different in the seats or mirrors (a P/N search might verify that) and that there is wiring in the door to plug the switches into.

Of course, this might muck with my warranty if I do it, so I may need to wait a couple of years. :mad:
 

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BCM is the body control module

FWIW; I don't think a dealer will touch a BCM reprogram just to add memory seats (if needed), but then again I have been known to be wrong ;D
 

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Probably not. How does that work anyway? Is it like a reboot and then the PCM goes "Hey, look, the memory seats are plugged in, let me turn that on." or does the dealer actually get in there and flip a software switch to turn them on?

In other words, what is a reflash?
 

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Dealer's have a special machine (yeah can't remember the name of it), but basically they plug the module into the machine and then the machine teaches the module everything just like it was brand new. They can set the machine to tell the BCM that your vehicle has memory seats so when the BCM is plugged back in; it will look for this option.
 

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Tech II ?!?

Flash programming is just like how your memory card works in your digital camera or iPod, etc. Theoretically you could just be 'unlocking' certain features within the programming code already resident within the BCM - thus just using what's already there, but by the same token it could be rewritten in its entirety. I'm not certain what method is employed.
 

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Thinking out loud ~do they input the VIN into the Tech 2 machine? If they do; the VIN will determine what data needs to be loaded to the BCM and since the vehicle didn't come with memory seats from the factory................ :-X
 
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