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I'd like to think that I'm able to read and comprehend the owner's manual, but obviously there is a disconnect between the words on the page and my brain. :)

I have had my car almost 8 months now. It would be nice to work out these issues.

The only memory button features I have been successfully able to pair are seat and steering wheel positioning.

I have adjusted the settings for these systems within the settings menus multiple times, but I'm not able to get the settings listed below to pair with the seat memory buttons.

- Air Circulation -

The system turns on whenever I switch the car on. I drive with the windows down 99% of the time regardless of outside temp. I would prefer to switch this system on myself.

I would like to pair this system with a memory button to default to "Off".


- Lowering Mirror -

When in reverse, the passenger's side mirror is supposed to angle downward to aid in parking (read: prevent me from scratching my wheels). However, I have to actually select the passenger's side mirror using the control on the door while in reverse in order to get the mirror to move. For some reason, the control defaults to the driver's side mirror when I shift into reverse.

I would like to pair this system with a memory button to angle downward when I shift into reverse.


- Garage door opener (Homelink) -

I think that I have all but given up on this one. :( I have never been able to get this to work. My car gives all the appropriate feedback, but the garage door refuses to listen. I have been on the phone with HomeLink and they suggest taking the car to the dealer (should I take my garage door also). :) Maybe the dealer will send a technician to my house.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Put the passenger mirror into your preferred position when you next reverse, then assign it to memory whilst still in reverse. Just make sure you're showing your preferred displays on the dash & your other settings are as you require or you'll end up programming them in too.
 

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I have the Chamberlain with MyQ and battery backup and managed to make it working on the first try based on what the Porsche manual said. Some videos out there on youtube are wrong/or may have steps missing.

One thing to keep in mind - once the car is programmed - you actually need to hold the assigned button for a second for the door to open. Not sure if it is a second or longer, but definitely hold. It's not like the garage door opener's own remote, where you barely hit the button and it opens.
Also - it seemed like the first few times I had to hold the assigned button in the car a little longer than I have to hold now... this may be just "mind games" though...
 

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Homelink on my 718 is one of the great mysteries of life. Kind of like - why does the phone always ring just after I fall asleep, or how come there's always somebody at the front door when I'm in the bathroom, or how does my dog know we're going out even before I know it?

It works sometimes; it doesn't work sometimes: Homelink, and where do we go after we die? Life's great mysteries.
 

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I don't have the Homelink issues, but I do have the same issue with the air circulation. The car seems to want to always go back to what it was set to previously. Maybe the last time I programmed the memory buttons and key button, I had the climate control on. If I think about it next time I'm in the car, I'll try making sure the climate control is OFf and try hitting all the memory buttons again to see if I can get it to stick.
 

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It's certainly not the easiest system to memorise settings on & get's rather frustrating when you meant to alter one memory setting & inadvertently end up messing up two or three others. Just like agent 86 I had some difficulty with the nearside reversing mirror.
 

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The climate control settings are set to default to your preferences in the climate control menu.

The "mirror down" is likewise a separate default.

The manual has the info you need.

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I'd like to think that I'm able to read and comprehend the owner's manual, but obviously there is a disconnect between the words on the page and my brain. :)

I have had my car almost 8 months now. It would be nice to work out these issues.

The only memory button features I have been successfully able to pair are seat and steering wheel positioning.

I have adjusted the settings for these systems within the settings menus multiple times, but I'm not able to get the settings listed below to pair with the seat memory buttons.

- Air Circulation -

The system turns on whenever I switch the car on. I drive with the windows down 99% of the time regardless of outside temp. I would prefer to switch this system on myself.

I would like to pair this system with a memory button to default to "Off".


- Lowering Mirror -

When in reverse, the passenger's side mirror is supposed to angle downward to aid in parking (read: prevent me from scratching my wheels). However, I have to actually select the passenger's side mirror using the control on the door while in reverse in order to get the mirror to move. For some reason, the control defaults to the driver's side mirror when I shift into reverse.

I would like to pair this system with a memory button to angle downward when I shift into reverse.


- Garage door opener (Homelink) -

I think that I have all but given up on this one. :( I have never been able to get this to work. My car gives all the appropriate feedback, but the garage door refuses to listen. I have been on the phone with HomeLink and they suggest taking the car to the dealer (should I take my garage door also). :) Maybe the dealer will send a technician to my house.

Any help would be appreciated.

1) Air circulation. Turn the car on with the key 1. Turn the air circulation of, click 'set' on the door and then click on the key button. This should work, if not, I honestly don't know.

2) Mirror. Move the gear to R. Adjust the mirror (lower it to the position you want it to be when in reverse.) Click 'set' then press on the seat setting 1 or 2, whichever you want to save it to.) Drive for a bit, the next time you reverse, if you are in the same seat setting, it should lower.

3) I got the homelink to work. Keep trying with this video. There's two ways, try both, see which one works. HomeLink
 

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The climate control settings are set to default to your preferences in the climate control menu.

The "mirror down" is likewise a separate default.

The manual has the info you need.

Greg
So where is this "Climate Control Menu" you speak of? I hate the fact that my AC turns on every time I start the car. I do not have the memory package, so I have no buttons in the door.
 

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Update: The side view mirror is operating properly when I shift into reverse. I still have not managed to get the climate control to not switch on.
 

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Nope. That doesn't work. I've gone through the manual, I've gone through settings. I don't have the memory option, so I can't set it to the key. The AC turns ON every time I start the car. This is soooooooo freakin annoying!!!!!
 

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I was able to finally get the personal settings I wanted. The passenger's side view mirror tilts downward when I shift into reverse. The climate system remains off, and my seat and steering wheel adjust to my desired position.

My car does have the memory package. I had to set the personal settings for the "key button" first, then setup the #1 and #2 memory buttons.

As others have mentioned, there are menu options that must be selected.
 

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Nope. That doesn't work. I've gone through the manual, I've gone through settings. I don't have the memory option, so I can't set it to the key. The AC turns ON every time I start the car. This is soooooooo freakin annoying!!!!!
One of the problems with the manual is that it often assumes that ALL the options have been included and isn't clear about what is optional and what is standard.

I noticed on my AC that turning the fan down all the way to zero turned off the AC completely. With the memory package it turns back on to my default on re-start rather than where I left it. From what you are finding it sounds like there is a default somewhere that you can't access. Can the dealer help with their computer access?

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Ok, so I don’t even have memory buttons. However when I start my car, the air is always blowing at the same level, no matter how I shut it off. It also turns on heated steering wheel every time I start it. How do I erase these settings without memory buttons?
 

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Is there a way to get the AC to remember the settings it had last rather than update from the key settings? On a cold day I am turning the heater to full and every time I get back in the car I have to adjust the settings again. I could program my key every time... but it would be nice if it just did what every other car does in this regard and run the AC setting it was running when it was turned off.
 

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Is there a way to get the AC to remember the settings it had last rather than update from the key settings?
Were it a dual-zone climate control system with temperature settings then it should remember the temperatures you set. It should remember whether you set it to Automatic. All of which is to say, if your AC setting is appropriate for one day it should be appropriate for the next.

If you don't have specific temperature settings, I have no idea.
 

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It is dual zone climate. Every time I go for a drive it returns to paticular setting that I believe is what it was set to when I memory programmed the key setting. With a convertible in winter, I often have the top down with heater set to high (and seat/steering heaters on) and find it quite comfortable in the middle of the day, but in the early morning I am likely to have top up (and less heating). So the setting it has stored is good for the morning with top up, but not for middle of day with top down. If I go for a drive with my wife we may make several stops for coffee etc. Each time I have to reset the AC settings which is a bit annoying. My previous cars just retained the previous setting when I stopped the car. I was always happy with that approach. Admittedly, with climate control in a fixed roof, you rarely change it anyway... but the convertible tends to have me changing settings more.
 

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Is there a way to get the AC to remember the settings it had last rather than update from the key settings? On a cold day I am turning the heater to full and every time I get back in the car I have to adjust the settings again. I could program my key every time... but it would be nice if it just did what every other car does in this regard and run the AC setting it was running when it was turned off.
The short answer is yes. Select the "Auto Memory" option if it appears in your "Locking" menu (Vehicle>Settings>Locking in the Multifunction Display), and the the key will retain the most recent settings when you lock the car. Deselect "Auto Memory" if you prefer that the key retain settings you stored via the programming switches on the door.
 
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