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Old 01-02-2017, 11:54 PM
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SelfLevel Suspension Inactive

Hi guys,

Bought two new front suspension couple of month ago due to noise coming out of the left suspension. In addition, the selflevel suspension inactive warning was on for a while.

Long story short, the warning disappeared after I bought new suspensions but it's now back on.

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Old 01-02-2017, 11:56 PM
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What's the downside of ignoring this warning? Is there a way to get rid of it?


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Old 01-19-2017, 08:39 AM
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Check the fuses at the back.
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Old 01-19-2017, 05:15 PM
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I had same issue because airbags we're going out. Leaks. Cause self leveling compressor to activate. If it does not fill bags correctly it hesitates and does not fill up. Cause the warning g to come on. Maybe you have a leak somewhere. What vehicle is this you talking about ?

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Old 01-19-2017, 11:06 PM
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I had same issue because airbags we're going out. Leaks. Cause self leveling compressor to activate. If it does not fill bags correctly it hesitates and does not fill up. Cause the warning g to come on. Maybe you have a leak somewhere. What vehicle is this you talking about ?

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The vehicle is BMW X5 4.4i (e53) 2005. The mechanic is telling me that it's most probably an issue with the compressor since it makes a weird noise specially in the morning. Therefore he recommended that I buy a WABCO air suspension repair kit.

If that doesn't fix it then there is a leak somewhere even though my front suspensions are three month old.


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Old 01-20-2017, 08:14 AM
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I have a 2003 x5. 4.4i. But only bags on the rear. You have the expensive system. Drops at night. As soon as you open doors it activates air suspension right ? Yeah. If compressor is making strange noises then it's about time you have it checked. My compressor doesn't turn on anymore after I fixed the bags leak.

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Old 01-20-2017, 08:15 AM
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Oh BTW. Try taking off fuses in rear box that point to self level susp. It's 2 fuses. Can't remember what numbers though

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Old 01-31-2017, 09:35 AM
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Air suspension inactive warning

My inactive light has been on for awhile as well, pulled out fuses, no difference, compressor is not needed to fill as the bags are not leaking, if I leave fuse out for a week or so, then I do notice a slight lower level on driver side, so put fuses back in and it re-inflates, so it is not compressor or bags leaking, so is this a false warning issue, and how does one turn it off or reset inactive warning is the question.

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