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Old 04-22-2020, 02:02 AM
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Another F07 query

Basically a few months ago my 520D 2014 GT started to drop suspension at night and when I open the driverís door in the morning it started to rise again. This was intermittent at first but started to become quite regular
I then changed both air bags and all seemed to be good BUT 4 weeks later something different happens now

Its opposite to the original problem whereas now when I start the car in the morning the car is already raised as expected but as soon as I drive off afte 2 minutes or so it lowers itself. I then have to switch the engine off ,lock it and then unlock it and start the car again and then it raises
the airbags have been checked again and they are fine, the compressor seems to be working as it is always raised high until I start the car in the morning

someone mentioned the relay but canít seem to find it in the boot by the battery

any help appreciate as its driving me crazy

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Old 04-22-2020, 03:40 AM
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Are you getting any ride height warnings?

Air Suspension Valve Block Solenoid is a possibility. It seems to be a common failure point. On the 535i GT it's right beside the compressor.

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Old 04-22-2020, 04:45 AM
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no warnings what so ever, onboard system check is All ok, what are the phusical signs of solenoid being faulty as the mechanic visualy checked and said all looked ok?
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Old 04-22-2020, 06:43 AM
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So rear lowers AFTER you drive off and all was good until then? Also after you do your reset is everything OK until next day, or next time you get in the car?
It almost sounds like a ride height sensor is intermitant in its job.
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Old 04-22-2020, 06:45 AM
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They're are no physical signs. Internally they fail, seals etc. They are only about $80 to $100 for the part.

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Old 04-22-2020, 07:10 AM
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Hi Frogy

yes it lowers after I drive off ( about two minutes into journey ) before that it is fully raised, I then switch off engine,lock and then unlock car , it then raises again
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Old 06-03-2020, 11:26 PM
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Smh, I have a 2014 535I GT with 59,000 miles that I just purchased a week ago and I've realized the same thing on mine. Whenever I come out to drive I notice that the top of the back tires are covered by the car. I turn the car on and look back at the tires and it's raised back to it's normal level. It's driving me crazy and the whole first BMW paranoia is setting in, lmao. I don't have a appointment for a week because of the whole Covid19 situation and I'm scared to drive my new baby!
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