'03 X5 3.0i - self level suspension

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'03 X5 3.0i - self level suspension

Post by mickandlee » 02 Mar 2014, 14:24

i have a bmw x5 30i 2003, the rear passenger side is slightly lower that the drivers side, i know about the airbag issue but i cant hear an air leak from the airbag, when i jack the car up then lower it back down the passenger side rises slightley then stops short of level with the driver side, any one got any idea, airbag ??? many thanks.

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Re: self level suspension

Post by M60NJP » 02 Mar 2014, 15:46

It reads like uneven pressure between the two sides of the car?

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Re: self level suspension

Post by mickandlee » 02 Mar 2014, 18:32

any idea on how to resolve it ?

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Post by mickandlee » 02 Mar 2014, 18:33

i dont have the self level suspension inactive warning. did but it went away by itself.

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Post by M60NJP » 02 Mar 2014, 18:35

mickandlee wrote:any idea on how to resolve it ?
Sorry - no idea. I think I'd opt for a trip to a good indie or main dealer for this! Waaaaaay beyond my knowledge.

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Post by mickandlee » 02 Mar 2014, 18:39

ok thanks, thinking about going down the spring conversion road.

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Post by M60NJP » 02 Mar 2014, 18:47

mickandlee wrote:ok thanks, thinking about going down the spring conversion road.
Hmm - mega bucks for that I'd expect?

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Re: self level suspension

Post by Discostew38 » 02 Mar 2014, 20:16

I don't know anything about the bmw air suspension but as a land rover owner I've had discovery's and range rovers with air suspension
And if ones goes the rest will soon follow but it's better to stick with the air if you can
The ride is better
If you tow or carry a lot of weight it will adjust its self to suit
And I've heard it can affect your insurance (type approval )
If it's just one corner and it don't go down if left over night it could just be a faulty sensor or it needs adjusting/re-setting
Life's to short to be driving boring cars
It's all about the old school

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Re: '03 X5 3.0i - self level suspension

Post by mickandlee » 03 Mar 2014, 18:54

thanks for the advice, it is conatantly at different heights, never changes. been told it could just need a sensor adjusted. or...There is a setting in the body control ECU to offset the ride height against the "preferred" height to tune the levels of either side.
Unfortunately you need something like INPA to perform that. would a bmw or a good independent garage with diagnostics be able to sort this ???

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Re: '03 X5 3.0i - self level suspension

Post by M60NJP » 03 Mar 2014, 20:49

mickandlee wrote: would a bmw or a good independent garage with diagnostics be able to sort this ???
Absolutely! The good indies have the same software with the only exception being the very latest.

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