SELF LEVEL SUSPENSION INACTIVE

2001 BMW X5

Tiny

Vinester

June, 5, 2008 AT 2:18 AM

Suspension problem
2001 BMW X5 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 81000 miles

For some reason, the rear air suspension has become fully extended and the back of the car is now sitting at least 6 inches higher than normal, and the ride is so stiff it is unbearable.

I have checked all related fuses and replaced the battery in the hope of getting a quick fix. To no avail.

Why would the suspension fulley extend and how can I get it to return to normal?

Many thanks

Martin

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3 Answers

Tiny

Dr. Hagerty

June, 5, 2008 AT 9:21 AM

There may be something wrong with the control unit and the only replaceable part is the relay that controls the pump. P/N 61-36-8-373-700. The system is readable for faults with the BMW proprietary software, you may have to seek out someone who has access to it.

Tiny

CTX5

December, 31, 2010 AT 4:44 AM

Check the fuse for the air suspension. Fuse #87 in the trunk fuse box. I replace mine and the problem went away. Good Luck

Tiny

Dr. Hagerty

December, 31, 2010 AT 5:26 AM

CTX5, did you actually read the first post?

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