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rudy t

rudy t 4/18/2011

2001 BMW X5 4.4i 8 Cyl 4.40L

Steering & Suspension

"self-leveling susp inactive"

Rear suspension on stops. rides like a bumpy low rider. fuses ok, compressor ok, change eletronic height control module, wheel sensors are intcat. i need help dx, how do you test the sensors and modules without just replacing them?This problem has happened 4 times and the dealer says different sensor went bad.

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Spoon Sports

Spoon Sports 4/28/2011

Ideally you need have the vehicle's fault code memories read to determine the exact cause of the self leveling warning light as it could be anything from a failed sensor to a burst suspension airbag. But, I do recall on earlier X5 a BMW technical bulletin was released stating that a software update of the light control module (where the vehicle's ride height info analyzed) would rectify this issue. Your dealer could confirm this for you after reading the fault codes.

The thing is though, you need someone who has a MAC scanner or Snap-on scanner that can access this.

Welcome to the world of LUXURY SUV maintenance :)

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