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Old 12-31-2020, 11:32 PM
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*** SOLVED FOREVER ***

Hey Guys,

My ridiculous X5 4 wheel "Self-Leveling" air suspension has been the bane of my existence since I bought this vehicle in 2012. Cost me over $4000 in repairs and hair falling out every time that stupid error appears on the dash.

Well...I totally fixed this FOREVER.

I pulled the trigger on a strut / gas shock conversion from Suncore Industries and I could not be happier!!! My X5 4.8iS rides tighter than ever like a beast, has an awesome height and stance, corners like a monster and I will NEVER AGAIN see that stupid error on my dash or have to replace an air bag or sensor (the kit came with a module that REMOVES that dash error). I had my local BMW Indy swap out the suspension for $800 labor. Here's the kit I bought - the whole thing including my mechanic install was less than $2000...and worth every penny:

https://suncoreindustries.com/produc...-bundle-bmw-x5

$952.85 (will give you back $$$ on top of this if you have OEM air shocks to send back).

Thanks for all your help and advice guys - you have helped me more than you know. I hope this helps someone! Peace!!
Hey joemorelli99 not sure you're still on here but was curious what happened between 2013 and 2019 that you spent over $4k after a successful compressor replacement? I haven't scanned mine yet but it appears I may have the same original issue you had.
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Old 01-01-2021, 11:29 AM
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Joe I would recommend you first get the scan done by GT1 so we can see the exact code and not necessarily the equivalent of the indy scanner, just so we have some consistency with the other members problems.

Like I said, your "accumulator valve error" sounds just like the air compressor fault I was throwing, mine said "Accumulator Filling Requested Pressure Remains Constant" which could translate in other terms to an accumulator valve error.

Especially since you just replaced the accumulator or air tank, and I'm assuming your indy did a smoke test for leaks, after that I'm telling you its your compressor. Listen to the members above and use the repair kit for the seals on the compressor and you won't have to replace it, the repair kit wasn't known of a year ago when I replaced mine, otherwise I would have just rebuilt the seals.

Good luck and don't discount the opinions of the others here who have had similar errors, collectively I couldn't have fixed my air suspension without the help of others who had the dreaded SELFLEVEL SUSP INACT error in the past!
rickybobby, Iíve been researching and reading tons of threads on this issue of self leveling suspension inactive. Based on my symptoms I think this thread is exactly what the issue with mine is. I havenít gotten mine scanned yet and not sure the Indy Iím going to has the GT1 equipment but Iíll know tomorrow. My question to you is when you say replace the seals on the compressor from the kit do you mean the kit from sellers like ďbagpipingandyĒ which has a piston ring, o ring, screws etc? I donít see that ECS sells a kit anymore unless I missed it. Lastly, if I go this route and try the compressor rebuild kit does the system have to be taken to a shop to have the dash error coded out and, or have the system reset?
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Old 01-07-2021, 11:14 PM
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Well I just joined the club too. I got the error message. No sagging for now.
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Old 01-08-2021, 12:00 AM
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Well I just joined the club too. I got the error message. No sagging for now.
Got mine scanned and it was the same diagnosis that rickybobby mentioned. I bought the compressor rebuild kit. Supposed to arrive tomorrow and Iíll perform that and head to the Indy to clear the code. I really am hoping that does the trick. I can see why people convert to coilovers.
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Old 01-08-2021, 09:33 AM
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Could someone confirm if this software would allow me to see the codes and reset the suspension error? I contacted the seller but no response yet.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Scanner...a/324199735811

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Old 01-08-2021, 12:30 PM
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Could someone confirm if this software would allow me to see the codes and reset the suspension error? I contacted the seller but no response yet.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Scanner...a/324199735811
You might want to start a new thread. Doesn't appear any of the people on this thread are active. You'd get a new audience with a new thread.
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Old 01-08-2021, 12:49 PM
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You might want to start a new thread. Doesn't appear any of the people on this thread are active. You'd get a new audience with a new thread.

Humm - I thought I deleted it. I got my answer, yes it will work.
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Old 01-08-2021, 11:54 PM
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Humm - I thought I deleted it. I got my answer, yes it will work.
Yes it will work but generic code readers will give you more generic diagnosis. This thread is a perfect example of that.


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