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      08-02-2018, 08:32 PM   #1
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Disabling air suspension after converting to normal spring

With you that have coilovers. What is your experience disabling the air suspension after a coilover install? I did not install coilovers but I did install a basic spring in the rear of the womanís x5m. Unfortunately now she gets a warning due to this and itís quite annoying. Originally this was because I thought there was a module issue and it wasnít worth the cost or hassle so did a 200 dollar spring conversion. Everything was issue free again. After going in for a recall and it being updated, the system now kicks on. Iím not going back to unreliable air and I donít want the compressor to be running. Have you coded it out? Resistors? Called up KW and got what they use? this is the last issue I havenít been able to address
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With you that have coilovers. What is your experience disabling the air suspension after a coilover install? I did not install coilovers but I did install a basic spring in the rear of the woman’s x5m. Unfortunately now she gets a warning due to this and it’s quite annoying. Originally this was because I thought there was a module issue and it wasn’t worth the cost or hassle so did a 200 dollar spring conversion. Everything was issue free again. After going in for a recall and it being updated, the system now kicks on. I’m not going back to unreliable air and I don’t want the compressor to be running. Have you coded it out? Resistors? Called up KW and got what they use? this is the last issue I haven’t been able to address
I got the same problem... I was told by guy that's does coding he was never able to isolate the air compressor apparently it's connected to three other modules in the DME and he would have to disable all or none. I don't know what the other two modules are. Oh I was told the harness is accessible underneath the rear seats. I'd give it a go but super busy
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I got the same problem... I was told by guy that's does coding he was never able to isolate the air compressor apparently it's connected to three other modules in the DME and he would have to disable all or none. I don't know what the other two modules are. Oh I was told the harness is accessible underneath the rear seats. I'd give it a go but super busy
Well thatís unfortunate, I guess Iíll just have to email kw. I believe I saw the part they use for 400 or so
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I got the same problem... I was told by guy that's does coding he was never able to isolate the air compressor apparently it's connected to three other modules in the DME and he would have to disable all or none. I don't know what the other two modules are. Oh I was told the harness is accessible underneath the rear seats. I'd give it a go but super busy
Well that's unfortunate, I guess I'll just have to email kw. I believe I saw the part they use for 400 or so
what they sell is EDC device (electronic dampening control) ie x5m - e90 m3 and such I don't believe that's for air bags.

http://www.kwsuspensions.com/product...-68510150.html
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I would think theyíd have to sell something to trick the height sensors for when lowering it with their coilover kits. I should just retrofit a better bag from airlift in place and make that work. Wouldnít be that complicated but I donít feel like it. We have one bagged car and possibly soon two. They can be a pain when stuff goes wrong
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I would think they'd have to sell something to trick the height sensors for when lowering it with their coilover kits. I should just retrofit a better bag from airlift in place and make that work. Wouldn't be that complicated but I don't feel like it. We have one bagged car and possibly soon two. They can be a pain when stuff goes wrong
with the factory airbags you can use lowering links to stop the airbags from raising the height of rear.

https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...nks-for-E70-X5

I thought of doing this but I went with KWv3 coilovers. The problem I found with this ok I lower the rear. Now I need to sort out the front - what front springs do I use - what struts match the rear in road handling - now it's fixed what happens to my towing and load capabilities. to many questions so I When coilovers
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