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  1. Today's dumb question

    For the benefits of us needing to know the answer, was it the one nearest to the radiator Sent from my phone using Tapatalk
  2. E39 1998 SLS Uneven air suspension

    Might be interested[emoji3] Question is, how do I remove the one that's in there somewhere as cannot see anything... Sent from my phone using Tapatalk
  3. Battery question

    Have disconnected battery before, all it lost was the clock. Did anyone notice car seem to drive bit better after reconnecting the battery? Well, at least it did for me. Sent from my phone using Tapatalk
  4. E39 1998 SLS Uneven air suspension

    With thanks to you all, car sorted! It needed new airbag after all. Like one of the other posts, when giving it a helping lift the airbag starts to get inflated and stay upright thinking it's fine....but until driving over ramps etc it went back down. The culprit was it had a hole that sort of sealed itself when fully compressed. So replaced it and all's well. I thought maybe replace the other side (working fine) until I noticed there's no plastic clip for the hose connector. Someone else must had broken it previously and used a makeshift clip that I cannot see to remove. Any idea how to remove the hidden clip? Thanks Sent from my phone using Tapatalk
  5. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Fitted drivers side rear airbag. Finally able to drive again! Sent from my phone using Tapatalk
  6. Can you look at these photos...

    The Rest button works when the engine is off and will blow heat (as long engine is hot) - useful if you need to keep warm and need the engine off. Sent from my phone using Tapatalk
  7. What is this thing?

    It's the IMS (interior motion sensor) Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  8. E39 1998 SLS Uneven air suspension

    Thanks, but which 'valve' would you be referring to please? The problem happen - likely when the car is taken over i.e. speed ramps, or uneven road surface. This happened when I was taking it for a test drive. Sometimes it was just fine when I took it for 5 miles drive. Also if having a faulty valve - it wouldnt let me to 'reset' the suspension level by using a car jack would it?
  9. Hi All I have looked up here and unable to find a solution for the issue on my car. Initially thought it would be the airbags but not the case now as they appears to still function - found out by accident! Basically, when I get the SLS warning on dashboard - the rear drivers side suspension is dropped low and yet the passenger rear side stays where it is. (I had issue with needing one new airbag about 3 years ago (as garage says) and this resulted in both sides being dropped to low - I guess this is as per design - levelling out.) When using the car jack to raise drivers rear side to a level (to where it should be) and if I open door/key in ignition and turn one position - the compression comes on and then stop. It is at this point where I can now lower the car jack, the suspension would stay where it should be - which is good as I am able to drive without any bumps etc. But it then will lower other days later - seem to be for 'random' reason. Today when I tried the above step on a slightly sloped road it will not stay up so had to do this on a perfectly level ground and it works. I now believe it cannot be the airbag - what other issue would this be related to? Would it be the level sensor as I thought this relates only to the headlights or does it have dual purpose? Using INPA, I have to set the height to around 576mm as per spec - but after a drive around, the passenger side dropped slightly to around 570 and the drivers side raised to 590. I have left it as it is at the moment and hopefully this does not become an issue for driving? Is INPA ideal for setting height? Hopefully this means a simple solution / fix and I look forward to your replies. Thanks P. BMW E39 523i touring (1998)
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