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Just two days ago, the dreaded "air suspension inactive" message appeared on the binnacle screen. When I viewed the owners manual, it indicated that if it remained on the screen more than 20 seconds to take the vehicle in for service. I believe the manual indicated something about the compressor for the suspension. Anybody experience, and could you share insights or experiences so I know what to expect when I bring it to the dealer.
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Sorry for the lack of background details. The Range Rover is an '04 HSE and symptoms are non-existent. I have to admit, I am not the most discerning person as far as things as the air suspension. In other words, I never sensed the car rising and lowering since I purchased it from the Land Rover dealer. It still rides smooth, and the truck doesn't look low or anything like that upon visual inspection. The air suspension button / switch has a light on in the center of it which I didn't ever notice before. That's about it! The battery has not been disconnected or any other type of adjustments. I did have it in to the Land Rover dealer two weeks ago to have a "hard computer system reset" due to a "low key battery" message on the binnacle screen. But, that's about the only recent issue I've had. That being said, I've only owned the car about a month.
 

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Turn the steering all the way to the right then all the way to the left and see if that fixes it. Probably wont but its worth a try. Does the light on the suspention switch remain on? are you able to lower/raise the car?
 

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I was able to clear the message by turning the steering wheel all the way to the left and then to the right....but then I got this warning message again this morning and it wouldn't go away this time. The weather is really cold now (-25 C) and I have heard a number of people having the same problem when the weather is cold.
 

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The light on the switch does stay on. I will try the wheel turning trick in the am. Its really cold here, and I am to much of a wimp to go out again tonight. I don't know if I can raise or lower the car, haven't tried... was a little apprehensive since at least the truck seems to be driving OK. Maybe I'll try it tomorrow if the wheel turning trick doesn't work.
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Mine comes on like that every month for a day or two then dissapears on its own. I think its a faulty sensor. But I dont worry about it unless I notice more warnings coming on or the car dropping on one corner. ITeh dealer can clear the fault, but it will still return. Got to love these Rovers.
 

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Thanks for all of the advice. The car went to the dealer this am. They say it needs a new compressor and a check valve. I'll advise what the result is.
 

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Good news!... The nice folks at Land Rover covered the repair. So, no headaches. Thanks again for the input.
They just decided to buy you a new compressor and valve out of the goodness of thier heart? This sounds like one heck of a dealer!
 

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Had this problem with mine both when I changed a wheel and when the battery went flat. To solve the problem as prior to both issues the car was fine I raised the suspension to wading level then dropped it the lowest high turned off waited a few moments started up and took it for a run. The car raised itself as it should and no more suspension inactive warnings
 

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The light 'ON' in the center of the switch means that it is 'locked' in the present height position.
Message on the dash is telling you that it is 'inactive' due to it being locked.
To unlock? just press the button again.


To adjust suspension just move the outside part of the switch up or doon.
engine running and doors closed.

HTH's
 

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What do I do when the switch is completely off and will not respond? How do I turn it back on?? The red light on the switch is no longer on.
 

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My 2003 range rover vogue 3.0 diesel warning light has come on my dash. It says HDC INACTIVE and AIR SUSPENSION INACTIVE. Ive been told by a specialist that it could be the abs recharge pump causing my problem. Has anyone else had this problem or if you can advise me. Thanks Gary
 

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After all the tricks of turning steering wheel left to right I bought a scan tool specifically for Range Rover icarsoft. I was able to reset. If that doesn't work you could take the ABS module off under the hood and send it out to be checked and if a solder Has Broken they will fix for $99. You can find this module repair on eBay, that worked for me.
 

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Make sure your battery is fully charged and reinstall cut on truck within 20 seconds turn the steering wheel from Lock to lock or left to right to Center.
 
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