check suspension light is on continuously. also what does the suspension switch in the back do?

Asked by Jan 24, 2013 at 12:13 PM about the 2001 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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If you have a "check suspension" light, then you must have the optional air suspension system on your Explorer. This light is turned on when a problem with the air suspension system is noticed by the control module. The air suspension system uses a computer controlled air compressor to inflate air springs in the rear to control vehicle height and ride quality. There are many possible causes for a problem in this system, including a compressor not operating correctly, one of the various sensors in the system not working properly, an electrical problem, or an internal control module fault.. That switch turns off the compressor, it need to be off when ever the car is jacked up to change a tire or whatever To find out what is wrong, a scan tool with software capable of communication with this system is needed. When the light was turned on, fault codes related to the problem were stored in memory,; retrieving this stored diagnostic information is an essential first step in diagnosing the fault. Then, the factory scan tool will be required to test the system to determine the exact problem and to verify repair afterwards. Read more: 2001 Ford Explorer: check suspension light came on - JustAnswer http://www.justanswer.com/ford/1211s-2001-ford-explorer-check-suspension.html#ixzz2Iuz6FVJB

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TOOLS NEEDED. 1. 7MM Socket ratchet or screwdriver style 2. flat head screw driver 3.flash light 4.optional small mirror it helpful to look at the plugs if you don't want to remove half of the dash board first, turn off the suspension switch and negative ground on the battery. remove the center top dash panel. you can see the suspension module, it's on top of the radio. but even if you remove the radio you can't access the plugs, because the plugs of the module is at the back. just cut that green wire that you can see on the white plug. Note: it's the "green" wire from the white plug. don't be fooled by others saying it's the gray plug. there is no gray plug there, only black and white. and you're done once you cut that green wire, secure both ends with electrical tape. Don't forget to turn on the suspension switch, that way you still get to use the steering assist feature.

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