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Are you changing the air springs?
I am changing the air spring and strut complete.
I do not want to set off the warning light.
I have been working on cars for over fifty years and can do the work.
None of the dealers in my area will communicate with me about this.
It has to be done at Land Rover. The struts must be filled with the Truck off the ground then calibrated after that with the truck on the ground. You risk damaging the struts and the warning lamp will come on if you just replace the struts and don't use the computer to calibrate and fill them.
If I unbolt the sensor and immobilized it, will the computer recognize that?
Will the computer sense the air to the strut being interrupted and send a signal to the computer?
If the battery is unhooked, it wont see anything. A trick I have done is put the struts in. Then let the truck down on blocks so its not bottomed out but a little lower than normal ride height. Then start the truck and the computer should fill it up and not see anything hopefully. Its worked for me three times.
When you are talking about bottoming out the suspension, do you mean the air bags with air then let out before removing
not setting it on the ground without filling the air bags first after replacement?
I am only going to put the truck in the air high enough to get the tire off then change the strut and air bag.
Is there anyone else that can answer this question? I already had this information that you supplied.
Refund my money.
Welcome to JA.
You can replace the whole strut without calibrating the system or setting off the light. There is nothing during replacement that will cause the light to come on. If you already have a fault code stored in the system and it is inactive then the codes will have to be cleared out with a scan tool to operate. What you can do is replace the air strut put the tire back on and start the car up. Let the system start filling it with air and slowly lower the car down on the jack or lift until it keeps filling until it is all the way filled up. Replacing this is pretty straight forward and you shouldnt have any issues. If you have any other questions let me know. Below is the procedure . Thanks Daniel
Also you can skip steps 7-11 it can be done without doing this.
There are no warning codes at this time due to dealer turning it off and saying the strut needed to be replaced. We declined the repair and brought home to fix myself and no codes now.
Based on what you are saying, there should be nothing that will set off the code, right?
Anthony eluded to that unless Rover did it, then a code can come due to the sensor on the lower control arm. This was also confirmed on a Rover workshop manual.
Do we need to support the lower control arm?
Thank for help Harld