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Old 06-08-2006, 12:27 AM   #1
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I have my 94 in storage in my garage with the battery still connected cause I like to run the car every so often. But my problem is the air compressor kicks in to fill the rear shocks every now and then, thus killing the battery. It'* a pain hooking up my battery charger all the time. Can someone let me know what fuse kills this thing, or what may be a better alternative to bypass this thing as I really don't need it while I store the car.
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Pop the hood and locate the compressor next to the passenger fender. Find the electrical connector to it and unplug it.

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look on your fuse details that is printed on the cover on the fuse block above the drivers foot well...there will be a fuse that says Electronic Level Controll....pull that fuse....

I say pull the fuse so you dont have a connector having the possibility of getting gooped up while uninstalled
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I have my 94 in storage in my garage
It'* very safe..
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very true, but the connector is a bitch and a half to get off......fuse pulling is less than 3 seconds
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My question would be if the air goes completely out of the suspension, is there a risk that the rubber can become dry rotted and or damaged since the suspension would not have any air in it?

One solution would be to trickle charge the battery.

Just a thought.
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My question would be if the air goes completely out of the suspension, is there a risk that the rubber can become dry rotted and or damaged since the suspension would not have any air in it?

One solution would be to trickle charge the battery.

Just a thought.
Yes, keeping the struts pressurized extends the life of the air components.
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My question would be if the air goes completely out of the suspension, is there a risk that the rubber can become dry rotted and or damaged since the suspension would not have any air in it?

One solution would be to trickle charge the battery.

Just a thought.
Yes, keeping the struts pressurized extends the life of the air components.
Then I wouldnt unplug the compressor then.

Brian, can you trickle charge your battery to avoid having it go dead on you? What intervals do you start your car?
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My question would be if the air goes completely out of the suspension, is there a risk that the rubber can become dry rotted and or damaged since the suspension would not have any air in it?

One solution would be to trickle charge the battery.

Just a thought.
Yes, keeping the struts pressurized extends the life of the air components.
Then I wouldnt unplug the compressor then.

Brian, can you trickle charge your battery to avoid having it go dead on you? What intervals do you start your car?
walmart etc have 12v trickle chargers for under $20. plug in and forget
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With the car being stored, and the elc constantly running. The suspension components may already need work.
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