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Old 04-26-2004, 01:26 PM   #1
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how does the air compressor in the trunk work? i just noticed i had one. thanks
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It uses the ELC for the air shocks.
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so what exactly does that do for the car? im not car savvy by any means...
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The compressor is in the hood near the brake booster and master brake cylinder (at least on my 93)
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2 seperate systems use the compressor. ELC is electronic level control. Load the car up or hitch up your utility trailer. It'll raise the rear of the car by inflating the rear air shocks.

The utility compressor uses PART of that system. Hook up an air hose and press ON. It gives about 70psi, but not alot of volume. You can inflate your tires, but it takes a few minutes. It'* best to partially inflate, let the compressor cool, then finish.

It'* mainly designed for pool toys, balls, and things like that. Don't forget to press OFF when done. You don't need the accessory power on to use it.
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OMG that was what was buzzing forever yesterday under the hood after i cleaned the dirt off of the compressor buttons..... i hope it didnt drain my battery or nothign over night



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You need the key in acc, uh oh, if I rember right it works with my doors locked and I have the key in my hand.
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it cuts itself off if you dont
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You need the key in acc, uh oh, if I rember right it works with my doors locked and I have the key in my hand.
It works anytime; no key required. In fact, when I jack up the front of the car for an oil change, the ELC will go off as the car tries to level itself on its back wheels...

The compressor will time out and shut off after about 10 minutes of continuous running.
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