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06 R350 airmatic problem Code 5503

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Hi guys,

I have here 2006 Mercedes R-350 airmatic. Car has both new front air-bags, and a new compressor. After driving for a while the warning light "Visit Workshop" comes on. The code is 5503(Recovery time during filling of centrsl reservoir is too long) in the suspension module. There is no air leaks. after cycling the ignition the light resets ,and comes back after driving. The only think that I have noticed questionable is the rear level sensor. The pivots have rusted a little and the plastic rod isn't all that easy to move on its pivots. I have removed the links on both sides cleaned and lubed them. Moves much easier now, but after driving light still comes on. I also took noted on the sensors reading :

LF :38mm
RF :38mm
LR :42mm
RR :36mm

This was the first readout with suspension at normal height.

LF :46mm
RF :44mm
LR :49mm
RF :39mm

This is with suspension fully raised.
The suspension seems to be working fine, just that warning light keeps coming back. What else could cause this ? I have also checked the wiring as per the bulletin. All looks good. The fuse was never blown. I never replaced the relay, could that be the problem?

Thank You
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Somebody is got to know something....
I'll try to check DAS/WIS (XENTRY) tonight to see what it tells me from the error code.
thanks buddy...
sorry, but i need to hook up your car to get exact details, but error code 5503 is due to[RECOVERY TIME DURING FILLING OF THE CENTRAL RESERVOIR IS TOO LONG]
As you state that you do not have an air leak so it might have a sensor issue.

Where are you located?, it might be good to visit a workshop and have them scan you faults, there are test specified in the STAR system for each fault code to eliminate the source.
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