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Old 09-06-2017, 12:18 AM   #1
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Default Hydractive absorber C5 issues

I am wondering how come when i tried to lower down the absorber using the button down it says lowering in progress. Sport mode absorber is deactivated already.

After which when i move off it says normal position back to default. Suppose to drive off with lower mode absorber which i adjust initially.

What i want to try was to lower down the absorber and drive off. But doesnt seeems to work.

It is sign of defect ?

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Old 09-06-2017, 12:38 AM   #2
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I am wondering how come when i tried to lower down the absorber using the button down it says lowering in progress. Sport mode absorber is deactivated already.

After which when i move off it says normal position back to default. Suppose to drive off with lower mode absorber which i adjust initially.

What i want to try was to lower down the absorber and drive off. But doesnt seeems to work.

It is sign of defect ?

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If I recall correctly from the manual, there is a speed limit for lower than normal or higher than normal height positions. I think it could be 30 or 35 km/h. If you try to drive at speeds higher than the speed limit, it is supposed to readjust to the normal position.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:58 AM   #3
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Car needs to be completely at a stop before car can be lowered.

Shift your gearstick to Park or Neutral. Engage parking brake and press the button. The car will continue to lower itself even your switch off the engine at this point of time.

Didn't you test the car before taking over?
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If I recall correctly from the manual, there is a speed limit for lower than normal or higher than normal height positions. I think it could be 30 or 35 km/h. If you try to drive at speeds higher than the speed limit, it is supposed to readjust to the normal position.
Low position and highest position is 10km/h.
Middle position is either 40km/h or 60km/h.

Low position will auto raise up to normal when moving off.
Highest and middle position will not auto lower to normal.
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:07 AM   #5
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Low position and highest position is 10km/h.
Middle position is either 40km/h or 60km/h.

Low position will auto raise up to normal when moving off.
Highest and middle position will not auto lower to normal.
Yes I think you are right

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Old 29-06-2017, 12:22 AM   #6
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Low position and highest position is 10km/h.
Middle position is either 40km/h or 60km/h.

Low position will auto raise up to normal when moving off.
Highest and middle position will not auto lower to normal.


Actually what's the point if max speed is capped at 10km/hr if put to lowest / highest settings?hmm..
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Old 29-06-2017, 07:47 AM   #7
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the point of the lowest setting is to ease loading of heavy bulky objects (i believe).

the point of the highest setting is to clear rougher terrain, or possibly an obstacle (assuming not a sharp obstacle :-) )
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Actually what's the point if max speed is capped at 10km/hr if put to lowest / highest settings?hmm..
The lowest setting is more us to have easy access into the cabin and trunk, iT is not meant to be driven at that height.

Highest point is for us to do offroad, that's what I have learnt from a YouTube clip " citroen vs subaru offroad" , guess who is the winner...?
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Also, beyond a certain speed, the car will adjust downwards for better stability. Think it's 110km/h

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The lowest setting is more us to have easy access into the cabin and trunk, iT is not meant to be driven at that height.



Highest point is for us to do offroad, that's what I have learnt from a YouTube clip " citroen vs subaru offroad" , guess who is the winner...?


Lowest setting according to the SE that sold me my 2nd hand C5 is just for show only. Meaning when you go to a car forum meet up, put to the lowest setting to make your car looks more sporty a bit. Personally I think he is correct


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