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Number one: The air bladders may not need air. Number two: The fuse is blown. Number three: The compressor is 'burnt' out. Number four: Loose wire. Number five: As stated previously, if the car has been 'lifted', you may be able to fix the problem by turning off the key, opening the truck, placing the air suspension switch in the 'off' position and then after starting the car turn the switch to the 'on' position. Could be simple. If car was recently towed,jacked up or put up on a lift the switch inside the panel on left side of trunk should have been turned to "off". Hope that's it.

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Q: Why would the compressor for the air suspension not be turning on if the car is running?
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