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Old 07-24-2014, 12:47 PM
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Coding new FRM

anyone know how to code/reprogram a new FRM3 for a E90 328i. Mine got bricked and I need to replace it and the dealer wants to charge $400 just to code it.
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:27 PM
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Flash it with WinKFP.

Write the VIN to the module with Tool32

If you had an FRM1, you need to edit the VO and change the production date to after 3/07. FA_Write the new VO to CAS and FRM(NFRM) with NCS Expert.

Then default the new FRM with the Expert Profile (or any profile with .man manipulation off) in NCS.
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OP, since I get the impression from your other posts in the coding forums that you don't have the tools fdriller is suggesting you use...

Try contacting E90Post member "cn555ic" and ask him if he'll reflash your FRM remotely or knows of someone who will do so.
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:07 PM
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OP, since I get the impression from your other posts in the coding forums that you don't have the tools fdriller is suggesting you use...

Try contacting E90Post member "cn555ic" and ask him if he'll reflash your FRM remotely or knows of someone who will do so.
Steve (cn555ic) is located in NY so he can probably just go see him in person
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:48 PM
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BMW Alphabet Soup...I had to consult FOUR different lists of acronyms used by BMW, simply to find out what the heck is an 'FRM'! Now I know what it is, but have no clues as to what it DOES!

Does it control the airflow in the footwell so that excessively offensive foot odor is sucked into the engine air intake where it is then combusted in the cylinders?

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Old 07-24-2014, 04:01 PM
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OP, since I get the impression from your other posts in the coding forums that you don't have the tools fdriller is suggesting you use...

Try contacting E90Post member "cn555ic" and ask him if he'll reflash your FRM remotely or knows of someone who will do so.
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Steve (cn555ic) is located in NY so he can probably just go see him in person

Thanks Guys
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:40 PM
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wilt:
Footwell module (FRM) comes in 3 flavors original FRM good until the end of 2/2007, FRM2 which is good from 3/2007 and FRM3 which I think is good from 9/2007 on. Regardless the FRM is an interface between many of the systems in your car like your lighting and windows, etc. It isn't sufficient to just blow a fuse and replace a bulb the FRM has the ability to shut power down to systems it deems to be faulty requiring reset and in some cases replacement of the FRM with required coding to the VIN of your car. Remember that BMW has multiple buss systems in our cars running a lot of various modules of which FRM is one of many.

Why do they do this you ask?
Because when the cars come down the assembly line they can use the same buss structure and modules across a broad line of cars and just uniquely code for what is required. This allows a lot of commonality across the BMW model lines and the ability to use for example an FRM for many models but coded to what is unique to your VIN.

It makes it very difficult for an owner to use a local BMW mechanic unless he or she has some capability to read the codes and code. That is why many tell you to go to the dealer. Coding for a BMW is not straightforward and it takes a while to get comfortable with how things are done but once you do that you can tailor a lot of modules in your car to your personal preference...
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:11 PM
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With great gratitude to fun2drive!
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I kind of liked Wilt's guess at the module's function.

Actually, I've always thought its true purpose was to randomly punish someone for coding. Voltage fluctuations, moon phases, cat flatulence, you name it, the thing will brick at the slightest provocation.
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