How to Repair BMW FRM3 IFH-0009 error or No Communication

Many BMW owner suffer from BMW FRM3 module trouble,except for those who perform many BMW coding/programming on their BMWs.Because,the EEPROM of BMW FEM3 was damaged due to voltage fluctuation when you coding/programming,and it result in IFH-0009 error and no communication via OBD.So here i share a guide on how to repair BMW FRM3 EEPROM damaged trouble.


In this case the FRM3 module is still good but requires a good EEPROM dump / p-flash being written to it. Once the good EEPROM is in, communication via obd should be restored and vin / VO will need to changed. You also need to find a correct zusb number and flash it with winkfp.

Some contents about BMW FRM Modules:

BMW FRM Module Repair Guide (Not Need Replacement)

How to Remove BMW FRM Footwell Module

BMW FRM Module Reset: Short Circuit Counter

How to Upgrade BMW FRM1 to FRM2 or FRM3

FRM Footwell Module Knowledge All Here



MCU is a 9S12XDT384 (mask 3M25J)


PROGRAMMERS confirmed to support this MCU:
UPA USB Programmer
ORANGE 5 ($189 at UOBD2)


My collection of FRM3 dumps – p-flash and EEPROM.

BMW FRM EEPROM Dumps Download

1. Erase EEPROM (4096bytes)
2. Write good dump
3. Verify obd working and change vin / VO as if retrofitting used FRM3.
4. Flash with correct zusb number for your vehicle using winkfp.

To connect to the MCU there are 3 methods I’m aware of:
1. In socket – desolder chip
2. In circuit – BDM points – reverse of PCB – see image attached.
3. Direct – test clips onto pins like Pamona Micro Grabbers or cheaper alternative.

How to Repair BMW FRM3 IFH-0009 error or No Communication
Connections to:
VDDR (5v)
Hopefully this is helpful for someone.