BMW FRM, Footwell Module Repair

FRM3 Footwell Module

FRM3 module (Footwell Module) is used on:

BMW E81, E82, E84, E87, E89, E90, E91, E92, E93, E70, E71, E72 series

and Mini R55, R56, R57, R58, R59, R60, R61 series

FRM has three connectors,

Two 51-pin connectors connect the main wiring harness. 
Another 26-pin connector is for the connection to the dashboard.

FRM, Footwell Module is responsible for:

  • Headlight

  • Tail lights

  • Fog lights

  • Front courtesy lighting

  • Rear courtesy lighting

  • Number-plate light

  • Power windows

  • Exterior mirrors

  • 2 stepper motor controllers aka adaptive headlight stepper motors

  • 2 belt feeder controllers​

FRM3 Footwell Module


It can fail when jumpstarting, when coding/programming, or even when reading codes with dealer equipment.​

Symptoms of failed Footwell Module are: 

  • Light switches do not work

  • Windows are not go up or down

  • Few lights like parking lights are constantly on

  • Turn lights do not work


We fix them, fixed/revived footwell modules by us are "Plug&Play",

Which means no additional coding or programming is needed.

FRM3 is located on the left side of pedals, behind plastic cover. It has 3 connectors.

One connector is from door side, and two connectors are on the back, from firewall side.

How it Works

You will need to send us your FRM3 module, we will repair it and send back.

Turnaround usually is same day, unless mailman delivers package late.

Keep in Mind

Keep in mind that BMW has a SIB012016 covering FRM3 failures,
Initially it was 8 Years/125K miles

In 08.2018 they updated it to 10 Years/156K Miles

Link to SI B01 20 16

* If you do not experience symptoms described above, then its not typical FRM3 failure, so please contact us first, before placing order.

Attention: Please do not place order if you have FRMFA or FRMII Footwell modules (written on the label)

** Please keep in mind, The shipping type you choose during checkout, is for return shipping only.

As long as we are getting FRM2-s by mistake, please pay attention to picture below. On the picture its FRM2, please do NOT send it for repair.