Originally Posted by miatawnt2b
I have an 09 with idrive and am looking into aftermarket options. Is the screen input standard (maybe HDMI??) Even if it isn't a standard connection I can convert it.
It is definitely not a standard connection. The screen has two connectors. An 8 pin connector which goes to the junction box,( where only 4 pins are used -power, gnd, and 2 from the K_can bus), the other connector goes to the CIC unit. I believe this is the connection that provides the signal.
I think it would be much easier to find a screen with the correct dimensions and swap.
You can always remove the screen and have a look at the connectors yourself. 30 sec job to remove the 2 torx(T10) screws on the top that secures it.