Thanks for the detailed info regarding the cic retrofit. Im highly considering to do the same myself. I have noticed your idrive controller is fitted upside down. The button text is facing backwards so as a passanger or driver they are upside down. The original idrive connector for ccc system is the proper way around. Ia that how it must be fitted to the centre console? Also, I have noticed on the bimmertech website that a black centre console is only available yet bases on the photos you seem to have the bamboo wood finish matching the stock parts in your car. Is this something you had to request specially?