Originally Posted by Technic
Have anybody checked if at least the current iDrive OEM connectors for the LCD screen, CCC and controller knob are the same as the new iDrive higher resolution LCD screen, CIC and new controller/buttons assembly?
I'm pretty sure the controller just connects to power and the bus like before (I have no idea if the connector is different.) The CCC connector looks similar, but the LVDS cable is different to the CIC (that's an easy fix.) Most of the big stuff looks like it would hook up with a little adaptation.
The MAIN issue with this is not the hardware swap...looks like everything pretty much will fit where the old stuff did...its the programming!
Whoever wants to "start the fund" can procure the parts and spending their money getting it programmed!