Originally Posted by rightnow
Hmm, maybe you're right! Is there normal inputs into the idrive? BTW, if i cant have the touchscreen, then i need a keyboard or something..
Odds are you can slurp the touchscreen activity off the CAN bus. I've heard of touchscreen+A/V adapters for other cars' OEM nav screen (eg Prius), but I can't find any links at the moment.
You could also stick a second touchscreen overlay on the OE screen to connect to your new toys. It'd reduce your brightness a little, but probably not enough to make a big difference.