I stopped by Tom Bush in Orange Park as they suggested to see if there was an easy fix for my idrive that would no longer respond when I pushed the dial. Two men took a look and checked their computers and reported to me that it could not be fixed and would have to be replaced which required a lot of labor. Jonathan wrote me a quote for $770.
I returned home and started investigating the web.( should have done this first). It took about 10 minutes to find it. I went to my car and pushed eject and the dial at the same time and what do you know....it was all fixed! As a women, not mechanical at all and over 65, they probably thought I couldn't read and will surrender helpless! Well I'm going shopping tomorrow ... I think I can have a lot of fun with the $770 I saved!!! Shame on BMW.