I've recently bought a 530d Sport and overall I'm very pleased with it it has most of the optional extras available on it- a very highly spec'ed car indeed.
I've upgraded from my beloved 320Ci 2004.
One of the only negatives I have is the climate control unit on the dash. Whereas for examaple I used to have windscreen demister button- now I have to turn the knob to the 'windscreen' icon and manually turn the fan knob to full? The third and final knob is the temperature setting. There is an 'auto' button, air con button and rear demister. I just find the whole thing very poor and basic considering the quality and complexity of the rest of the car. I have seen other climate control units which seem more appropriate to the car (see attach...)
Basically my questions are can I change my current control unit for the one in the picture for example? How difficult is it or is it a case of one out one in?