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My husband is trying to locate my battery in a 2004 BMW 530i

Is it possible for him to replace it or will he need to take it to the dealership?

If so, how would he do it?

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Open the trunk, take out the floormate and the cover on the right side. you will find the battery.

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The battery is likely in the trunk under a panel. Your owner's manual should tell you where the battery is located most likely. There are multiple battery companies that specialize in batteries only. Drive in and out in about 10 minutes. They test your system and tell you of problems. If you just change a battery, you don't know what caused the drain in the first place? Is alternator going bad? Voltage regulator problem? Dirty or corroded wires, or just an old battery. Most any place that works on cars can replace your battery. Dealership is likely to be most expensive. Walmart or other automotive departments can also do the work. Goodyear, Midas, the list is long. 
Ok, I've rambled out enough. If he knows what the problem is with the battery, he can change it if he wants to. Problem is there are dangers with batteries. You have a heavy object full of unfriendly liquids and the possibility to create sparks around gases that can explode. 
For the cost, I just take it to a battery place. They sell comparable batteries to suit your climate and they cost less in my neck of the woods. Hope that helps. 

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Try looking under the backseat on the passenger side. Move the carpets around and see if there are any probes sticking out that are used to jump start the car. I don't know this model but I've seen this in older models. Another location could be in the trunk.

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