How can I remove my BMW battery?

I’ve been needing a new battery for a while now, and I finally found a friend who will install one for me for free. The only thing is they want me to remove the old battery beforehand. How do you take out a BMW battery?

Handling car maintenance can sometimes be a hassle that is better left to more experienced hands. However, taking the battery out of a vehicle is actually pretty easy!
To remove a BMW battery, just follow these steps:
  1. Turn your vehicle off completely and remove the key from the ignition.
  2. Locate your battery. It should be below the upholstery at the bottom of your trunk.
  3. Disconnect the negative battery terminal with a 10-mm socket wrench and set it aside. Be sure to keep it away from any metal or other cables.
  4. Disconnect the positive terminal and place it aside.
  5. Lift the old battery out of its housing.
Now that you have successfully removed your battery, your mechanic friend can do the battery replacement for you. While you wait, take a minute and sign up on the Jerry app to find out how much you can save on your car insurance. The average user saves $887 a year.
Jerry is an insurance comparison app that shops for low prices with over 50 different insurance companies for free. You will get quotes in seconds, can make changes at any time, and if you ever have any questions, agents are just a text away.
Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Jan 13, 2022
Chloe has a BA in Communication and Media Arts from Montclair State University and more than four years of experience in content writing, editing, and research. Before getting behind the keyboard at Jerry, Chloe was an Assistant Coordinator at her university and a film enthusiast working for the Montclair Film Festival. When she's not writing about car insurance, she spends her time with her pets, playing video games, or enjoying long weekend hikes.

Did this answer help you?

Ask us a question by email and we will respond within a few days.

Have a different question?

You can meet us at our office and discuss the details of your question.
Let Jerry’s experts help you find savings on your car insurance!
No long forms or spam · Get quotes from 40+ carriers
Find insurance savings (100% Free)
rating primary
4.7/5 Rating on App Store

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

No long forms
No spam or unwanted phone calls
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings — it's 100% free