One of my license plate lights is out. I thought it was just a burned out bulb. Not so quick. The dealer told me there is NO voltage to the bulb. The zip-strip that connects the lights/handle is at fault. $200+ to buy the part. I dont think so. I would imagine something up there is just corroded and a simple gentle small wire brushing would fix it.. Question: is there any trick to taking that back hatch handle/ light assembly off. Looks like 2 torx screws to me. Anyone ever looked at whats behind there? Does the handle and light assembly come off as one?

ThanksTodd P 2004 X3 2.5 MT