I offer a service to repair the 2003 lights that do not open like the earlier version. With all due respect to the M5board member there is no need to hack into the light like that. I make a single hole about the diameter of a US quarter to work through and then seal it with a grommet when I am done so the light is still weather tight. The final result shows no signs of repair and appears 100% OEM when installed, from the exterior or under the hood.
If anyone has a 2003 or any of the 01-03 lights they would like aluminum parts installed into professionally feel free to PM me or contact EAC through our website.