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Tail light replacement

I need to buy a drivers side quarter panel taillight for a 2005 Lexus ES330. Dealer price is $192. I found many web sites where I can purchase one for $70, specifically a brand called Replacement. I know this is not an orginal equipment or genuine Lexus part but they all claim they are just as good and will fit with out any problem. Most have a one year warranty. Anyone out there have experience replacing tail lights with after market parts? Any reason to expect the part will not fit or be just as good as OEM?

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Part will fit just about as good you will be happy with it

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