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Best Aftermarket Headlight lenses

Howdy! I was looking into replacement headlights, just to customize the look of my gen 4, but I'm having a heck of a hard time finding anything with good reviews.
I bought these from DNA Motoring, but the retaining ring doesn't even come close to fitting, and looking into it further, they seem to suffer from condensation and poor adjustment.
Sadly, the only good ones I found look the same as the original. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Most problems are the result of a loose nut connecting the steering wheel to the pedals.

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HEADLIGHTSDEPOT . I got my 2000 sable lens there
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Someone (White Falcon maybe?) posted not long ago that they had found NOS centennials still available

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HEADLIGHTSDEPOT . I got my 2000 sable lens there
Like, seems all they have is replicas of the original, I'm really looking for the black housing with clear reflector

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TYC has the best aftermarket centennials, or they did. No aftermarket headlight is going to match the pattern of OEM exactly, but they're better than average.

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TYC has the best aftermarket centennials, or they did. No aftermarket headlight is going to match the pattern of OEM exactly, but they're better than average.
TYC? Sorry my brain is a bit ethanol poisioned right now

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https://www.amazon.com/TYC-20-5822-0...ateway&sr=8-10

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Finding OEM ones is nearly impossible at this point - I touched base with a dealer that claimed to have parts and never heard back.

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Like, again these are all replicas of the original, I want something like in my photo

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The lights in your photo aren't even DOT legal due to lacking orange reflectors, so...good luck with that.

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? The should glow orange when the lights are on tho. Both my mechanic friends say they're fine. 'Course they from California and Florida, Pennsylvania is a bit wierd

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