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My wife's 2005 Beetle needs new headlights. She bought it used and the PO changed out the headlight assemblies. The lens are really bad crazed and the R/H one has cracks. Has anyone bought any aftermarket ones that were any good? The new ones from the dealership are a bit pricey. I did find Bosch ones for about 155.00 a piece. Any good advise?
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I have replaced both sides with Mexican Bosch headlights. They're cheap. I got them from autohausaz for $155 each.

The wire retainer for the low beam fell out both times. I had to fish it out, replace it and then crimp the the hinge/swivel/connector correctly. During adjustment, I noticed the brand new high beam was only useful for shooting snipers out of tall trees, while the low beam was spot on.

If you could find a German built headlight, at almost any price, I would go that route.

All NB headlights I've seen are branded Bosch and made in Mexico. I give them a solid thumbs down.

Note: my NB is five years older than yours.

Buena suerta ;)
 
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