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Auto dealership where I bought my 2009 L322 was working on a back taillight and accidentally broke it-- SO, instead of ordering one of the OEM taillights, they are suggesting replacing with a pair of these:

https://www.banggood.com/Pair-Car-Rear-Tail-Light-Assembly-Brake-Lamp-for-Range-Rover-Vogue-L322-2002-2009-p-1375289.html?utm_design=41&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=Neworder171109&utm_campaign=trigger-emarsys&utm_content=winna&sc_src=email_2675773&sc_eh=17ac415007eb42711&sc_llid=8352647&sc_lid=105229698&sc_uid=5Qz1Me42zI&ID=42489&cur_warehouse=CN


Thoughts? Is the quality/look/performance any different than just normal OEM?
 

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Depending on the look you want they aren't bad at all... and on sale! :thumb:

quality is hard to tell by a photo, performance, doesn't say anything about LED. bulb and wiring not included. So as much pf a pain it to dislodge original tail light placement pegs from their rubber grommets it sounds like pulling the old ones and snapping your old sockets into the new ones. I would go with the white and red ones if your rig is reasonably stock. The blacked out ones are a bit harsh the all red just looks odd. All white.... reminds me of a Civic.
 

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Why let them off the hook with non-OEM parts?

If something goes wrong with the parts, will they make it right?

You started with OEM parts, why not end up with OEM parts?
 

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They are not a RR dealership, but do know a lot about them.

Is the quality of these any less than an OEM? And they âre going to now replace BOTH instead of just one...kinda sounds like it could be a good thing if the quality is still good?
 

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They broke it they fix it is the rule. Mistakes happen and they are owning up to it and making it right. Best approach is to maintain your relationship with them and not bust their chops. Put yourself in their shoes.

Were it me I would ask them to source a used OEM part - like for like. Like RRToadHall states plenty on eBay and I am sure car-parts has countless listings.

Unless you like the look of the ones being offered, which I don't, then adding two potential problems to your life is not worth it. (If they have a set on hand and that is why that is another issue). Your stock units have worked for 10 years, meet all DOT rules and regulations, and are easily replaceable with a like for like, if you break another. The new ones, if one breaks, may be a problem to source a replacement.
 

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Truth. I feel like I'll be using them again, so my approach thus far has been to trust them (they've definitely been helpful so far) and I honestly can't really tell the difference on these pictures vs the OEM....
 

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If you're headed that way make them get you a matched pair AND give you the OEM ones back. That way when the reprop ones start leaking you can get a replacement for the broken one and put the OEM ones back on. Note that the mounting for the tailights changed in 2010, they went from plastic barbs on the tailights and a plastic cylinder on the car body the barb fit into on the 02 to 09 trucks, to a metal pin on the tailight and a hole in the rear quarter with a plastic liner in it to keep water out of the body on the 2010 to 2013 trucks. You have to modify an 02 to 09 mounting arrangement to fit the later lights and can't go back to the original mounts. Make sure they fit without changes to the mounting configuration. The one picture of the back of the lights in the link does show the early mounts so you may be fine.
 

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Just bought a set of aftermarket, i will post pictures and comments when the weather improves to install them.
 

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These are not LED. You can see the bulbs in the brake light. May have issues drawing too much.
 

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I just noticed on the web page they are advertising Chinese New Year, beware of junk.
 

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They broke it they fix it is the rule. Mistakes happen and they are owning up to it and making it right. Best approach is to maintain your relationship with them and not bust their chops. Put yourself in their shoes.

Were it me I would ask them to source a used OEM part - like for like. Like RRToadHall states plenty on eBay and I am sure car-parts has countless listings.

Unless you like the look of the ones being offered, which I don't, then adding two potential problems to your life is not worth it. (If they have a set on hand and that is why that is another issue). Your stock units have worked for 10 years, meet all DOT rules and regulations, and are easily replaceable with a like for like, if you break another. The new ones, if one breaks, may be a problem to source a replacement.
Yeah, kind of a difficult call. As is common with mechanics and dealerships and what not, they so often are dishonest and willing to rip the customer off with no qualms. Makes you want to do the same to them. Not that this is "ripping" them off, by any means, but putting yourself in their shoes would mean you'd go with these automatically, since they recommended them. But, while in their shoes, would they lie to you on price of parts, labor, etc...? My experience tells me that most mechanics gouge and/or lie, but, I dunno. It's disappointing having to deal with such dishonesty.

If I were you, noting what MarkinMaine said, they may be of lower quality than what you'd want, and should maybe be real leery of them.
 

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I stand corrected. The genuine light is not all LED. Looked at mine after posting wrong info. Bottom lights are incandescent. I need to go to bed earlier. Still leary of cheap knock-offs.
 

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They put them in and are actually looking pretty clean (better looking that the OEM's tbh...)

Yeah, the dishonest/corner-cutting is always a tough call. Although I'm still on the 3 month dealer warranty, I've had to drive to the dealership 4 different times (and this friday, a 5th) which is 45min away because they keep on not fixing something ALL THE WAY.

Whether it's a trim piece put back on shoddily, or the camera keeping on glitching out and their "fix" was a piece of tape (yep...) I'm just wanting to get out of there cleanly with a good running car, while both sides keep their honest end of what buying a car is: a transaction. THEN it's time to find a good, local, trustworthy mechanic.
 

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They put them in and are actually looking pretty clean (better looking that the OEM's tbh...)

Yeah, the dishonest/corner-cutting is always a tough call. Although I'm still on the 3 month dealer warranty, I've had to drive to the dealership 4 different times (and this friday, a 5th) which is 45min away because they keep on not fixing something ALL THE WAY.

Whether it's a trim piece put back on shoddily, or the camera keeping on glitching out and their "fix" was a piece of tape (yep...) I'm just wanting to get out of there cleanly with a good running car, while both sides keep their honest end of what buying a car is: a transaction. THEN it's time to find a good, local, trustworthy mechanic.
How have these aftermarket lights held up so far? I am needing to switch mine and came across these - do they fit in pretty well and is the quality (light quality and material quality) good with them?
 
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