Anyone have experience with replacing headlights? I like to go OEM on my Maxima due to problems with after market parts I have experienced in the past. I never seem to encounter the same issue if I replace a replacement aftermarket part with the OEM equivalent (other than a lighter wallet!). With the headlights, I am a bit concerned. This part has to be sealed correctly to work right (and not damage the electrical system). For the 2002 Nissan Maxima, replacement OEM lights are about $600 a piece (roughly, I have found them for $400 at online stores). The aftermarket light is about $200 to $300. The reason it is so expensive is that this is the year that Nissan started using HID headlamps and Nissan integrated the ballast into the design of the lights (rather than have it as a separate part). Even on the Nissan parts sites, it is cheaper to buy the lights with ballast than without! The aftermarket lights generally use Phillips ballast with a DOT approved headlamp assembly. I am just a bit sketchy to using non-OEM for this part of the car. So, what say ye? Any experience with replacing headlamps with aftermarket? I'm also wondering if the aftermarket lights (being 10 years newer technology) wouldn't have better plastics for dealing with UV degradation.