Originally Posted by ziggynagy
Is this a safety (fire or electrical) issue or just something we don't like cosmetically?
Take a look at the photo in post #97 (http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...ll-melt-5.html
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 108 covers: "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment - Passenger Cars, Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles, Trucks, Buses, Trailers, (except pole trailers and trailer converter dollies), and Motorcycles (Effective 1-1-68 for vehicles 2,032 mrn (80 or more inches) in width and Effective 1-1-69 for all other vehicles)
This standard specifies requirements for original and replacement lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. Its purpose is to reduce traffic crashes and deaths and injuries resulting from traffic crashes, by providing adequate illumination of the roadway, and by enhancing the conspicuity of motor vehicles on the public roads so that their presence is perceived and their signals understood, both in daylight and in darkness or other conditions of reduced visibility"
I think that this defect certainly reduces the effectiveness of the DTRL as well as the turn signal if the lens is melted/cracked/broken and reduces the amount of and proper distribution of light.