Mounting arrangement for a mirror

  • US 4,632,348 A
  • Filed: 12/12/1985
  • Issued: 12/30/1986
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/12/1985
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A mounting arrangement for connecting a mirror assembly to an automobile windshield, said mounting arrangement comprising a mirror support member, a base member adapted to be adhesively bonded to said automobile windshield and having a shoulder formed thereon, said mirror support member and said base member each having a top edge and a pair of side edges, each of the side edges of said base and said mirror support having cooperating tongue and groove portions whereby said mirror support member can be placed into mating engagement with said base member until the top portions of the base member and mirror support member contact each other and provide a stop, said mirror support member having a cavity formed therein so when combined with said base member a pocket is provided which is accessible from the bottom end of said mirror support member, a spring clip located in said cavity for preventing said mirror support member from being removed from said base member, said spring clip having a body retained by said cavity in said mirror support member, a pair of bow-shaped spring arms integral with said body and serving to apply a biasing force against said base member, and a T-shaped lock bar integral with said body and normally engaging said shoulder on said base member to prevent movement of said mirror support member in an upward direction and being movable out of engagement with said shoulder by a tool inserted into said pocket so as to allow said mirror support member to be removed from said base member.

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