Mounting assembly for rearview mirror

  • US 5,058,851 A
  • Filed: 04/11/1990
  • Issued: 10/22/1991
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/14/1989
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. In a mounting assembly for a vehicle interior rearview mirror, the assembly comprising a base part for attaching directly to the inside surface of a vehicle windscreen, a mirror case support bracket having at one end means for mounting a mirror case and at the other end means for sliding engagement with said base part to mount said bracket onto said base part, and abutment means on one of said bracket and base part for engaging a portion of the other of said bracket and base part to define a fully engaged position of said bracket on said base part, one of said base part and bracket having a resilient clip and the other of said base part and bracket having flange means, said clip and flange means being brought into contact during said sliding engagement and being effective to retain said bracket on said base part by resilient engagement of said clip with said flange means, said bracket further being blow-releasable from said base part in the fully engaged position, the improvement wherein bearing surfaces are provided on said base pat and bracket respectively which come to bear against one another just as said bracket nears said fully engaged position during said sliding engagement and, when said abutment means bracket slightly away from said base paret against the resilient bias of said clip, compared to the position of said bracket during the prior part of said sliding engagement o as to increase the force exerted by said clip on said flange means when in said fully engaged position.

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