Rearview mirror with lighting assembly

  • US 5,178,448 A
  • Filed: 09/13/1991
  • Issued: 01/12/1993
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/13/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A rearview mirror assembly for vehicles comprising:

  • a case having a back wall and a perimeter sidewall thereabout defining an interior space within said case, said sidewall having a bottom portion, said bottom portion having an opening therethrough;

    wall means in said interior space for defining a compartment within said case, said compartment being connected with the outside of said case through said opening;

    lamp means located in said compartment;

    electric control means in said case for controlling said lamp means and for connecting said lamp means with a power source, the power source being outside said case, said control means defining an electric circuit having a power plug for connecting with the power source, said case having a mounting aperture corresponding to said power plug, and said power plug being secured in said mounting aperture on said case; and

    a mirror element supported and retained in said case, said mirror element being opposite said interior space from said back wall.

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