Vehicle mirror with electrical accessories

  • US 5,455,716 A
  • Filed: 12/10/1992
  • Issued: 10/03/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/14/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An overhead breakaway mirror mount for a vehicle including a roof structure comprising:

  • a base carried on the vehicle roof structure;

    a mirror assembly including a mirror housing and an electrical accessory carried therein;

    a support member for said mirror housing, said support member including first and second ends, means at said first end of said support member for mounting said mirror housing to said support member; and

    said support member including means for mechanically releasably coupling said second end of said support member to said base and means coupled to said electrical accessory for releasably electrically coupling said electrical accessory to conductors in the vehicle'"'"'s roof structure, said electrical coupling means carried on said second end of said support member, whereby an impact force will cause said support member to disengage said base and said electrical coupling means to disconnect from said conductors in the roof structure, wherein said support member includes a first pair of slots formed on a rearward edge of said support for receiving a mechanical connecting means on said base.

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