Exterior vehicle mirror system including signal light

  • US 5,669,705 A
  • Filed: 02/26/1996
  • Issued: 09/23/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/01/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An exterior mirror system for a vehicle comprising:

  • an exterior mirror including a reflective element and an opaque housing for said reflective element; and

    a signal light having a lens and incorporated in an opening formed by said housing, said lens facing rearwardly of said vehicle and adapted to project a pattern of light from said housing rearwardly of the vehicle wherein said pattern of light is restricted from extending forward of the vehicle and extends laterally away from the side of the vehicle so that a driver seated in the vehicle may see said lens but does not directly intercept said pattern of light, said signal light connected with at least one of a stoplight circuit and a turn signal circuit of the vehicle in order to actuate said signal light when at least one of the stoplight circuit and turn signal circuit is being actuated.

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