Roof module and structure for assembling the same

  • US 5,825,096 A
  • Filed: 12/19/1996
  • Issued: 10/20/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/21/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A structure for assembling a roof module for a motor vehicle comprising:

  • an assemblage board formed into a shape which conforms to a shape of a front portion of a ceiling of a motor vehicle at a driver'"'"'s side, said assemblage having inner equipments of said motor vehicle, electric accessories, electric circuits therefore and connectors for providing a connection with an external electric circuit, wherein said electric accessory further includes an antenna for receiving electromagnetic waves from radio stations and motor vehicle navigation systems, and wherein said roof module and an overhead mount are assembled in parallel with each other and are mounted on said ceiling of said motor vehicle;

    wherein said overhead mount is attached to said assemblage board for forming a unit together with said inner equipments of said motor vehicle; and

    wherein a first connector of a pair of connectors which engage with each other and also act as fixtures is provided on said assemblage board of said roof module, and a second connector of said pair of connectors is mounted on said overhead mount, whereby said assemblage board couples with said overhead mount and circuits installed in said overhead mount connect with said electric circuits mounted on said assemblage board simultaneously with said connectors engaging with each other.

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