Modular rearview mirror assembly including an electronic control module

  • US 6,019,475 A
  • Filed: 08/23/1996
  • Issued: 02/01/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A vehicular exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising:

  • a mirror case having a wall and defining a cavity;

    an actuator supported in said cavity of said mirror case on an actuator support member;

    a reflective element supported on said actuator, said actuator providing adjustment of an orientation of said reflective element in said mirror case, said reflective element and said actuator defining an actuator supported reflective element assembly, said actuator supported reflective element assembly having an inherent weight; and

    at least one electronic control module having an inherent weight and being supported in said mirror case by said actuator support member remote and spaced from said actuator supported reflective element assembly, said weight of said electronic control module being borne by said actuator support member of the exterior rearview mirror assembly; and

    said weight of said at least one electronic control module not directly contributing to vibration of said reflective element when the vehicle is operated on a highway.

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