Vehicle exterior mirror system with signal light

  • US 6,176,602 B1
  • Filed: 06/22/1998
  • Issued: 01/23/2001
  • 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 assembly including a reflective element, a housing for said reflective element, and a positioning device for adjustably positioning said reflective element in said housing, said exterior mirror assembly being adapted to mount to the vehicle, and said exterior mirror assembly further including at least one signal light, said signal light having a light source and a light conduiting member, said light conduiting member being oriented for facing at least rearward of the vehicle and being adapted to project a pattern of light from said exterior mirror assembly and to restrict light from extending into the vehicle so that a driver seated in the vehicle does not directly observe said pattern of light, said pattern of light extending at least rearwardly and laterally from the vehicle to provide a side marker for the vehicle, and said signal light being fixedly positioned in said assembly whereby movement of said reflective element is independent of said signal light.

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