Rain sensor mount for use in a vehicle

  • US 6,250,148 B1
  • Filed: 01/07/1998
  • Issued: 06/26/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A rain sensor mounting assembly for mounting a rain sensor to an inner surface of a vehicle windshield, said assembly comprising:

  • a first mounting member adapted to mount to the inner surface of the vehicle windshield and constructed to receive a rain sensor module, said first mounting member positioning said rain sensor module adjacent said inner surface of the vehicle windshield;

    said rain sensor module comprising a housing and a rain sensor having a detecting surface, said rain sensor being contained in said module, said rain sensor module being engaged to said first mounting member for mounting said rain sensor module to the windshield;

    a biasing member provided in said rain sensor module, said biasing member urging said detecting surface of said rain sensor to contact the inner surface of the vehicle windshield for detecting moisture on an outer surface of the vehicle windshield; and

    a second mounting member provided on said rain sensor module for releasably mounting a rearview mirror assembly to said module.

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