Vehicle exterior mirror system with signal light

  • US 6,276,821 B1
  • Filed: 06/17/1999
  • Issued: 08/21/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/16/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An exterior rearview mirror system for a vehicle comprising:

  • an exterior mirror assembly including a housing, a mounting member, and a reflective element, said reflective element positioned in said housing, said mounting member being configured to mount to a side of the vehicle, said housing being pivotally mounted on said mounting member and being movable between a normal viewing position wherein said housing is extended outwardly from the vehicle and a folded position wherein said housing is folded toward the side of the vehicle, and said exterior mirror assembly further including at least one light assembly, said light assembly configured to project a first light pattern from said exterior mirror assembly downwardly and rearwardly from the vehicle when said housing is in said normal viewing position and to project a second light pattern from said exterior mirror assembly downwardly and rearwardly when said housing is in said folded position.

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