Modular exterior rearview mirror assembly

  • US 6,336,737 B1
  • Filed: 11/03/2000
  • Issued: 01/08/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/29/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An exterior rearview mirror system for a vehicle comprising:

  • an exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising a plurality of modules, said plurality of modules including at least two modules selected from the group consisting of a mirror element, a housing, a mirror support, an actuator and a light module; and

    wherein said plurality of modules is joined together by plug-type connectors;

    at least one of said plurality of modules comprising an electrically powered module wherein electricity is provided to said electrically powered module when said electrically powered module is joined together with another module of said plurality of modules;

    said electrically powered module comprising a heated mirror element.

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