Rain sensor mount for use in a vehicle

  • US 6,341,523 B2
  • Filed: 05/18/2001
  • Issued: 01/29/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A rain sensor mounting assembly comprising:

  • a mounting element adapted to mount to an inner surface of a vehicle windshield, said mounting element having a transverse opening;

    a rain sensor module comprising a housing and a rain sensor having a detecting surface, said rain sensor module mounting to said mounting element for mounting said rain sensor module to the vehicle windshield, said detecting surface of said rain sensor positioned in said opening for contacting the inner surface of the vehicle windshield for detecting moisture on an outer surface of the vehicle windshield when said rain sensor module is mounted to said mounting element and said mounting element is mounted to the vehicle windshield; and

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

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