Exterior rearview mirror for vehicles, in particular, motor vehicles

  • US 6,422,708 B2
  • Filed: 05/04/2001
  • Issued: 07/23/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/11/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An exterior rearview mirror for vehicles, the exterior rearview mirror comprising:

  • a mirror base (2);

    a mirror head (5) connected to said mirror base (2) so as to be pivotable between a viewing position and a parking position;

    a locking member (4) having a locking recess (12) configured to lock said mirror head (5) in said parking position;

    said mirror head (5) comprising a counter locking member (16) configured to interact in a locking position with said locking recess (12) of said locking member (4) for locking said mirror head (5) in said parking position;

    a guide (28) configured to guide said counter locking member (16) from said locking position into a release position when said mirror head (5) is moved from said parking position into said viewing position;

    wherein said locking member (4) has a spring (9) with a spring section projecting into said locking recess (12), wherein said spring section forms said guide (28).

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