Vehicle exterior mirror system with signal light

  • US 6,568,839 B1
  • Filed: 10/16/2000
  • Issued: 05/27/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/01/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An exterior mirror assembly for a vehicle comprising:

  • a mirror housing having a rearward facing opening, a reflective element positioned in said rearward facing opening, and a positioning device for adjusting the position of said reflective element in said housing;

    a lift conduiting member supported in said assembly, said light conduiting member having at least one light emitting surface and a plurality of light input surfaces; and

    a light source positioned generally adjacent said light input surfaces, said light source directing light into said light conduiting member, and said light conduiting member being adapted to redirect said light from said light source in a direction outwardly from said housing through said light emitting surface to produce a light pattern forwardly, rearwardly, and laterally from the vehicle and to restrict light from entering into the vehicle so that the driver of the vehicle does not directly observe said light pattern, said light conduiting member including a plurality of light conduiting portions, each of said light conduiting portions having a respective light input surface and first and second side walls, first and second side walls defining internal light reflecting surface, said internal light reflecting surfaces directing the light from said light source through said light conduiting portions and through said light emitting surface.

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