Modular rearview mirror assembly

  • US 6,672,744 B2
  • Filed: 04/29/2002
  • Issued: 01/06/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/25/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A lighted interior rearview mirror assembly for vehicles comprising:

  • a case having a reflective, prismatic mirror element, said case including at least one opening therethrough;

    a support on said assembly for mounting said assembly on the interior of a vehicle;

    said assembly including a lamp adapted to provide light through said case opening to a portion of the vehicle interior when said mirror assembly is mounted thereon;

    a day/night actuator mounted for movement between day and night positions on said case to change the amount of light reflected by said prismatic mirror element; and

    a lever mounted for movement on said case and engaging said actuator to move said actuator between said day and night positions, said lever including a curved configuration adapted to mate and correspond with a portion of said case when said actuator is in said day and night positions.

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