Lighted exterior mirror system

  • US 6,709,136 B2
  • Filed: 09/20/2002
  • Issued: 03/23/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/01/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An exterior rearview mirror system for a vehicle comprising:

  • an exterior mirror assembly, said exterior mirror assembly comprising a fixed portion and a movable portion, said fixed portion being configured to mount to a side of the vehicle, said movable portion including a reflective element, said movable portion being movable about said fixed portion for breakaway motion;

    said exterior mirror assembly including a turn signal indicator module;

    said turn signal indicator module including a plurality of light sources;

    a light pattern projecting from said turn signal indicator module when said exterior mirror assembly is mounted on a side of the vehicle and when said plurality of light sources of said turn signal indicator module is actuated;

    at least a portion of said light pattern projecting rearwardly of the vehicle, said light pattern not directly intercepting the driver of the vehicle;

    said reflective element being adjustable within said movable portion and said turn signal indicator module being fixedly included in said exterior mirror assembly separate from said reflective element;

    said plurality of light sources of said turn signal indicator module comprising a plurality of light emitting diodes;

    said turn signal indicator module being substantially moisture impervious;

    said turn signal indicator module being removably included in said exterior mirror assembly; and

    said plurality of light emitting diodes comprising at least one light emitting diode configured in said turn signal indicator module so as to emit light when actuated in a direction skewed away from the passenger compartment of the vehicle.

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