Mirror actuator electrical connector

  • US 6,755,544 B2
  • Filed: 10/21/2002
  • Issued: 06/29/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/11/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A vehicular exterior mirror actuator assembly for adjustably positioning a reflective element, said mirror actuator assembly comprising:

  • an actuator having an actuator case and at least first and second electric motors, said first electric motor including a first electrical terminal and a second electrical terminal, and said second electric motor including a third electrical terminal and a fourth electrical terminal;

    a wire harness having a connector and a plurality of wires terminated at said connector, said connector including at least three electrical connector terminals electrically interconnected with said wires;

    said connector joined with said actuator case by at least one retention member, said retention member being captured by said actuator case to positively engage said connector with said actuator case, one connector terminal of said at least three connector terminals making direct contact with said first terminal of said first electric motor, a second connector terminal of said at least three connector terminals making direct contact with said third terminal of said second electric motor, and a third connector terminal of said at least three connector terminals making electrical contact with said second and fourth terminals of said first and second electric motors to provide a common electrical lead for said at least first and second electric motors; and

    said connector comprising two body portions joined in facing relationship, and said two body portions capturing said wires therebetween, and said body portions being joined by a living hinge.

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