Vehicle interior mirror system including a housing containing electrical components/accessories

  • US 6,774,356 B2
  • Filed: 07/11/2003
  • Issued: 08/10/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An interior mirror system for a vehicle comprising:

  • a housing for attachment to the interior of the vehicle, said housing having an interior compartment and adapted for releasable mounting to a receiving structure on the interior surface of the windshield of the vehicle;

    at least a first electrical component/accessory in said interior compartment of said housing;

    said housing including a removable cover;

    a rearview mirror including a rearview mirror element;

    said rearview mirror including at least a second electrical component/accessory;

    said rearview mirror attaching to said housing by a pivot joint, said rearview mirror being pivotally adjustable about said housing, said housing remaining fixedly mounted to the interior surface of the windshield of the vehicle while said rearview mirror is being adjusted;

    whereby removal of said cover from said housing provides access to at least said first electrical component/accessory in said interior compartment of said housing.

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