Modular overhead console assembly

  • US 6,824,185 B2
  • Filed: 02/28/2003
  • Issued: 11/30/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/28/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An overhead console assembly and headliner combination for use in a passenger compartment of a vehicle, the combination comprising:

  • a headliner having an upper surface, a lower surface and an elongated slot formed therethrough;

    an overhead console mounting arrangement securable to the headliner, the mounting arrangement having an upper member mountable to the upper surface of the headliner such that a portion of the upper member extends above the lower surface of the headliner and a lower member attachable to the upper member such that the lower member extends below the lower surface of the headliner, wherein the lower member includes a channel extending adjacent to the elongated slot in the headliner;

    a power or signal connector arrangement mounted to the lower member adjacent the channel; and

    at least one accessory module selectively positionable and removably attachable to the channel of the lower member, the at least one accessory module including a housing and at least one retainer clip extending from a top surface of the housing to engage the channel of the mounting arrangement.

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