Rearview mirror constructed for efficient assembly

  • US 6,963,438 B2
  • Filed: 11/14/2003
  • Issued: 11/08/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/21/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising:

  • an electrochromic mirror element having a front surface and a rear surface, the electrochromic mirror element having a portion allowing light to pass therethrough;

    a member located adjacent the rear surface of the electrochromic mirror element, the member including an area aligned with the portion of the electrochromic mirror element; and

    a light source emitting light, the light being directed at the area;

    the area of the member and the portion of the electrochromic mirror element allowing light from the light source to pass therethrough;

    wherein the area includes a diffuser to diffuse light passing through the electrochromic mirror element.

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