Vehicle accessory module

  • US 7,188,963 B2
  • Filed: 10/04/2004
  • Issued: 03/13/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/31/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An accessory system for a vehicle comprising:

  • a vehicle windshield having a first attachment member affixed thereto;

    an accessory module assembly comprising a mounting portion and a head portion, said mounting portion being configured to mount to said first attachment member and to extend generally upward when mounted to said first attachment member, said mounting portion having a second attachment member, said head portion being pivotally attached to said mounting portion, said head portion housing electronic circuitry of at least one accessory; and

    an interior rearview mirror assembly comprising a mirror casing and a reflective element, said mirror assembly being mountable to said second attachment member, said head portion of said accessory module assembly extending from said mounting portion generally above said mirror casing and being at least one of viewable and user accessible above said mirror casing when said mirror assembly is mounted to said second attachment member, wherein said head portion is pivotally mounted to said mounting portion at a pivot joint, said pivot joint comprising at least one detent to substantially retain said head portion relatave to said mounting portion in at least one position.

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