Rearview mirror constructed for efficient assembly

  • US 7,408,694 B2
  • Filed: 07/13/2006
  • Issued: 08/05/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/21/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mirror assembly comprising:

  • a mirror component including first electrical conductors operably connected to the mirror component;

    an electrically-operated second component associated with the mirror component and that includes second electrical conductors operably connected to the electrically-operated second component;

    a first connector, said first and second electrical conductors operably connected to said first connector; and

    a primary wire bundle configured to communicate power to the mirror component and to the electrically-operated second component, the primary wire bundle including a main connector, the first connector engaging and electrically connected to the main connector, whereby the primary wire bundle is configured to communicate power to the mirror component and to the electrically-operated second component;

    wherein the electrically-operated second component is a heater for heating the mirror component; and

    wherein the main connector has a least six terminals, two of the terminals being connected to a turn signal device, two of the terminals being connected to the mirror component, and two of the terminals being connected to the heater.

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