Light module for a vehicular exterior mirror assembly

  • US 7,547,127 B2
  • Filed: 02/04/2008
  • Issued: 06/16/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/01/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A light module adapted to be removably positioned in an opening in an exterior rearview mirror assembly, the exterior rearview mirror assembly adapted for attachment to a side of a vehicle, said light module comprising:

  • an enclosure having a wall defining a first enclosure cavity;

    a first light-transmitting opening of said enclosure;

    a first light-transmitting cover for said first light-transmitting opening;

    a first light source in said first enclosure cavity radiating light through said first light-transmitting cover in said first light-transmitting opening when said light source is electrically powered;

    a first structure of said light module configured to mate with a second structure of said exterior mirror assembly in order to at least partially retain said enclosure substantially within said exterior mirror assembly; and

    wherein said enclosure can be received through an opening in said exterior mirror assembly and wherein said light module is releasably retained in said exterior mirror assembly by said first and second structures and removable from said opening as a unit.

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