Rearview mirror assembly for vehicle

  • US 9,487,142 B2
  • Filed: 06/23/2014
  • Issued: 11/08/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/25/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An exterior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising:

  • a mirror head pivotally mounted at a mounting base configured for attachment at a side of a vehicle, wherein said mirror head comprises a mirror casing and a reflective element adjustably disposed at said mirror casing;

    a powerfold actuator operable to pivot said mirror head relative to said mounting base between at least a park detent position, where said mirror head engages a park detent, and a drive detent position, where said mirror head engages a drive detent;

    wherein said mirror head is manually pivotable to a non-detent position other than the park detent position and the drive detent position;

    a user input actuatable by a driver of the vehicle;

    wherein, responsive to said mirror head being at a non-detent position and responsive to actuation of said user input, said powerfold actuator is operable to pivot said mirror head to the park detent position or the drive detent position; and

    wherein, responsive to said mirror head being at a non-detent position and responsive to actuation of said user input, said mirror head engages one of said park detent and said drive detent to re-engage the detent before said mirror head moves relative to said mounting base.

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