Interior rearview mirror assembly with user input module

  • US 9,580,019 B2
  • Filed: 06/17/2013
  • Issued: 02/28/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/14/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said interior rearview mirror assembly comprising:

  • a reflective element, wherein said reflective element comprises a substrate having a front surface that faces generally toward a driver of a vehicle when said interior rearview mirror assembly is normally mounted in the vehicle;

    a housing portion positioned at the perimeter of said reflective element, wherein said housing portion extends generally along at least a portion of a perimeter region of said reflective element, and wherein said housing portion has an exterior surface that faces generally toward the driver of the vehicle when said interior rearview mirror assembly is normally mounted in the vehicle, said housing portion having a recess established at said exterior surface and spaced from said front surface of said reflective element that is viewable by the driver of the vehicle when said interior rearview mirror assembly is normally mounted in the vehicle;

    a user input module comprising at least one user input that is actuatable by a user;

    wherein said user input module comprises backlighting operable to backlight said at least one user input;

    wherein said user input module is at least partially received in said recess at said housing portion; and

    wherein said user input module is configured to snap attach at said housing portion when at least partially received in said recess at said housing portion.

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