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A rearview mirror support and information display assembly for vehicles includes a rigid mirror stay preferably having a mirror support for an independently adjustable rearview mirror and a breakaway mount which releasably couples the stay and any supported rearview mirror to a windshield mounted button or a header mounted base such that the entire assembly is released on impact. An information display is positioned on the assembly adjacent the position of a rearview mirror when supported thereon to convey information to the vehicle driver/occupants. Preferably, the display is mounted in a housing which conceals a light source or other emitter for the display, the housing being removably secured to the mirror stay to allow servicing and access to a concealed wire passageway.

Title
Rearview mirror support incorporating vehicle information display
Application Number
9/25712
Publication Number
6087953
Application Date
February 18, 1998
Publication Date
July 11, 2000
Inventor
Niall R Lynam
Holland
MI, US
Jonathan E DeLine
Holland
MI, US
Agent
Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart
Assignee
Donnelly Corporation
MI, US
IPC
B60Q 1/00
G08B 5/00
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