JP5959354B2 - Outer mirror device for vehicle - Google Patents

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JP5959354B2
JP5959354B2 JP2012162707A JP2012162707A JP5959354B2 JP 5959354 B2 JP5959354 B2 JP 5959354B2 JP 2012162707 A JP2012162707 A JP 2012162707A JP 2012162707 A JP2012162707 A JP 2012162707A JP 5959354 B2 JP5959354 B2 JP 5959354B2
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正継 大橋
正継 大橋
吉田 茂樹
茂樹 吉田
正和 岩月
正和 岩月
裕行 武藤
裕行 武藤
一幸 横山
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健宏 濱田
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  The present invention relates to an outer mirror device for a vehicle.

  In the door mirror housing mounting structure described in Patent Document 1 below, a base body (base) assembled to a vehicle body, a mirror is accommodated, and a shaft support is provided so as to be tiltable to the base body via a unit bracket (rotating body). And a mirror housing (visor). And the vehicle width direction inner side part of a mirror housing is arrange | positioned above the base part of a base body, and the mirror housing is arrange | positioned so that it may protrude in a vehicle width direction outer side from a base body.

  Further, a positioning projection is formed on the unit bracket, and the positioning projection is inserted into the fitting hole of the mirror housing so that the position of the mirror housing with respect to the unit bracket is determined.

JP 11-286241 A

  However, in the above-described door mirror housing mounting structure, as described above, the positioning projection is inserted into the fitting hole to determine the position of the mirror housing with respect to the unit bracket. (Hereinafter, this gap is referred to as “parting gap”) is determined by the dimensional accuracy of the mirror housing, the unit bracket, the base body, and the like. That is, the size of the parting gap depends on the dimensional accuracy of these members. Therefore, it is desirable that the mounting structure can stably form the parting gap regardless of the dimensional accuracy of the member.

  An object of the present invention is to provide a vehicle outer mirror device that can stably form a parting gap in consideration of the above facts.

The vehicle outer mirror device according to claim 1 is a cover that covers a base assembled to a vehicle body, a rotating body that is rotatably assembled to the base and provided with a mirror for visually recognizing the rear of the vehicle, and the mirror. And a visor having a bottom wall that is spaced apart from the upper side of the cover, and the visor is moved to one side in the rotation axis direction of the rotating body so that the visor becomes the rotating body. a holding mechanism for generating a holding force for holding, e Bei and a coupling mechanism having a fixing mechanism for fixing the visor to the rotating body in a state where the holding force is generated while allowing movement of said visor, The holding mechanism is provided in the visor so as to be engageable with the rotating body, and is provided with an engaging portion that generates the holding force by being elastically deformed, and is provided in the visor, and the rotating body includes the rotating body. Hold The fixing mechanism is formed in the holding portion, and is inserted into the elongated hole, the elongated hole having a longitudinal direction as a rotation axis direction of the rotating body, and the holding portion And a fastening member for fastening to the rotating body .

  In the vehicle outer mirror device according to the first aspect, the base is assembled to the vehicle body, and the base is covered with the cover. A rotating body is rotatably mounted on the base, and the rotating body is provided with a mirror for visually recognizing the rear of the vehicle. This mirror is accommodated in the visor, and the visor is connected to the rotating body by a connecting mechanism. The bottom wall of the visor is spaced apart from the upper side of the cover, whereby a gap (hereinafter referred to as “parting gap”) is formed between the bottom wall and the cover. .

  Here, the coupling mechanism includes a holding mechanism and a fixing mechanism. When the visor is moved to one side in the rotation axis direction of the rotating body, a holding force is generated by the holding mechanism, and the visor is held by the rotating body by the holding force. The fixing mechanism allows the visor to move and fixes the visor to the rotating body in a state where the holding force is generated.

  Thereby, for example, a holding force for holding the visor on the rotating body can be generated by disposing the visor at a position where the parting gap is larger than the set dimension and then moving the visor downward. Then, when the parting gap reaches the set dimension, the visor is fixed to the rotating body by the fixing mechanism, so that the visor is connected to the rotating body in a state where the holding force is generated. Therefore, the visor can be connected to the rotating body while adjusting the size of the parting gap.

Furthermore, the holding mechanism includes an engaging portion and a holding portion, and the engaging portion and the holding portion are provided in the visor. The rotating body is held between the engaging portion and the holding portion, and the engaging portion is elastically deformed to generate a holding force.

  In addition, a long hole constituting the fixing mechanism is formed in the holding portion, and the long hole is formed with the longitudinal direction as the rotation axis direction of the rotating body. Furthermore, the fastening member which comprises a fixing mechanism is inserted in the long hole. Thereby, the movement of the visor with respect to the rotating body can be allowed with the fastening member inserted into the elongated hole, and the parting gap can be adjusted in this state. When the parting gap reaches the set dimension, the visor can be connected to the rotating body by fastening the holding portion to the rotating body by the fastening member.

A vehicle outer mirror device according to a second aspect is the vehicle outer mirror device according to the first aspect, wherein the sandwiching portion is disposed on the inner side in the vehicle width direction of the visor when viewed from the rear of the vehicle, The engaging portion is disposed on the outer side of the visor in the vehicle width direction.

In the outer mirror device for a vehicle according to claim 2 , the sandwiching portion is disposed on the inner side in the vehicle width direction of the visor and the engaging portion is disposed on the outer side in the vehicle width direction of the visor when viewed from the rear of the vehicle. Yes. In general, since the visor protrudes outward from the base in the vehicle width direction, the base is disposed inside the visor in the vehicle width direction. For this reason, the clamping part (fastening site | part with the rotation body in a visor) fastened to a rotation body can be arrange | positioned near a base. That is, the fastening part between the rotating body and the visor can be arranged near the gap. Thereby, the dimensional accuracy of the parting gap between the cover and the visor can be increased.

The vehicle outer mirror device according to claim 3 is the vehicle outer mirror device according to claim 2 , wherein the fastening member extends from the inner side in the vehicle width direction to the elongated hole at a standing position where the mirror is disposed toward the rear of the vehicle. The base is formed with an attachment portion that protrudes inward in the vehicle width direction and is attached to the vehicle body.

In the vehicle outer mirror device according to the third aspect, the fastening member is inserted into the long hole from the inner side in the vehicle width direction at the standing position where the mirror is arranged toward the rear of the vehicle. An attachment portion is formed on the base, and the attachment portion protrudes inward in the vehicle width direction from the base and is attached to the vehicle body. For this reason, for example, by constituting the attachment portion with a stud bolt or the like, the attachment portion can be fastened to the vehicle body from the vehicle width direction inner side of the vehicle body. Thereby, the direction which fastens an attaching part to a vehicle body, and the direction which fastens a fastening member to a rotation body can be made to correspond. Therefore, the assemblability in the vehicle outer mirror device can be improved.

  According to the vehicle outer mirror device of the first aspect, the parting gap can be stably formed.

Moreover, a parting gap can be stably formed with a simple configuration.

According to the vehicle outer mirror device of the second aspect , the dimensional accuracy of the parting gap between the cover and the visor can be increased.

According to the vehicle outer mirror device of the third aspect, it is possible to improve the assemblability of the vehicle outer mirror device.

It is the schematic seen from the vehicle rear side which shows the connection mechanism used for the door mirror apparatus for vehicles which concerns on this Embodiment. It is the disassembled perspective view seen from the vehicle left diagonal front which shows the door mirror apparatus for vehicles shown by FIG. FIG. 3 is a schematic cross-sectional view from above of the vehicle showing a state in which the visor cover shown in FIG. 2 is exploded from the visor rim. It is the side view seen from the vehicle left side which shows the fixing mechanism in the connection mechanism shown by FIG. (A) is the schematic sectional drawing seen from the vehicle upper side which shows the relationship between the 1st engagement nail | claw and holding | grip piece when the visor rim shown by FIG. 2 is arrange | positioned in a temporary assembly position, (B) These are the schematic sectional views seen from the vehicle upper side which show the relationship between the engaging claw and the holding piece when the parting gap reaches the set dimension from the state of (A). Holding mechanism in claw coupling mechanism

  FIG. 2 shows a disassembled state of the vehicle door mirror device 10 as the “vehicle outer mirror device” according to the present embodiment, in a perspective view as seen from the front left of the vehicle. Note that an arrow FR appropriately shown in the drawings indicates the front side of the vehicle, an arrow RH indicates the right side of the vehicle (one side in the vehicle width direction), and an arrow UP indicates the upper side of the vehicle.

  The vehicle door mirror device 10 is installed on a front door (vehicle body) of a vehicle (not shown). The vehicle door mirror device 10 is installed on the right side of the vehicle, and the vehicle door mirror device 10 is installed on the left side of the vehicle. Are configured symmetrically in the vehicle width direction. Therefore, the vehicle door mirror device 10 installed on the right side of the vehicle will be described, and the description of the vehicle door mirror device 10 installed on the left side of the vehicle will be omitted.

  As shown in the figure, the vehicle door mirror device 10 includes a base 12, a base cover 20 as a “cover”, and a door mirror body 30.

  The base 12 is made of metal, is formed in a substantially block shape, and is disposed on the vehicle right side (vehicle width direction outside) of the front door of the vehicle. A plurality of (three in this embodiment) stat bolts 14 as “attachment portions” are integrally fastened to the lower portion of the base 12. The axes of the stat bolts 14 are arranged in parallel to each other, and the stat bolt 14 protrudes inward in the vehicle width direction from the base 12 and is slightly inclined toward the vehicle lower side. A nut (not shown) is screwed onto the stat bolt 14 from the inside in the vehicle width direction through the gasket 19 and the front door, whereby the base 12 is fastened (fixed) to the front door.

  Further, three fixing portions 16 for fixing a stand 36 of the electric storage unit 32 described later are formed on the upper portion of the base 12, and the fixing portion 16 has a substantially bottomed cylindrical shape opened to the upper side of the vehicle. Is made. A through hole (not shown) is formed in the bottom wall of the fixing portion 16, and a stand screw 18 is inserted into the through hole so that the stand 36 is fixed to the base 12. Yes.

  The base cover 20 is formed in a substantially bottomed cylindrical shape that is opened obliquely downward to the left of the vehicle. The base cover 20 covers the base 12 from the upper side of the vehicle and is fixed to the base 12 by a cover screw 22 and a locking claw (not shown) formed on the base cover 20. A substantially annular plate-like upper wall 24 is formed on the upper portion of the base cover 20, and the upper wall 24 is arranged on the upper side of the base 12 with the plate thickness direction being the vehicle vertical direction. Further, a stand accommodating portion 26 for accommodating a stand 36 of an electric storage unit 32 described later is formed on the upper wall 24, and the stand accommodating portion 26 has a concave shape opened upward. A substantially circular exposure hole 28 is formed in the bottom wall of the stand accommodating portion 26, and the upper part of the base 12 is exposed from the exposure hole 28.

  The door mirror main body 30 includes an electric storage unit 32 as a “rotating body”, a visor 44, and a connecting mechanism 64.

  The electric storage unit 32 includes a case 34 formed in a substantially box shape, and a stand 36 is disposed inside the case 34. The stand 36 protrudes from the case 34 to the vehicle lower side, is accommodated in the stand accommodating portion 26 of the base cover 20, and is fastened to the fixing portion 16 of the base 12 by the stand screw 18. The stand 36 is integrally formed with a substantially cylindrical support shaft (not shown). The support shaft protrudes from the stand 36 toward the upper side of the vehicle and is disposed in the case 34. Is rotatably supported. Thereby, the electric storage unit 32 is rotatably attached to the base 12 via the stand 36.

  Further, a motor (not shown) and a gear (not shown) are accommodated in the case 34, and the case 34 is connected to the motor via a gear. Thus, the case 34 is configured to rotate around the support shaft of the stand 36 when a current is supplied to the motor. In use, the door mirror main body 30 is disposed so as to protrude outward in the vehicle width direction from the base 12, and the mirror surface of the mirror 40 described later faces the vehicle rear side (hereinafter, this position is referred to as " Standing position ").

  In addition, an angle adjustment unit 38 is assembled to the case 34, and a mirror 40 is held in the angle adjustment unit 38 so that the angle can be adjusted. Further, a fixing surface 42 for fixing a visor rim 46 to be described later is formed on the inner side of the case 34 in the vehicle width direction, and the fixing surface 42 is arranged in a direction substantially orthogonal to the vehicle width direction. At the same time, they are arranged slightly inclined inward in the vehicle width direction as they go from the vehicle rear side toward the vehicle lower side (see FIG. 1).

  The visor 44 is disposed outside these members so as to cover the electric storage unit 32 and the angle adjustment unit 38. The visor 44 includes a visor rim 46 that constitutes a vehicle rear side portion of the visor 44 and a visor cover 58 that constitutes a vehicle front side portion of the visor 44, and the visor cover 58 is assembled to the visor rim 46. Thus, the visor 44 is configured. The visor rim 46 is coupled to the electric storage unit 32 by a coupling mechanism 64 described later.

  The visor rim 46 includes a rim main body portion 48 and a rim bottom wall portion 54 as a “bottom wall”. The rim main body 48 is formed in a concave shape that is open to the rear side of the vehicle. The inner portion of the rim body 48 is a mirror housing portion 50, and the mirror 40 is housed in the mirror housing portion 50. An arrangement hole 52 is formed through the mirror housing 50 in the vehicle front-rear direction, and the angle adjustment unit 38 is arranged in the arrangement hole 52.

  The rim bottom wall portion 54 is formed integrally with the rim main body portion 48 and is disposed at a lower portion of the rim main body portion 48 in the vehicle width direction inner side portion. The rim bottom wall portion 54 protrudes from the rim main body portion 48 toward the vehicle front side with the plate thickness direction being the vehicle vertical direction. A rim-side insertion groove 56 is formed at the tip of the rim bottom wall portion 54 (an end portion on the front side of the vehicle), and the rim-side insertion groove 56 is substantially open to the front of the vehicle when viewed from the vehicle upper side. It is formed in a semicircular shape. The stand 36 is disposed in the rim-side insertion groove 56, and the rim bottom wall portion 54 is disposed in parallel with the upper wall 24 on the vehicle upper side of the upper wall 24 of the base cover 20.

  The visor cover 58 is formed in a substantially bowl shape opened to the rear side of the vehicle, and the opening of the visor cover 58 is assembled by being fitted to the edge of the visor rim 46. A cover bottom wall portion 60 as a “bottom wall” is integrally formed at a lower portion of the visor cover 58, and a cover side insertion groove 62 is formed at an inner portion in the vehicle width direction of the cover bottom wall portion 60. Yes. The cover side insertion groove 62 is formed in a substantially semicircular shape opened to the vehicle rear side when viewed from the vehicle upper side, and is disposed on the vehicle front side of the rim side insertion groove 56. A hole is formed by the cover side insertion groove 62 and the rim side insertion groove 56, and the stand 36 is disposed in the hole. Further, the cover bottom wall portion 60 and the rim bottom wall portion 54 are arranged on the vehicle upper side of the upper wall 24 of the base cover 20 so as to be parallel to the upper wall 24, and the cover bottom wall portion 60 and the rim bottom wall portion 54 are arranged. A gap (hereinafter referred to as “parting gap”) G is formed between the upper wall 24 and the upper wall 24 (see FIG. 1).

  Next, the connection mechanism 64 that is a main part of the present invention will be described. The coupling mechanism 64 includes a holding mechanism 66 and a fixing mechanism 84. The holding mechanism 66 includes a bracket 68 (an element grasped as a “holding member” in a broad sense), a first engaging claw 74 as an “engaging portion”, and an “engaging portion”. The second engaging claw 78 and a holding piece 82 as a “holding portion” are included.

  As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the bracket 68 is formed in a substantially rectangular plate shape as a whole, and is disposed with the plate thickness direction in the vehicle front-rear direction. Moreover, the bracket 68 is assembled | attached to the vehicle front side part of the case 34 in the electric storage unit 32 (refer FIG. 2). The side of the bracket 68 on the outer side in the vehicle width direction (right side of the vehicle) is arranged so as to incline toward the outer side in the vehicle width direction toward the vehicle lower side when viewed from the rear side of the vehicle. , An element grasped as an “engaged portion”). Further, the upper side 72 of the bracket 68 is disposed along the vehicle width direction when viewed from the vehicle rear side.

  The first engaging claw 74 is formed integrally with the rim main body portion 48 of the visor rim 46, is formed in a substantially long rectangular plate shape, and protrudes from the rim main body portion 48 toward the vehicle front side. The first engaging claws 74 are arranged with the plate thickness direction in the vehicle width direction, and are arranged outside the inclined portion 70 in the vehicle width direction. In addition, a first hook portion 76 is integrally formed at a tip end portion (an end portion on the front side of the vehicle) of the first engagement claw 74, and the first hook portion 76 extends from the first engagement claw 74 to the vehicle width. It protrudes inward in the direction and is engaged with the edge of the inclined portion 70.

  A position where the parting gap G is larger than the set value (that is, a position where the visor 44 (visor rim 46) is arranged on the vehicle upper side with respect to the base cover 20 with respect to the set parting gap G, hereinafter this position. Is referred to as “temporary assembly position”), the first engagement claw 74 is set so as not to be elastically deformed (see FIG. 5A). Further, by moving the visor rim 46 from the temporary assembly position to the vehicle lower side (one side in the rotational axis direction of the electric storage unit 32), the first engagement claw 74 is pressed against the end surface of the first inclined portion 70. Thus, it is elastically deformed outward in the vehicle width direction (see FIG. 5B).

  The second engagement claw 78 is formed integrally with the rim main body portion 48 of the visor rim 46 and is disposed on the vehicle upper side and the vehicle width direction inner side of the first engagement claw 74. Further, the second engaging claw 78 is formed in a substantially long rectangular plate shape and protrudes from the rim main body portion 48 to the vehicle front side. The second engagement claws 78 are arranged on the vehicle upper side of the upper side 72 of the bracket 68 with the plate thickness direction being the vehicle vertical direction. In the temporary assembly position, the second engagement claw 78 is not in contact with the upper side 72. By moving the visor rim 46 from the temporary assembly position to the vehicle lower side, the second engagement claw 78 is moved to the upper side 72. It is pressed by the end face and is elastically deformed to the upper side of the vehicle.

  In addition, a second hook portion 80 is integrally formed at a tip end portion (an end portion on the front side of the vehicle) of the second engagement claw 78, and the second hook portion 80 extends from the second engagement claw 78 to the vehicle lower side. It protrudes to the side. When the second engagement claw 78 is pressed against the upper side 72, the second hook portion 80 is engaged with the edge of the upper side 72. Thereby, the movement of the visor rim 46 to the vehicle rear side with respect to the electric storage unit 32 is restricted by the first hook portion 76 and the second hook portion 80. Note that a boss (not shown) is formed on the visor rim 46, and this boss is brought into contact with the electric storage unit 32, so that the movement of the visor rim 46 relative to the electric storage unit 32 to the vehicle front side is restricted.

  As shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, the sandwiching piece 82 is formed integrally with the rim main body portion 48 of the visor rim 46 and is disposed on the inner side of the rim main body portion 48 in the vehicle width direction. The sandwiching piece 82 is formed in a substantially rectangular plate shape, and protrudes from the visor rim 46 toward the vehicle front side with the plate thickness direction being substantially the vehicle width direction. The sandwiching piece 82 is disposed in parallel with the fixed surface 42 of the case 34 and is in contact with the fixed surface 42. Accordingly, the electric storage unit 32 including the bracket 68 is held between the holding pieces 82 and the first engagement claws 74, and the visor rim 46 (visor 44) is held by the electric storage unit 32 by the connecting mechanism 64. It has become so.

  As shown in FIG. 2, the fixing mechanism 84 includes a pair of female screw portions 86 (elements grasped as “fastening portions” in a broad sense) and a pair of long holes formed in the holding piece 82. 90 and a screw 92 as a “fastening member”.

  The pair of female screw portions 86 are formed in the inner peripheral portion of the screw hole 88 formed in the fixed surface 42 of the case 34 and are arranged side by side in the vehicle front and rear. The screw hole 88 is opened inward in the vehicle width direction with the axial direction being the vehicle width direction.

  As shown in FIG. 4, the pair of long holes 90 are formed so as to penetrate in the vehicle width direction with the longitudinal direction being the vehicle vertical direction, and are arranged side by side in the vehicle front-rear direction corresponding to the female screw portion 86. ing. A screw 92 is inserted into the elongated hole 90. The screw 92 is screwed into the female screw portion 86 and the holding piece 82 is fastened to the screw 92, so that the visor rim 46 is moved to the case 34 (electric storage unit). 32).

  Next, the operation and effect of the present embodiment will be described while explaining the procedure for assembling the visor rim 46 to the electric storage unit 32.

  In the vehicle door mirror device 10 configured as described above, the electric storage unit 32 is provided with a bracket 68, and the visor rim 46 has a first engagement claw 74, a second engagement claw 78, and a holding piece. 82 is integrally formed.

  When connecting (assembling) the visor rim 46 to the electric storage unit 32, the visor rim 46 is assembled to the bracket 68 from the front side of the vehicle in a state where the electric storage unit 32 is disposed in the upright position, and the visor rim 46 is temporarily assembled. Place in position. In this state, the first engagement claw 74 is disposed on the vehicle width direction outer side of the inclined portion 70 of the bracket 68, and the second engagement claw 78 is disposed on the vehicle upper side of the upper side 72 of the bracket 68. The holding piece 82 is brought into contact with the fixed surface 42. In this state, the first hook portion 76 is engaged with the edge portion of the inclined portion 70, and the electric storage unit 32 including the bracket 68 is held between the holding pieces 82 and the first engaging claws 74. Has been. Further, in this state, the first engagement claw 74 and the second engagement claw 78 are not elastically deformed (see FIG. 5A).

  Further, the screw 92 is inserted into the elongated hole 90 of the holding piece 82 and a part of the screw portion of the screw 92 is screwed into the female screw portion 86. In this state, the head of the screw 92 is not in contact with the holding piece 82. Thus, the visor rim 46 is movable from the temporary assembly position to the vehicle lower side (one side in the rotational axis direction of the electric storage unit 32). In this state, the size of the parting gap G is larger than the set dimension of the parting gap G.

  Then, with the visor rim 46 disposed at the temporary assembly position, the base 12 is disposed outside the front door in the vehicle width direction, and a nut is screwed onto the stat bolt 14 from the vehicle width direction inside of the front door. Thereby, the base 12 is fixed to the front door.

  After the base 12 is fixed to the front door, when the visor rim 46 is moved to the vehicle lower side (arrow A direction side in FIG. 1) in order to adjust the parting gap G to the set dimension, the holding piece 82 is fixed to the fixed surface. By moving inward in the vehicle width direction along 42, the visor rim 46 is moved inward in the vehicle width direction. At this time, since the inclined portion 70 is arranged to be inclined outward in the vehicle width direction as it goes from the vehicle rear side toward the vehicle lower side, the first engaging claw 74 is formed by the end surface of the inclined portion 70. It is pressed and elastically deforms outward in the vehicle width direction (see FIG. 5B). Further, at this time, the second engagement claw 78 is pressed against the end surface of the upper side 72 of the bracket 68 and elastically deforms to the vehicle upper side, and the second hook portion 80 is engaged with the edge of the upper side 72. The

  Then, the clamping piece 82 is fastened to the electric storage unit 32 by tightening the screw 92 from the inner side in the vehicle width direction at a position where the dimension of the parting gap G becomes the set dimension. At this time, the first engaging claw 74 and the second engaging claw 78 are elastically deformed, so that a holding force for holding the visor rim 46 in the electric storage unit 32 acts, and the visor rim 46 is attached to the holding piece 82. It is fixed to the electric storage unit 32 at the site. The visor 44 is connected to the electric storage unit 32 by fitting the visor cover 58 to the visor rim 46 from the front side of the vehicle.

  As described above, in the vehicle door mirror device 10, the movement of the visor rim 46 from the temporary assembly position to the vehicle lower side is allowed by the fixing mechanism 84, and the visor rim 46 is moved from the temporary assembly position to the vehicle lower side. Thus, a holding force is generated by the holding mechanism 66 (the first engaging claw 74, the second engaging claw 78, the holding piece 82). Thereby, the visor rim 46 is held by the electric storage unit 32 by this holding force. When the parting gap G reaches the set size, the visor rim 46 is fixed to the electric storage unit 32 by the fixing mechanism 84, so that the visor rim 46 is connected to the electric storage unit 32 in a state where the holding force is generated. Therefore, the visor rim 46 can be connected to the electric storage unit 32 while adjusting the size of the parting gap G, and the parting gap G can be formed stably.

  The holding mechanism 66 includes a first engagement claw 74 and a holding piece 82. The electric storage unit 32 is held between the first engagement claws 74 and the holding pieces 82, and the first engagement claws 74 are elastically deformed to hold the visor rim 46 in the electric storage unit 32. Is generated.

  Further, a long hole 90 constituting the fixing mechanism 84 is formed in the holding piece 82, and the long hole 90 is formed with the longitudinal direction as the rotation axis direction (the vehicle vertical direction) of the electric storage unit 32. ing. Further, a screw 92 constituting the fixing mechanism 84 is inserted into the long hole 90. Thus, in the state where the screw 92 is inserted into the long hole 90, the visor rim 46 is allowed to move in the vehicle vertical direction with respect to the electric storage unit 32. Therefore, the parting gap G can be stably formed with a simple configuration.

  Further, as viewed from the rear of the vehicle, the sandwiching piece 82 is disposed on the inner side in the vehicle width direction of the visor rim 46, and the first engagement claw 74 is disposed on the outer side in the vehicle width direction of the visor rim 46. The base 12 is disposed inside the visor rim 46 in the vehicle width direction. For this reason, the holding piece 82 (fastened part with the electric storage unit 32 in the visor rim 46) fastened to the electric storage unit 32 can be disposed near the base 12. That is, the fastening portion between the electric storage unit 32 and the visor rim 46 can be disposed near the gap G. Thereby, the dimensional accuracy of the parting gap G can be increased.

  Furthermore, in the vehicle door mirror device 10, as described above, the base 12 is fixed to the front door in a state where the visor rim 46 is disposed at the temporary assembly position. Further, after adjusting the size of the parting gap G, the visor rim 46 is fixed to the electric storage unit 32 at the portion of the holding piece 82. The stat bolt 14 of the base 12 protrudes inward in the vehicle width direction from the base 12, and the screw 92 is inserted into the elongated hole 90 of the holding piece 82 from the inner side in the vehicle width direction in the standing position. Accordingly, the base 12 can be fixed to the front door by screwing the nut into the stat bolt 14 from the vehicle width direction inner side of the front door. Further, the clamping piece 82 can be fastened to the electric storage unit 32 by tightening the screw 92 from the inner side in the vehicle width direction in a state where the electric storage unit 32 is disposed at the standing position. Therefore, since the direction in which the stat bolt 14 is fastened to the front door and the direction in which the screw 92 is screwed into the female screw portion 86 can be matched, the assembly in the vehicle door mirror device 10 can be improved.

  In the present embodiment, a parting gap G is formed by the rim bottom wall portion 54 of the visor rim 46, the cover bottom wall portion 60 of the visor cover 58, and the base cover 20. Instead, the rim bottom wall portion 54 of the visor rim 46 may be extended to the vehicle front side, and the parting gap G may be constituted by the rim bottom wall portion 54 and the base cover 20.

  In the present embodiment, the fixed surface 42 is formed on the case 34 of the electric storage unit 32. Alternatively, the fixing surface 42 may be formed on the bracket 68. For example, the inner side in the vehicle width direction of the bracket 68 may be bent toward the vehicle front side, and the bent portion may be used as the fixed surface 42.

  Furthermore, in the present embodiment, the bracket 68 is configured separately from the case 34, but the bracket 68 may be configured integrally with the case 34. For example, the case 34 and the bracket 68 may be integrally made of metal.

  In the present embodiment, the base 12 is fixed to the front door in a state where the visor rim 46 is disposed at the temporary assembly position. Then, after adjusting the size of the parting gap G, the visor rim 46 is fixed to the electric storage unit 32. Alternatively, before fixing the base 12 to the front door, the dimension of the parting gap G may be adjusted to fix the visor rim 46 to the electric storage unit 32, and then the base 12 may be fixed to the front door. .

10. Vehicle door mirror device (vehicle outer mirror device)
12 Base 20 Base cover (cover)
32 Electric storage unit (rotating body)
44 Visor 54 Rim Bottom Wall (Bottom Wall)
60 Cover bottom wall (bottom wall)
64 connection mechanism 66 holding mechanism 74 first engagement claw (engagement portion)
78 Second engaging claw (engaging portion)
82 Nipping piece (Nipping part)
84 Fixing mechanism 90 Long hole 92 Screw (fastening member)

Claims (3)

  1. A cover covering the base assembled to the vehicle body,
    A rotating body that is rotatably mounted on the base and provided with a mirror for visually recognizing the rear of the vehicle;
    A visor having a bottom wall spaced apart above the cover and containing the mirror;
    A holding mechanism that generates a holding force that holds the visor on the rotating body when the visor is moved to one side in the rotation axis direction of the rotating body, and allows the movement of the visor and the holding force is generated. A coupling mechanism having a fixing mechanism for fixing the visor to the rotating body in a state where
    Bei to give a,
    The holding mechanism is
    An engaging portion that is provided in the visor so as to be engageable with the rotating body and generates the holding force by elastic deformation;
    A holding part provided in the visor and holding the rotating body by the engaging part;
    With
    The fixing mechanism is
    An elongated hole formed in the holding portion and having a longitudinal direction as a rotation axis direction of the rotating body;
    A fastening member that is inserted into the elongated hole and fastens the holding part to the rotating body;
    A vehicle outer mirror device comprising:
  2. 2. The vehicle according to claim 1, wherein when viewed from the rear of the vehicle, the sandwiching portion is disposed at an inner portion in the vehicle width direction of the visor and the engagement portion is disposed at an outer portion in the vehicle width direction of the visor. Outer mirror device.
  3. The fastening member is inserted into the elongated hole from the inside in the vehicle width direction at an upright position where the mirror is arranged toward the rear of the vehicle,
    The vehicle outer mirror device according to claim 2, wherein the base is formed with an attachment portion that protrudes inward in the vehicle width direction and is attached to the vehicle body.
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