Rydeen said it is now offering six new mounts for its aftermarket replacement mirrors that provide built in monitors for touch screen navigation, Bluetooth and backup cameras.
The mounts are interchangeable, allowing the mirror to be installed in multiple vehicles.
In addition to more options for the MN312S navigation mirror, the newly designed mounts also fit the just-released MV431S and MV431T mirrors, which feature a 4.3-inch color monitor for a rear-view camera.
The six new all-metal mounts – three for the MN series mirror and three for the MV431 series – feature a rounded design with an OEM-look, black textured finish. Each fits a specific vehicle model:
• VSM-F (MN series) and VSM-I (MV431 series) fit 2012 and newer Volkswagen and Audi vehicles
• VSM-G (MN series) and VSM-J (MV431 series) fit 2013 and newer Chrysler Corporation vehicles
• VSM-H (MN series) and VSM-K (MV431 series) fit Sprinter vans and Smart vehicles
On the other end of each mount is a standardized ball joint that connects to individually fitted sockets that match each mirror design, enabling mirror movement by the end user while retaining the strength to hold the mirror in place despite vehicle vibration or shock. This single design will allow for future applications with interchangeable sockets.
“As the MN series evolved, first with the MN305 and MN302, and now with the MN312s, we’ve always tried to make them versatile with detachable mounts so retailers don’t have to buy a mirror for every model vehicle, they can just purchase different mounts,” said Jim Newell, national sales manager. “Now we’ve taken the same approach and expanded it to our new MV431 series as well, with a forward-looking build that will allow us to quickly bring more applications to market.”
All of the new mounts carry an MSRP of $30.00.
Rydeen is also offering a standalone socket (MV-Adapter or MN-Adapter; MSRP $15.00) to match either the MN or MV431 series and connect to factory-installed ball joints found on select new vehicles.
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