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Council Directive of 1 March 1971 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the rear-view mirrors of motor vehicles (71/127/EEC) (repealed)

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  1. Introductory Text

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    1. ANNEX I

      DEFINITIONS

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      5. 5. . . . . . . . . . ....

        1. 5.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 5.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

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        1. 14.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 14.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 14.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

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      16. Appendix 1 to Annex I

        PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINING THE RADIUS OF CURVATURE ‘r’ OF THE REFLECTING SURFACE OF A REAR-VIEW MIRROR

        1. 1. MEASUREMENTS

          1. 1.1. Equipment

          2. 1.2. Measuring points

            1. 1.2.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

            2. 1.2.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 2. CALCULATION OF THE RADIUS OF CURVATURE ‘r’

      17. Appendix 2 to Annex I

        PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINING THE H POINT AND VERIFYING THE RELATIVE POSITIONS OF THE R AND H POINTS

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    2. ANNEX II

      DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS AND TESTS REQUIRED FOR EEC COMPONENT TYPE-APPROVAL OF REAR-VIEW MIRRORS

      1. 1. GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

        1. 1.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 1.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 1.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

          1. 1.3.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

        4. 1.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

        5. 1.5. . . . . . . . . . ....

        6. 1.6. . . . . . . . . . ....

      2. 2. DIMENSIONS

        1. 2.1. Interior rear-view mirrors (Class I)

        2. 2.2. Main exterior rear-view mirrors (Classes II and III)

          1. 2.2.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 2.2.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 2.3. ‘Wide-angle’ exterior rear-view mirrors (Class IV)

        4. 2.4. ‘Close-proximity’ exterior rear-view mirrors (Class V)

      3. 3. REFLECTING SURFACE AND COEFFICIENTS OF REFLECTION

        1. 3.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 3.2. Differences between the radii of curvature

          1. 3.2.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 3.2.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. 3.2.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 3.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

          1. 3.3.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 3.3.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. 3.3.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

        4. 3.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

        5. 3.5. . . . . . . . . . ....

      4. 4. TESTS

        1. 4.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          1. 4.1.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 4.2. Impact test

          1. 4.2.1. Description of the test rig

            1. 4.2.1.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

            2. 4.2.1.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 4.2.2. Description of the test

            1. 4.2.2.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

            2. 4.2.2.2. Positioning of the rear-view mirror for the test

              1. 4.2.2.2.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

              2. 4.2.2.2.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

              3. 4.2.2.2.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

              4. 4.2.2.2.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

            3. 4.2.2.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

            4. 4.2.2.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

            5. 4.2.2.5. . . . . . . . . . ....

            6. 4.2.2.6. . . . . . . . . . ....

              1. 4.2.2.6.1. Interior rear-view mirrors

              2. 4.2.2.6.2. Exterior rear-view mirrors

        3. 4.3. Bending test on the protective housing fixed to the stem...

          1. 4.3.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 4.3.2. Description of the test

          3. Example of bending-test apparatus for rear-view mirror holders

          4. 4.3.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

      5. 5. RESULTS OF THE TEST

        1. 5.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          1. 5.1.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 5.1.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 5.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 5.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

          1. 5.3.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 5.3.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

      6. Appendix 1 to Annex II

        TEST METHOD FOR DETERMINING REFLECTIVITY

        1. 1. DEFINITIONS

          1. 1.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 1.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. 1.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

          4. 1.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

          5. 1.5. . . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 2. APPARATUS

          1. 2.1. General

          2. 2.2. Spectral characteristics of light source and receiver

          3. 2.3. Geometrical conditions

          4. 2.4. Electrical characteristics of the photodetector-indicator unit

          5. 2.5. Sample holder

        3. 3. PROCEDURE

          1. 3.1. Direct calibration method

          2. 3.2. Indirect calibration method

          3. 3.3. Flat mirror measurement

          4. 3.4. Non-flat (convex) mirror measurement

      7. Appendix 2 to Annex II

        CONDITIONS GOVERNING THE EEC COMPONENT TYPE-APPROVAL AND MARKING OF REAR-VIEW MIRRORS

        1. 1. APPLICATION FOR EEC COMPONENT TYPE-APPROVAL

          1. 1.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 1.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

            1. 1.2.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

            2. 1.2.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

            3. 1.2.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 2. INSCRIPTIONS

        3. 3. EEC COMPONENT TYPE-APPROVAL

          1. 3.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 3.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

        4. 4. MARKING

          1. 4.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 4.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. 4.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

          4. 4.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

          5. 4.5. . . . . . . . . . ....

        5. Examples of EEC component type-approval marks and the additional symbol...

      8. Appendix 3 to Annex II

        MODEL EEC COMPONENT TYPE-APPROVAL CERTIFICATE FOR A REAR-VIEW MIRROR

    3. ANNEX III

      REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING THE FITTING OF REAR-VIEW MIRRORS TO VEHICLES

      1. 1. GENERAL

        1. 1.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 1.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 1.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

      2. 2. NUMBER

        1. 2.1. Minimum number of compulsory rear-view mirrors

          1. 2.1.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 2.1.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

            1. 2.1.2.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

            2. 2.1.2.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

            3. 2.1.2.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. 2.1.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

          4. 2.1.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 2.2. Maximum number of optional rear-view mirrors

          1. 2.2.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 2.2.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. 2.2.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

          4. 2.2.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

          5. 2.2.5. . . . . . . . . . ....

          6. 2.2.6. . . . . . . . . . ....

      3. 3. POSITION

        1. 3.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 3.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 3.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

        4. 3.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

        5. 3.5. . . . . . . . . . ....

        6. 3.6. . . . . . . . . . ....

        7. 3.7. . . . . . . . . . ....

        8. 3.8. . . . . . . . . . ....

      4. 4. ADJUSTMENT

        1. 4.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 4.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 4.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

      5. 5. FIELDS OF VISION

        1. 5.1. General

        2. 5.2. Interior rear-view mirror (Class I)

        3. 5.3. Main exterior rear-view mirrors (Classes II and III)

          1. 5.3.1. Left-hand exterior rear-view mirror for vehicles driven on the right...

            1. 5.3.1.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 5.3.2. Right-hand exterior rear-view mirror for vehicles driven on the right...

            1. 5.3.2.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

            2. 5.3.2.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

        4. 5.4. ‘Wide-angle’ exterior rear-view mirror (Class IV)

          1. 5.4.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

        5. 5.5. ‘Close-proximity’ exterior rear-view mirror (Class V)

          1. 5.5.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 5.5.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. 5.5.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

          4. 5.5.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

        6. 5.6. . . . . . . . . . ....

        7. 5.7. Obstructions

          1. 5.7.1. Interior rear-view mirror (Class I)

            1. 5.7.1.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

            2. 5.7.1.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 5.7.2. Exterior rear-view mirrors (Classes II, III, IV and V)

        8. 5.8. Test procedure

      6. Interior rear-view mirror

      7. Main exterior rear-view mirrors Vehicle driven on the right of the road

      8. Appendix to Annex III

        ANNEX TO THE EEC TYPE-APPROVAL CERTIFICATE FOR A VEHICLE WITH REGARD TO THE INSTALLATION OF REAR-VIEW MIRRORS

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