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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Automatic Transaxle Controls

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Mazda 3. Automatic Transaxle Controls


Various Lockouts:

Indicates that you must depress
the brake pedal and hold in the lock-release button to shift (The ignition must be switched ON).

Indicates the shift lever can be
shifted freely into any position.

Indicates that you must hold in
the lock-release button to shift.

NOTE The Sport AT has an option that is not included in the traditional automatic transaxle that gives the driver the option of selecting each gear instead of leaving it to the transaxle to shift gears. Even if you intend to use the automatic transaxle functions as a traditional automatic, you should also be aware that you can inadvertently shift into manual shift mode and an inappropriate gear may be retained as the vehicle speed increases. If you notice the engine speed going higher or hear the engine racing, confirm you have not accidentally slipped into manual shift mode .

Recommendations for Shifting (for Vehicles without Gear Shift Indication)
Upshifting For normal acceleration, Mazda recommends these shift points: (U.S.A. and Canada) For cruising, Mazda recommends these shift points: (U.S.A. and Canada) Downshifting When yo ...

Shift Position Indication
The selector position is indicated when the ignition is switched ON. Gear position indication In manual shift mode, the M of the shift position indication illuminates and the numeral for the ...

Other materials:

Airflow Mode Actuator Inspection [Full Auto Air Conditioner]
CAUTION: If the lever position exceeds the operation range shown in the figure, the circuit in the actuator could be damaged. Always perform an actuator operation inspection with the lever movement within the range shown in the figure. 1. Connect battery positive voltage to airfl ...

Inspecting Engine Oil Level
Be sure the vehicle is on a level surface. Warm up the engine to normal operating temperature. Turn it off and wait at least 5 minutes for the oil to return to the oil pan. Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, and reinsert it fully. Pull it out again and examine the level ...

Power/Volume/Sound Controls
Power ON/OFF Switch the ignition to ACC or ON. Press the power/volume dial to turn the audio system on. Press the power/volume dial again to turn the audio system off. Volume adjustment To adjust the volume, turn the power/ volume dial. Turn the power/volume dial clockwise to increase vo ...

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