Mazda 3 manuals

Mazda 3 Service Manual: Base Installation

1. Cut away all of the original sealant using a razor.


2. Clean and degrease the ceramic coating on the glass and the base.


3. Apply primer to the bonding area of the glass and the base.

4. Use only glass primer on the glass, and body primer on the base. Allow the primer to dry for approx. 30 min.

5. Apply 3.0 mm {0.12 in}

layer of sealant to the base.

6. Center the base in the ceramic coating and press it onto the glass.

7. Use isopropyl alcohol to remove any excess repair sealant. Hardening time of sealant


Surface hardening time

Time required until car can be put into service

5 C {41 F}

Approx. 1.5 h

Approx. 12 h

20 C {68 F}

Approx. 1 h

Approx. 4 h

35 C {95 F}

Approx. 10 min

Approx. 2 h

8. Install the rearview mirror.

9. Connect the negative battery cable..

Glass & Windows

Base Removal
1. Remove the rearview mirror.. 2. Wind each end of a wire around a bar. WARNING: Using the piano wire with bare hands can cause injury. Always wear gloves when using the piano wire ...

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Using LATCH Lower Anchor
Your Mazda is equipped with LATCH lower anchors for attachment of specially designed LATCH child-restraint systems in the rear seats. Both anchors must be used, otherwise the seat will bounce around and put the child in danger. Most LATCH child-restraint systems must also be used in conjunc ...

Direct Mode
Direct mode can be used for temporarily switching gears by operating the steering shift switch while the vehicle is being driven with the selector lever in the D range. While in direct mode, the D and M indication illuminate and the gear position in use is illuminated. Direct mode is can ...

The tachometer shows engine speed in thousands of revolutions per minute (rpm). CAUTION Do not run the engine with the tachometer needle in the RED ZONE. This may cause severe engine damage. Type A *1 The range varies depending on the type of gauge. Type B *1 The ...

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