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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Closing the Hood

  1. Check under the hood area to make certain all filler caps are in place and all loose items (e.g. tools, oil containers, etc.) have been removed.
  2. Lift the hood, grasp the padded area on the support rod, and secure the support rod in the clip. Verify that the support rod is secured in the clip before closing the hood.

Mazda 3. Closing the Hood


  1. Lower the hood slowly to a height of about 20 cm (7.9 in) above its closed position and then let it drop.
CAUTION When closing the hood, do not push it excessively such as by applying your weight. Otherwise, the hood could be deformed.

Engine Compartment Overview

Mazda 3. Engine Compartment Overview


Opening the Hood
With the vehicle parked, pull the release handle to unlock the hood. Insert your hand into the hood opening, slide the latch lever to the right, and lift up the hood. NOTE T ...

Engine Oil
NOTE Changing the engine oil should be performed by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Refer to Introduction for owner's responsibility in protecting your investment. ...

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Rocking the Vehicle
WARNING Do not spin the wheels at more than 56 km/h (35 mph), and do not allow anyone to stand behind a wheel when pushing the vehicle: When the vehicle is stuck, spinning the wheels at high speed is dangerous. The spinning tire could overheat and explode. This could c ...

Seat Weight Sensor Inspection [Two Step Deployment Control System]
CAUTION: If any of the following work is performed, perform the seat weight sensor inspection using the M-MDS. Removal of the passenger-side seat Loosening and retightening of passengerís seat fixing bolts Or, the vehicle is involved in a collision ...

Front Combination Light Bracket Replacement
NOTE: Verify that the front combination light is not damaged before using the repair bracket for installation when the original brackets are damaged. If the front combination light component is damaged, replace the light as a single unit. 1. Cut off the front combination light br ...

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