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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: 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 canceled (released) under the following conditions.

Type A

Mazda 3. Direct Mode


Type B

Mazda 3. Direct Mode


Type C

Mazda 3. Direct Mode


NOTE Shifting up and down while in direct mode may not be possible depending on the vehicle speed. In addition, because direct mode is canceled (released) depending on the rate of acceleration or if the accelerator is fully depressed, use of the manual shift mode is recommended if you need to drive the vehicle in a particular gear for long periods.

Manual Shift Mode
The manual shift mode gives you the feel of driving a manual transaxle vehicle by allowing you to operate the selector lever manually. This allows you to control engine rpm and torque to the drive ...

Driving Tips
WARNING Do not let the vehicle move in a direction opposite to the direction selected by the selector lever: Do not let the vehicle move backward with the selector lever in a for ...

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Precaution [ABS]
1. Any one or a combination of the ABS warning and brake system warning lights illuminates even when the system is normal. Warning lights that may illuminate and/or flash Cases in which the light may illuminate Conditions in which the light will go ou ...

DSC HU/CM Inspection
1. Disconnect the DSC HU/CM connector.. 2. Connect the negative battery cable.. 3. Attach the tester lead to the DSC HU/CM wiring harness-side connector and inspect voltage, continuity, or resistance according to the standard (reference) on the table. Standard (Reference) ...

Abbreviations
ABS Antilock Brake System ABDC After Bottom Dead Center ACC Accessories ALC Auto Level Control ALR Automatic Locking Retractor AT Automa ...

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