Mazda 3 manuals

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 ...

Other materials:

Airflow Mode Actuator Removal/Installation [Full Auto Air Conditioner]
1. Set the air intake mode to FRESH. 2. Set the air mix mode to MAX COLD. 3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 4. Remove the following parts: a. Front doors. b. Front scuff plate. c. Front side trim. d. Dashboard under cover. e. Glove compartment. f. Upper panel. g. Shift l ...

Call Interrupt
A call can be interrupted to receive an incoming call from a third party. When is selected or the pickup button on the steering wheel is pressed, the current call is held and the system switches to the new incoming call. When is selected, the current call is ended and the system switche ...

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 selected gear is displayed. Warning Light The warning light turns on when the system has a malfun ...

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