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:

Transaxle Oil Replacement [A26 M R]
1. Park the vehicle on level ground. 2. Remove the aerodynamic under cover No.2.. 3. Remove the drain plug and gasket. 4. Drain the oil into a suitable container. 5. Install a new gasket and the drain plug. Tightening torque 2851 Nm {2.95.2 kgfm, 2137 ftlbf} 6. Remo ...

Neutral Switch Removal/Installation [G35 M R]
1. Remove the battery cover.. 2. Disconnect the negative battery cable. 3. Remove the battery component. (ex: battery, battery tray and PCM component)(See BATTERY REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [MZR 2.0, MZR 2.5].) 4. Remove the aerodynamic under cover No.2.. 5. Drain the oil from the transaxle.. ...

Automatic Transaxle Fluid (ATF) Replacement [Fw6 A EL]
WARNING: Do not perform the servicing while the ATF is hot. Otherwise, it could cause severe burns or serious injury. 1. Remove aerodynamic undercover No.2.. 2. Remove the dipstick securing bolt. 3. Remove the dipstick. 4. Remove the drain plug and washer, and drain the AT ...

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