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:

Side Air Bag Sensor No. 2 Removal/Installation [Two Step Deployment Control System]
WARNING: Handling the side air bag sensor improperly can accidentally operate (deploy) the air bag module, which may seriously injure you. Read the air bag system service warnings and cautions before handling the side air bag sensor.. 1. Switch the ignition to off. 2. Disconnec ...

Hood Adjustment
Gap Adjustment 1. Verify that the gap between the hood and the body is within the specification. Standard clearance a: -2.80.8 mm {-0.110.03 in} b: 1.21.2 mm {0.0470.0.47 in} 2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 3. Remove the following parts: a. Front bu ...

Moonroof
The moonroof can be opened or closed electrically only when the ignition is switched ON. WARNING Do not let passengers stand up or extend part of the body through the open moonroof while the vehicle is moving: Extending the head, arms, or other parts of the body throu ...

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