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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: i-ELOOP

On conventional vehicles, the kinetic energy that is generated when the vehicle is decelerated by applying the brakes or during engine braking ends up being discarded as heat. By utilizing this discarded kinetic energy to generate electricity and use it to power the vehicle's electrical devices and accessories such as the A/C and audio, fuel consumption can be reduced. Mazda's system for generating electricity from this kinetic energy is called the Regenerative Braking System (i-ELOOP).

Mazda 3. i-ELOOP


A capacitor is incorporated as the device for storing the generated electricity, which can store and use large amounts of electricity instantly.

Mazda 3. i-ELOOP


CAUTION High-current electricity fl ows through the following areas, therefore do not touch them.
  • Variable Voltage alternator
  • DC-DC converter
  • Capacitor

NOTE

i-ELOOP Indicator Light/Control Status Display

The driver is notified of the i-ELOOP power generating status and the vehicle conditions by the i-ELOOP indicator light and the control status display.

i-ELOOP Indicator Light

Mazda 3. i-ELOOP Indicator Light


Illuminated (vehicle without type B audio)

The light turns on during power generation.

Flashing

If the engine is started after the vehicle has not been driven for a long period of time, the i-ELOOP indicator light may flash.

Leave the engine idling and wait until the indicator light turns off.

NOTE

Control status display (vehicles with type B audio)

The i-ELOOP power generating status is displayed in the center display.

Refer to Control Status Display on .

Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) automatically controls braking and engine torque in conjunction with systems such as ABS and TCS to help control side slip when driving on slippery surfaces, or ...

Fuel Economy Monitor
For vehicles with type B audio, the Control Status and Fuel Consumption are switched and displayed by operating each icon in the display. In addition, after completing a trip, the total energy e ...

Other materials:

Brake Fluid Pressure Sensor Inspection
1. Switch the ignition to off. 2. Install the SSTs to the master cylinder (secondary side) as shown in the figure. NOTE: When installing the SST (49 D043 0A0) to the master cylinder, use a commercially available flare nut wrench (flare nut across flat 12 mm {0.47 in}). ...

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 ...

Aerodynamic Under Cover No.2 Removal/Installation
Except SKYACTIV-G 2.0 1. Lift up the vehicle. 2. Remove the fasteners and bolts. 3. Move the aerodynamic under cover No.2 in the direction of the arrow shown in the figure and remove it. CAUTION: Be careful not to damage the aerodynamic under cover No.2 during removal. 4. ...

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