Mazda 3 manuals

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


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.


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.


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:

Magnetic Clutch Adjustment [Manual Air Conditioner]
1. Measure the clearance around the entire circumference between the pressure plate and A/C compressor pulley using a thickness gauge. 2. Verify that the clearance. If not within the specification, remove the pressure plate and adjust the clearance by changing the shim (0.2 mm {0. ...

Gps Antenna Feeder Inspection
With Audio Unit (Without Display) 1. Verify that the continuity is as indicated in the table. If not as indicated in the table, replace the GPS antenna feeder. With Audio Unit (With Display) NOTE: GPS antenna feeder is integrated with the antenna feeder No.4. 1. ...

Antenna Feeder No.5 Inspection
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Remove the following parts: a. Front scuff plate (RH). b. Front side trim (RH). c. Rear seat cushion. d. Rear scuff plate (RH). e. Tire house trim (RH). 3. Disconnect the antenna feeder No.4. 4. Disconnect the antenna feeder No.3. ...

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