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Mazda 3 Service Manual: Lower Panel Removal/Installation

Mazda 3 Service Manual / Body / Body Interior / Lower Panel Removal/Installation

Driver-side

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable..

2. Remove the following parts:

a. Driver-side front scuff plate.

b. Driver-side front side trim.

c. Hood release lever.

d. Upper panel.

e. Shift knob (MTX).

f. Selector lever knob (ATX).

g. Shift panel.

h. Side wall.

i. Console.

3. Partially peel back the seaming welt.

4. Remove the screw.


5. Pull the lower panel in the direction of the arrow in the order of (1) (2), (3) and remove the lower panel while detaching the hooks, clips and guides.


6. Disconnect the switch connector.

7. Disconnect the push button start connector.

8. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Passenger-side

1. Remove the following parts:

a. Passenger-side front scuff plate.

b. Passenger-side front side trim.

c. Dashboard under cover.

d. Glove compartment.

2. Partially peel back the seaming welt.

3. Remove the screws.


4. Pull the lower panel in the direction of the arrow in the order of (1) (2), (3) and remove the lower panel while detaching the hook, clips, guide and pins.


5. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Inner Garnish Removal/Installation
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Pull the inner garnish in the direction of the arrow shown in the figure and remove it while detaching clips and tab. CAUTION: When pull ...

Rear Package Trim Removal/Installation
1. Remove the following parts: a. Rear seat cushion. b. Rear scuff plate. c. Tire house trim. d. C-pillar trim. 2. Fold the rear seat back. 3. Remove the fasteners. 4. Pull up the re ...

Other materials:

Hood Latch Switch Inspection
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Remove the hood latch.. 3. Verify that the continuity is as indicated in the table. If not as indicated in the table, replace the hood latch. NOTE: Press the latch lever in using a flathead screwdriver to inspect the c ...

Glossary of Terms
Tire Placard: A label indicating the OE tire sizes, recommended inflation pressure, and the maximum weight the vehicle can carry. Tire Identification Number (TIN): A number on the sidewall of each tire providing information about the tire brand and manufacturing plant, tire size, and date o ...

Clock Spring Adjustment
NOTE: The adjustment procedure is also specified on the caution label of the clock spring. 1. Set the front wheels straight ahead. CAUTION: The clock spring will break if over–wound. Do not forcibly turn the clock spring. 2. Turn the clock spring clockwise until i ...

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