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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Starting the Engine

WARNING Radio waves from the key may aff ect medical devices such as pacemakers: Before using the key near people who use medical devices, ask the medical device manufacturer or your physician if radio waves from the key will aff ect the device.

NOTE

  1. Make sure you are carrying the key.
  2. Occupants should fasten their seat belts.
  3. Make sure the parking brake is on.
  4. Continue to press the brake pedal firmly until the engine has completely started.
  5. (Manual transaxle) Continue to press the clutch pedal firmly until the engine has completely started.

    (Automatic transaxle) Put the vehicle in park (P). If you must restart the engine while the vehicle is moving, shift into neutral (N).

NOTE (Manual transaxle) The starter will not operate if the clutch pedal is not depressed sufficiently.

(Automatic transaxle) The starter will not operate if the selector lever is not in P or N and the brake pedal is not depressed sufficiently.

  1. Verify that the KEY indicator light (green) in the instrument cluster and the push button start indicator light (green) illuminate.

Mazda 3. Starting the Engine


NOTE

CAUTION If the KEY warning light (red) illuminates, or the push button start indicator light (amber) fl ashes, this could indicate a problem with the engine starting system and the inability to start the engine or switch the ignition to ACC or ON. Have your vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

NOTE

  1. Press the push button start after both the KEY indicator light (green) in the instrument cluster and the push button start indicator light (green) illuminate.

NOTE

  1. After starting the engine, let it idle for about ten seconds.

NOTE

Engine Start Function When Key Battery is Dead

CAUTION When starting the engine by holding the transmitter over the push button start due to a dead key battery or a malfunctioning key, be careful not to allow the following, otherwise the signal from the key will not be received correctly and the engine may not start.
  • Metal parts of other keys or metal objects touch the key.

Mazda 3. Engine Start Function When Key Battery is Dead


Spare keys or keys for other vehicles equipped with an immobilizer system touch or come near the key.

Mazda 3. Engine Start Function When Key Battery is Dead


Devices for electronic purchases, or security passage touch or come near the key.

If the engine cannot be started due to a dead key battery, the engine can be started using the following procedure:

  1. Continue to depress the brake pedal firmly until the engine has completely started.
  2. (Manual transaxle) Continue to depress the clutch pedal firmly until the engine has completely started.
  3. Verify that the push button start indication light (green) flashes.
  4. Touch the push button start using the backside of the key (as shown) while the push button start indicator light (green) flashes.

Mazda 3. Engine Start Function When Key Battery is Dead


NOTE When touching the push button start using the backside of the key as shown in the illustration, touch the push button start with the lock switch side of the key facing up.

  1. Verify that the push button start indicator light (green) turns on.
  2. Press the push button start to start the engine.

NOTE

  1. Release the clutch pedal (manual transaxle) or brake pedal (automatic transaxle).
  2. Press the push button start to switch the ignition position. The ignition switches in the order of ACC, ON, and off each time the push button start is pressed. To switch the ignition position again, perform the operation from the beginning.

Emergency Operation for Starting the Engine

If the KEY warning light (red) illuminates, or the push button start indicator light (amber) flashes, this could indicate that the engine may not start using the usual starting method. Have your vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. If this occurs, the engine can be force-started. Press and hold the push button start until the engine starts.

Other procedures necessary for starting the engine such as having the key in the cabin, and depressing the clutch pedal (manual transaxle) or the brake pedal (automatic transaxle) are required.

Ignition Switch
Push Button Start Positions The system operates only when the key is within operational range. Each time the push button start is pressed, the ignition switches in the order of off, ACC, and ON ...

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