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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Changing a Flat Tire

NOTE If the following occurs while driving, it could indicate a flat tire.

If you have a flat tire, drive slowly to a level spot that is well off the road and out of the way of traffic to change the tire.

Stopping in traffic or on the shoulder of a busy road is dangerous.

WARNING Be sure to follow the directions for changing a tire: Changing a tire is dangerous if not done properly. The vehicle can slip off the jack and seriously injure someone.

No person should place any portion of their body under a vehicle that is supported by a jack.

Never allow anyone inside a vehicle supported by a jack: Allowing someone to remain in a vehicle supported by a jack is dangerous. The occupant could cause the vehicle to fall resulting in serious injury.

NOTE Make sure the jack is well lubricated before using it.

  1. Park on a level surface off the right-ofway and firmly set the parking brake.
  2. Put a vehicle with an automatic transaxle in Park (P), a manual transaxle in Reverse (R) or 1, and turn off the engine.
  3. Turn on the hazard warning flasher.
  4. Have everyone get out of the vehicle and away from the vehicle and traffic.
  5. Remove the jack, tool, and spare tire .
  6. Block the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire. When blocking a wheel, place a tire block both in front and behind the tire.

Mazda 3. Changing a Flat Tire


NOTE When blocking a tire, use rocks or wood blocks of sufficient size if possible to hold the tire in place.

Spare Tire
Your Mazda has a temporary spare tire. The temporary spare tire is lighter and smaller than a conventional tire, and is designed only for emergency use and should be used only for VERY short pe ...

Removing a Flat Tire
If your vehicle is equipped with a wheel cover, pry off the wheel cover with the beveled end of the jack lever. NOTE Force the end of the jack lever firmly between wheel and cover, or ...

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Flashing the Headlights
To flash the headlights, pull the lever fully towards you (the headlight switch does not need to be on). The headlight high-beam indicator light in the instrument cluster illuminates simultaneously. The lever will return to the normal position when released. ...

Blind Spot Monitoring (Bsm) Control Module Inspection
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. 2. Remove the rear combination light.. 3. Remove the rear bumper.. 4. Connect the negative battery cable.. 5. Measure the voltage at each terminal is as indicated in the Terminal Voltage Tables. If the voltage or continuity is not as specif ...

Roof Carrier Bracket Removal/Installation
4SD 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Remove the following parts: a. Sunroof seaming welt (vehicles with sunroof) b. Front scuff plate. c. Rear scuff plate. d. A-pillar trim. e. B-pillar lower trim. f. Upper anchor of the front seat belt installation bolt. g. B-pillar up ...

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