Mazda 3 manuals

Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Direct Mode

Direct mode can be used for temporarily switching gears by operating the steering shift switch while the vehicle is being driven with the selector lever in the D range.

While in direct mode, the D and M indication illuminate and the gear position in use is illuminated.

Direct mode is canceled (released) under the following conditions.

Type A

Mazda 3. Direct Mode


Type B

Mazda 3. Direct Mode


Type C

Mazda 3. Direct Mode


NOTE Shifting up and down while in direct mode may not be possible depending on the vehicle speed. In addition, because direct mode is canceled (released) depending on the rate of acceleration or if the accelerator is fully depressed, use of the manual shift mode is recommended if you need to drive the vehicle in a particular gear for long periods.

Manual Shift Mode
The manual shift mode gives you the feel of driving a manual transaxle vehicle by allowing you to operate the selector lever manually. This allows you to control engine rpm and torque to the drive ...

Driving Tips
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Rocking the Vehicle
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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 ...

Electric Variable Valve Timing Actuator Inspection [Skyactiv G 2.0]
WARNING: A hot engine can cause severe burns. Turn off the engine and wait until it is cool before servicing. CAUTION: Do not disassemble the electric variable valve timing actuator because it is a precision unit. 1. Remove the battery cover.. 2. Disconnect the ne ...

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