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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Shift-Lock Override

If the selector lever will not move from P using the proper shift procedure, continue to hold down the brake pedal.

  1. Remove the shift-lock override cover using a cloth-wrapped flat head screwdriver.
  2. Insert a screwdriver and push it down.

Mazda 3. Shift-Lock Override


  1. Press and hold the lock-release button.
  2. Move the selector lever.

Take the vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the system checked.

Shift-Lock System
The shift-lock system prevents shifting out of P unless the brake pedal is depressed. To shift from P: Depress and hold the brake pedal. Start the engine. Press and hold the lock-release b ...

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 ...

Other materials:

Condenser Removal/Installation
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Solenoid Valve Removal/Installation [FS5 A EL]
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Seat Belt Precautions
Seat belts help to decrease the possibility of severe injury during accidents and sudden stops. Mazda recommends that the driver and all passengers always wear seat belts. (U.S.A. and Canada) All of the seat belt retractors are designed to keep the lap/shoulder belts out of the way when no ...

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