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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 ...

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Driving In Flooded Area
WARNING Dry off brakes that have become wet by driving slowly, releasing the accelerator pedal and lightly applying the brakes several times until the brake performance returns to normal: Driving with wet brakes is dangerous. Increased stopping distance or the vehicle ...

Center Panel Removal/Installation
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Affix protective tape to the position shown in the figure. 3. Hold parts (A) shown in the figure with your hands and pull the lower edge of the center panel in the direction of the arrow (1), and remove clips A. CAUTION: Be careful no ...

Forward Sensing Camera (FSC)
Your vehicle is equipped with a Forward Sensing Camera (FSC). The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) is positioned near the rearview mirror and used by the following systems. High Beam Control System (HBC) Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) determines t ...

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