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Mazda 2008 MX-5 Miata Owner's Manual

Mazda 2008 mx-5 miata automobile owner's manual.
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Brochure & specs - 14 pages
MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page1
Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM
Black plate (1,1)
Form No.8X49-EA-07F

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page1 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Black plate (1,1) Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page2 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Black plate (2,1) Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

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    Mazda product. Important Notes About This Manual Keep this manual in the glove box as a handy reference for the safe and enjoyable use of your Mazda. Should you resell the vehicle, leave this manual with it for the next owner.

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    Illustrations complement the words of the manual to best explain how to enjoy your Mazda. By reading your manual, you can find out about the features, important safety information, and driving under various road conditions.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page5 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Your Vehicle at a Glance Interior, exterior views and part identification of your Mazda. Essential Safety Equipment Use of safety equipment, including seats, seat belt system, child-restraint systems and SRS air bags.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page6 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Black plate (6,1) Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

  • Page 7: Your Vehicle At A Glance

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page7 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Your Vehicle at a Glance Interior, exterior views and part identification of your Mazda. Dashboard and Interior Overview ... 1-2 Exterior Overview ... 1-4 Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (7,1)

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page8 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Black plate (8,1) Your Vehicle at a Glance Dashboard and Interior Overview The equipment and installation position varies by vehicle Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page9 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Power door lock switch ... page 3-28 Outside mirror switch ... page 3-74 DSC OFF switch ... page 5-24 Passenger airbag deactivation switch ... page 2-32 Dashboard illumination ... page 5-38 Lighting control/Turn signals ... page 5-54 Instrument cluster ...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page10 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Black plate (10,1) Your Vehicle at a Glance Exterior Overview The equipment and installation position varies by vehicle Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page11 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Trunk lid ... page 3-29 Rear window defroster ... page 5-58 Antenna ... page 6-9 Doors and keys ... page 3-27 Outside mirror ... page 3-74 Tires ... page 8-33 Light bulbs ... page 8-37 Hood ...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page12 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Black plate (12,1) Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

  • Page 13: Essential Safety Equipment

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page13 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Essential Safety Equipment Use of safety equipment, including seats, seat belt system, child-restraint systems and SRS air bags. Seats ... 2-2 Seats ... 2-2 Seat Belt Systems ... 2-5 Seat Belt Precautions ... 2-5 Seat Belt ...

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    Such modifications could damage the supplemental restraint system and result in serious injury. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer if there is any need to remove or reinstall the front seats. Do not drive with damaged front seats: Driving with damaged front seats is dangerous.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page15 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Always sit in a passenger seat properly with the seatback upright and feet on the floor: If your vehicle is equipped with passenger seat weight sensors, sitting in the passenger seat improperly out of position or with the seatback reclined too far while the vehicle is moving is dangerous as it can take off weight from the seat...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page16 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Black plate (16,1) Essential Safety Equipment Seats í qHeight Adjustment (Driver's Seat) By moving the seat lever up or down, the seat bottom height can be adjusted. Down í qSeat Warmer The seats are electrically heated. The ignition switch must be in the ON position.

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    Seat belts help to decrease the possibility of severe injury during accidents and sudden stops. Mazda recommends that the driver and passenger always wear seat belts. All of the seat belt retractors are designed to keep the lap/shoulder belts out of the way when not in use.

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    Using a damaged seat belt is dangerous. An accident could damage the belt webbing of the seat belt in use. A damaged seat belt cannot provide adequate protection in a collision. Have an Authorized Mazda Dealer inspect all seat belt systems in use during an accident before they are used again.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page19 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM CAUTION Belt retraction may become difficult if the belts and seat belt guides are soiled, so try to keep them clean. For more details about cleaning the seat belts, refer to “Cleaning the Lap/Shoulder Belt Webbing”...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page20 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Black plate (20,1) Essential Safety Equipment Seat Belt Systems qAutomatic Locking Mode To enable seat belt automatic locking mode, pull it all the way out and connect it as instructed on the child-restraint system. It will retract down to the child-restraint system and stay locked on it.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page21 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Seat Belt WARNING Always wear the seat belt with it correctly routed in its guide: Wearing a seat belt without the seat belt routed in its guide is dangerous because the seat belt would not be able to provide adequate protection in an accident, which could result in serious injury.

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    Button NOTE If a belt does not fully retract, inspect it for kinks and twists. If it is still not retracting properly, have it inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 2-10 Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (22,1) qSeat Belt Caution Label...

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    Even if the pretensioners have not fired, the load limiting function must be checked by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (23,1) Essential Safety Equipment Seat Belt Systems...

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    If the seat belt pretensioners are not replaced, the risk of injury in a collision will increase. Always have an Authorized Mazda Dealer inspect the seat belt pretensioners and air bags after any collision. Expended seat belt pretensioners and air bags must be replaced after any collision which caused them to deploy.

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    ON position. If any of these occur, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. The system may not work in an accident.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page26 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Essential Safety Equipment Seat Belt Systems WARNING Do not use a seat belt extender unless it is necessary: Using a seat belt extender when not necessary is dangerous. The seat belt will be too long and not fit properly. In an accident, the seat belt will not provide adequate protection and you could be seriously injured.

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    Minder NOTE The belt minder can be deactivated. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer to deactivate and restore the seat belt minder. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Driver seated/Passenger not seated The belt minder is a supplemental warning to the seat belt warning function.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page28 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Essential Safety Equipment Seat Belt Systems Driver seated/Passenger seated The seat belt warning function reminds the passenger to fasten the seat belt according to the chart below. Vehicle speed Between 0 20 km/h Condition km/h (12 mph) or...

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    Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Child Restraint Precautions Mazda strongly urges the use of child-restraint systems for children small enough to use them. You are required by law to use a child-restraint system for children in the U.S. and Canada.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page30 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint To reduce the chance of injuries caused by the deployment of the passenger air bag, there are two methods to deactivate the passenger air bag for a child's safety as follows however the surest way to avoid the passenger air bag not deploying is to use the key and turn off the passenger air bag and not rely on the passenger seat weight sensors, which will also detect other loads or objects on and around the passenger seat;...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page31 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Follow the manufacturer's instructions and always keep the child-restraint system buckled down: An unsecured child-restraint system is dangerous. In a sudden stop or a collision it could move causing serious injury or death to the child or other occupants. Make sure any child-restraint system is properly secured in place according to the child- restraint system manufacturer's instructions.

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    Always use a child-restraint system designed for use without a tether: Using a child-restraint system that requires a tether is dangerous. Your Mazda does not have a child-restraint tether. The child-restraint system cannot be properly secured. In a collision, it could move and injure other occupants as well as result in serious injuries or death to the child.

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    NOTE Your Mazda is equipped with LATCH lower anchors for attachment of specially designed LATCH child-restraint systems behind the passenger seat that slide through the passenger seat when it is in the fully rearward position. When using these anchors to secure a child-restraint system, refer to “LATCH Child-Restraint Systems”...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page34 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint Installing a Child- Restraint System The passenger lap/shoulder belt can easily be converted into the automatic locking mode, which must be done to hold the child-restraint system. Some child-restraint systems also employ specially designed LATCH attachments;...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page35 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM 4. Push the child-restraint system firmly into the vehicle seat. Be sure the belt retracts as snugly as possible. Clicking from the retractor will be heard during retraction if the system is in automatic locking mode.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page36 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint NOTE Inspect this function before each use of the child-restraint system. You should not be able to pull the shoulder belt out of the retractor while the system is in the automatic locking mode.

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    Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM LATCH Child-Restraint System Your Mazda is equipped with LATCH lower anchors for attachment of specially designed LATCH child-restraint systems behind the passenger seat that slide through the passenger seat when it is in the fully rearward position. Only LATCH junior seats and infant carriers without upper tethers can be used in this position, as there is no good place to anchor the tether due to this vehicle's design.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page38 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint qLATCH Child-Restraint System Installation Procedure Before installing a child-restraint system, make sure the passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminated by using the key to turn the passenger air bag off.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page39 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM WARNING Always make sure the passenger air bag deactivation indicator light is illuminated when using a rear-facing child-restraint system: Seating a child in a rear-facing child- restraint system that is installed on the passenger seat with the passenger air bag deactivation indicator light not illuminated is...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page40 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Precautions The front and side supplemental restraint systems (SRS) include up to 4 air bags. Please verify which kinds of air bags are equipped on your vehicle by locating the SRS AIRBAG location indicators.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page41 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM WARNING Seat belts must be worn in air bag equipped vehicles: Depending only on the air bags for protection during an accident is dangerous. Alone, air bags may not prevent serious injuries. The appropriate air bags can be expected to inflate only in the first collision with frontal, near frontal or side forces that are at least moderate.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page42 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Do not sit too close to a front door or lean against doors in vehicles with side air bags: Sitting too close to the side air bag modules or placing hands on them is extremely dangerous.

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    Should you sell your Mazda, we urge you to tell the new owner of its air bag systems and that familiarization with all instructions about them, from the Owner's Manual, is important.

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    For more government release information on air bag deactivation, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer for the occupant categories as described in the request form for the air bag deactivation switch in the NHTSA rules. The air bag deactivation switch turns off the passenger front and side air bags and the also seat belt pretensioner system.

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    30 kg (66 lb). NOTE Have the passenger air bag deactivation switch inspected by an Authorized Mazda Dealer if any of these conditions occur: The indicator light does not illuminate for a specified period of time when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page46 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags qTo Deactivate the Passenger Air Bag Before driving, always confirm that the passenger air bag deactivation switch is in the appropriate position according to your requirements (page 2-32). WARNING Do not leave the key in the passenger air bag deactivation switch: Unintentional deactivation of the passenger air bag is dangerous.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page47 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM qTo Ready the Passenger Air Bag Before driving, always confirm that the passenger air bag deactivation switch is in the appropriate position according to your requirements (page 2-32). 1. Insert the key into the passenger air bag deactivation switch and turn the key counterclockwise until the key points to ON.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page48 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Supplemental Restraint System Components The supplemental restraint systems (SRS) have two basic subsystems: The air bag system with inflators and air bags. The electrical system with crash sensors and diagnostic module. The air bags are mounted in the following locations: The steering wheel hub The passenger dashboard...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page49 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM qSide Air Bag System Components (1) Crash sensor and diagnostic module (SAS unit) (2) Side crash sensors (3) Side inflators and air bags (4) Seats Form No.8X49-EA-07F í Black plate (49,1) Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags í...

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    The front air bags will function only once. After that, the front air bags will not work again and must be replaced. Only an Authorized Mazda Dealer can replace the system components. The front, dual stage air bags control air bag inflation in two energy stages. During an impact of moderate severity the front air bags deploy with lesser energy, whereas during more severe impacts, they deploy with more energy.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page51 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Passenger seat weight sensors Your vehicle is also equipped with the passenger air bag deactivation indicator light. The deactivation indicator light illuminates when the key is used to turn the passenger air bag off or the automatic function operates based on the passenger seat weight sensors.

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    ON position and does not illuminate as indicated in the above chart, do not allow a child to sit in the passenger seat and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. The system may not work properly in an accident. You must deactivate the passenger air bag using the key (page 2-32) and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page53 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Do not increase the total seated weight on the front passenger seat: When an infant or small child sits on the passenger seat, increasing the total seated weight on the passenger seat from the total seated weight of approximately 30 kg (66 lb) is dangerous.

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    The side air bags will function only once. After that, the side air bags will not work again and must be replaced. Only an Authorized Mazda Dealer can replace the systems. qAir Bag Activation/Deactivation...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page55 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Front air bag activation The front air bags will inflate if the severity of impact is above the designed threshold level. Hitting a solid wall straight on at greater than about 22 km/h (14 mph). Hitting a curb, pavement edge or hard object.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page56 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Rear-ending or running under a truck's tail gate may not provide the stopping force necessary for air bag deployment. Non-activation of front air bags Front air bags will not normally inflate in the following cases: Collision from the rear.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page57 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Vehicle roll-over may not provide enough side force to deploy the side air bags. Side impacts with two-wheeled vehicles may not provide enough force to deploy the side air bags. Non-activation of side air bag A side air bag will not normally inflate in the following cases: Collision from the rear.

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    ON position. If any of these occur, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. The system may not work in an accident.

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    Unless all safety procedures are followed, injury can result. Ask an Authorized Mazda Dealer how to safely dispose of an air bag or how to scrap an air bag equipped vehicle.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page60 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Black plate (60,1) 2-48 Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

  • Page 61: Knowing Your Mazda

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page61 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Explanation of basic operations and controls; opening/closing and adjustment of various parts. Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System ... 3-2 Advanced Keys Operation Using Advanced Keyless Functions ... 3-7 Operation Using Advanced Key Functions ...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page62 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System Advanced Keys The advanced keyless functions (advanced keyless entry and start system) enables the following operations while the advanced key is being carried (page 3-7).

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    Also write down the code number and keep it in another safe and handy place, but not in the vehicle. If your key is lost, consult your Authorized Mazda Dealer with the code number ready. CAUTION Ø Because the advanced key uses low-intensity radio waves, it may not function correctly under the following conditions: Ø...

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    Refer to Advanced Key Battery Dead Warning on page 3-18. Additional advanced keys can be obtained at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Up to 6 advanced keys can be used with the advanced keyless functions per vehicle. Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

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    Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (65,1) Knowing Your Mazda Replacing the battery at an Authorized Mazda Dealer is recommended to prevent damage to the advanced key. If replacing the battery by yourself, follow the instruction below. Replacing the advanced key battery 1.

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    Authorized Mazda Dealer. If your advanced key is lost or stolen, bring all remaining advanced keys to an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible for a replacement and to make the lost or stolen advanced key inoperative.

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    The system may not operate if you are too close to the windows, door handles. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (67,1) Knowing Your Mazda Opening the trunk lid The operational range for opening the trunk lid is an area of up to 80 cm (2.6 ft) from the center of the trunk lid.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page68 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System NOTE The trunk is out of the operational range, however, starting the engine may be possible. The engine may not start if the advanced...

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    The auxiliary key is inserted into the ignition switch. The start knob is pushed. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (69,1) Knowing Your Mazda qOpening the Trunk Lid with Request Switch The trunk lid can be opened by pressing the request switch on the under side of the trunk lid above the license plate while the advanced key is being carried.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page70 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System qStarting the Engine Ignition switch positions Without a traditional key, some of the ignition switch functions are different. Start knob LOCK (Released) The steering wheel locks to help protect against theft.

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    ON position. The brake warning light can be checked after the engine is started (page 5-39). Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (71,1) Knowing Your Mazda Starting the engine NOTE Engine-starting is controlled by the spark ignition system.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page72 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System 5. (Manual transmission) Depress the clutch pedal all the way and shift into neutral. Keep the clutch pedal depressed while cranking the engine.

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    3. Push in the start knob from the ACC position and turn it to the LOCK position. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (73,1) Knowing Your Mazda CAUTION When leaving the vehicle, make sure the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page74 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System Operation Using Advanced Key Functions qKeyless Entry System This system uses the more traditional key buttons to remotely lock and unlock the doors and opens the trunk lid, and opens the power windows.

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    (page 3-72). Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (75,1) Knowing Your Mazda NOTE Auto re-lock function After unlocking with the transmitter, both doors will automatically lock if one of the doors is not opened within about 30 seconds.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page76 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System qAuxiliary Key Function Use the auxiliary key stored in the advanced key in the event of a dead transmitter battery or malfunction. Removing the auxiliary key Pull out the auxiliary key from the advanced key.

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    Park the vehicle in a safe place and use the auxiliary key to continue driving the vehicle. Have the vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. Refer to Ignition Switch (page 5-2). qStart Knob Not in LOCK Warning Beep...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page78 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System The start knob has not been returned to the LOCK position. The auxiliary key is inserted into the ignition switch. qAdvanced Key Battery Dead...

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    Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System Setting Change (Function Customization) The following function settings are possible. These settings can only be changed by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Setting Advanced key battery KEY indicator light (green) flashes to indicate dead indicator that the advanced key battery power is low.

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    Refer to Advanced Key Maintenance on page 3-5. The advanced key is malfunctioning. Park the vehicle in a safe place, and use the auxiliary key to continue driving the vehicle. Have the vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

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    Write down the code number and keep it in a separate safe and convenient place, but not in the vehicle. If your key is lost, consult your Authorized Mazda Dealer and have your code number ready. Key extend/retract method (Retractable type key) To extend the key, press the release button.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page82 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks To retract the key, rotate it into the holder while pressing the release button. í 3-22 Some models. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (82,1) Keyless Entry System (with...

  • Page 83

    To install a new battery, refer to Maintenance (page 3-25). Additional transmitters can be obtained at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Up to 3 transmitters can be used with the keyless entry system per vehicle. Bring all transmitters to an Authorized Mazda Dealer when additional transmitters are required.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page84 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks To confirm that both doors have been locked, press the lock button again within 5 seconds. If they are closed and locked, the horn will sound.

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    Never deform or crush. Replacing the transmitter battery 1. Unfold the key (page 3-21). Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (85,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks 2. Insert a screwdriver into the slot and push the tab to remove the key from the transmitter.

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    Authorized Mazda Dealer. If your transmitter is lost or stolen, bring all remaining transmitters to an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible for a replacement and to make the lost or stolen transmitter inoperative. CAUTION Radio equipment like this is governed by laws in the United States.

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    Keyless Entry System (page 3-22). Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (87,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks qLocking, Unlocking with Door- Lock Knob To lock any door from the inside, push the door-lock knob.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page88 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks NOTE (With advanced key) The driver's door cannot be locked using the door-lock knob from the outside. (With retractable type key) The driver's door cannot be locked using the door-lock knob from the outside if the key is in the ignition switch.

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    Both doors can be locked/unlocked by operating the keyless entry system transmitter, refer to Keyless Entry System (page 3-22). Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (89,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Trunk Lid WARNING Never allow a person to ride in the trunk: Allowing a person to ride in the trunk is dangerous.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page90 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks qOpening and Closing the Trunk Lid WARNING Close the trunk lid and do not allow children to play inside the vehicle: Leaving the trunk lid open or leaving children in the vehicle with the keys is dangerous.

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    Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (91,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks With the switch in the OFF position, the remote release button cannot be operated. To open the trunk lid when the switch is...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page92 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Inside Trunk Release Lever Your vehicle is equipped with an inside trunk release lever that provides a means of escape for children and adults in the event they become locked inside the trunk.

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    They could play with power windows or other controls, or even make the vehicle move. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (93,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks qOperating the Power Windows (Type A) Manual opening/closing To open the window to the desired position, lightly hold down the switch.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page94 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks qOperating the Driver's Side Power Window (Type B) Manual opening/closing To open the window to the desired position, lightly hold down the switch. To close the window to the desired position, lightly pull up the switch.

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    If the operation is performed from the beginning again, the windows open. NOTE The unlock button does not operate unless it is pressed twice sequentially. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (95,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Advanced key Lock button Panic button Unlock button Trunk button...

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    CAUTION Always use only a genuine Mazda fuel cap or an approved equivalent, available at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. The wrong cap can result in a serious malfunction of the fuel and emission control systems.

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    (even after you have tightened the cap securely, driven, and restarted the engine several times), it may indicate a different problem. Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. Form No.8X49-EA-07F WARNING Always check that the hood is closed and securely locked:...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page98 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks 3. Grasp the support rod in the padded area and secure it in the stay hole indicated by the arrow to hold the hood open. Clip...

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    During a sudden maneuver or collision you could be seriously injured or even killed. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (99,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks í Top latch assembly Top storage area Convertible...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page100 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Before lowering or raising the convertible top, stop in a safe place off the right-of-way and park on a level surface. Make sure nothing is on the convertible top or near the back window when raising or lowering the convertible top.

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    9. Raise the windblocker if it is needed. NOTE The windblocker reduces the amount of wind coming into the cabin from behind when driving with the convertible top opened. Refer to Windblocker on page 6-45. Black plate (101,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks 3-41...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page102 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks qRaising the Convertible Top 1. Make sure the parking brake is applied. 2. Fully open the left and right windows. 3. Turn off the engine. 4. Pull the unlock lever outward to disengage the lock.

  • Page 103

    (rattles) after being locked by the top latch, have it inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (103,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks 7. Connect the rear window defroster coupler if it has been disconnected. NOTE If the coupler was not plugged in the rear window defroster would not work.

  • Page 104

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page104 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Black plate (104,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks í Detachable Hardtop Top latch assembly Side latch assembly Rear deck latch Rear window defroster coupler Rear deck stud í 3-44 Some models.

  • Page 105

    Secure all loose objects inside before driving with the hardtop removed. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (105,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Do not drive through an automatic car wash as it could damage the hardtop. Do not remove or install the hardtop in...

  • Page 106

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page106 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks 5. Remove the seat belts from the belt guides. Belt guide 6. Slide the seats forward. Refer to Seat Slide on page 2-2. 7. Fold the seatbacks forward.

  • Page 107

    The windshield's edges could scratch and cause injuries. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (107,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks CAUTION Ø Be careful not to strike the body with any of the protruding hardtop latches.

  • Page 108

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page108 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks 16. Connect the convertible top's rear window defroster coupler (C) to the coupler (B). qInstalling the Detachable Hardtop CAUTION Do not attempt to install the hardtop with the convertible top also up.

  • Page 109

    Side latch assembly Black plate (109,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Hardtop Rear deck stud Hardtop Rear deck latch 3-49...

  • Page 110

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page110 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks CAUTION Ø Be careful not to strike the body with any of the protruding hardtop latches. Ø The rear defogger grid and the defogger cord could be damaged when removing or installing the hardtop.

  • Page 111

    NOTE If the hardtop rattles even when all latches are secure, drive slowly and contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer for inspection. qDetachable Hardtop Appearance Care Refer to Hardtop Maintenance (page 8-55) for information on detachable hardtop appearance care.

  • Page 112

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page112 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Black plate (112,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks í Convertible Top (Power Retractable Hardtop) The power retractable hardtop opens/closes electrically by operating switches in the vehicle. When opening/closing the hardtop, the hardtop, deck and window glass operate together.

  • Page 113

    Open/close the hardtop with the vehicle parked on level ground in a safe place where the vehicle does not obstruct traffic. If the hardtop is opened/closed on a slope or bump, the opening/closing mechanism of the hardtop may be damaged. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (113,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks 3-53...

  • Page 114

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page114 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Before opening or closing the hardtop, stop in a safe place off the right-of-way and park on a level surface. When opening the hardtop, make sure objects inside the vehicle are not blown away by the wind.

  • Page 115

    Top latch 6. Verify that the operation indicator light is illuminated and the lock is detached. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (115,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks 7. Press and hold the open button until the hardtop opens completely. NOTE When the open switch is pressed, a beep sound is heard.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page116 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks 9. The hardtop opens. 10. The hardtop retracts under the deck. 11. The deck closes. NOTE When the operation is finished, a beep sound is heard and the operation indicator light turns off.

  • Page 117

    7. The hardtop comes out from under the deck. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (117,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks 8. The hardtop closes. 9. The deck closes. NOTE When the operation is finished, a beep sound is heard and the operation indicator light illuminates.

  • Page 118

    NOTE The operation indicator light turns off when the top latch hook is locked. If the hardtop is not closed properly even with the top latch locked, contact Mazda to have it inspected. qThe Power Retractable Hardtop Does not Close...

  • Page 119

    In addition, holding your body extended over the car can result in muscle strains so Mazda recommends having the hardtop checked at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. NOTE Use a suitable means of illumination, such as a flashlight, to improve visibility under the deck lid when performing this task.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page120 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks NOTE The gear units on both sides have to be unlocked to release the deck before it is raised manually. Because the deck is heavy, two adults are required to raise it.

  • Page 121

    Bring the removed bolt to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. If you drop the bolt in the vehicle by mistake, inform at an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

  • Page 122

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page122 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks 13. Lift up the deck using two adults, one on each side of the vehicle, and open the deck completely. CAUTION Ø Lift the deck using two adults.

  • Page 123

    Refer to Closing the Power Retractable Hardtop on page 3-56. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (123,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Closing the deck 1. Loop the center of the rope through the pin on the link twice so that it does not loosen.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page124 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks To the outside of the vehicle Rope Links NOTE Always route the one end of the rope to inside of the vehicle. If it is not inside the vehicle, it will be difficult to service the hardtop at an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

  • Page 125

    9. Close the trunk lid. After finishing the procedure After finishing the procedure, have the hardtop checked at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. WARNING Drive the vehicle at a speed of 40 km/h (25 mph) or lower before having the...

  • Page 126

    Make sure that all the conditions for operating the retractable hardtop have been met. If the chime sounds despite having met all the operation conditions, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the system inspected. The hardtop is not fully opened or closed. Press the switch until the open or close operation is completed.

  • Page 127

    Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (127,1) Knowing Your Mazda Security System CAUTION Do not allow the following when starting the engine with the auxiliary key due to an advanced key dead battery or other malfunction.

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    If the security indicator light flashes continuously while you are driving, don't shut off the engine. Go to an Authorized Mazda Dealer and have it checked. If the engine is shut off while the indicator light is flashing, you won't be able to restart it.

  • Page 129

    Authorized Mazda Dealer. Always keep a spare advanced key in case one is lost. If an advanced key is lost, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. If you lose an advanced key (including auxiliary key), an Authorized Mazda Dealer...

  • Page 130

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page130 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Security System CAUTION When starting the engine do not allow the following, as the engine may not start due to the electronic signal from the ignition key not being transmitted correctly.

  • Page 131

    If the security indicator light flashes continuously while you are driving, don't shut off the engine. Go to an Authorized Mazda Dealer and have it checked. If you shut off the engine while the light is flashing you won't be able to restart it.

  • Page 132

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page132 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Security System Theft-Deterrent System If the theft deterrent system detects an inappropriate entry into the vehicle, which could result in the vehicle or its contents being stolen, the alarm alerts the...

  • Page 133

    Knowing Your Mazda Security System qTheft-Deterrent Labels A label indicating that your vehicle is equipped with a Theft-Deterrent System is in the glove box. Mazda recommends that you affix it to the lower rear corner of a front door window. 3-73...

  • Page 134

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page134 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Steering Wheel and Mirrors Steering Wheel WARNING Never adjust the steering wheel while the vehicle is moving: Adjusting the steering wheel while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. Moving it can very easily cause the driver to abruptly turn to the left or right.

  • Page 135

    Your rear view will be restricted, and you could have an accident. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (135,1) Knowing Your Mazda Steering Wheel and Mirrors qRearview Mirror Rearview mirror adjustment Before driving, adjust the rearview mirror to center on the scene through the rear window.

  • Page 136

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page136 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Knowing Your Mazda Steering Wheel and Mirrors WARNING Do not stack cargo or objects higher than the seatbacks: Cargo stacked higher than the seatbacks is dangerous. It can block your view in the rearview mirror, which might cause you to hit another car when changing lanes.

  • Page 137: Before Driving Your Mazda, Driving Your Mazda

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page137 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Before Driving Your Mazda Important information about driving your Mazda. Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions ... 4-2 Fuel Requirements ... 4-2 Emission Control System ... 4-3 Engine Exhaust (Carbon Monoxide) ... 4-4 Before Starting the Engine ...

  • Page 138

    Ø Never add fuel system additives. Never add cleaning agents other than those specified by Mazda. Other cleaning agents and additives may damage the system. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Gasoline blended with oxygenates such as alcohol or ether compounds are generally referred to as oxygenated fuels.

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    Ø USE ONLY UNLEADED FUEL. Ø Don't drive your Mazda with any sign of engine malfunction. Ø Don't coast with the ignition switch turned off. Ø Don't descend steep grades in gear with the ignition switch turned off.

  • Page 140

    When inhaled, it can cause loss of consciousness and death. If you smell exhaust gas inside your vehicle, keep all windows fully open and contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer immediately. Do not run the engine when inside an enclosed area: Running the engine inside an enclosed area, such as a garage, is dangerous.

  • Page 141

    See Maintenance, Section 8. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (141,1) Before Driving Your Mazda Before Starting the Engine After Getting In Are all doors closed and locked? Is the seat adjusted properly?

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    No special break-in is necessary, but a few precautions in the first 1,000 km (600 miles) may add to the performance, economy, and life of your Mazda. Don't race the engine. Don't maintain one constant speed, either slow or fast, for a long period of time.

  • Page 143

    Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (143,1) Before Driving Your Mazda Driving Tips NOTE Use snow chains only on the rear wheels.

  • Page 144

    Carry emergency gear, including tire chains, window scraper, flares, a small shovel, jumper cables, and a small bag of sand or salt. Ask an Authorized Mazda Dealer to perform the following precautions: Have the proper ratio of antifreeze in the radiator.

  • Page 145

    Install the chains on the rear tires. Do not use chains on the front tires. Please consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Installing the chains 1. Secure the chains on the rear tires as tightly as possible.

  • Page 146

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page146 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Before Driving Your Mazda Driving Tips Driving In Flooded Area WARNING Dry wet brakes by driving very slowly and applying the brakes lightly until brake performance returns to normal: Driving with wet brakes is dangerous.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page147 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Trailer Towing The Mazda MX-5 is not designed for towing. Never tow a trailer with your Mazda MX-5. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (147,1) Before Driving Your Mazda Towing 4-11...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page148 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Black plate (148,1) 4-12 Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page149 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Driving Your Mazda Explanation of instruments and controls. Starting and Driving ... 5-2 Ignition Switch ... 5-2 Starting the Engine ... 5-4 Brake System ... 5-5 Manual Transmission Operation ... 5-10 Automatic Transmission Controls ... 5-12 Power Steering ...

  • Page 150

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page150 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Ignition Switch Auxiliary key (with advanced key) NOTE When starting the engine using the advanced key, refer to Starting the Engine (page 3-10). When starting the engine with the auxiliary key, perform the following procedure.

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page151 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Automatic Transmission Vehicle Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (151,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving WARNING Remove the key only when the vehicle is parked: Removing the key from the ignition switch while the vehicle is moving is dangerous.

  • Page 152

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page152 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving ACC (Accessory) The steering wheel unlocks and some electrical accessories will operate. This is the normal running position after the engine is started. The warning lights should be inspected before the engine is started (page 5-39).

  • Page 153

    Black plate (153,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Brake System qFoot Brake Your Mazda has power-assisted brakes that adjust automatically through normal use. Should power-assist fail, you can stop by applying greater force than normal to the brake pedal. But the distance required to stop will be greater than usual.

  • Page 154

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page154 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving WARNING Dry brakes that have become wet by driving very slowly and applying the brakes lightly until brake performance is normal: Driving with wet brakes is dangerous.

  • Page 155

    Authorized Mazda Dealer. NOTE Having to add brake fluid is sometimes an indicator of leakage. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible even if the brake light is no longer illuminated. WARNING Do not drive with the brake system warning light illuminated.

  • Page 156

    ABS. Should this happen, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. NOTE When the engine is jump-started to charge the battery, uneven rpm occurs and the ABS warning light comes on.

  • Page 157

    WARNING Do not drive with both the ABS warning light and brake warning light illuminated. Have the vehicle towed to an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the brakes inspected as soon as possible: Driving when the brake system warning light and ABS warning light are illuminated at the same time is dangerous.

  • Page 158

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page158 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Manual Transmission Operation qManual Transmission Shift Pattern 5-speed transmission Neutral position 6-speed transmission Neutral position The vehicle is equipped with either a 5- speed or 6-speed manual transmission.

  • Page 159

    This reduces the chance of stalling and gives better acceleration when you need more speed. On a steep downgrade, downshifting helps maintain safe speed and prolongs brake life. 6-speed transmission 6-speed transmission Black plate (159,1) Driving Your Mazda 5-11...

  • Page 160

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page160 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Automatic Transmission Controls Various Lockouts: Indicates that you must depress the brake pedal to shift (The ignition switch must be in the ACC or ON position).

  • Page 161

    Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (161,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving WARNING If the engine is running faster than idle, do not shift from N or P into a driving...

  • Page 162

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page162 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving qShift-Lock System The shift-lock system prevents shifting out of P unless the brake pedal is depressed. To shift from P: 1. Depress and hold the brake pedal.

  • Page 163

    You can shift gears up and down by operating the shift lever or the steering shift switches. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (163,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving NOTE If the steering shift switches on both sides (left and right) are operated simultaneously, the gear will shift once.

  • Page 164

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page164 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving WARNING Keep your hands on the steering wheel rim when using fingers or thumbs on the steering shift switches: Putting your hands inside the rim of the steering wheel when using the steering shift switches is dangerous.

  • Page 165

    Vehicle speed M6→M5 190 km/h (118 mph) M6→M4 125 km/h (77 mph) M5→M4 125 km/h (77 mph) M5→M3 78 km/h (48 mph) M4→M3 78 km/h (48 mph) M4→M2 50 km/h (31 mph) M3→M2 50 km/h (31 mph) Driving Your Mazda 5-17...

  • Page 166

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page166 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Recommendations for shifting Upshifting For normal acceleration, we recommend these shift points. Gear Vehicle speed M1 to M2 24 km/h (15 mph) M2 to M3 40 km/h (25 mph)

  • Page 167

    If the steering feels stiffer than usual during normal driving, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. CAUTION Never hold the steering wheel to the extreme left or right for more than 5 seconds with the engine running.

  • Page 168

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page168 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving qActivation/Deactivation To activate the system, press the ON/OFF switch. The cruise main indicator light illuminates. To deactivate the system, press the switch again. The cruise main indicator light turns off.

  • Page 169

    Multiple taps will increase your vehicle speed 1.6 km/h (1 mph) for each tap. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (169,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving To increase speed using accelerator pedal Depress the accelerator pedal to accelerate to the desired speed.

  • Page 170

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page170 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Your vehicle has a tap-down feature that allows you to decrease your current speed in decrements of 1.6 km/h (1 mph) by a momentary tap of the cruise control switch.

  • Page 171

    To turn off the TCS, press the DSC OFF switch (page 5-25). Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (171,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving qTCS/DSC Indicator Light This indicator light stays on for a few seconds when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position.

  • Page 172

    CAUTION Ø The DSC may not operate correctly unless the following are observed: Ø Use tires of the correct size specified for your Mazda on all four wheels. Ø Use tires of the same manufacturer, brand and tread pattern on all four wheels.

  • Page 173

    If the TCS/DSC indicator light and the DSC OFF indicator light remain illuminated even after turning the ignition switch to the ON position, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (173,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving...

  • Page 174

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page174 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving NOTE When DSC is on and you attempt to free the vehicle when it is stuck, or drive it out of freshly fallen snow, the TCS (part of the DSC system) will activate.

  • Page 175

    When checking tire pressures, use of a digital tire pressure gauge is recommended. TPMS does not alleviate your need to check the pressure and condition of all four tires regularly. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (175,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving í í 5-27 Some models.

  • Page 176

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page176 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving CAUTION Ø Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label.

  • Page 177

    Authorized Mazda Dealer or a tire repair station. Do not ignore the TPMS Warning Light: Ignoring the TPMS warning light is dangerous, even if you know why it is illuminated.

  • Page 178

    Leaks need to be addressed by more than simply refilling the trouble tire as leaks are dangerous - take it to an Authorized Mazda Dealer which has all the equipment to fix tires, TPMS systems and order the best replacement tire for your...

  • Page 179

    Starting and Driving qSystem Error Activation When the TPMS warning light flashes, there may be a system malfunction. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. A system error activation may occur in the following cases: When there is equipment or a device...

  • Page 180

    The signal code must be registered with the TPMS before it can work. The easiest way to do it is to have an Authorized Mazda Dealer change your tire and complete ID signal code registration. When having tires changed at an...

  • Page 181

    For purchase of a tire pressure sensor and registration of the tire pressure sensor ID signal code, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. When reinstalling a previously removed tire pressure sensor to a wheel, replace the grommet (seal between valve body/sensor and wheel) for the tire pressure sensor.

  • Page 182

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page182 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Driving Your Mazda Instrument Cluster and Indicators Meters and Gauges Speedometer ... page 5-35 Odometer, Trip Meter and Trip Meter Selector ... page 5-35 Tachometer ... page 5-36 Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge ... page 5-36 Fuel Gauge ...

  • Page 183

    The trip meter can record the total distance of two trips. One is recorded in trip meter A, and the other is recorded in trip meter B. Black plate (183,1) Driving Your Mazda Press the selector Press the selector 5-35...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page184 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Driving Your Mazda Instrument Cluster and Indicators For instance, trip meter A can record the distance from the point of origin, and trip meter B can record the distance from where the fuel tank is filled.

  • Page 185

    2. Start the engine. 3. If the needle still doesn't move, have your vehicle checked at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. CAUTION Don't run the engine if the oil pressure is low. It could result in extensive engine damage. Driving Your Mazda 5-37...

  • Page 186

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page186 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Black plate (186,1) Driving Your Mazda Instrument Cluster and Indicators qDashboard Illumination When the exterior lights are on, rotate the knob to adjust the brightness of the dashboard lights. Bright 5-38 Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

  • Page 187

    Charging System Warning Light Check Engine Light ABS Warning Light Air Bag/Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning Light Low Fuel Warning Light Seat Belt Warning Light/Beep Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (187,1) Warning/Indicator Lights Driving Your Mazda Page 5-41 5-42 5-42 5-41 5-43 5-43 5-44...

  • Page 188

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page188 Monday, June 25 2007 11:18 AM Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds Signal Door-Ajar Warning Light Automatic Transmission Warning Light Tire Pressure Monitoring System Warning Light Flat Tire Warning Light KEY Warning Light (Red)/KEY Indicator Light (Green)

  • Page 189

    Driving Your Mazda NOTE Having to add brake fluid is sometimes an indicator of leakage. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible even if the brake light is no longer illuminated. WARNING Do not drive with the brake system warning light illuminated.

  • Page 190

    WARNING Do not drive with both the ABS warning light and brake warning light illuminated. Have the vehicle towed to an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the brakes inspected as soon as possible: Driving when the brake system warning light and ABS warning light are illuminated at the same time is dangerous.

  • Page 191

    The fuel-filler cap is missing or not tightened securely. If the check engine light remains on or flashes continuously, do not drive at high speeds and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. qAir Bag/Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning Light...

  • Page 192

    Belt minder NOTE The belt minder can be deactivated. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer to deactivate and restore the seat belt minder. 5-44 Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (192,1) Driver seated/Passenger not seated The belt minder is a supplemental warning to the seat belt warning function.

  • Page 193

    CAUTION If the automatic transmission warning light illuminates, the transmission has an electrical problem. Continuing to drive your Mazda in this condition could cause damage to your transmission. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. Black plate (193,1)

  • Page 194

    Authorized Mazda Dealer or a tire repair station. Do not ignore the TPMS Warning Light: Ignoring the TPMS warning light is dangerous, even if you know why it is illuminated.

  • Page 195

    Leaks need to be addressed by more than simply refilling the trouble tire as leaks are dangerous - take it to an Authorized Mazda Dealer which has all the equipment to fix tires, TPMS systems and order the best replacement tire for your vehicle.

  • Page 196

    Park the vehicle in a safe place and use the auxiliary key to continue driving the vehicle. Have the vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

  • Page 197

    The flashing KEY warning light (red) and the beep sound operate simultaneously (page 3-20). Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (197,1) Driving Your Mazda KEY Indicator Light (Green) When illuminated When the start knob is pushed in from the LOCK position, the system confirms that...

  • Page 198

    If the engine doesn't start with the correct ignition key, and the security indicator light keeps illuminating or flashing, the system may have a malfunction. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. qHeadlight High-Beam Indicator Light This light indicates one of two things: The high-beam headlights are on.

  • Page 199

    í If the TCS/DSC indicator light and the DSC OFF indicator light remain illuminated even after turning the ignition switch to the ON position, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. qCruise Main Indicator Light (Amber)/Cruise Set Indicator Light (Green) The indicator light has two colors.

  • Page 200

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page200 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds Cruise Set Indicator Light (Green) The indicator light illuminates green when a cruising speed has been set. qTurn-Signal/Hazard Warning Indicator Lights When operating the turn signal lights, the...

  • Page 201

    Warning indicators for the advanced key, such as the advanced key removed from vehicle warning , use a beep sound and warning/indicator lights in the instrument cluster. Refer to Warning and Beep Sounds on page 3-17. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (201,1) Driving Your Mazda 5-53...

  • Page 202

    Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer when the replacement is necessary. NOTE If the headlights flicker, or the brightness weakens, the bulb-life may be depleted and a replacement is necessary.

  • Page 203

    Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (203,1) Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls qDaytime Running Lights (Canada) In Canada, vehicles must be driven with the headlights on during daytime operation.

  • Page 204

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page204 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls Turn and Lane-Change Signals qTurn Signal Move the signal lever down (for a left turn) or up (for a right turn) to the stop position. The signal will self-cancel after the turn is completed.

  • Page 205

    After 5 minutes, turn on the switch and the blades should operate normally. If they don't resume functioning, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. Drive to the side of the road and park off the right-of- way. Wait until the weather clears before trying to drive with the wipers inoperative.

  • Page 206

    Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls If the washer doesn't work, inspect the fluid level (page 8-26). If it's OK, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 5-58 Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (206,1) Rear Window Defroster The rear window defroster clears frost, fog, and thin ice from the rear window.

  • Page 207

    The turn signals do not work when the hazard warning lights are on. Check local regulations about the use of hazard warning lights while the vehicle is being towed to verify that it is not in violation of the law. Driving Your Mazda 5-59...

  • Page 208

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page208 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Black plate (208,1) 5-60 Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

  • Page 209: Interior Comfort

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page209 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Interior Comfort Use of various features for drive comfort, including air-conditioning and audio system. Climate Control System ... 6-2 Operating Tips ... 6-2 Vent Operation ... 6-3 Control Panel Audio System ... 6-9 Antenna ...

  • Page 210

    Have the air conditioner checked before the weather gets hot. Lack of refrigerant may make the air conditioner less efficient. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer for refrigerant inspection. The air conditioner is filled with HFC134a (R134a), a refrigerant that will not damage the ozone layer.

  • Page 211

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page211 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM qAdjusting the Vents Directing airflow You can direct air flow by rotating the vent. Opening/closing vents The two outside vents can be opened and closed with center button. NOTE When using the air conditioner, mist may come out from the vents. This is not a sign of trouble but a result of humid air being suddenly cooled.

  • Page 212

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page212 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Interior Comfort Climate Control System qSelecting the Airflow Mode Dashboard Vents (OPEN MODE) Dashboard and Floor Vents (OPEN MODE) Floor Vents (OPEN MODE) You will feel more comfortable by using the OPEN MODE when opening the roof. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (212,1) Dashboard Vents...

  • Page 213

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page213 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Mode selector dial qControl Switches Temperature control dial Cold This dial controls temperature. Turn it clockwise for hot and counterclockwise for cold. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (213,1) Climate Control System í Control Panel Temperature control dial Air intake selector Fan control dial...

  • Page 214

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page214 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Interior Comfort Climate Control System Mode selector dial Turn the mode selector dial to select airflow mode (page 6-4). NOTE Turn the mode selector dial to an OPEN MODE position for maximum comfort while the roof is open.

  • Page 215

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page215 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM WARNING Do not use the recirculated air mode in cold or rainy weather: Using the recirculated air mode in cold or rainy weather is dangerous as it will cause the windows to fog up. Your vision will be hampered, which could lead to a serious accident.

  • Page 216

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page216 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Interior Comfort Climate Control System qVentilation 1. Set the mode selector dial to the position. 2. Set the air intake selector to the outside air mode. 3. Set the temperature control dial to the desired position.

  • Page 217

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page217 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Antenna qDetachable Type To remove the antenna, turn it counterclockwise. To install the antenna, turn it clockwise. Make sure the antenna is securely installed. Remove CAUTION To prevent damage to the antenna, remove it before entering a car wash facility or passing beneath a low overhead clearance.

  • Page 218

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page218 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Interior Comfort Audio System qRadio Reception AM characteristics AM signals bend around such things as buildings or mountains and bounce off the ionosphere. Therefore, they can reach longer distances than FM signals. Because of this, two stations may sometimes be picked up on the same frequency at the same time.

  • Page 219

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page219 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Flutter/Skip noise Signals from an FM transmitter move in straight lines and become weak in valleys between tall buildings, mountains, and other obstacles. When a vehicle passes through such an area, the reception conditions may change suddenly, resulting in annoying noise.

  • Page 220

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page220 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Interior Comfort Audio System qOperating Tips for CD Player/In- Dash CD Changer Condensation phenomenon Immediately after turning on the heater when the vehicle is cold, the CD or optical components (prism and lens) in the CD player/In-dash CD changer may become clouded with condensation.

  • Page 221

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page221 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM A new CD may have rough edges on its inner and outer perimeters. If a disc with rough edges is used, proper setting will not be possible and the CD player/In-dash CD changer will not play the CD.

  • Page 222

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page222 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Interior Comfort Audio System Do not use record sprays, antistatic agents, or household spray cleaners. Volatile chemicals such as benzine and thinner can also damage the surface of the CD and must not be used. Anything that can damage, warp, or fog plastic should never be used to clean CDs.

  • Page 223

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page223 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM qOperating tips for MP3 NOTE Supply of this product only conveys a license for private, non-commercial use and does not convey a license nor imply any right to use this product in any commercial (i.e. revenue- generating) real time broadcasting (terrestrial, satellite, cable and/or any other media), broadcasting/streaming via the Internet,...

  • Page 224

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page224 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Interior Comfort Audio System About folders and files The order of hierarchy for MP3 files and folders during playback or other functions is from shallow to deep. The arrangement and playing order of a recorded disc containing MP3 files is as follows: File number...

  • Page 225

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page225 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM About ID3 Tag display This unit can only display ID3 Tag album, track and artist names that have been input using Ver.1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3 formats. Any other data that may have been input cannot be displayed. This unit can only display English (including numerals) one-byte characters.

  • Page 226

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page226 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Black plate (226,1) MEMO 6-18 Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

  • Page 227

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page227 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM There are two types of In-dash CD changers. Check which In-dash CD changer your vehicle is equipped with. CD Player Power/Volume/Sound Controls ... page 6-20 Clock ... page 6-24 Operating the Radio ... page 6-26 Operating the Compact Disc (CD) Player ...

  • Page 228

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page228 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Interior Comfort Audio System qPower/Volume/Sound Controls Power/Volume dial Power ON/OFF Turn the ignition switch to the ACC or ON position. Press the power/volume dial to turn the audio system on. Press the power/volume dial again to turn the audio system off.

  • Page 229

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page229 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Bose Sound System- equipped model *1 If your vehicle is not equipped with rear speakers, adjust the power/ volume dial so the level is even. *2 Depending on the mode selected, the indication changes.

  • Page 230

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page230 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Interior Comfort Audio System The following seven modes are available. Select the desired mode according to use. Mode ALC does No change not operate. Use when Minimum the roof is closed. Three levels Maximum available.

  • Page 231

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page231 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Black plate (231,1) MEMO 6-23 Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

  • Page 232

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page232 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Interior Comfort Audio System qClock Display Clock/Display switch Hour/Minute set switch Setting the time The clock can be set at any time when the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position.

  • Page 233

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page233 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM 2. Pull up the clock/display switch again and the time will be adjusted as follows: (Example) 12:01 12:29→12:00 12:30 12:59→1:00 NOTE When the clock/display switch is released, the seconds are reset to “00”. If the power supply to the unit is interrupted (if the fuse blows or the vehicle's battery is disconnected), the clock will need to be...

  • Page 234

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page234 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Interior Comfort Audio System qOperating the Radio Band selector button Satellite button Electric serial number switch Seek tuning/APC switch Radio ON Press a band selector button ( turn the radio on. Band selection Successively pressing the band selector button ( ) switches the bands as...

  • Page 235

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page235 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM NOTE If you continue to, pull up or press down and hold the seek tuning/APC switch the frequency will continue changing without stopping. Scan tuning Pull up the scan/auto memory switch to automatically sample strong stations.

  • Page 236

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page236 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Black plate (236,1) Interior Comfort Audio System 1221 Avenue Of The Americas New York, NY 10020 Attention: Customer Care Include your Sirius Radio ESN (Electronic Serial Number) when subscribing or requesting technical assistance.

  • Page 237

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page237 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Black plate (237,1) MEMO 6-29 Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

  • Page 238

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page238 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Interior Comfort Audio System qOperating the Compact Disc (CD) Player Load button CD slot Track up/down switch Repeat button Type Playable data Music CD player · Music data (CD-DA) (non-MP3 compatible) Inserting the CD Insert the CD into the slot, label-side up.

  • Page 239

    CD malfunction. Check the CD for damage, dirt, or smudges, and then properly reinsert. If the message appears again, take the unit to an Authorized Mazda Dealer for service. Form No.8X49-EA-07F ) during ) once Black plate (239,1)

  • Page 240

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page240 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Interior Comfort Audio System qOperating the In-Dash CD Changer Music CD player (non-MP3 compatible) Music CD/MP3 CD player (MP3 compatible) Load button CD slot Disc down/Folder down button Track up/down Disc up/Folder switch up button Clock/Display switch...

  • Page 241

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page241 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Normal insertion 1. Press the load button ( 2. When IN is displayed, insert the CD. Inserting CDs into desired tray number 1. Press and hold the load button ( for about 2 seconds until a beep sound is heard.

  • Page 242

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page242 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Interior Comfort Audio System Playback Press the CD play button ( ) to start play when a CD is in the unit. If a CD is not in the unit when the CD play button ( ) is pressed, NO DISC will flash on and off.

  • Page 243

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page243 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Random playback Tracks are randomly selected and played. During music CD playback 1. Press the random button ( playback to play the tracks in the CD randomly. RDM is displayed. 2. Press the button again to cancel the random playback.

  • Page 244

    If CHECK CD is displayed, it means that there is some CD malfunction. Check the CD for damage, dirt, or smudges, and then properly reinsert. If the message appears again, take the unit to an Authorized Mazda Dealer for service. 6-36 Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

  • Page 245

    Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM qError Indications If you see an error indication on the display, find the cause in the chart. If you cannot clear the error indication, take the vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Indication CD is inserted upside down...

  • Page 246

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page246 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Interior Comfort Audio System Audio Control Switch Operation (Steering Wheel) When the audio unit is turned on, operation of the audio unit from the steering wheel is possible. NOTE Because the audio unit will be turned off under the following conditions, the switches will be inoperable.

  • Page 247

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page247 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM NOTE CD, CD changer, and SIRIUS digital satellite radio modes cannot be selected in the following cases: SIRIUS digital satellite radio unit is not equipped on the audio system. CD has not been inserted. qSeek Switch When listening to the radio Pull up or press down the seek switch, the...

  • Page 248

    Ø This CD player should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified service personnel. If servicing is required, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Ø Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous laser exposure. Never operate the CD player with the top case of the unit removed.

  • Page 249

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page249 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Sunvisors When you need a sunvisor, lower it for use in front. qVanity Mirrors To use the vanity mirror, lower the sunvisor. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (249,1) Interior Comfort Interior Equipment Interior Lights qOverhead Light Switch Overhead Light...

  • Page 250

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page250 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Interior Comfort Interior Equipment Cup Holder WARNING Never use a cup holder to hold hot liquids while the vehicle is moving: Using a cup holder to hold hot liquids while the vehicle is moving is dangerous.

  • Page 251

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page251 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Storage Compartments WARNING Keep storage boxes closed when driving: Driving with the storage boxes open is dangerous. To reduce the possibility of injury in an accident or a sudden stop, keep the storage boxes closed when driving.

  • Page 252

    Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (252,1) Accessory Socket The ignition switch must be in the ACC or ON position. Only use genuine Mazda accessories or the equivalent requiring no greater than 120 W (DC 12 V, 10 A). í CAUTION To prevent accessory socket damage...

  • Page 253

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page253 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Windblocker This windblocker reduces rear wind blast into the cabin when driving with the convertible top down. To use the windblocker, lift it upright. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (253,1) Interior Comfort Interior Equipment 6-45...

  • Page 254

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page254 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Black plate (254,1) 6-46 Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

  • Page 255: In Case Of An Emergency

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page255 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM In Case of an Emergency Helpful information on what to do in an emergency. Parking in an Emergency ... 7-2 Parking in an Emergency ... 7-2 Flat Tire ... 7-3 Flat Tire Tool Storage ...

  • Page 256

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page256 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM In Case of an Emergency Parking in an Emergency Parking in an Emergency The hazard warning lights should always be used when you stop on or near a roadway in an emergency. The hazard warning lights warn other drivers that your vehicle is a traffic hazard and that they must take extreme caution...

  • Page 257

    Before driving, make sure which type of tire is equipped on your Mazda. If you cannot identify your tire type, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. qHow to identify your tire type...

  • Page 258

    The maximum driving distance may be shorter depending on the driving conditions. If a run-flat tire is punctured, carefully drive the vehicle to the nearest Mazda Dealer and have the tire changed. NOTE A spare tire or Instant Mobility System...

  • Page 259

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page259 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Tools are stored in the locations illustrated in the diagram. Trunk room Instant Mobility System (IMS) Emergency Flat Tire Repair Kit Lug wrench Jack Lever Towing/Tiedown eyelet Glove box Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (259,1) Tool Storage Tool bag Power retractable hardtop...

  • Page 260

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page260 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM In Case of an Emergency Flat Tire qJack To remove the jack 1. Turn the knob and remove the cover. 2. Turn the wing bolt and jack screw counterclockwise. Wing bolt Jack screw Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (260,1) To secure the jack...

  • Page 261

    When doing the repair, refer to the instructions included in the emergency flat tire repair kit. After temporarily repairing a tire with the emergency flat tire repair kit, take your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the tire replaced. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (261,1)

  • Page 262

    In Case of an Emergency Flat Tire NOTE The tire sealant cannot be reused. Purchase new tire sealant at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. The emergency flat tire repair kit cannot be used in the following cases. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

  • Page 263

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page263 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM NOTE The tire sealant can be used at outside temperatures down to _ 30°C. In extremely cold temperatures (0°C (32°F) or below), the tire sealant hardens easily and injection of the sealant will be difficult. Warm the sealant inside the vehicle before doing the injection work.

  • Page 264

    Valve NOTE The tire sealant cannot be reused. Purchase a new tire sealant kit at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 11. Pull out the injection hose from the valve. Reinsert the valve core into the valve and turn it clockwise to install 12.

  • Page 265

    When this happens, the emergency flat tire repair kit cannot be used to repair the tire. Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer. If the tire has been over-inflated, loosen the screw cap on the compressor and bleed some of the air out.

  • Page 266

    Check the period of effective use indicated on the bottle label and do not use it if it has expired. Have the tire sealant replaced at an Authorized Mazda Dealer before the period of effective use has expired. Black plate (266,1)

  • Page 267

    CAUTION (With Tire Pressure Monitoring System) The wheels equipped on your Mazda are specially designed for installation of the tire pressure sensors. Do not use non-genuine wheels, otherwise it may not be possible to install the tire pressure sensors.

  • Page 268

    Use only the jack provided with your Mazda: Using a jack that is not designed for your Mazda is dangerous. The vehicle could slip off the jack and seriously injure someone. Never place objects under the jack: Jacking the vehicle with an object under the jack is dangerous.

  • Page 269

    Before removing the lug nuts, make sure your Mazda is firmly in position and that it cannot slip or move. 5. Remove the lug nuts by turning them counterclockwise, then remove the wheel.

  • Page 270

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page270 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM In Case of an Emergency Flat Tire To install the nut 1. Place the key on top of the nut, and be sure to hold the key square to it. If you hold the key at an angle, you may damage both key and nut.

  • Page 271

    Because the wheel studs and lug nuts on your Mazda have metric threads, using a non-metric nut is dangerous. On a metric stud, it would not secure the wheel and would damage the stud, which could cause the wheel to slip off and cause an accident.

  • Page 272

    If the cooling fan does not operate while the engine is running, the engine temperature will increase. Stop the engine and call an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 6. Make sure the cooling fan is operating, then turn off the engine after the temperature has decreased.

  • Page 273

    If the engine continues to overheat or frequently overheats, have the cooling system inspected. The engine could be seriously damaged unless repairs are made. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (273,1) In Case of an Emergency Overheating...

  • Page 274

    4. If the engine fails to start, crank it without depressing the accelerator for up to 10 seconds. If the engine still does not start using the above procedure, have your vehicle inspected by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 7-20 Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (274,1)

  • Page 275

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page275 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Jump-starting is dangerous if done incorrectly. So follow the procedure carefully. If you feel unsure about jump-starting, we strongly recommend that you have a competent service technician do the work. WARNING Follow These Precautions Carefully: To ensure safe and correct handling of the battery, read the following precautions carefully before using the battery or inspecting it.

  • Page 276

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page276 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM In Case of an Emergency Emergency Starting Keep all flames, including cigarettes, and sparks away from open battery cells: Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, produced during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. An exploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries.

  • Page 277

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page277 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM 1. Remove the rubber hose from the battery cover. 2. Remove the battery cover from its right side. 3. Make sure the booster battery is 12 V and that its negative terminal is grounded.

  • Page 278

    Verify that the covers are securely installed. 7-24 Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (278,1) Push-Starting Do not push-start your Mazda. WARNING Never tow a vehicle to start it: Towing a vehicle to start it is dangerous. The vehicle being towed could surge forward when its engine starts, causing the two vehicles to collide.

  • Page 279

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page279 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Towing Description We recommend that towing be done only by an Authorized Mazda Dealer or a commercial tow-truck service. Proper lifting and towing are necessary to prevent damage to the vehicle. Government and local laws must be followed.

  • Page 280

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page280 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM In Case of an Emergency Emergency Towing Tiedown Hooks CAUTION Don't use the tiedown hooks under the front and rear for towing. They are designed ONLY for tying down the vehicle when it's being transported.

  • Page 281

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page281 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM 4. Hook the tying rope to the tiedown eyelet. Front CAUTION If the tiedown eyelet is not securely tightened, it may loosen or disengage from the bumper when tying down the vehicle. Make sure that the tiedown eyelet is securely tightened to the bumper.

  • Page 282

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page282 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Black plate (282,1) 7-28 Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

  • Page 283: Maintenance And Care

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page283 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Maintenance and Care How to keep your Mazda in top condition. Introduction ... 8-2 Introduction ... 8-2 Scheduled Maintenance ... 8-3 Scheduled Maintenance (North America) ... 8-3 Scheduled Maintenance (Mexico) ... 8-8 Scheduled Maintenance (Except North America and Mexico) ...

  • Page 284

    Claims against the warranty resulting from lack of maintenance, as opposed to defective materials or authorized Mazda workmanship, will not be honored. Any auto repair shop using parts equivalent to your Mazda's original equipment may perform maintenance. But we recommend that it always be done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer using genuine Mazda parts.

  • Page 285

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page285 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Scheduled Maintenance (North America) Follow Schedule 1 if the vehicle is operated mainly where none of the following conditions apply. Repeated short-distance driving Driving in dusty conditions Driving with extended use of brakes Driving in areas where salt or other corrosive materials are being used Driving on rough or muddy roads Extended periods of idling or low-speed operation...

  • Page 286

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page286 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Maintenance and Care Scheduled Maintenance qSchedule 1 Number of months or kilometers (miles), whichever comes first Months Maintenance Interval ×1000 km ×1000 miles ENGINE Drive belts (tension) Engine valve clearance Engine oil Engine oil filter COOLING SYSTEM FL22 type...

  • Page 287

    *2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at the recommended time or mileage/kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.

  • Page 288

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page288 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Maintenance and Care Scheduled Maintenance qSchedule 2 Number of months or kilometers (miles), whichever comes first Months Maintenance Interval ×1000 km ×1000 miles ENGINE Drive belts (tension) Engine valve clearance Puerto Rico Engine oil Others Engine oil filter...

  • Page 289

    *2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at the recommended time or mileage/kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.

  • Page 290

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page290 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Maintenance and Care Scheduled Maintenance Scheduled Maintenance (Mexico) Follow Schedule 1 if the vehicle is operated mainly where none of the following conditions apply. Repeated short-distance driving Driving in dusty conditions Driving with extended use of brakes Driving in areas where salt or other corrosive materials are being used Driving on rough or muddy roads Extended periods of idling or low-speed operation...

  • Page 291

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page291 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM qSchedule 1 Maintenance Interval ENGINE Drive belts (tension) Engine valve clearance Engine oil Engine oil filter COOLING SYSTEM Cooling system FL22 type Engine coolant Others FUEL SYSTEM Air filter Fuel lines and hoses Hoses and tubes for emission Fuel filter IGNITION SYSTEM...

  • Page 292

    *2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at the recommended time or kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.

  • Page 293

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page293 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM qSchedule 2 Maintenance Interval ENGINE Drive belts (tension) Engine valve clearance Engine oil Engine oil filter COOLING SYSTEM Cooling system FL22 type Engine coolant Others Engine coolant level FUEL SYSTEM Air filter Fuel lines and hoses Hoses and tubes for emission Fuel filter...

  • Page 294

    *2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at the recommended time or kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.

  • Page 295

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page295 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM (Cont.) Maintenance Interval ENGINE Drive belts (tension) Engine valve clearance Engine oil Engine oil filter COOLING SYSTEM Cooling system FL22 type Engine coolant Others Engine coolant level FUEL SYSTEM Air filter Fuel lines and hoses Hoses and tubes for emission Fuel filter IGNITION SYSTEM...

  • Page 296

    *2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at the recommended time or kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.

  • Page 297

    Emission control and related systems The ignition and fuel systems are highly important to the emission control system and to efficient engine operation. Don't tamper with them. All inspections and adjustments must be made by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (297,1)

  • Page 298

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page298 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Maintenance and Care Scheduled Maintenance qSchedule Number of months or kilometers (miles), whichever comes first Months Maintenance Interval ×1000 km 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160 ×1000 miles 6.25 12.5 18.75 25 31.25 37.5 43.75 50 56.25 62.5 68.75 75 81.25 87.5 93.75 100 Engine valve clearance Engine oil...

  • Page 299

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page299 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Number of months or kilometers (miles), whichever comes first Months Maintenance Interval ×1000 km ×1000 miles 6.25 12.5 18.75 25 31.25 37.5 43.75 50 56.25 62.5 68.75 75 81.25 87.5 93.75 100 Tires (with inflation pressure adjustment) Flat tire repair kit (if installed)

  • Page 300

    The owner or a qualified service technician should make these vehicle inspections at the indicated intervals to ensure safe and dependable operation. Bring any problem to the attention of an Authorized Mazda Dealer or qualified service technician as soon as possible.

  • Page 301

    Improper owner maintenance during the warranty period may affect warranty coverage. For details, read the separate Mazda Warranty statement provided with the vehicle. If you're unsure about any servicing or maintenance procedure, have it done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

  • Page 302

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page302 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Engine Compartment Overview Engine oil filler cap Washer fluid reservoir Battery Cooling system cap Engine coolant reservoir 8-20 Form No.8X49-EA-07F Engine oil dipstick Brake fluid reservoir / Clutch fluid reservoir (only for manual transmission model) Air filter...

  • Page 303

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page303 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Engine Oil NOTE Changing the engine oil should be done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. qRecommended Oil Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil. Oil container labels provide important information. A chief contribution this type of oil makes...

  • Page 304

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page304 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance The quality designation SM, or ILSAC must be on the label. –30 –10 –20 –20 5W-20 qInspecting Engine Oil Level 1. Be sure the vehicle is on a level surface.

  • Page 305

    NOTE Changing the coolant should be done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (305,1) Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Inspect the antifreeze protection and...

  • Page 306

    If engine coolant other than FL22 type is used, the engine coolant must be replaced earlier than the specified replacement interval indicated in the scheduled maintenance (page 8-3). If the coolant reservoir is empty or new coolant is required frequently, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

  • Page 307

    Ø Using nonspecified brake and clutch fluids (page 10-4) will damage the systems. Mixing different fluids will also damage them. If the brake/clutch system frequently requires new fluid, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 8-25...

  • Page 308

    The level must be kept between MIN and MAX. Visually examine the lines and hoses for leaks and damage. If new fluid is required frequently, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 8-26 Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (308,1) Washer Fluid qInspecting Washer Fluid Level...

  • Page 309

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page309 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Inspect fluid level in the washer fluid reservoir; add fluid if necessary. Use plain water if washer fluid is unavailable. But use only washer fluid in cold weather to prevent it from freezing. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (309,1) Maintenance and Care...

  • Page 310

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page310 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Wiper Blades CAUTION Ø Hot waxes applied by automatic car washers have been known to affect the wiper's ability to clean windows. Ø To prevent damage to the wiper blades, don't use gasoline, kerosene, paint thinner, or other solvents on or near them.

  • Page 311

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page311 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM 3. Remove the metal stiffeners from each blade rubber and install them in the new blade. CAUTION Ø Don't bend or discard the stiffeners. You need to use them again. Ø If the metal stiffeners are switched, the blade's wiping efficiency could be reduced.

  • Page 312

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page312 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance WARNING Wash hands after handling the battery and related accessories: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. Read the following precautions carefully before using the battery or inspecting to ensure safe and correct handling: Always wear eye protection when working near the battery:...

  • Page 313

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page313 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Keep all flames, including cigarettes, and sparks away from open battery cells: Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, produced during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. An exploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries.

  • Page 314

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page314 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance NOTE Remove the rubber hose first, and then battery cover before performing battery maintenance. Battery cover Rubber hose Before installing the battery cover, make sure both of the cables connecting the negative battery terminal (right side of battery) are connected with the cables routed toward the right and back of the...

  • Page 315

    Using Wrong-Sized Tires: Using any other tire size than what is specified for your Mazda (page 10-6) is dangerous. It could seriously affect ride, handling, ground clearance, tire clearance, and speedometer calibration.

  • Page 316

    Because your vehicle is not equipped with a spare tire, you cannot do a tire rotation safely with the jack that comes with your vehicle. Have an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform tire rotation. Forward Also, inspect them for uneven wear and damage.

  • Page 317

    Ø (With Tire Pressure Monitoring System) Ø When replacing/repairing the tires or wheels or both, have the work done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or the tire pressure sensors may be damaged. Ø The wheels equipped on your Mazda are specially designed for installation of the tire pressure sensors.

  • Page 318

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page318 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Black plate (318,1) Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance When replacing a wheel, make sure the new one is the same as the original factory wheel in diameter, rim width, and offset. Proper tire balancing provides the best riding comfort and helps reduce tread wear.

  • Page 319

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page319 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM High-mount brake light License plate lights Trunk light Reverse lights Rear turn signal lights Brake lights / Taillights Side-marker lights Overhead light Head lights (High beam) Parking light Front fog lights Headlights (Low beam) Front turn signal lights Side-marker lights Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

  • Page 320

    Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer when the replacement is necessary. Never touch the glass portion of a halogen bulb with your bare hands and...

  • Page 321

    Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM (Halogen bulb) NOTE Replacing low-beam halogen bulbs is difficult therefore contacting an Authorized Mazda Dealer is recommended. 1. If you are changing the right headlight bulb, start the engine, turn the steering wheel all the way to the left, and turn off the engine.

  • Page 322

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page322 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance 9. Remove the headlight bulb from the socket. 10. Install the new socket and bulb assembly in the reverse order of removal. NOTE If the halogen bulb is accidentally touched, it should be cleaned with rubbing alcohol before being used.

  • Page 323

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page323 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM 5. Disconnect the socket and bulb assembly from the electrical connector by pressing the tab on the connector with your finger and pulling it. 6. Install the new socket and bulb assembly in the reverse order of removal.

  • Page 324

    3. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal. Front side-marker lights NOTE To replace the bulb, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 8-42 Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (324,1) 1. Slide the unit as shown in the figure to remove it.

  • Page 325

    High-mount brake light Due to the complexity and difficulty of the procedure, the LED bulbs should be replaced by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. License plate lights Due to the complexity and difficulty of the procedure, the bulbs should be replaced by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

  • Page 326

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page326 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance qReplacing Interior Light Bulbs Overhead light 1. Wrap a flathead screwdriver with a soft cloth to prevent damage to the trim and gently insert it in the overhead light as shown in the figure, and then remove the cover.

  • Page 327

    If a fuse has blown, the inside element will be melted. If the same fuse blows again, avoid using that system and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. qFuse Replacement Replacing the fuses on the vehicle's left side...

  • Page 328

    8-46 Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (328,1) WARNING Do not replace the main fuse by yourself. Have an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform the replacement: Replacing the fuse by yourself is dangerous because the MAIN fuse is a high current fuse. Incorrect...

  • Page 329

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page329 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM qFuse Panel Description Fuse block (Engine compartment) DESCRIPTION DEFOG H/CLEAN ROOM IG KEY2 HEATER R.FOG RHT L RHT R TAIL Form No.8X49-EA-07F Owner Maintenance FUSE PROTECTED COMPONENT RATING 30 A Cooling fan 7.5 A Cooling fan 20 A...

  • Page 330

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page330 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance FUSE DESCRIPTION RATING 30 A MAIN 120 A EGI INJ 10 A EGI COMP1 10 A EGI COMP2 10 A HEAD LOW L 15 A HEAD LOW R 15 A HEAD 15 A...

  • Page 331

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page331 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Fuse block (Driver's side) DESCRIPTION AUX PWR METER SEAT WARM ILLUMI ENGINE M.DEF AUDIO D.LOCK SILEN Form No.8X49-EA-07F Owner Maintenance FUSE PROTECTED COMPONENT RATING 7.5 A Audio system, Power control mirror 15 A Accessory Socket 15 A Instrument cluster...

  • Page 332

    Prevention It is necessary to have your Mazda washed and waxed to preserve its finish according to the instructions in this section. This should be done as soon as possible.

  • Page 333

    This increases the chance of paint chipping. Chipped paint can lead to rust forming on your Mazda. Before this happens, repair the damage by using Mazda touch-up paint according to the instructions in this section. Failure to repair the affected area could lead to serious rusting and expensive repairs.

  • Page 334

    Cleansers or wax containing abrasives are used. NOTE Mazda is not responsible for scratches caused by automatic car washes or improper washing. Scratches are more noticeable on vehicles with darker paint finishes.

  • Page 335

    Exposed metal quickly rusts and can lead to major repairs. CAUTION If your Mazda is damaged and needs metal parts repaired or replaced, make sure the body shop applies anti-corrosion materials to all parts, both repaired and new. This will prevent them from rusting.

  • Page 336

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page336 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Maintenance and Care Appearance Care qUnderbody Maintenance Road chemicals and salt used for ice and snow removal and solvents used for dust control may collect on the underbody. If not removed, they will speed up rusting and deterioration of such underbody parts as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and exhaust system, even though these parts may be...

  • Page 337

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page337 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM 4. Wipe it as dry as you can before the water dries on it. 5. Then allow it to dry completely before lowering it. CAUTION Ø Automatic and high-pressure car washes are harmful to a convertible top.

  • Page 338

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page338 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Maintenance and Care Appearance Care Interior Care qDashboard Precautions Prevent caustic solutions such as perfume and cosmetic oils from contacting the dashboard. They'll damage and discolor it. If these solutions get on the dashboard, wipe them off immediately.

  • Page 339

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page339 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM WARNING Have an Authorized Mazda Dealer replace damaged seat belts immediately: Using damaged seat belts is dangerous. In a collision, damaged belts cannot provide adequate protection. qCleaning the Window Interiors If the windows become covered with an oily, greasy, or waxy film, clean them with glass cleaner.

  • Page 340

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page340 Monday, June 25 2007 11:19 AM Black plate (340,1) 8-58 Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

  • Page 341: Customer Information And Reporting Safety Defects

    Mazda Importer/Distributors ... 9-10 Importer/Distributor ... 9-10 Distributor in Each Area ... 9-10 Warranty ... 9-12 Warranties for Your Mazda ... 9-12 Outside the United States and Canada ... 9-13 Outside the United States ... 9-14 Outside Canada ... 9-15...

  • Page 342

    Authorized Mazda Dealer. qSTEP 1: Contact Your Mazda Dealer Discuss the matter with an Authorized Mazda Dealer. This is the quickest and best way to address the issue. If your concern has not been resolved by the CUSTOMER RELATIONS, SALES, SERVICE, or PARTS MANAGER, then please contact the GENERAL MANAGER of the dealership or the OWNER.

  • Page 343

    4. Purchase date and current mileage 5. Your dealer's name and location 6. Your question(s) If you live outside the U.S.A., please contact your nearest Mazda Distributor. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (343,1) Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects...

  • Page 344

    Your complete and permanent satisfaction is of primary concern to Mazda. All Authorized Mazda Dealers have both the knowledge and tools to keep your Mazda in top condition. In our experience, any questions, problems, or complaints regarding the operation of your Mazda or any other general service transactions are most effectively resolved by your dealer.

  • Page 345

    If a specific item of concern arises, where a solution cannot be reached between an owner, Mazda, and/or one of it's dealers (that all parties cannot agree upon), the owner may wish to use the services offered by the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP).

  • Page 346

    British Columbia & Yukon Territories Alberta & Northwest Territories Saskatchewan Manitoba Ontario Atlantic Canada Quebec qRegional Offices REGIONAL OFFICES MAZDA CANADA INC. WESTERN REGION 8171 ACKROYD ROAD SUITE 2000 RICHMOND B.C. V6X 3K1 (604) 303-5670 MAZDA CANADA INC. CENTRAL/ATLANTIC REGION...

  • Page 347

    1 Discuss the matter with an Authorized Mazda Dealer. This is the quickest and best way to address the issue. If your concern has not been resolved by the CUSTOMER RELATIONS, SALES, SERVICE, or PARTS MANAGER, then please contact the GENERAL MANAGER of the dealership or the OWNER.

  • Page 348

    1: Contact Your Mazda Dealer Discuss the matter with an Authorized Mazda Dealer. This is the quickest and best way to address the issue. If your concern has not been resolved by the CUSTOMER RELATIONS, SALES, SERVICE, or PARTS MANAGER, then please contact the GENERAL MANAGER of the dealership or the OWNER.

  • Page 349

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page349 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM In order to serve you efficiently and effectively, please help us by providing the following information: 1. Your name, address, and telephone number 2. Year and model of vehicle 3. Vehicle Identification Number (17 digits, noted on your registration or title or located on the upper driver's side corner of the dash) 4.

  • Page 350

    55 Vogell Road, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 3K5 Canada TEL: 1 (800) 263-4680 (in Canada) (905) 787-7000 (outside Canada) qPUERTO RICO/U.S. Virgin Island Plaza Motors Corp. (Mazda de Puerto Rico) P.O. Box 362722, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-2722 TEL: (787) 641-9300...

  • Page 351

    (d.b.a. Triple J Motors) P.O. Box 500487 Saipan, MP 96950-0487 TEL: (670) 234-7133/3051 qAMERICAN SAMOA Polynesia Motors, Inc. P.O. Box 1120, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799 TEL: (684) 699-9347 Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (351,1) Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Mazda Importer/Distributors 9-11...

  • Page 352

    Emission Defect Warranty Emission Performance Warranty California Emission Control Warranty (U.S.A. only) Emission Control Warranty (Canada only) Replacement Parts and Accessories Limited Warranty Tire Warranty NOTE Detailed warranty information is provided with your Mazda. 9-12 Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (352,1)

  • Page 353

    Proper repair facilities, tools, testing equipment, and replacement parts may not be available. The Mazda warranty applies only to Mazda vehicles registered and normally operated in the United States, its territories, and Canada. Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

  • Page 354

    We strongly recommend that you NOT take your Mazda outside the United States. However, in the event that you are moving to Canada permanently, Mazda vehicles built for use in the United States could be eligible for exportation to Canada with specific vehicle modifications to comply with the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety requirements (CMVSS).

  • Page 355

    We strongly recommend that you NOT take your Mazda outside Canada. However, in the event that you are moving to the United States permanently, Mazda vehicles built for use in Canada could be eligible for exportation to the United States with specific vehicle modifications to comply with the United States Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).

  • Page 356

    Parts, servicing techniques, and tools necessary to maintain and repair your vehicle may be unavailable. There might not be an Authorized Mazda Dealer in the country you plan to take your vehicle. The Mazda warranty is valid only in certain countries.

  • Page 357

    Non-genuine parts and accessories for Mazda vehicles can be found in stores. These may fit your vehicle, but they are not approved by Mazda for use with Mazda vehicles. When you install non-genuine parts or accessories, they could affect your vehicle's performance or safety systems;...

  • Page 358

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page358 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Cell Phones Cell Phones Warning WARNING Please comply with the legal regulations concerning the use of communication equipment in vehicles in your country: Use of any electrical devices such as cell phones, computers, portable radios, vehicle navigation or other devices by the driver while the vehicle is moving is dangerous.

  • Page 359

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page359 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Black plate (359,1) Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Type Approval of Equipment Type Approval of Equipment (Mexico) Immobilizer system 9-19 Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

  • Page 360

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page360 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Black plate (360,1) Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Type Approval of Equipment Keyless entry system 9-20 Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

  • Page 361

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page361 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS) Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS) This information relates to the tire grading system developed by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for grading tires by tread wear, traction, and temperature performance.

  • Page 362

    These grades will be added to the sidewalls of passenger vehicle tires over the next several years according to a schedule established by the NHTSA and the tire manufacturers. The grade of tires available as standard or optional equipment on Mazda vehicles may vary with respect to grade.

  • Page 363

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page363 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Federal law requires tire manufacturers to place standardized information on the sidewall of all tires. This information identifies and describes the fundamental characteristics of the tire and also provides a tire identification number for safety standard certification and in case of a recall.

  • Page 364

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page364 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) 11. Tread wear, traction and temperature grades 12. Max. permissible inflation pressure 13. SAFETY WARNING P215/65R15 95H is an example of a tire size and load index rating. Here is an explanation of the various components of that tire size and load index rating.

  • Page 365

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page365 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM H is the speed rating. The speed rating denotes the maximum speed for which the use of the tire is rated. Letter Rating * For tires with a maximum speed capability over 149 mph, tire manufacturers sometimes use the letters ZR. For tires with a maximum speed capability over 186 mph, tire manufacturers always use the letters ZR.

  • Page 366

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page366 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) Tread Wear, Traction and Temperature Grades Tread wear: The tread wear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course.

  • Page 367

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page367 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM qInformation on Temporary Tires Please refer to the diagram below. 1. Temporary tires 2. Nominal width of tire in millimeters 3. Ratio of height to width (aspect ratio) 4. Diagonal 5. Rim diameter code 6.

  • Page 368

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page368 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) 70 is the aspect ratio. This two-digit number indicates the tire's ratio of height to width. D is the tire construction symbol. D indicates diagonal ply construction . 16 is the wheel rim diameter in inches.

  • Page 369

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page369 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Location of the Tire Label (Placard) You will find the tire label containing tire inflation pressure by tire size and other important information on the driver's side B-pillar or on the edge of the driver's door frame. SAMPLE qRecommended Tire Inflation Pressure On the tire label you will find the recommended tire inflation pressure in both kPa and psi...

  • Page 370

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page370 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) WARNING Always check the tire inflation pressures on a regular basis according to the recommended tire inflation pressure on the tire label and in conjunction with the information in this owner's manual: Driving your vehicle with under-inflated tires is dangerous.

  • Page 371

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page371 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM qGlossary of Terms Tire Placard: A label indicating the OE tire sizes, recommended inflation pressure, and the maximum weight the vehicle can carry. Tire Identification Number (TIN): A number on the sidewall of each tire providing information about the tire brand and manufacturing plant, tire size, and date of manufacture.

  • Page 372: Specifications

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page372 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) Tire Maintenance Improper or inadequate vehicle maintenance can cause tires to wear abnormally. Here are some important maintenance points: qTire Inflation Pressure Inspect all tire pressure monthly (including the spare) when the tires are cold. Maintain recommended pressures for the best ride, top handling, and minimum tire wear.

  • Page 373

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page373 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM CAUTION Rotate unidirectional tires and radial tires that have an asymmetrical tread pattern or studs only from front to rear, not from side to side. Tire performance will be weakened if rotated from side to side. (With limited-slip differential) Don't use the following: Ø...

  • Page 374

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page374 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) qSafety Practices The way you drive has a great deal to do with your tire mileage and safety. So cultivate good driving habits for your own benefit. Observe posted speed limits Avoid fast starts, stops and turns Avoid potholes and objects on the road...

  • Page 375

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page375 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM WARNING Do not taw a trailer with this vehicle: Towing a trailer with this vehicle is dangerous because it has not been designed to tow a trailer and doing so will affect the drive system which could result in vehicle damage.

  • Page 376

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page376 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Black plate (376,1) Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) Base Curb Weight is the weight of the vehicle including a full tank of fuel and all standard equipment. It does not include passengers, cargo, or optional equipment. Vehicle Curb Weight is the weight of your new vehicle when you picked it up from your dealer plus any aftermarket equipment.

  • Page 377

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page377 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM SAMPLE Cargo Weight includes all weight added to the Base Curb Weight, including cargo and optional equipment. When towing, trailer tongue load or king pin weight is also part of cargo weight. The cargo weight limit decreases depending on the number of vehicle occupants.

  • Page 378

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page378 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Black plate (378,1) Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) Examples: Based on a single occupant weight of 68 kg (150 lbs), and a value of 385 kg (849 lbs) for the combination weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed : The cargo weight limit with one occupant is 385 kg (849 lbs) _ 68 kg (150 lbs) = 317 kg (699 lbs) The cargo weight limit with two occupants is 385 kg (849 lbs) _ (68 ×...

  • Page 379

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page379 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM SAMPLE WARNING Exceeding Axle Weight Rating Limits: Exceeding the Safety Certification Label axle weight rating limits is dangerous and could result in death or serious injury as a result of substandard vehicle handling, performance, engine, transmission and/or structural damage, serious damage to the vehicle, or loss of control.

  • Page 380

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page380 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Black plate (380,1) Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) GCW (Gross Combination Weight) is the weight of the loaded vehicle (GVW) plus the weight of the fully loaded trailer. GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating) is the maximum allowable weight of the vehicle and the loaded trailer - including all cargo and passengers - that the vehicle can handle without risking damage.

  • Page 381

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page381 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM WARNING Exceeding GVWR or GAWR Specifications: Exceeding the GVWR or the GAWR specified on the certification label is dangerous. Exceeding any vehicle rating limitation could result in a serious accident, injury, or damage to the vehicle.

  • Page 382

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page382 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) Steps for Determining the Correct Load Limit: Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit: (1) Locate the statement The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs on your vehicle's placard.

  • Page 383

    P.O. Box 19734 Irvine, CA 92623-9734 Customer Assistance Center or toll free at 1 (800) 222-5500 If you live outside of the U.S.A., please contact the nearest Mazda Distributor shown (page 9-10) in this booklet. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (383,1)

  • Page 384

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page384 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Black plate (384,1) Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Reporting Safety Defects Reporting Safety Defects (Canada) Canadian customers who wish to report a safety-related defect to Transport Canada, Defect Investigations and Recalls, may telephone the toll free hotline 1-800-333-0510, or contact Transport Canada by mail at: Transport Canada, ASFAD, Place de Ville Tower C, 330 Sparks Street, Ottawa ON K1A 0N5.

  • Page 385

    Factory-authorized Mazda service publications are available for owners who wish to do some of their own maintenance and repair. When requesting any of our publications through an Authorized Mazda Dealer, refer to the chart below. If they don't have what you need in stock, they can order it for you.

  • Page 386

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page386 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Black plate (386,1) 9-46 Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

  • Page 387

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page387 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Specifications Technical information about your Mazda. Identification Numbers ... 10-2 Vehicle Information Labels ... 10-2 Specifications ... 10-4 Specifications ... 10-4 Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (387,1) 10-1...

  • Page 388

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page388 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Identification Numbers Vehicle Information Labels qVehicle Identification Number The vehicle identification number legally identifies your vehicle. The number is on a plate attached to the cowl panel located on the left corner of the dashboard. This plate can easily be seen through the windshield.

  • Page 389

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page389 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Black plate (389,1) Identification Numbers qEngine Number Forward 10-3 Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

  • Page 390

    Manual transmission Above 10°C (50°F) 6-speed transmission Automatic transmission fluid Power steering fluid Brake/Clutch fluid Rear differential oil *1 Not available from Mazda 10-4 Form No.8X49-EA-07F Specifications Specification DOHC-16V in-line, 4-cylinder 87.5 × 83.1 mm (3.44 × 3.27 in) 1,999 ml (1,999 cc, 122.0 cu in) 10.8...

  • Page 391

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page391 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM qCapacities (Approximate Quantities) With oil filter replacement Engine oil Without oil filter replacement Coolant 5-speed transmission Manual transmission oil 6-speed transmission Automatic transmission fluid Rear differential oil Fuel tank Check oil and fluid levels with dipsticks or reservoir gauges. qDimensions Overall length Overall width...

  • Page 392

    NOTE The tires have been optimally matched with the chassis of your vehicle. When replacing tires, Mazda recommends that you replace tires of the same type originally fitted to your vehicle. For details, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Check the tire pressure label for tire size and inflation pressure. Refer to Tire Inflation Pressure on page 8-33.

  • Page 393

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page393 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM qFuses Refer to the fuse rating on page 8-45. Form No.8X49-EA-07F Black plate (393,1) Specifications 10-7...

  • Page 394

    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page394 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Black plate (394,1) 10-8 Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page395 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Black plate (395,1) Index 11-1 Form No.8X49-EA-07F...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page396 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Index Accessory Socket ... 6-44 Add-On Non-Genuine Parts and Accessories ... 9-17 Advanced Key ... 3-2 Advanced key maintenance ... 3-5 Advanced key suspend function ... 3-16 Auxiliary key ... 3-16 Locking, unlocking with request switch ...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page397 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Convertible Top Power Retractable Hardtop ... 3-52 Soft Top ... 3-39 Cruise Control ... 5-19 Cup Holder ... 6-42 Customer Assistance ... 9-2 Dashboard Illumination ... 5-38 Daytime Running Lights ... 5-55 Defroster Rear window ...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page398 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Index Fuses ... 8-45 Panel description ... 8-47 Replacement ... 8-45 Glove Box ... 6-43 Hazard Warning Flasher ... 5-59 Hazardous Driving ... 4-7 Headlights Control ... 5-54 Flashing ... 5-55 High-low beam ... 5-55 On reminder ...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page399 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Odometer and Trip Meter ... 5-35 Outside Mirrors ... 3-74 Overhead Lights ... 6-41 Overheating ... 7-18 Overloading ... 4-10 Paint Damage ... 8-50 Parking Brake ... 5-6 Parking in an Emergency ... 7-2 Power Door Locks ...

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    MX-5_8X49-EA-07F_Edition2 Page400 Monday, June 25 2007 11:20 AM Index Theft-Deterrent System ... 3-72 Tiedown Hook ... 7-26 Tire Information ... 9-23 Tire Pressure Monitoring System ... 5-27 System error activation ... 5-31 Tire pressure monitoring system warning light ... 5-29 Tires and wheels ...

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    Immediate use See page for specific information. Advanced use See page for specific information. If necessary See page for specific information. ©2007 Mazda Motor Corporation Printed in Japan May 2007(Print1) Before Use Getting started Routing Address Book Volume Adjustment...

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    Accessories Please contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer if you are missing the following accessory. lMap Disc CAUTION: THIS PRODUCT IS A CLASS I LASER PRODUCT. HOWEVER THIS PRODUCT USES A VISIBLE/ INVISIBLE LASER BEAM WHICH COULD CAUSE HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE IF DIRECTED.

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    MEMO...

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    Contents Preparation Before Use Accessories... 2 Laser products: ... 2 Contents ... 4 Safety Information ... 6 Introduction ... 8 (Use This Product Safety), (Navigation System), (Screens), (LCD (Liquid crystal display)) Names and Functions ... 10 Immediate use Getting started Activation...

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    Advanced use Address Book Address Book ... 46 (Memory Point Storage), (Memory Point Confirmation and Modification), (Preset Destinations or Home storage), (Memory Point Deletion), (All Memory Point Deletion), (Displays Icons at Memory Points), (Avoid Area Storage), (Avoid Area Confirmation and Modification), (Avoid Area Deletion), (All Avoid Area Deletion), (Category Name Modification), (Previous Destination Deletion), (All Preset Destination Deletion)

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    Expert dealer, we recommend an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Using the unit in an out-of-order condition may lead to accidents, fires, or electric shocks.

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    This navigation system is designed exclusively for use in automobiles. This navigation system should only be installed in an automobile. Do not install it in a ship, aircraft, or any other vehicles except an automobile. Do not use it detached from the vehicle.

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    If the system does not operate thereafter, consult an Authorized Dealer, we recommend an Authorized Mazda Dealer. This navigation system utilizes GPS* satellite signals, a speed sensor and gyrosensor to track and display your vehicle’s current position, and to guide you from your starting point to your...

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    MEMO...

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    Names and Functions Mazda 3 Joystick lSelects items ENTER by tilting it up, down, right, and left. lScrolls map. RET key Returns to the previous screen. VOICE key lInitiates vocal guidance for route VOICE maneuvers. lAdjusts screen quality. page 28)

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    POS (Position) key Displays your current position. ENTER key ENTER lExecutes a selected item. lDisplays pop up menu. MENU key Displays menu. MENU page 16) ZOOM key Changes the map scale. ZOOM page 29) DIM key Switches the display to day mode or night mode.

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    Names and Functions Mazda RX-8 MENU key Displays menu. MENU page 16) VOICE key lInitiates vocal guidance for route VOICE maneuvers. lAdjusts screen quality. page 28)

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    Joystick lSelects items ENTER by tilting it up, down, right, and left. lScrolls map. POS (Position) key Displays your current position. ZOOM key Changes the map scale. ZOOM page 29) ENTER key ENTER lExecutes a selected item. lDisplays pop up menu. RET key Returns to the previous screen.

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    1 hour. Wipe the condensation off the map disc with a soft cloth. If the unit does not operate correctly after 1 hour, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. TILT When the TILT...

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    Read CAUTION carefully, and select and press ENTER lThe Current Position screen appears. Note lYou can select the language by select selected language using Language Selection. ( lThe CAUTION screen remains on the display unless you select Removing the Map Disc When the ignition switch is in the ACC position and press EJECT Select the buttons by using Joystick and press...

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    Menu Menu appears when pressing MENU Destination Entry and Route Search ( Address Book ( page 46) Cancel Guidance ( page 41) Route Options ( page 42) Volume ( page 50) Set Clock ( page 17) Navigation Set Up ( page 18) page 30)

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    Set Clock The current time is set using this function. Since time notification is provided by a GPS satellite. Before Steps MENU Open the [SET CLOCK] screen Select 12-hour display. Select and similarly, select hour. How to exit Note Minutes and seconds are adjusted by the GPS, however, it is necessary to adjust hours under the following conditions: lDriving across different time zones lDaylight saving time start and end...

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    Navigation Set Up lYou can alter the map display conditions, the route guidance conditions and show the system information. Stop your vehicle before the following operations. Do not change the settings and destination locations while driving. Minimize the time spent viewing the monitor screen and listening to the voice guidance while driving. Warning Operating the system will distract the driver from looking ahead of the vehicle and may cause an accident.

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    Navigation Set Up MENU Before Steps ENTER Open the [USER SETTINGS] screen select ENTER select Map Color Select a screen color from Map Mode Auto : The display will automatically switch between Day and Night illumination mode when the headlights are turned off and on respectively.

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    Navigation Set Up MENU Before Steps Open the [USER SETTINGS] screen select ENTER select ENTER Arrival Time The time which is displayed until reaching the destination or a way point can be set as an estimated arrival time or the remaining time.

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    Navigation Set Up This function allows you set the categories on the area displayed when the (Point of Interest) menu is selected on the map. Quick POI enables you store up to six different kinds of categories which you use most regularly. MENU ENTER select...

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    Navigation Set Up Language You can change the language of the menu and the voice guidance. select MENU ENTER ENTER Before Steps select ENTER ENTER Open the [LANGUAGE] screen Select your preferred language from the list.

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    Navigation Set Up MENU Before Steps ENTER Open the [MAP CONFIGURATION] screen Map Configuration select ENTER select Map Screen Select single or dual map display. Single map Turn Guidance Turn Arrow (on first screen) While using route guidance, the directions for the next junction where you have to turn are shown as a Turn Arrow in the upper right.

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    Navigation Set Up This function allows you to correct any error in the position or direction of your vehicle display. Before Steps MENU Adjusting Current Position and Direction select ENTER Open the [Calibrate Position] screen Distance This function automatically corrects any error in the display of the current position that might occur after tire replacement.

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    select ENTER ENTER ENTER Map Version The map and software version numbers can be confirmed using this function. select ENTER ENTER Map and software versions are now displayed.

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    Navigation Set Up This function replaces all the settings in the mobile navigation system with the initial default settings. Before Steps Open the [SYSTEM DEFAULTS] screen If you execute Restore System Defaults, all of your stored setting data will be deleted. [Default List] Item Menu names...

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    Screen Names and Functions Screens Before Setting Route ENTER Returns after a few seconds. (1) Map Orientation control page 29) (2) GPS (Global Positioning System) marker page 52) (3) Clock Clock will be displayed when you set up Clock on Navigation Set Up On. (4) Vehicle marker Shows the current position and direction of your vehicle.

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    This selection can only be done when the headlights are on. Press to switch between day and night modes. ENTER lThe screen can be returned to the daytime screen while the headlights or running lights are . (Mazda 3 only) on using Screen adjustments and settings and the screen will disappear.

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    Screen change Do not keep your eyes fixed on the monitor screen or operate the system while driving Do not change the settings and destination locations while driving. Minimize the time Warning spent viewing the monitor screen and listening to the voice guidance while driving. Operating the system will distract the driver from looking ahead of the vehicle and may cause an accident.

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    Destination Entry and Route Search lYou can set the destination using various methods provided by the system. Before Steps MENU Open the [DESTINATION ENTRY] Menu Change (Change Search Area) Open the [DESTINATION ENTRY] Menu Address select ENTER Select Select When narrowing down to city name Select When narrowing...

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    Do not keep your eyes fixed on the monitor screen or operate the system while driving. Do not change the settings and destination locations while driving. Minimize the time spent viewing the monitor screen and listening to the voice guidance while driving. Operating the system Warnings will distract the driver from looking ahead of the vehicle and may cause an accident.

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    Destination Entry and Route Search Open the [DESTINATION ENTRY] Menu Point of interest When entering Select the destination point directly Select When narrowing down to city name Select When narrowing down to category name Select When narrowing down to the nearest facility Select When narrowing...

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    Cancel the city selection. Select the city name Displays list from the of 5 city list names nearest the current position. Enter the Select the city name city name Displays the and select from the city name list input screen. Select the category name from...

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    Destination Entry and Route Search Select When stopped Displays the police station select screen. Displays the hospital select screen. Emergency When driving Sets the destination to the nearest police station automatically. Sets the destination to the nearest hospital automatically.

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    Select the sort methods : Sorts the police station or the hospital by Distance. : Sorts the police station or the hospital by name. Select the name from Select the list...

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    Destination Entry and Route Search Before Steps MENU Open the [DESTINATION Memory Point ENTRY] Menu Home Preset Destination Previous Destination Intersection Freeway On/ Off Ramp Coordinates Select from select ENTER Select Select Select Select Select Select Select Select...

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    Select the desired Memory Point : Display up to five previous suggestions. : Display the five previous suggestions. : The order of the displayed list can be changed. Select the desired Preset Destination. Select the Previous Destination. Enter/Select the Enter/Select the 2nd 1st street name street name Enter/Select the...

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    Quick POI lYou can select one of the Six Categories on the menu or List Categories and then select the POI(s) to be displayed on the map. Before Steps ENTER Open the [QUICK POI] Displaying POI(s) on a Local Search Deleting Markers Displaying POI(s) on a Map (...

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    Character Entry Select the first several characters on the screen. (Step 1) Select To enter the street name, city name, and : Move the cursor to the previous other. position and delete a character. : The list appears. Examples Street: CANAL Enter by selecting characters: Street: MAIN STREET Enter by selecting characters:...

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    Direct Destination Input Direct Destination Input Operate after Step 3 of [Direct Destination Input] Selecting Route Position the ENTER cursor on your destination on the map Scroll the map and change the map scale if necessary. ENTER Select ENTER Select Route calculation will be carried out and the entire route will be displayed on the map.

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    Chinese Continental Fast Food French Italian Japanese Mexican Seafood Thai Other Restaurants Shopping Grocery Store Shopping Mall Automotive Automobile Club Gas Station Parking Auto Service & Maintenance Delete MENU destination ENTER Travel Bus Station Ferry Terminal Hotel Rental Car Agency...

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    Route Options Before Steps MENU Open the [ROUTE OPTIONS] Menu Route Preferences Modification of Destination or Way Point Positions Deletion of Destination or Way Points Detour Turn List lDuring route guidance you can change the route options, stop or check the route. select ENTER Select...

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    Do not keep your eyes fixed on the monitor screen or operate the system while driving Do not change the settings and destination locations while driving. Minimize the time spent viewing the monitor screen and listening to the voice guidance while driving. Operating the system Warning will distract the driver from looking ahead of the vehicle and may cause an accident.

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    Route Options Before Steps MENU Open the [ROUTE OPTIONS] Menu Display Preview Route Preview select ENTER Select ENTER Select...

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    Use the buttons displayed on-screen to carry out a simulation run. : Move the start point. : Carry out a simulation run in the direction of the start point. When the Simulation starts the button will be displayed as , and when selected, it will cause the Simulation to advance quickly. : Stop the simulation run.

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    Address Book Before Steps MENU Open the Memory Point [ADDRESS Storage BOOK] Memory Point Confirmation Modification Preset Destinations or Home storage Memory Point Deletion All Memory Point Deletion Displays Icons at Memory Points lYou can, edit, or delete any marked point. select ENTER Select...

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    Set a memory point using your preferred method. Select a memory point to be modified Select a memory point to be stored Allows the storage in Preset category to be changed. Select the Destinations or button corresponding Home. to the new category. Select a memory point to be deleted.

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    Address Book Before Steps MENU Open the Avoid Area [ADDRESS Storage BOOK] Avoid Area Confirmation Modification Avoid Area Deletion All Avoid Area Deletion Category Name Modification Previous Destination Deletion All Preset Destination Deletion select ENTER Select Select...

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    Select an avoid area using your preferred method. Select an avoid area to be modified. Select an avoid area to be deleted. Cancel the deletion. Select a destination to be deleted. : The order of the displayed list can be changed.

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    Volume Adjustment You can adjust the volume control for the voice guidance. Before Steps Open the [VOLUME] screen select MENU ENTER Select the appropriate button to set the volume between (maximum). :Sound output will be muted. Press the current vehicle position screen. ENTER (minimum) and button to return to the...

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    Precautions/System Performance The navigation system is just a support system for the driver. The driver should always pay attention to the traffic situation to safely make decisions. You may be unable at times to arrive at your destination due to out-of-date information Warnings on a map disc.

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    lIf you are using the system for the first time, or if you have not used it for some time, it takes about 5 minutes (or about 2 minutes in open areas) to calculate your vehicle’s position. GPS signal reception is poor in the following places In tunnels lThe GPS satellites are controlled by the U.S.

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    Precautions/System Performance In the following situations, your vehicle position may not be displayed correctly on the map. But, as you keep driving, your vehicle position will be automatically corrected utilizing map matching and GPS data. Running on an Making a turn after elevated road driving on a long straight road...

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    The navigation system is just a support system for the driver. The driver should always pay attention to the traffic situation to safely make decisions. You may be unable to arrive at your destination due to out-of-date information on a map disc. You should be especially careful Warning when selecting an urgent destination such as a hospital or a police station.

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    There may be some problems due to operational errors or mistakes. Please read this manual again and verify that there really is a problem before calling an Expert Dealer, we recommend an Authorized Mazda Dealer to ask for repair services. Symptom No picture lCheck if a fuse has blown.

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    Symptom No GPS symbols are displayed The vehicle position is not displayed No voice guidance Buttons on the remote control do not beep Check point lGPS signals may not be received because of obstructions. After moving the vehicle away from obstructions, the GPS signals can be received.

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    Troubleshooting Error message lThe disc is not installed. Please insert a MAP DVD. MAP DVD-Read Error lThe disc is wet, dirty, scratched, or upside down, or the disc The disc installed is not a MAP DVD. Solution Check if the disk is installed. If installed, check if the installed disk is correct.

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    Never use solvents such as benzene and thinners, they could mar the surface of the unit. Map disc If you require the latest map disc, consult an Expert Dealer, we recommend an Authorized Mazda Dealer. How to hold the disc lDo not touch the underside of the disc.

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