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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
3. Pull the fuse straight out with the
Replacing the fuses under the hood
fuse puller provided on the fuse
If the headlights or other electrical
block located in the engine
components do not work and the fuses
compartment.
in the cabin are normal, inspect the
fuse block under the hood.
If a fuse is blown, it must be replaced.
Follow these steps:
1. Make sure the ignition is switched
off, and other switches are off.
2. Remove the fuse block cover.
4. Inspect the fuse and replace it if it is
blown.
1. Normal
3. If any fuse but the MAIN fuse is
2. Blown
blown, replace it with a new one of
the same amperage rating.
5. Insert a new fuse of the same
amperage rating, and make sure it
fits tightly. If it does not fit tightly,
have an expert install it. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
If you have no spare fuses, borrow
one of the same rating from a
circuit not essential to vehicle
operation, such as the audio or
1. Normal
accessory socket circuit.
2. Blown
CAUTION
Always replace a fuse with a
genuine Mazda fuse or equivalent
of the same rating. Otherwise, you
may damage the electric system.
6. Reinstall the cover and make sure
that it is securely installed.
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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
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
replacement could cause an
electrical shock or a short circuit
resulting in a fire.
4. Reinstall the cover and make sure
that it is securely installed.
6-41
Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
Fuse Panel Description
Fuse block (Engine compartment)
FUSE RAT-
No.
PROTECTED COMPONENT
ING
F1
F2
20 A
Windshield wiper de-icer*
F3
30 A
Engine control system
F4
20 A
S-VT
F5
40 A
Engine control system
F6
F7
20 A
Fuel pump
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*Some models.
Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
FUSE RAT-
No.
PROTECTED COMPONENT
ING
F8
15 A
Engine control system
F9
15 A
Transmission control system*
F10
15 A
Engine control system
F11
7.5 A
Air conditioner
F12
15 A
Engine control system
F13
F14
20 A
Front seat warmer*
F15
F16
15 A
For protection of various circuits
F17
F18
15 A
For protection of various circuits
F19
60 A
Power steering system
F20
15 A
Headlight (LH) 1
F21
15 A
Headlight (RH) 1
F22
15 A
Keyless system
F23
30 A
ABS, Dynamic stability control system
F24
15 A
Headlight (LH) 2
F25
15 A
Headlight (RH) 2
F26
7.5 A
On board diagnostics
F27
25 A
For protection of various circuits
F28
25 A
For protection of various circuits
F29
15 A
Windshield washer
F30
15 A
Accessory sockets
F31
15 A
Horn
F32
F33
F34
F35
50A
ABS, Dynamic stability control system
F36
F37
40 A
Rear window defogger
F38
50 A
For protection of various circuits
F39
F40
40 A
Air conditioner
*Some models.
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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
FUSE RAT-
No.
PROTECTED COMPONENT
ING
F41
F42
20 A
Windshield wipers
F43
30 A
Cooling fan*
F44
30 A
Starter
F45
10 A
Engine control system
F46
15 A
Audio
F47
15 A
For protection of various circuits
F48
7.5 A
Air bag
F49
15 A
Instrument cluster
F50
15 A
Room light
F51
25 A
Audio
F52
10 A
Moonroof*
F53
15 A
Engine control system
F54
15 A
i-ACTIVSENSE
F55
F56
15 A
Electric water pump*
6-44
*Some models.
Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
Fuse block (Left side)
FUSE RAT-
No.
PROTECTED COMPONENT
ING
F1
F2
F3
F4
15 A
Power door locks (Driver)
F5
15 A
Power door locks (Passenger)
F6
F7
F8
F9
30 A
Power windows (Driver)
F10
30 A
Power windows (Passenger)
F11
30 A
Power seat (Driver)*
F12
F13
15 A
Audio
F14
F15
15 A
Liftgate lock
*Some models.
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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
FUSE RAT-
No.
PROTECTED COMPONENT
ING
F16
15 A
Illumination
F17
10 A
Brake lights
F18
10 A
Reverse lights
F19
10 A
Rear turn signal lights
F20
10 A
Taillights
F21
10 A
Taillights
F22
7.5 A
Air bag*
F23
6-46
*Some models.
Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
Damage Caused by Bird Dropping,
Exterior Care
Insects, or Tree Sap
Exterior Care
Occurrence
The paintwork on your Mazda
Bird droppings contain acids. If these
represents the latest technical
are not removed they can eat away the
developments in composition and
clear and color base coat of the
methods of application.
vehicle's paintwork.
Environmental hazards, however, can
When insects stick to the paint surface
harm the paint's protective properties,
and decompose, corrosive compounds
if proper care is not taken.
form. These can erode the clear and
color base coat of the vehicle's
Here are some examples of possible
paintwork if they are not removed.
damage, with tips on how to prevent
them.
Tree sap will harden and adhere
permanently to the paint finish. If you
Etching Caused by Acid Rain or
scratch the sap off while it is hard,
Industrial Fallout
some vehicle paint could come off
Occurrence
with it.
Industrial pollutants and vehicle
Prevention
emissions drift into the air and mix
It is necessary to have your Mazda
with rain or dew to form acids. These
washed and waxed to preserve its
acids can settle on a vehicle's finish. As
finish according to the instructions in
the water evaporates, the acid
this section. This should be done as
becomes concentrated and can
soon as possible.
damage the finish.
And the longer the acid remains on the
Bird droppings can be removed with a
surface, the greater the chance is for
soft sponge and water. If you are
damage.
traveling and these are not available, a
Prevention
moistened tissue may also take care of
the problem. The cleaned area should
It is necessary to wash and wax your
be waxed according to the instructions
vehicle to preserve its finish according
in this section.
to the instructions in this section.
Insects and tree sap are best removed
These steps should be taken
with a soft sponge and water or a
immediately after you suspect that acid
commercially available chemical
rain has settled on your vehicle's finish.
cleaner.
Another method is to cover the
affected area with dampened
newspaper for 1 to 2 hours. After
removing the newspaper, rinse off the
loosened debris with water.
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Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
Water Marks
Chipped paint can lead to rust
forming on your Mazda. Before this
Occurrence
happens, repair the damage by using
Rain, fog, dew, and even tap water can
Mazda touch-up paint according to
contain harmful minerals such as salt
the instructions in this section.
and lime. If moisture containing these
Failure to repair the affected area
minerals settles on the vehicle and
could lead to serious rusting and
evaporates, the minerals will
expensive repairs.
concentrate and harden to form white
rings. The rings can damage your
Follow all label and container
vehicle's finish.
directions when using a chemical
Prevention
cleaner or polish. Read all warnings
and cautions.
It is necessary to wash and wax your
vehicle to preserve its finish according
Maintaining the Finish
to the instructions in this section.
Washing
These steps should be taken
immediately after you find water marks
on your vehicle's finish.
CAUTION
Paint Chipping
¾ Before lifting the windshield wiper
blades off the windshield, always
Occurrence
follow the procedure for moving the
Paint chipping occurs when gravel
windshield wiper blades. Otherwise,
thrown in the air by another vehicle's
a wiper blade, wiper arm, or the
tires hits your vehicle.
hood could be damaged.
Refer to the Replacing Windshield
How to avoid paint chipping
Wiper Blades (page 6-23) section for
Keeping a safe distance between you
the procedure on how to move the
and the vehicle ahead reduces the
windshield wiper blades to the
chances of having your paint chipped
service position.
by flying gravel.
¾ When the ignition is switched ON
and the wiper lever is in the AUTO
NOTE
position, the windshield wipers may
The paint chipping zone varies with
operate automatically in the
the speed of the vehicle. For
following cases:
example, when traveling at 90 km/h
(56 mph), the paint chipping zone is
¾ The area of the windshield above
the rain sensor is touched or wiped
50 m (164 ft).
In low temperatures a vehicle's finish
with a cloth.
¾ The windshield or the rain sensor
hardens. This increases the chance of
paint chipping.
area in the cabin is hit.
6-48
Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
When the ignition is switched ON
The vehicle is washed with a rough,
and the wiper lever is in the AUTO
dry, or dirty cloth.
position, do not touch the
The vehicle is washed at a car wash
windshield or the windshield wipers
that uses brushes that are dirty or too
Otherwise, the windshield wipers
stiff.
will operate automatically which
Cleansers or wax containing
could catch your fingers or damage
abrasives are used.
the windshield wipers.
When removing ice or snow, or
NOTE
cleaning the windshield, always
Mazda is not responsible for
make sure the wiper lever is in the
scratches caused by automatic car
OFF position.
washes or improper washing.
¾ Do not spray water in the engine
Scratches are more noticeable on
compartment. Otherwise, it could
vehicles with darker paint finishes.
result in engine-starting problems or
To minimize scratches on the vehicle's
damage to electrical parts.
paint finish:
¾ When washing and waxing the
vehicle, be careful not to apply
Rinse off any dirt or other foreign
excessive force to any single area of
matter using lukewarm or cold water
the vehicle roof or the antenna.
before washing.
Otherwise, you could dent the
Use plenty of lukewarm or cold
vehicle or damage the antenna.
water and a soft cloth when washing
¾ Make sure that the fuel-filler lid is
the vehicle. Do not use a nylon cloth.
closed and lock the doors.
Rub gently when washing or drying
Otherwise, the fuel-filler lid may be
the vehicle.
forcefully opened by water pressure
Take your vehicle only to a car wash
causing damage to the vehicle or
that keeps its brushes well
fuel-filler lid.
maintained.
Do not use abrasive cleansers or wax
To help protect the finish from rust and
that contain abrasives.
deterioration, wash your Mazda
thoroughly and frequently, at least
once a month, with lukewarm or cold
CAUTION
water.
¾ Do not use steel wool, abrasive
cleaners, or strong detergents
If the vehicle is washed improperly, the
containing highly alkaline or caustic
paint surface could be scratched. Here
agents on chrome-plated or
are some examples of how scratching
anodized aluminum parts. This may
could occur.
damage the protective coating; also,
cleaners and detergents may discolor
Scratches occur on the paint surface
or deteriorate the paint.
when:
Pay special attention to removing salt,
The vehicle is washed without first
dirt, mud, and other foreign material
rinsing off dirt and other foreign
from the underside of the fenders, and
matter.
make sure the drain holes in the lower
6-49
Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
edges of the doors and rocker panels
force of the spray could damage or
are clean.
deform the molding, affect the
sealability of parts, and allow water to
Insects, tar, tree sap, bird droppings,
penetrate the interior. Keep a sufficient
industrial fallout, and similar deposits
space (30 cm (12 in) or more)
can damage the finish if not removed
between the nozzle and the vehicle. In
immediately. When prompt washing
addition, do not spend too much time
with plain water is ineffective, use a
spraying the same area of the vehicle,
mild soap made for use on vehicles.
and be very careful when spraying
between gaps in doors and around
Thoroughly rinse off all soap with
windows.
lukewarm or cold water. Do not allow
Waxing
soap to dry on the finish.
Your vehicle needs to be waxed when
After washing the vehicle, dry it with a
water no longer beads on the finish.
clean chamois to prevent water spots
Always wash and dry the vehicle before
from forming.
waxing it. In addition to the vehicle
body, wax the metal trim to maintain
WARNING
its luster.
Dry off brakes that have become wet
1. Use wax which contains no
by driving slowly, releasing the
abrasives.
accelerator pedal and lightly applying
Wax containing abrasives will
the brakes several times until the
remove paints and could damage
brake performance returns to normal:
bright metal parts.
Driving with wet brakes is dangerous.
2. Use a good grade of natural wax for
Increased stopping distance or the
metallic, mica, and solid colors.
vehicle pulling to one side when
3. When waxing, coat evenly with the
braking could result in a serious
sponge supplied or a soft cloth.
accident. Light braking will indicate
4. Wipe off the wax with a soft cloth.
whether the brakes have been
NOTE
affected.
A spot remover to remove oil, tar, and
When using an automatic car wash
similar materials will usually also take
off the wax. Rewax these areas even if
Retract the door mirrors.
the rest of the vehicle does not need it.
The automatic car wash brushes
could reduce the paint luster or
Repairing Damage to the Finish
hasten paint deterioration.
Deep scratches or chips on the finish
When using a high water pressure car
should be repaired promptly. Exposed
wash
metal quickly rusts and can lead to
major repairs.
High water temperature and high
water pressure car washers are
available depending on the type of car
wash machine. If the car washer nozzle
is put too close to the vehicle, the
6-50
Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
Underbody Maintenance
CAUTION
Road chemicals and salt used for ice
If your Mazda is damaged and needs
and snow removal and solvents used
metal parts repaired or replaced, make
for dust control may collect on the
sure the body shop applies
underbody. If not removed, they will
anti-corrosion materials to all parts,
speed up rusting and deterioration of
both repaired and new. This will
such underbody parts as fuel lines,
prevent them from rusting.
frame, floor pan, and exhaust system,
Bright-Metal Maintenance
even though these parts may be coated
with anti-corrosive material.
Use tar remover to remove road tar
and insects. Never do this with a
Thoroughly flush the underbody and
knife or similar tool.
wheel housings with lukewarm or cold
To prevent corrosion on bright-metal
water at the end of each winter. Try
surfaces, apply wax or chrome
also to do this every month.
preservative and rub it to a high
luster.
Pay special attention to these areas
During cold weather or in coastal
because they easily hide mud and dirt.
areas, cover bright-metal parts with a
It will do more harm than good to wet
coating of wax or preservative
down the road grime without
heavier than usual. It would also help
removing it.
to coat them with noncorrosive
petroleum jelly or some other
The lower edges of doors, rocker
protective compound.
panels, and frame members have drain
holes that should not be clogged.
CAUTION
Water trapped there will cause rusting.
Do not use steel wool, abrasive
WARNING
cleaners, or strong detergents
containing highly alkaline or caustic
Dry off brakes that have become wet
agents on chrome-plated or anodized
by driving slowly, releasing the
aluminum parts. This may result in
accelerator pedal and lightly applying
damage to the protective coating and
the brakes several times until the
cause discoloration or paint
brake performance returns to normal:
deterioration.
Driving with wet brakes is dangerous.
Increased stopping distance or the
vehicle pulling to one side when
braking could result in a serious
accident. Light braking will indicate
whether the brakes have been
affected.
6-51
Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
Aluminum Wheel Maintenance*
Plastic Part Maintenance
A protective coating is provided over
When cleaning the plastic lenses of
the aluminum wheels. Special care is
the lights, do not use gasoline,
needed to protect this coating.
kerosene, rectified spirit, paint,
thinner, highly acidic detergents, or
CAUTION
strongly alkaline detergents.
Otherwise, these chemical agents
Do not use any detergent other than
can discolor or damage the surfaces
mild detergent. Before using any
resulting in a significant loss in
detergent, verify the ingredients.
functionality. If plastic parts become
Otherwise, the product could discolor
inadvertently exposed to any of these
or stain the aluminum wheels.
chemical agents, flush with water
immediately.
NOTE
If plastic parts such as the bumpers
become inadvertently exposed to
Do not use a wire brush or any
abrasive cleaner, polishing
chemical agents or fluids such as
gasoline, oil, engine coolant, or
compound, or solvent on aluminum
wheels. They may damage the
battery fluid, it could cause
discoloration, staining, or paint
coating.
Always use a sponge or soft cloth to
peeling. Wipe off any such chemical
agents or fluids using a soft cloth
clean the wheels.
Rinse the wheels thoroughly with
immediately.
High water temperature and high
lukewarm or cold water. Also, be
sure to clean the wheels after driving
water pressure car washers are
available depending on the type of
on dusty or salted roads to help
prevent corrosion.
high pressure car washer device. If
the car washer nozzle is put too
Avoid washing your vehicle in an
automatic car wash that uses
close to the vehicle or aimed at one
area for an extended period of time,
high-speed or hard brushes.
it could deform plastic parts or
damage the paint.
Do not use wax containing
compounds (polish). Otherwise, it
could result in paint damage.
In addition, do not use an electrical
or air tool to apply wax. Otherwise,
the frictional heat generated could
result in deformation of plastic parts
or paint damage.
6-52
*Some models.
Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
3. Before retracting seat belts which
Interior Care
have been pulled out for cleaning,
dry them off thoroughly and make
Interior Care
sure there is no remaining moisture
on them.
WARNING
WARNING
Do not spray water into the vehicle
cabin:
If a seat belt appears frayed or has
Spraying water into the vehicle cabin is
abrasions, have it replaced by an
dangerous as electrical devices such as
Authorized Mazda Dealer:
the audio and switches could get wet
If a seat belt is used under such a
resulting in a malfunction or vehicle
condition, it cannot function at its full
fire.
capacity which could result in serious
injury or death.
NOTE
Use a mild detergent to remove
Do not wipe the interior using
soiling from a seat belt:
alcohol, chlorine bleach, or organic
If organic solvents are used for cleaning
solvents such as thinner, benzene,
the seat belts or they become stained
and gasoline. Otherwise, it may
or bleached, there is the possibility of
cause discoloration or stains.
them becoming weakened and as a
Rubbing hard with a stiff brush or
result, they may not function at their
cloth may cause damage.
full capacity which could cause serious
If the vehicle interior becomes soiled
injury or death.
by any of the following, wipe it off
immediately using a soft cloth.
NOTE
Leaving it uncleaned could cause
Clean seat belts diligently if they get
discoloration, stains, cracks, or peeling
dirty. Leaving them uncleaned will
of the coating, and it will make it hard
make it difficult to clean them later,
to wipe off later.
and it may affect the smooth retracting
of the seat belt.
Beverage or fragrance
Grease or oil
Vinyl Upholstery Maintenance
Soiling
Remove dust and dirt from the vinyl
Seat Belt Maintenance
upholstery using a brush or vacuum.
1. Clean the soiled area by lightly
Remove soiling from vinyl upholstery
using a leather and vinyl upholstery
dabbing it with a soft cloth soaked
in a mild detergent (approx. 5%)
cleaner.
diluted with water.
2. Wipe off the remaining detergent
using a cloth soaked in clean water
and wrung out well.
6-53
Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
Upholstery Maintenance
If the leather upholstery gets wet,
promptly remove moisture with a dry
1.
Clean the soiled area by lightly
cloth. Remaining moisture on the
dabbing it with a soft cloth soaked
surface may cause deterioration such
in a mild detergent (approx. 5%)
as hardening and shrinkage.
diluted with water.
Exposure to direct sunlight for long
2.
Wipe off the remaining detergent
periods may cause deterioration and
using a cloth soaked in clean water
shrinkage. When parking the car
and wrung out well.
under direct sunlight for long
periods, shade the interior using
Leather Upholstery Maintenance*
sunshades.
1.
Remove dust and sand using a
Do not leave vinyl products on the
vacuum cleaner.
leather upholstery for long periods.
2.
Wipe off the soiled area with a soft
They may affect the leather quality
cloth and a suitable, special cleaner
and coloring. If the cabin
or a soft cloth soaked in a mild
temperature becomes hot, the vinyl
detergent (about 5%) diluted with
may deteriorate and adhere to the
water.
genuine leather.
3.
Wipe off the remaining detergent
using a cloth soaked in clean water
Plastic Part Maintenance
and wrung out well.
4.
Remove moisture with a dry, soft
CAUTION
cloth and allow the leather to
further dry in a well-ventilated,
Do not use polishing agents.
shaded area. If the leather gets wet
Depending on the product ingredients,
such as from rain, remove the
they could cause discoloration, stains,
moisture and dry it as soon as
cracks or peeling of the coating.
possible.
Instrument Panel Top (Soft pad)
NOTE
Maintenance
Because genuine leather is a natural
Extremely soft material is used for the
material, its surface is not uniform
soft pad surface. If the soft pad surface
and it may have natural scars,
is rubbed harshly with a dry cloth, it
scratches, and wrinkles.
could result in the surface being
To maintain the quality for as long as
damaged and leaving white scratch
possible, periodical maintenance,
marks.
about twice a year, is recommended.
1. Wipe the soiled area with a soft
If the leather upholstery comes into
cloth soaked in a mild detergent
contact with any of the following,
(approx. 5%) diluted with water.
clean it immediately.
2. Wipe off the remaining detergent
Leaving it uncleaned could cause
using a cloth soaked in clean water
premature wear, mold, or stains.
and wrung out well.
Sand or dirt
Grease or oil, such as hand cream
Alcohol, such as in cosmetic or
hair dressing items
6-54
*Some models.
Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
Active Driving Display
Cleaning the Window Interiors
Maintenance*
If the windows become covered with
The dust-proof sheet has a coating.
an oily, greasy, or waxy film, clean
When cleaning, do not use a hard or
them with glass cleaner. Follow the
rough-surface cloth, or cleaning
directions on the container.
detergent. In addition, if a chemical
solvent gets on the active driving
CAUTION
display, wipe it off immediately. The
¾ Do not scrape or scratch the inside
dust-proof sheet could be damaged
of the window glass. It could
and the surface coating could be
damage the thermal filaments and
scratched. Use a fine, soft cloth such as
the antenna lines.
those used for cleaning eyeglasses.
¾ When washing the inside of the
NOTE
window glass, use a soft cloth
Use of compressed air when cleaning
dampened in lukewarm water, gently
the dust-proof sheet is recommended.
wiping the thermal filaments and the
antenna lines.
Panel Maintenance
Use of glass cleaning products could
If a panel becomes soiled, wipe it off
damage the thermal filaments and
with a soft cloth soaked in clean water
the antenna lines.
and thoroughly wrung out.
Cleaning the Floor Mats
If some areas require further cleaning,
use the following procedure:
Rubber floor mats should be cleaned
1. Wipe the soiled area with a soft
with mild soap and water only.
cloth soaked in a mild detergent
(approx. 5 %) diluted with water.
WARNING
2. Wipe off the remaining detergent
using a cloth soaked in clean water
Do not use rubber cleaners, such as
and wrung out well.
tire cleaner or tire shine, when
cleaning rubber floor mats:
NOTE
Cleaning the rubber floor mats with
Be particularly careful when cleaning
rubber cleaning products makes the
shiny surface panels and metallic parts
floor mats slippery.
such as plating as they can be
This may cause an accident when
scratched easily.
depressing the accelerator, brake, or
clutch (Manual transmission) pedal or
when getting in or out of the vehicle.
After removing the floor mats for
cleaning, always reinstall them securely
(page 3-48).
*Some models.
6-55
MEMO
6-56
If Trouble Arises
7
Helpful information on what to do if a problem arises with the
vehicle.
Parking in an Emergency
7-2
Warning/Indicator Lights and
Parking in an Emergency
7-2
Warning Sounds
7-27
If a Warning Light Turns On or
Flashes
7-27
Flat Tire
7-3
Message Indicated on Multi-
Spare Tire and Tool Storage
information Display
7-40
............................................ 7-3
Warning Sound is
Changing a Flat Tire
7-7
Activated
7-43
Battery Runs Out
7-17
When Liftgate/Trunk Lid Cannot be
Jump-Starting
7-17
Opened
7-49
When Liftgate/Trunk Lid Cannot
Emergency Starting
7-20
be Opened
7-49
Starting a Flooded Engine
7-20
Push-Starting
7-20
Active Driving Display Does Not
Operate
7-51
Overheating
7-21
If the Active Driving Display Does
Overheating
7-21
Not Operate*
7-51
Emergency Towing
7-23
Windshield Wipers Operate at High
Towing Description
7-23
Speed
7-52
Tiedown Hooks*
7-24
Windshield Wipers Operate at
High Speed
7-52
*Some models.
7-1
If Trouble Arises
Parking in 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 when near it.
Depress the hazard warning flasher
and all the turn signals will flash. The
hazard warning indicator lights in the
instrument cluster flash simultaneously.
NOTE
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.
7-2
If Trouble Arises
Flat Tire
4. Jack
Spare Tire and Tool
5. Spare tire hold-down bolt
Storage
6. Spare tire
7. Lug wrench
Spare Tire and Tool Storage
Type B
Spare tire and tools are stored in the
locations illustrated in the diagram.
4-Door
1. Tiedown eyelet*
2. Spare tire hold-down bolt
3. Flat tire hold-down bolt
4. Jack lever
1. Tiedown eyelet*
5. Jack
2. Spare tire hold-down bolt
6. Spare tire
3. Jack lever
7. Lug wrench
4. Flat tire hold-down bolt*
5. Jack
Jack
6. Lug wrench
To remove the jack
7. Spare tire
4-Door
5-Door
1. Remove the trunk mat.
Type A
1. Tiedown eyelet*
2. Flat tire hold-down bolt*
3. Jack lever
*Some models.
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2. Remove the cover.
2. Remove the jack.
3. Turn the wing bolt and jack screw
To secure the jack
counterclockwise.
4-Door
1. Insert the wing bolt into the jack
with the jack screw pointing to the
front and turn the wing bolt
clockwise to temporarily tighten it.
2. Turn the jack screw clockwise.
1. Wing bolt
2. jack screw
5-Door
1. Remove the luggage mat.
1. Wing bolt
2. jack screw
3. Turn the wing bolt completely to
secure the jack.
NOTE
If the jack is not completely secured, it
could rattle while driving. Make sure
the jack screw is sufficiently tightened.
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Flat Tire
5-Door
CAUTION
Perform the removal procedure in
¾ When using the temporary spare tire,
reverse.
driving stability may decrease
Maintenance
compared to when using only the
conventional tire. Drive carefully.
Always keep the jack clean.
¾ To avoid damage to the temporary
Make sure the moving parts are kept
spare tire or to the vehicle, observe
free from dirt or rust.
the following precautions:
Make sure the screw thread is
adequately lubricated.
¾ Do not exceed 80 km/h (50 mph).
¾ Avoid driving over obstacles. Also,
Spare Tire
do not drive through an automatic
Your Mazda has a temporary spare tire.
car wash. This tire's diameter is
The temporary spare tire is lighter and
smaller than a conventional tire, so
smaller than a conventional tire, and is
the ground clearance is reduced.
designed only for emergency use and
¾ Do not use a tire chain on this tire
should be used only for VERY short
because it will not fit properly.
periods. Temporary spare tires should
¾ Do not use your temporary spare
NEVER be used for long drives or
tire on any other vehicle, it has
extended periods.
been designed only for your
Mazda.
WARNING
¾ Use only one temporary spare tire
on your vehicle at the same time.
Do not install the temporary spare tire
To remove the spare tire
on the front wheels (driving wheels):
Driving with the temporary spare tire
4-Door
on one of the front driving wheels is
1. Remove the trunk mat.
dangerous. Handling will be affected.
You could lose control of the vehicle,
especially on ice or snow bound roads,
and have an accident. Move a regular
tire to the front wheel and install the
temporary spare tire to the rear.
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Flat Tire
2. Turn the spare tire hold-down bolt
2.
(Vehicles with sub-woofer)
counterclockwise and remove the
Uncouple the sub-woofer
spare tire.
connector.
1. Spare tire hold-down bolt
NOTE
NOTE
If the spare tire hold-down bolt
Extra strength may be required to
cannot be loosened, hold the edge
uncouple the connector. Be sure to
of the tire and turn it
squeeze the tab firmly.
counterclockwise until the spare
3.
(Vehicles with sub-woofer)
tire hold-down bolt rotates.
Turn the spare tire hold-down bolt
counterclockwise and remove the
5-Door
sub-woofer and the spare tire.
1. Remove the luggage mat.
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Flat Tire
(Vehicles without sub-woofer)
Changing a Flat Tire
Turn the spare tire hold-down bolt
counterclockwise and remove the
Changing a Flat Tire
spare tire.
NOTE
If the following occurs while driving, it
could indicate a flat tire.
Steering becomes difficult.
The vehicle begins to vibrate
excessively.
The vehicle pulls in one direction.
If you have a flat tire, drive slowly to a
level spot that is well off the road and
out of the way of traffic to change the
1. Spare tire hold-down bolt
tire.
Stopping in traffic or on the shoulder
NOTE
of a busy road is dangerous.
If the spare tire hold-down bolt
cannot be loosened, hold the edge
WARNING
of the tire and turn it
counterclockwise until the spare
Be sure to follow the directions for
tire hold-down bolt rotates.
changing a tire:
Changing a tire is dangerous if not
To secure the spare tire
done properly. The vehicle can slip off
Store the spare tire in the reverse order
the jack and seriously injure someone.
of removal. After storing, verify that the
No person should place any portion of
spare tire is stored securely.
their body under a vehicle that is
supported by a jack.
Never allow anyone inside a vehicle
supported by a jack:
Allowing someone to remain in a
vehicle supported by a jack is
dangerous. The occupant could cause
the vehicle to fall resulting in serious
injury.
NOTE
Make sure the jack is well lubricated
before using it.
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Flat Tire
1.
Park on a hard, level surface off the
Removing a Flat Tire
right-of-way and firmly set the
parking brake.
WARNING
2.
Put a vehicle with an automatic
transmission in Park (P), a manual
When jacking-up a vehicle, always
transmission in Reverse (R) or 1,
shift the shift lever to 1st or R position
and turn off the engine.
(manual transmission vehicle) or shift
3.
Turn on the hazard warning flasher.
the selector lever to P position
4.
Have passengers get out of the
(automatic transmission vehicle),
vehicle and away from the vehicle
apply the parking brake, and place
and traffic.
wheel blocks in the position
5.
Remove any luggage, the jack,
diagonally opposed to the jack:
tools, and spare tire (page 7-3).
Changing a flat tire without using
6.
Block the wheel diagonally
wheel blocks is dangerous because the
opposite the flat tire. When
vehicle may move and fall off the jack
blocking a wheel, place a tire block
even with the shift lever in 1st or R
both in front and behind the tire.
position, or the selector lever is in P
position, which could result in an
accident.
1. If your vehicle is equipped with a
wheel cover, pry off the wheel
cover with the beveled end of the
jack lever.
NOTE
When blocking a tire, use rocks or
wood blocks of sufficient size if
possible to hold the tire in place.
NOTE
Force the end of the jack lever
firmly between wheel and cover, or
removal will be difficult.
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Flat Tire
2. Loosen the lug nuts by turning them
CAUTION
counterclockwise one turn each,
Align the notch on the wheel cover
but do not remove any lug nuts
with the valve stem when installing
until the tire has been raised off the
it.
ground.
1. Notch
2. Tire valve
NOTE
If your Mazda is equipped with the
Damage could occur during
optional antitheft wheel lug nuts, a
installation if the wheel cover is not
special key must be used to unlock
properly aligned.
the locking lug nut for each wheel.
For details, refer to the Locking Lug
Nuts on page 7-11.
3. Place the jack on the ground.
4. Turn the jack screw in the direction
shown in the figure and adjust the
jack head so that it is close to the
jack-up position.
1. Jack head
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Flat Tire
5.
Place the jack under the jack-up
WARNING
position closest to the tire being
changed with the jack head
Use only the front and rear jacking
squarely under the jack-up point.
positions recommended in this
manual:
Attempting to jack the vehicle in
positions other than those
recommended in this manual is
dangerous. The vehicle could slip
off the jack and seriously injure or
even kill someone. Use only the
front and rear jacking positions
recommended in this manual.
Do not jack up the vehicle in a
1. Jacking position
position other than the designated
jack-up position or place any
6.
Continue raising the jack head
objects on or under the jack:
gradually by rotating the screw with
Jacking up the vehicle in a position
your hand until the jack head is
other than the designated jack-up
inserted into the jack-up position.
position or placing objects on or
under the jack is dangerous as it
could deform the vehicle body or
the vehicle could fall off the jack
resulting in an accident.
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
1. Tire blocks
under the jack is dangerous. The
2. Jacking position
jack could slip and someone could
be seriously injured by the jack or
the falling vehicle.
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Flat Tire
NOTE
WARNING
When raising the jack head into the
jacking position and aligning the
Do not jack up the vehicle higher
groove in the jack head with the rail
than is necessary:
under the vehicle body, the top of
Jacking up the vehicle higher than is
the jack head contacts the vehicle's
necessary is dangerous as it could
underbody without the rail
destabilize the vehicle resulting in
contacting the bottom of the
an accident.
groove.
7.
Insert the jack lever and attach the
Do not start the engine or shake
lug wrench to tire jack.
the vehicle while it is jacked up:
Starting the engine or shaking the
vehicle while it is jacked up is
dangerous as it could cause the
vehicle to fall off the jack resulting
in an accident.
Never go under the vehicle while it
is jacked up:
Going under the vehicle while it is
jacked up is dangerous as it could
result in death or serious injury if
the vehicle were to fall off the jack.
8.
Turn the jack handle clockwise and
9.
Remove the lug nuts by turning
raise the vehicle high enough so
them counterclockwise; then
that the spare tire can be installed.
remove the wheel and center cap.
Before removing the lug nuts, make
sure your Mazda is firmly in
Locking Lug Nuts
position and that it cannot slip or
move.
If your Mazda is equipped with the
optional antitheft wheel lug nuts, a
special key must be used to unlock the
locking lug nut for each wheel. The key
is stored in the glove compartment,
center console storage, storage box, or
trunk. Register the key and lug nuts
with the lock manufacturer by filling
out the registration card and mailing it
in using the accompanying envelope. If
the key is lost, consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer or use the lock
manufacturer’s order form to order a
new key.
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Flat Tire
Antitheft wheel lug nuts cannot be
Mounting the Spare Tire
installed on a steel wheel spare tire.
1. Remove dirt and grime from the
When installing a temporary spare tire,
mounting surfaces of the wheel and
use one of the original lug nuts in place
hub, including the hub bolts, with a
of the locking lug nut. The original lug
cloth.
nuts are stored inside your Mazda.
1. Antitheft lug nut
2. Special key
To remove an antitheft lug nut
WARNING
1. Obtain the special key for the
antitheft lug nut.
Make sure the mounting surfaces
2. Place the special key on top of the
of the wheel, hub and lug nuts are
antitheft lug nut, and be sure to
clean before changing or replacing
hold the key square to it. If you
tires:
hold the key at an angle, you may
When changing or replacing a tire,
damage both key and nut. Do not
not removing dirt and grime from
use a power impact wrench.
the mounting surfaces of the wheel,
3. Place the lug wrench on top of the
hub and hub bolts is dangerous.
key and apply pressure. Turn the
The lug nuts could loosen while
wrench counterclockwise.
driving and cause the tire to come
off, resulting in an accident.
To install the antitheft lug nut
2.
Mount the spare tire.
1. Place the special key on top of the
3.
Install the lug nuts with the beveled
nut, and be sure to hold the key
edge inward; tighten them by hand.
square to it. If you hold the key at
an angle, you may damage both key
and nut. Do not use a power
impact wrench.
2. Place the lug wrench on top of the
special key, apply pressure, and
turn it clockwise.
Nut tightening torque
108147 (1214,
N·m (kgf·m, ft·lbf)
80108)
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Flat Tire
WARNING
WARNING
Do not apply oil or grease to lug
Always securely and correctly
nuts and bolts and do not tighten
tighten the lug nuts:
the lug nuts beyond the
Improperly or loosely tightened lug
recommended tightening torque:
nuts are dangerous. The wheel
Applying oil or grease to lug nuts
could wobble or come off. This
and bolts is dangerous. The lug nuts
could result in loss of vehicle
could loosen while driving and
control and cause a serious
cause the tire to come off, resulting
accident.
in an accident. In addition, lug nuts
and bolts could be damaged if
Be sure to reinstall the same nuts
tightened more than necessary.
you removed or replace them with
4.
Turn the jack handle
metric nuts of the same
counterclockwise using the lug
configuration:
wrench and lower the vehicle.
Because the wheel studs and lug
5.
Use the lug wrench to tighten the
nuts on your Mazda have metric
nuts in the order shown.
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.
6.
(Aluminum wheel equipped
vehicle)
Remove the center cap by tapping
it from the backside of the wheel
using the lug wrench.
If you are unsure of how tight the
7.
Store the damaged tire in the trunk
nuts should be, have them
(4-door) or luggage compartment
inspected at an Authorized Mazda
(5-door).
Dealer.
Nut tightening torque
108147 (1214,
N·m (kgf·m, ft·lbf)
80108)
8. Secure the damaged tire to the
vehicle using the following method.
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Flat Tire
(Vehicles with flat tire hold-down
NOTE
bolt (excluding vehicles with
The longer bolt is used as the
sub-woofer for 5-door))
bolt for securing the flat tire,
1. Spread apart the tabs on the
and the shorter one is used as
spare tire hold-down bolt that
the bolt for securing the spare
was removed when removing
tire. When installing a bolt,
the spare tire and remove the
check the bolt's length.
bolt for securing the spare tire.
3. Secure the damaged tire to the
vehicle using the flat tire
hold-down bolt.
1. Tabs
2. Bolt for securing spare tire
(Vehicles with flat tire hold-down
3. Spare tire hold-down bolt
bolt and with sub-woofer for
5-door))
2. Remove the bolt for securing the
1. Remove the bolt for securing the
flat tire from its stored position
flat tire from its stored position.
and install it in place of the
2. Secure the damaged tire to the
removed spare tire hold-down
vehicle using the flat tire
bolt.
hold-down bolt.
1. Flat tire hold-down bolt
2. Sub-woofer
1. Bolt for securing the flat tire
2. Spare tire hold-down bolt
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Flat Tire
(Vehicles without flat tire
(Wheel cover)
hold-down bolt)
1. Align the notch on the wheel
1. Secure the damaged tire to the
cover with the tire valve of the
vehicle using the spare tire
wheel and install the wheel
hold-down bolt removed when
cover to the wheel.
removing the spare tire.
1. Notch
9. Place the trunk mat (4-door) or
2. Tire valve
luggage mat (5-door) on the
damaged tire.
CAUTION
Always align the notch on the
wheel cover with the tire valve
of the wheel. Otherwise, it
could cause damage to the
wheel cover and the tire valve.
(Center cap)
1. Align the center cap with the
center hole of the wheel and
install the center cap to the
wheel.
10.Remove the tire blocks and store
the tools and jack.
11.Check the inflation pressure. Refer
to Tires on page 9-10.
12.Have the flat tire repaired or
replaced as soon as possible.
13.After repairing or replacing the flat
tire, install the wheel cover
(vehicles with steel wheels) or
center cap (vehicles with aluminum
wheels) using the following
procedure.
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