Quick Tips
2003 Mazda
Mazda6
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Normal maintenance notes
Your Mazda comes with a 48
Rotate tires every 7,500 miles or
month/50,000-mile limited warranty
7,500 miles
A
sooner if needed; replace cabin air This Quick Tips® guide is provided
15,000 miles
filter every 25,000 miles or 24
A B
by Mazda North American
months
Operations to make your Mazda
22,500 miles
A
ownership experience more
A. Change: Engine oil/replace filter
30,000 miles
A B C
convenient. It is not intended to
Lube: Locks and hinges
37,500 miles
replace your Owner’s Manual.
A
D
B. Inspect: Disc brakes
If you have any questions about
45,000 miles
A
your vehicle, you are invited to
C. Inspect: Drive belts, fuel lines
52,500 miles
A
contact your local dealer.
and hoses, brake lines and
Or if you need additional help,
60,000 miles
hoses, steering operation and
A B C
E
feel free to call our
linkages, front suspension ball
67,500 miles
A
Customer Assistance Center
joints, driveshaft dust boots,
A
F
75,000 miles
at 1-800-222-5500
chassis and body bolts, exhaust
Monday through Friday,
system and heat shields
A
82,500 miles
9 a.m.- 4 :45 p.m., Pacific
D. Inspect: Drive belts (2.3 liter)
A
95,000 miles
9 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Eastern/Central
Replace: Air filter
Unique driving conditions*
Every 5,000 miles change oil/filter, E. Inspect: Hoses and tubes for
emission system
inspect coolant level, lights, brake/
©2002 Calcar, Quick Tips® is a trademark
of Calcar, made in USA 9/02 74.01M GL
clutch fluid, tire pressure/wear,
F. Replace: Spark plugs
Mazda North American Operations reserves
power steering fluid, locks/hinges
the right to change product specifications at
* See Owner’s Manual
any time without incurring obligations.
and washer fluid
MAZDA6
Quick Tips
®
Reference
Guide for
2003
Controls and
Functions
®
Quick Tips
2003 Mazda
Mazda6
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DRIVER’S VIEW
1
2 34 5 6 7
8
3
4
5
60
2
6
0
8
1
H
9
80
100
40
7
10
120
140
20
x1000rpm/m
11
5
12
13
F
160
C
E
1
0
26 25 10 24
23
2
14
15
3
4
22
16
P
R
27
21
28
20
N
D
Key
Operates ignition and
all locks
Tip: Use key number
plate to purchase new
key; store in safe place
Immobilizer system
Prevents engine from
running unless coded key
used; see Owner’s Manual
Remote keyless
entry system,
see Locks
LOCK
UN
LOCK
M
17
18
19
*Denotes optional equipment
1. Power window switches,
see Switches
2. Power door locks, see Locks
3. Dual power mirrors,
see Switches
4.
Traction Control
System*, see Under Hood
5. Air vents
6. Turn signal/lighting control
lever, see Driver Controls
7.
Instrument panel
lighting
To brighten/dim turn
thumb-wheel up/down
8. Horn/Air bag
9. Wiper/washer control
lever, see Driver Controls
10. Storage
11. Information display,
see Owner’s Manual
Tip: Dimmer cancel function
increases display intensity
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
Hazard warning
switch, Press on/off
Audio system,
see Audio Systems
Rear window defogger
Press on/off; shuts off with
ignition; also operates heated
side mirrors*
Climate control panel,
see Climate Controls
Gearshift lever (A/T)*,
see Transmission
Cup holder
Heated seats*,
see Interior Lights/Console
Console, see Interior
Lights/Console
Accessory socket
Parking brake lever,
see Interior Lights/Console
Cruise control,
see Driver Controls
23. Tilt/telescopic steeringwheel lever
Pull lever down to unlock column,
position tilt angle and length of
steering column position
Tip: Telescopic function
allows steering wheel to be
adjusted closer or farther
according to driver’s reach
24. Audio control switches*,
see Driver Controls
25.
Remote trunk-lid
release
Push to open trunk;
main switch in glove box
must be ON, see Trunk
26.
Hood release handle
27. Bottle holder
CAUTION: Use plastic bottles
with caps, cups may spill
when door is closed
28.
Remote fuel-door
release
Always check the Owner’s Manual for more operating information and safety features
Driver’s
View
Quick Tips
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Mazda6
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Instrument
Cluster
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
1
3
11 12 13 14 1215
4
2
10
9
8
5
6
1
H
7
0
x1000rpm/m
8
C
P
R
N
D
M
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
80
60
120
2
Tachometer
Speedometer
Fuel gauge
Odometer/trip odometer
Manual mode gear
indicator*
Displays current gear of Sport
AT during manual shift mode
5
16
17
140
20
mph
F
160
8
O.O
TRIP
A
26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19
100
40
7
GAUGES
2
4
6. Odometer/trip odometer
selector
Press to select among trip A,
trip B, and odometer
Press and hold to reset selected
trip meter
3
E
18
6
7.
Instrument cluster
dimmer select button
Press to increase display intensity
8. Engine coolant
temperature gauge
If above normal range, stop
vehicle and turn off engine,
check coolant level when safe
WARNING LIGHTS
9.
10.
11.
Cruise control,
see Driver Controls
CRUISE
MAIN Cruise Control
Main Power On,
see Driver Controls
14.
High beams on
15.
Traction Control
System*,
Light flashes when in use;
dealer inspection required if
light remains on
16.
Lights on
Anti-lock Brake
System (ABS)*
ABS malfunction, normal brakes 17.
Traction Control
only, dealer inspection required
System* off,
12.
Turn signals/hazard
System turned off manually
warning on
or malfunctioning; dealer
inspection required
13.
Automatic transaxle
indicator
18. Low fuel
Dealer inspection required
19.
Brake system
if light remains on
Parking brake on/low fluid level
20.
Check engine
Dealer inspection required
21.
Charging system
warning light
Dealer inspection required
22.
Engine oil pressure
warning light
23.
Air bag readiness
Front, side and curtain air bag
malfunction; warning light
constantly flashes or stays on
or never comes on with ignition
on, dealer inspection required
24.
25.
Door ajar
Immobilizer system on,
see Driver’s View
26.
Always fasten
safety belts
*Denotes optional equipment
Always check the Owner’s Manual for more operating information and safety features
Instrument
Cluster
Quick Tips
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Mazda6
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Driver
Controls
DRIVER CONTROLS
1
2
3
1 2
ON
OFF
SET
ACCEL
CANCEL
SET
COAST
4 3
6
VOL
MODE
Turn signal/lighting
control lever
OFF = Lights off
= Tail, parking and
dashboard lights on: Rotate
knob (1) to first notch
= Tail, parking, dashboard
and headlights on: Rotate
knob (1) to second notch
High beams on/off: Push forward/
pull back to detent
To flash high beams: Pull back
slightly and release
Turn signals right/left: move
lever up/down
= Fog lights on: Rotate (2);
functions only with headlight
low beams on
Tip: Headlights switch off automatically within 30 seconds if
lights are left on and switch is
in lock position or key removed
Wiper/washer
control lever
Intermittent wiper:
One click down
To change interval speed:
Rotate inner ring (3)
Normal wiper speed: Two
clicks down
Fast wiper speed: Three
clicks down
Single wipe: Push stalk up
Washer: Pull stalk back
Cruise control
Operates above 25 mph
To activate: Press and release
ON/OFF (1)
To set speed: Press and release
SET/COAST (3) at desired speed
To accelerate: Press and hold
RESUME/ACCEL (2); incremental
acceleration: Press and release (2),
each tap = plus 1mph
To decelerate: Press and hold
SET/COAST (3), release at desired
speed; or tap brake pedal, press
and release (3) at desired speed;
incremental deceleration: Press
and release (3), each tap = minus
1 mph
To cancel: Tap brake pedal, clutch
pedal (manual transaxle) or press
CANCEL button (4) or ON/OFF (1)
Return to preset speed after CANCEL
button or braking: Press and
release RESUME/ACCEL button (2)
Steering-wheel audio
controls
To increase/decrease volume:
Press (5)
Radio: Press (6) to select preset
stations
Cassette/CD/MD: Press (6) to
select next selection/track
Press (7) to select AM, FM1,
FM2, Tape, CD and MD mode
Press (8) to mute
5 8 7
*Denotes optional equipment
Always check the Owner’s Manual for more operating information and safety features
Driver
Controls
Quick Tips
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Mazda 6
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page 9
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Switches
SWITCHES
1
L
3
R
4
AU
TO
5
2
Dual power mirrors
Ignition switch must be in ACC
or ON position
Switch is on driver’s door
To adjust left/right mirror:
Press selector switch (1) left/right,
press switch (2) in direction of
desired movement
Tip: To lock mirrors in place,
move selector to center position
Remote
3 keyless
entry
4 system
2
Functions
only with
ignition in
OFF position
To lock doors: Press
button (3); pressing again
within 5 seconds causes doors
to relock and horn to beep
To unlock: Press
(4)
for driver’s door; press again
within 5 seconds to unlock
other doors
To open trunk: Press
(2)
Panic alarm: Press (1); horn
sounds; to stop, press (1) again
or turn ignition to ON position
1
LOCK
UN
LOCK
Power window switches
Ignition switch must be in ON
position
All windows controlled from the
driver’s armrest; passenger doors
have separate switches
Power door
locks
Master front
5 door lock
6
switches
To lock/unlock all doors:
Press bottom/top of switch (5)
To lock doors without key: With
door open, press bottom of door
lock switch, exit car, close doors
To unlock: Use key to unlock driver’s
front door, rotate key to counterclockwise position for more than
one second to unlock other doors
Manual door locks
Lock button
To lock: Press front of button (6)
toward door handle
To unlock: Pull front of button
away from door handle
Tip: Doors can be locked with
key in ignition (chime sounds
to alert you to key in ignition)
UNLOC
LOC
Driver’s window
One-touch-down: Push down
AUTO switch (3) firmly and
release, window goes down
all the way; pull switch back
briefly to stop; press lightly
and hold for normal operation
Passenger window switches
Push switch (4) down and
hold to open; pull back
and hold to close
Power window lockout
switch
Press button (5) down until clicks,
only driver’s window operates;
press again and passenger
windows function again
K
K
Lock
Unlock
Child-safety locks
Located at the edge of rear doors
To activate: Push tab toward LOCK;
door opens from outside only
To cancel: Push tab toward UNLOCK
WARNING: Since children
may access either rear door,
child-safety locks for both rear
doors should be activated
*Denotes optional equipment
Always check the Owner’s Manual for more operating information and safety features
Locks
Quick Tips
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Mazda6
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Interior Lights/
Console
INTERIOR LIGHTS/CONSOLE
1
2
1
DOOR
OFF
3
3
1
2
1
DOOR
OFF
SLIDE
3 4
TILT
6 5
3
P
R
N
M
D
Automatic transmission*
P = Park
To move gearshift from Park:Press
firmly on brake pedal, then press
release button (1) on gearshift
R = Reverse
N = Neutral No gear engaged
D (Overdrive)
For normal driving: Shifts
through four/five** forward
gears automatically
1. Map/reading light
Press on/off
12 10 12
2. Interior light switch
ON = light always on
8
9
DOOR = light on when
door open
OFF = light always off
3. Interior light
11 7
4. Sunglass holder
7.
Console
Press concaved lip then open
8. Parking-brake lever
5. Sunroof tilt switch*
To engage: Pull up
Press rear of switch to tilt rear
To release: Pull up slightly while
of sunroof
depressing button at front of
Press front of switch to close
lever, lower hand brake lever
6. Sunroof slide switch*
9. Cup holder
Press rear of switch to open
10. Storage
sunroof
11. Heated seats*
Press front of switch to close
Press on/off switch; indicator
Illuminated visor mirrors
light on when activated
Mirrors lighted when covers open; 12. Accessory socket,
off when closed
see Driver’s view
Tip: Torque converter lock-up
improves fuel economy and
can feel like an additional
gear change
Sport AT manual
P
shift mode*
R
Move shift lever
N
return from D to M;
D
M then M to D for
automatic mode
M (Manual)
Manual gear selection is achieved
by moving shifter back to upshift
and forward to downshift
Shift and gear position indicator
located in the instrument panel,
M will be illuminated for manual
mode, numeral for gear position
will be shown below shift
position indicator
Manual transmission*
Depress clutch pedal to start
engine and change gears
WARNINGS: Do not shift into
1st above 20 mph or clutch
failure could occur
Resting your foot on clutch
pedal while driving and using
the clutch to hold your vehicle
at a stand still while waiting
on a hill may reduce clutch life
*Denotes optional equipment
**Four: 2.3-liter I4, Five: 3.0-liter V6
Always check the Owner’s Manual for more operating information and safety features
Transmission
Quick Tips
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Mazda6
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Seats
SEATS
Shoulder
belt height
adjustment
1
To raise: Push
adjuster upward
To lower: Pull
button (1) and
slide downward
WARNING: Make sure adjuster
locks in one of its positions
Manual controls
1. Fore-aft adjustment
Lift lever and hold, slide
1
seat, release lever
2. Raise/lower seat
Pull/push lever and release
3. Seatback angle
To adjust: Lift and hold lever, lean
forward or backward, release lever
4. Head restraint
To raise/lower: Pull up/push in
release button (8) and push down
WARNINGS: Do not adjust
seats while driving
Safety belts must always be
worn when vehicle is in motion
Air bags are supplemental
and do not replace safety
belt usage
Always wear your safety belt
and properly secure children
12 and under in the rear seat
Never place rear-facing
infant-safety seat in front
of any air bag, an infant is
in serious danger of being
injured or killed
If you choose to install a
forward-facing child-safety
seat in the front seating
position, move vehicle seat
as far back as possible
4
8
5
3
4
8
2
5
7
5. Lumbar adjustment*
Pull lever forward and release
Power driver’s seat*
6. Raise/lower front of
seat cushion
Pull/push front of switch vertically
Fore/aft adjustment
Slide switch horizontally
Raise/lower rear of
seat cushion
Pull/push rear of switch vertically
Raise/lower seat
Pull/push center of switch
vertically
Tip: Side-impact air bags*
deploy from outboard
side of driver and front
passenger seatbacks
7. Seatback angle
Press front/rear of switch
6
Child-safety seat
To install in rear outboard seats:
Use dual locking mode retractor
seat belts; see Owner’s Manual
for proper installation and child
seat tether and LATCH system
instructions
WARNING: Use age
appropriate child restraints,
see Owner’s Manual and
state or province laws
Dual locking mode
lap/shoulder belt retractor
(front passenger and rear
safety belts only)
Emergency locking mode: Belt
locks only on hard braking/
cornering or impacts of about
5 mph or more
Automatic locking mode:
Must be used when installing
child-safety seat
To activate: Pull webbing until fully
extended from retractor until click
is heard; belt will only tighten
when released
To disengage: Unbuckle belt and
allow webbing to retract fully
Folding rear seatbacks,
see Trunk
Heated seats*,
see Interior Lights/Console
*Denotes optional equipment
Always check the Owner’s Manual for more operating information and safety features
Seats
Quick Tips
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Mazda6
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Climate
Controls
CLIMATE CONTROLS
Manual A/C
4
5
Automatic A/C*
6
6
5
4
A/C
A/C
1
2
0
3
4
FRONT
MODE
PUSH
PUSH
OFF
3
2
1. Air flow selections
= air to dash
= air to dash and floor
= air to floor
= air to floor and
windshield
= air to windshield
(defrost)
2. Fan control
Rotate knob between (OFF)
and 4 (HIGH)
3. Temperature control
Cooler/warmer = rotate knob
counterclockwise/clockwise
3
1
3
2
Trunk
To open: Use key or remote
keyless entry fob
Remote trunk release,
see Driver’s View
1. Spare tire
Stored under panel in trunk
AUTO
1
4. A/C = air conditioner
Press to turn on/off
5. Air intake control
= recirculate inside air;
use for maximum cooling
= fresh air
WARNING: Do not use
position in cold weather,
windows may fog and
hamper vision
7
Control positions for
maximum defrost
Fan to maximum, temperature to
maximum hot,
selected
Tips: To help prevent windshield
fogging in humid weather,
select
before starting engine
To prevent moisture buildup,
never drive with system off
Objects placed under the
front seats may interfere
with air flow to the rear
6.
Automatic operation
Press AUTO (7) for automatic
operation; rotate outer dial
to set temperature, see
Owner’s Manual
Rear window defogger
Press on/off; shuts off with
ignition; also operates heated
side mirrors*
Temporary spare tire
Do not exceed 50 mph
To change flat tire: Follow
instructions in Owner’s Manual
2. Jack
Stored behind right rear panel
3. Split rear folding
seatback
To fold: Unfasten the lap
portion of the rear center
seat belt, pull release knobs
from trunk
To return and lock: Push
seatback firmly until latched,
re-attach center belt
*Denotes optional equipment
Remote truck lid
release lock-out
Switch in ON position,
remote trunk release
functions normal; OFF position
disables system; located in glove box
Luggage
compartment
internal safety
release
Allows you to escape should you
become locked in trunk
Slide illuminated release lever in
direction of arrow; lever will glow
if it has been exposed to light
Located on interior trunk lid
TRUNK OPENER
OFF
ON
Unlock
Always check the Owner’s Manual for more operating information and safety features
Trunk
Quick Tips
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Mazda6
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Audio
Systems
AM/FM STEREO/CASSETTE/CD
6
5
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
13
14
........
2
SEEK
TRACK
APC
FM 1
1
POW
ER
DBCV
2
DBC
3
RPT
CD
4
PROG
RDM
SCAN
TAPE/MD
5
DISP
AUTO-M
6
NE
PU
SH
AUDIO
C
15
O
.
TU
PU S H
AM
NT
L
VO
FM 2
V
4
7
.............
MINI DISC
TE X T
3
2
1
23
22
21 20
19 18
17
16
17. Tuning/Audio Control
1. Power/Volume
9. AM
Tune: Rotate counterclockPress to turn on/off; rotate
Press to select AM frequency band
wise/clockwise for lower
to increase/decrease volume
10. CD
frequency/higher frequency
2. Eject button*
Press to play CD
Audio control: Press to select
3. Mini Disc slot*
11. MD*/Tape*
BASS/MID**/TREBLE/FADE/
Press to play Mini-disc Player/
4. Dolby® Noise Reduction*
BALANCE; rotate right/left
cassette tape
Reduces tape noise and hiss;
to adjust selected feature
press to activate/deactivate
5. Cassette door*
6. SEEK/TRACK/APC
Radio: Press
to
automatically seek higher/
lower frequency
CD: Press
to select
next/previous track
Tape: Press
to
automatically advance tape to
beginning of next selection/
replay selection; to stop this
operation, press button again
7. Memory preset buttons
To set: Tune to station, press
and hold until beep is heard
8. FM1/2
Press to select between FM1/FM2
station preset buttons (2)
12. Scan/Auto-Memory
Press to briefly sample next
listenable selections; functions
in all modes
Radio: Press and hold until a
beep is heard; system automatically scans and temporarily
stores six strong stations in each
band; press again to cancel
13. CD slot
14. CD eject button
15. LOAD*
To load multiple discs: Press and
hold LOAD (19) until beep is heard;
insert CD when “In” is displayed
To eject disc: Press Eject (9)
To eject specific disc: Press and
hold Eject (9) until beep is heard;
within five seconds press the
desired tray number 1-6 (2)
16. DISP*
Press: Changes display during
MD play
18. Fast forward
Press to fast forward through
a track
19. Reverse
Press to reverse through a track
20. Program Random†
Press to enable/cancel
random play
21. Repeat
Press to replay current CD/
tape selection
22. Disc up †
Press to skip forward to
beginning of next CD
23. Disc down †
Press to skip back to beginning
of previous CD
*Denotes optional equipment
**Standard audio system only
† For use with cassette tape player,
MD player, or CD changer*
Always check the Owner’s Manual for more operating information and safety features
Audio
Systems
Quick Tips
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Mazda6
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Under Hood
UNDER HOOD
1
12
2 34 5
11 10 9 8
7
6
2.3-liter 4-cylinder
1
12 9 7 10
2 34 5
8 11
6
9. Engine coolant reservoir
1. Engine oil filler cap
Level should be between F and
SAE 5W-20
L lines when cold
2. Automatic transmission
WARNING: Never remove
fluid dipstick*
coolant reserve tank cap
Check with engine on at
while engine is running or
operating temperature; fluid
hot; you could get burned
level should be within crosshatched area/between top two 10. Engine oil dipstick
notches on dipstick
Check with engine off and at
operating temperature; fluid
3. Brake/Clutch* fluid reservoir
level should be between F and
Fill to MAX mark with DOT 3
L marks on dipstick
fluid; check with cap on
11. Power steering fluid
4. Battery
reservoir
5. Fuse block
Check with engine off and at
6. Air filter
normal temperature; fill to
7. Hood support rod
MAX mark
8. Hood latch
12. Windshield washer
Push hood latch to the left,
reservoir
open hood
Fill with windshield
washer fluid
3.0-liter V6
Break-in period
First 600 miles: Drive at varying
road and engine speeds; avoid
full throttle, rapid acceleration
or kick-down of transmission
Do not use special “break-in” oils
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)*
ABS automatically reduces
hydraulic pressure to any wheel
on the verge of locking up
You may feel a slight pulsing of
the brake pedal and hear a
clicking noise; this tells you the
ABS is functioning properly;
increase pressure on pedal for
maximum braking
Tips: Maintain constant
pressure on the brake pedal
Do not pump the brakes
ABS self test*
A self-diagnostic test is performed
when starting; you may feel some
brake pedal pulsation and hear
some noise, this is normal
Traction Control System*
Automatically applies and releases
brakes to prevent excessive wheel
spin at all speeds, especially when
accelerating on slippery surfaces
Tire economy and tips
Check pressure regularly when tires
are cold, maintain correct frontend alignment and tire balance;
rotate tires at the mileage shown
in the Maintenance Guide; see
Owner’s Manual for rotation chart
Tire pressure
P205/60R1691H, P215/50R1793V
Front/rear: 32psi cold
Tips: Correct tire pressure ensures
safe handling and ride comfort
If you experience pull/drift while
driving, possible causes may
be road crown, tire pressure,
or wheel alignment
The suspension is sport-tuned
with firmer ride for optimum
handling and response
Tire chains*†
Tire chains can damage aluminum
wheels; use on steel wheels only
Tips: Use only SAE class “S”
chains, install only on front
tires; install as tightly as
possible and retighten
after driving 1/4 -1/2 miles;
chains may affect handling
Never exceed 30 mph with
tire chains
Unleaded
Gasoline
87-octane
minimum
18-gallon/
68.0-liter tank
*Denotes optional equipment
† See Owner’s Manual
Always check the Owner’s Manual for more operating information and safety features