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Quick Tips
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Miata
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2004
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Quick Tips
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DRIVER’S VIEW
1
2
3 4
5
6
3
4
6
40
100
120 140
80
60
20
0
8
8
3
100
160
180
200
40
7
x1000r/min
3
80
60
5
2
1
0
7
120
220
20
240
km/h
140
mph
9
20
26 25 24 23
22
10
11
12
13
21 19
14
15
Key/number plate
Operates ignition and all
locks
Tip: Use key number
plate to purchase a
new key; store in a safe
place separate from
vehicle
Immobilizer system
Prevents engine from
running unless coded key
used; see Owner’s Manual
Remote entry
system*, see
Switches/Locks
LOCK
UN
LOCK
16
18
17
1. Manual door locks,
see Switches/Locks
2. Power door locks*,
see Switches/Locks
3. Air vents
Move vents to direct airflow
4.
Instrument panel
lighting selector,
see Interior Lights/Console
5. Turn signal/lighting
control lever,
see Driver Controls
6. Instrument cluster,
see Instrument Cluster
7. Wiper/washer/
Cruise control* lever,
see Driver Controls
8.
Hazard warning switch
Press on/off
9. Audio system,
see Audio Systems
10. Climate control system,
see Climate Controls
11.
Rear window
defogger switch
Press on/off
12. Cigarette lighter
13. Gearshift lever,
see Transmission
14. Power-window switches,
see Switches/Locks
15. Ashtray/cup holder
16. Center console,
see Interior Lights/Console
17.
Fuel door release lever
Pull to open fuel door
18.
Remote trunk-lid
release
Pull to open trunk
19. Parking-brake lever,
see Interior Lights/Console
20. Passenger-side air bag
deactivation switch,
see Child Seats
21. Power outside mirror
switch, see Switches/Locks
22. Horn/air bag
Press for horn
23. Fuse panel
24.
Hood release handle
Pull to open partially
25. Cruise control main
switch*,
see Driver Controls
26.
Fog light switch,
see Driver Controls
*Denotes optional equipment
Always check the Owner’s Manual for more operating information and safety features
Driver’s
View
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Miata
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Instrument
Cluster
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
8
2
7
3
8
4
6
9
3
4
L
2
F
100
40
7
80
60
20
100
160
180
120
200
220
20
0
0 x1000r/min 8
18 17
120 140
40
A
B
1
80
60
6
1
E
H
5
240
140
C
km/h
mph
H
00000.0
16 15 14 13 12 11
10
5
GAUGES
1. Fuel gauge
12.7-gallon/48-liter tank
2. Tachometer
Avoid red zone
3. Engine oil pressure gauge
If outside normal range,
stop vehicle safely and turn
off engine, check oil level
4. Speedometer
5. Coolant temperature gauge
If above normal range, stop
vehicle safely and turn off
engine; check coolant level
when safe
WARNING LIGHTS
6.
Cruise control on*
Lights when cruise control
is set
7.
High beams on,
see Driver Controls
8.
Turn signal/hazard
warning on
14. Odometer/trip
odometer display
9.
Immobilizer system
on, see Driver’s View
15.
10.
Check engine
Dealer inspection required
Brake system
Parking brake on/low
brake fluid
16.
Charging system
warning light
Possible alternator or charging
system malfunction, dealer
inspection required
11. Odometer/trip odometer
selector
Press to select odometer or trip
odometer A/B; press and hold
to reset selected trip odometer 17.
12.
Air bag readiness
If light flashes or stays on, the
air bags may not operate in an
accident; dealer inspection
required
13.
Always fasten safety
belts
Anti-lock Brake System
(ABS)*
Indicates ABS malfunction,
dealer inspection required
18.
Overdrive off indicator
(Automatic transmission)*
Lights when the overdrive
button is in the off position
*Denotes optional equipment
Always check the Owner’s Manual for more operating information and safety features
Instrument
Cluster
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Driver
Controls
DRIVER CONTROLS
2
Fog lights
Press (3) on/off; functions only with
headlight low beams on
1
6
3
4
Turn signal/lighting
control lever
OFF = Lights off
= Tail, parking and dashboard lights on: Rotate
knob to (1) first notch
= Tail, parking, dashboard
and headlights on: Rotate
knob (1) to second notch
High beams on/off: Push lever (2)
forward to detent/pull back
To flash high beams: Pull lever (2)
toward you and release
1
Cruise control*
Operates above 25 mph
Press CRUISE MAIN switch (6)
5
to enable/disable
To set speed: Twist control knob
(5) down toward SET/COAST
and release
Windshield wiper/washer/
Cruise control* lever
To increase set speed: Twist
For slow/normal/fast wiper speeds: control knob (5) up toward
Push lever (4) down through
RESUME/ACCEL and release
detents
at desired speed
To decrease set speed: Twist control
Single wipe: Set the wipers
knob (5) down toward SET/COAST
to OFF; push lever (4) forward
and release at desired speed
Wash and wipe: Pull lever (4)
toward you and hold; washer
To cancel: Tap brake or clutch
and wipers will be activated until
pedal (manual transmission)
lever is released
or press CRUISE MAIN
switch (6)
4
5
Remote
6 keyless
entry
7 system
8
Functions
only with
ignition in
OFF position
To lock doors: Press
button (6); pressing again
within 5 seconds causes doors
to relock and horn to beep
To unlock: Press
(7)
for driver’s door; press again
within 5 seconds to unlock
other door
To open trunk: Press
(8)
Panic alarm: Press (9); horn
sounds, headlights/taillights
flash; to stop, press any
remote button
9
LOCK
UN
LOCK
Power windows
Operate only with ignition on
To open/close: Push down/pull
up front of switch (1)
Press driver window button down
once for one touch auto down
Dual power
2 mirrors
Operate
3 only with
ignition on
To adjust left/right mirror: Push
selector switch (2) left/right,
press switch (3) in direction of
desired movement
Manual door locks
To lock/unlock: Push button (4)
into handle/pull toward you
Power door locks*
Both doors lock/unlock by using
key in driver’s door or by using
driver’s button (5)
*Denotes optional equipment
Always check the Owner’s Manual for more operating information and safety features
Switches/
Locks
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Miata
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Interior Lights/
Console
INTERIOR LIGHTS/CONSOLE
1. Dome light
On = Light always on
Off = Light always off
Center position = Light on
when a door is open
2. Instrument panel lighting
To brighten/dim instrument
panel lighting: Turn
thumb-wheel right/left
1
ON
1
OFF
2
3
7
6
5
1
2
5-speed
6-speed
4
2
Center console
1. Ashtray/Cup holder
Pull up ashtray to remove; space
can be used as a cup holder
2. Cup holder
3. Remote trunk-lid release
To open trunk: Lift up on front
of lever
4. Center console lock
To lock/unlock: Insert key and
turn clockwise/counterclockwise
5. Remote fuel door release
To open fuel door: Lift up on
front of lever
6. Center console storage
7. Parking-brake
To engage: Pull up
To release: Pull up slightly
while depressing button at
the front of lever; lower
parking-brake lever
Automatic transmission*
P = Park
To move gearshift from Park: Press
firmly on brake pedal, then press
release button (1) on gearshift
R = Reverse
Do not engage Reverse when
vehicle is moving forward
N = Neutral
No gear engaged; vehicle can roll
freely, even on a slight incline,
unless the brakes are applied
Overdrive Switch
Press (2) to lockout/enable overdrive
D (Overdrive)
For normal driving: Shifts through
four forward gears automatically
D (Overdrive Off)
Shifts through three
forward gears automatically
Provides extra power and increased
engine braking, stops 3rd-4th gear
cycling in stop/go driving and
on steep graded hills
2 = Second gear
Provides extra power and
increased engine braking
Use to reduce wheel spin when
starting on slippery surfaces
1 = First gear
Use for engine braking when
second gear is not sufficient
Manual transmission
Depress clutch pedal to start
engine and change gears
Tip: Do not shift into 1st above 20
mph or clutch failure could occur
Tip: Resting your foot on the
clutch pedal while driving and
using the clutch to hold your
vehicle at a standstill while waiting
on a hill may reduce clutch life
*Denotes optional equipment
Always check the Owner’s Manual for more operating information and safety features
Transmission
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Miata
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Seats
SEATS
Manual controls
1. Fore-aft adjustment
Lift lever and hold, slide seat,
release lever
2. Safety belt buckle
3. Seatback angle
To adjust: Lift and hold lever,
lean forward or backward,
release lever
WARNINGS: Do not adjust
seats while driving
Safety belts must always
be worn when vehicle is
in motion
All air bags are supplemental
and do not replace safety
belt usage
Always wear your safety
belt and properly secure
children
2
1
ON
PASSENGER AIR BAG
OFF
1
OFF
2
Safety belt emergency
locking mode/automatic
locking mode
(front passenger seat 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 (see below)
To activate: Pull webbing fully
out of retractor until click is
heard; belt will only tighten
To disengage: Unbuckle belt and
allow webbing to retract fully
3
*Denotes optional equipment
† For other rare circumstances when
passenger air bag can be shut off,
refer to NHTSA guidelines
Child-safety seat*
To install in passenger seat: Move
seat as far back as possible; use dual
locking mode retractor safety belt;
see Owner’s Manual for proper
installation of child seat and
LATCH system instructions
WARNING: Use age
appropriate child
restraints, see Owner’s
Manual and state or
province laws
Passenger’s seat air bag
deactivation switch,
see Driver’s View for switch location
Deactivate passenger’s seat air
bag when using a child-safety seat
To deactivate/activate: Insert
ignition key in switch, rotate
to OFF/ON, remove key
Amber OFF light illuminates when
deactivated and ignition is on
Tip: Turn ignition off when
disabling passenger front
air bag
WARNINGS: When using a
rear-facing infant-safety seat
always set the passenger seat
air bag deactivation switch to
OFF position, an infant is in
serious danger of being injured
or killed if front passenger air
bag is deployed
If you choose to install a
forward-facing child-safety
seat in the front seating
position, move vehicle seat
as far back as possible and
set air bag deactivation
switch to OFF position
Always check the Owner’s Manual for more operating information and safety features
Child Seats
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Miata
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Climate
Controls
CLIMATE CONTROLS
1
2
3
1. Temperature control
Rotate knob to blue for
cool/red for warm
2. Air Conditioning
A/C
Press to turn on/off
Tip: Use A/C to dehumidify air
3. Fan control
Rotate knob to increase/
6. Airflow selections
decrease speed, turn to
= air to dash
0 to shut system off
4. Air intake control
= air to dash/floor
Slide lever to select
= air to floor
= recirculate inside air;
use for maximum heating/
= air to floor/windshield,
cooling or to keep odors out
A/C compressor is on
= fresh air
= defrost, air to windshield,
WARNING: Do not use
A/C compressor is on
position in cold weather;
WARNING: When using
windows could fog and
position always set temhamper vision
perature control to hot
5.
Rear window defogger
or warm to prevent
Press to activate/deactivate
glass fogging
1
2
0
1
2
6 3 4 5
Trunk
1. Lug wrench/wheel lock key
2. Temporary spare tire
To change flat tire: Follow
instructions in Owner’s Manual
WARNING: Do not exceed 50
mph with temporary spare
Tip: Temporary spare tire
should only be used for
very short periods
3. Jack/jack handle
4. Lock
To lock/unlock: Insert key and
turn counterclockwise/clockwise
5. Battery
Tire economy and tips
Check pressure at least monthly
when tires are cold
Maintain correct front-end
alignment and tire balance; rotate
tires at 7,500-mile intervals; see
Owner’s Manual for rotation chart
Tire pressure
Decal on the edge of the
driver’s door provides tire
pressure information
Tire chains*†
Tire chains can damage aluminum
wheels; use on steel wheels only
Tip: Use only SAE class “S”
chains; install only on rear
tires; install as tightly as
possible and retighten
periodically
Never exceed 30 mph with
tire chains
4 5
6
3
4
USE
WITH
Control positions for
maximum defrost
Fan to maximum, temperature
to maximum hot, airflow selector
knob to
Tips: When
selected, air
is dried by A/C compressor
operation when temperature
is above 39°F
To help prevent windshield
fogging in humid weather,
select
before starting engine
To prevent moisture buildup,
never drive with system off
Trunk
release
handle
6
Allows you to
escape should
PULL
you become
locked in trunk
To open: Pull “T” handle; “T”
handle will glow if it has been
exposed to light
WARNING: Always keep
handle recessed; luggage
may snag on handle and
open trunk
*Denotes optional equipment
† See Owner’s Manual
Always check the Owner’s Manual for more operating information and safety features
Trunk
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Miata
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Convertible
CONVERTIBLE
Convertible top operation
Tips: Using an automatic car
wash can damage top
Storing articles inside near
the rear window can cause
damage to top upon lowering
Windblocker* helps reduce
wind entering cabin area
with top down
To lower: Park on a level
surface away from traffic
lanes; set parking brake; lower
side windows and pull down
sunvisors, remove all objects
from top storage area
Press unlock button (1); pull top
latches (2) until they completely
disengage from windshield
header (3); lift up on front
section of top (4); lower top
into storage area; snap top
latches (2) into closed position
Tips: Do not store a wet
or damp convertible top for
long periods of time
Secure all objects inside
vehicle before lowering top
To install convertible top
cover: Thread tether straps
(5) through anchor (6) and
snap into position; attach
top covering using fasteners;
insert rear edges into body
molding groove
To raise: Park on a level
surface away from traffic lanes;
set parking brake; lower side
windows and pull down sunvisors
Open top latches (2) fully; lift top
(4) until it rests on windshield
header (3); fasten latches to
windshield header by pushing
up until click is heard
2
1
5
4
6
3
Tip: To ensure that top is
securely fastened: Push up
on top (4); if rattling is heard,
repeat top latching process
or have vehicle inspected
by dealer
Detachable hardtop*
Tip: Perform hardtop installation
or removal with two people
Park on a level surface away from
traffic lanes; set parking brake
and lower side windows; pull
down sunvisors
To remove: Disconnect rear
window defogger coupler; lower
antenna; press unlock on top and
side latches to release top; slide
top rearward while pressing down
on the rear deck latches; lift hard
top straight off the body
To install: Lower antenna;
fully lower convertible top;
align rear latches with rear deck
studs; slide hard top forward
while pressing down on the
rear deck; push up top and side
latches to lock; reconnect rear
window defogger
*Denotes optional equipment
Always check the Owner’s Manual for more operating information and safety features
Convertible
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Miata
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Audio
Systems
AM/FM STEREO/CASSETTE/CD/MD
13. Tuning/Audio Control
Tune: Rotate counterclockwise/clockwise for lower
frequency/higher frequency
....
....
Audio control: Press to select
BASS/MID/TREBLE/FADE/
BALANCE/ALC/TOP UP 1/TOP
............
UP 2/TOP UP 3/TOP DOWN
1/TOP DOWN 2/TOP DOWN 3;
rotate right/left to adjust
selected feature
1 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12
23 22
21 20
14. Fast forward
Press to fast forward through
1. Power/Volume
6. AM
a track
Press on/off; rotate for volume
Press to select AM frequency band 15. Reverse
7. CD
Press to reverse through a track
2. Scan/Auto-Memory
Press to play CD
Press to briefly sample next
16. Program Random†
listenable selections
8. MD*/Tape*
Press to enable/cancel random
Radio: Press and hold until a beep
Press to play Mini-disc Player/
play, or to play other side of
sound is heard; system autocassette tape
cassette tape
matically scans and temporarily
Tip: MD player also plays
17. Repeat
stores six strong stations in each
MDLPs that have been
Press to replay current
band; press again to cancel
recorded in MDLP mode
CD/tape selection
2
24
25
20
3 4
DISC IN
5
6
7
8
FM1/2
AM
CD
MD/TAPE
9 10 11 2
3
CLOCK
LOAD
H
SCAN
M
AUTO-M
H
SEEK
TRACK
APC
VOL
CD IN
MD IN
1 DISC
RPT RDM
AUTO-M MTL AFM12
ST MCD CH
SCAN
SEEK
TRACK
APC
1 2 3 4 5 6
2 DISC
PUSH POWER
3 RPT
4 PROG
RDM
M
5
6
AUTO-M
TUNE
PRESS AUDIO CONT
DSP
3. SEEK/TRACK/APC
9.
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
4. LOAD*
To load multiple discs: Press and hold
LOAD (4) until a beep sound is heard;
insert CD when “In” is displayed
To eject disc: Press Eject (11)
To eject specific disc: Press and
hold Eject (11) until beep is heard; 10.
within five seconds press the
11.
desired tray number 1-6 (12)
12.
5. FM1/2
Press to select between FM1/FM2
station preset buttons (12)
Clock
To set: With ignition in ACC
or ON position, press (CLOCK)
and hold until beeper sounds,
12 Hr/24 Hr will be displayed;
rotate (Audio Control Dial) to
switch between 12 Hr/24 Hr,
selection will flash; press
(CLOCK) again; Hr ADJ will
be displayed next with hour
flashing; press H to set hour;
then press (CLOCK) button;
Min ADJ will be displayed
next with minutes flashing;
press M to set minutes; then
press (CLOCK) to complete
procedure
CD slot*
CD eject button
Memory preset buttons
To set: Tune to station, press
and hold until a beep sound
is heard
18. Disc up †
Press to skip forward to
beginning of next CD
19. Disc down †
Press to skip back to beginning
of previous CD
20. Eject button*
21. DISP*
22. Mini Disc display*
23. Mini Disc slot*
24. Dolby® Noise Reduction*
Reduces tape noise and hiss;
press to activate/deactivate
25. Cassette door*
Tip: Audio system becomes
inoperable if power is interrupted
or radio is stolen, a CODE is
required to unlock audio unit
See Owner’s Manual
*Denotes optional equipment
† 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
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Miata
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Under
Hood
UNDER HOOD
2 3A
1
49
810 3B
9.
3. Windshield washer fluid
reservoir
(A. Manual transmission)
(B. Automatic transmission)
Refill with windshield washer fluid
4. Engine oil filler cap,
10.
see Owner’s Manual for
recommended engine oil viscosity
5. Engine coolant reservoir
Check when engine is cold; fluid
5
7
13 6 12 11
level should be between the FULL 11.
and LOW marks on reservoir
1.8-liter 4-cylinder
12.
WARNING: Never remove
Tip: Check all fluids with vehicle
coolant reserve tank cap
parked on a level surface
while engine is running or
1. Automatic transmission
hot; you could get burned
fluid dipstick*
6. Radiator cap
If checked at operating
Do not remove if engine is
temperature, fluid should be
running or hot
13.
between FULL and LOW marks 7. Hood support rod
on dipstick; if checked with engine 8. Brake fluid reservoir
cold, fluid should be just below
If brake fluid level is low, have
the bottom notch on dipstick
your vehicle inspected by your
2. Fuse block
nearest Mazda dealer
Break-in period
First 600 miles: Avoid heavy
braking and acceleration; drive at
varying road and engine speeds
Tip: Follow same procedures
with overhauled engine or
when brakes are replaced
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)*
When brake pedal is pressed, 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
*Denotes optional equipment
† See Owner’s Manual
Engine oil dipstick
Check with engine off and
at operating temperature
Engine oil should be between
F and L marks on dipstick
Clutch fluid reservoir
(Manual transmission)
Level should be kept at the MAX
mark on reservoir; fill with DOT
3 fluid from a sealed container
Air filter
Power steering fluid
filler cap/dipstick
Check with engine off and
at operating temperature
Level should be between
H and L marks on the
crosshatched area of dipstick
Hood latch
Pull up to release hood
Tip: Battery is located
in the trunk
Normal maintenance
notes
7,500 miles
A
Rotate tires every 7,500 miles
15,000 miles
or sooner if needed
A
A. Change: Engine oil/replace filter
22,500 miles
A
Lubricate: Locks and hinges
30,000 miles
A B
B. Inspect: Drive belts, fuel lines
37,500 miles
A
and hoses, idle speed, brake
lines and hoses, disc brakes,
45,000 miles
A
C
steering operation and
52,500 miles
A
linkages, front suspension
60,000 miles
A B
D
ball joints, driveshaft dust
boots, chassis and body
67,500 miles
A
bolts, exhaust system and
A
C
75,000 miles
heat shields
A
82,500 miles
Replace: Air filter, spark plugs
C. Change: Engine coolant
A B
90,000 miles
D. Inspect: Engine valve clearance,
Unique driving conditions†
hoses and tubes for emission
Every 5,000 miles change oil/filter,
system
inspect coolant level, lights, brake/
Replace: Engine timing belt,
clutch fluid, tire pressure/wear,
manual transmission oil,
power steering fluid, locks/hinges
rear differential oil
and washer fluid
Always check the Owner’s Manual for more operating information and safety features
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