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  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    Mazda RX-8 Owner's Manual 2004 Mazda RX-8 Owner's Manual 2004 8R65 Form No. 8R65-EA-03CR2 (Part No. 9999-95-079C-04R3)
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 1 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
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    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 2 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... motoring pleasure and in your full satisfaction with your Mazda product. Mazda Motor Corporation HIROSHIMA, JAPAN Important Notes About This Manual Keep this ...explanations for equipment not installed on your vehicle. ©2003 Mazda Motor Corporation Printed in Japan July 2003 (...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... manual to best explain how to enjoy your Mazda. By reading your manual, you can find out...vehicle. The above symbol, located on some parts of the vehicle, indicates that this manual contains information related to the part. Please refer to the manual for a detailed explanation. Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ...and child-restraint systems. Knowing Your Mazda Explanation of basic operations and controls;...emergency. Maintenance and Care How to keep your Mazda in top condition. Customer Information and ... and add-on equipment. Specifications Technical information about your Mazda. Index Navigation System ...
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    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 6 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 1 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM 1 Your Vehicle at a Glance Interior, exterior views and part identification of your Mazda. Dashboard Overview ...1-2 Interior Overview ...1-3 Exterior Overview ...1-4 1-1 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 2 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Your Vehicle at a Glance Dashboard Overview Wiper and washer lever (page 5-51) Driver-side air bag (page 2-27) (page 5-29) (page 5-48) Information display (page 6-40) Instrument cluster Lighting control/Turn signals ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 3 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Your Vehicle at a Glance Interior Overview Curtain air bags (page 2-27) (page 6-37) Sunvisors Seat belts (page 2-8) Rearview mirror (page 3-26) Interior light (page 6-37) Vanity mirror (page 6-37) Rear seat (page 2-7)...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 4 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Your Vehicle at a Glance Exterior Overview Rear window defroster (page 5-53) Antenna (page 6-10) Trunk lid (page 3-11) Power windows (page 3-14) High-mount brake light (page 8-32) Tires (page 8-23) License plate lights ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 1 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM 2 Essential Safety Equipment Use of safety equipment, including seats, seat belt system, SRS air bags and child-restraint systems. Seats ...2-2 Front Seats ...2-2 Rear Seat ...2-7 Seat Belt Systems ...2-8 Seat Belt ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... PM Essential Safety Equipment Seats Front Seats (Manually operated seats) M Seat Slide (Manually operated seats) WARNING Securing the Seats: Adjustable seats and seatbacks that are not ... • The seat-bottom power adjustment is operated by motors. Avoid extended operation because excessive ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 3 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Essential Safety Equipment Seats (Electrically operated seats) To slide the seat, move the slide lifter switch on the outside of the seat to the front or back and hold it. Release the switch at the desired position. M Seat ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ...1:48 PM Essential Safety Equipment Seats (Manually operated seats) To change the seatback angle, ...and backward. M Height Adjustment (Driver's Seat)* (Manually operated seats) To raise the seat-bottom,... to its upright position, make sure you support the seatback while operating the seatback lever....
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... switch on the left side of the seat. M Lumbar Support Adjustment (Driver's Seat)* The amount of lumbar ... firmness, press and hold the front part of the switch to the desired position, then release it. Press the rear part of the switch to increase softness. Switch Switch Rear height adjustment ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... heated. The ignition switch must be in the ON position. Press the switch to turn the seat warmer on or off. When the switch is in the ON position, the indicator light will come on. WARNING Unlocked Seatback: A seatback plays an important role in your protection in a vehicle. Leaving the seatback ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 7 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Essential Safety Equipment Seats Rear Seat WARNING Stacking Cargo: Stacking luggage or other cargo higher than the seatbacks, and putting things on the rear package tray is dangerous. During sudden braking or a collision, ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... severe injury during accidents and sudden stops. Mazda recommends that the driver and all passengers always ... locking mode, and for child-restraint systems, automatic locking mode. WARNING Not Wearing Seat ... seat belts must be replaced. Have an Authorized Mazda Dealer inspect all seat belt systems ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... your foot or other objects such as an umbrella on the seat belt slide bar is dangerous. The front seat belt is built in the rear door and the lower part of the seat belt slides forward or backward along the seat belt slide bar as the rear door opens or closes. If the seat belt slider is blocked, ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ...seat belts. Check with your doctor for any special instructions regarding specific medical conditions. M Emergency Locking Mode If the... the seat belt into the 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...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 11 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Essential Safety Equipment Seat Belt Systems 3-Point Type Seat Belt M Fastening the Seat Belts 1. Grasp the buckle and tongue. 2. Slowly pull out the lap/shoulder belt. WARNING Positioning the Shoulder Portion of the Seat ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ...and twists. If it is still not retracting properly, have it inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. WARNING Incorrect Positioning of the Driver and Front Passenger Seat Belts: ... could result in serious injury. Wear seat belts only as recommended in this owner's manual. 2-12 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... injury in a collision will increase. Always have an Authorized Mazda Dealer inspect and replace the seat ...followed, injury could result. Ask an Authorized Mazda Dealer how to safely dispose of the pretensioner system ... and pretensioners deploy. This does not indicate a fire. This gas normally has no ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ...be available to you at no charge from your Authorized Mazda Dealer. This extender will be only for you and for .... If any of these occur, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. The system may not... and always have an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform all servicing and repairs. 2-14 Form...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... ON position, the seat belt warning light will remain on until the belt is fastened. If the system does not operate correctly, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. When not in use, remove the seat belt extender and store it in the vehicle. If the seat belt extender is left connected, the rear door ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 16 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Essential Safety Equipment Seat Belt Systems Seat Belt Warning Beep If the driver's seat belt is not fastened when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, a beep will sound for about 6 seconds. 2-16 Form No. ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... PM Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint Child Restraint Precautions Mazda strongly urges the use of child-restraint systems for children ... secured in place according to the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions. When not in use, remove it from the vehicle or fasten it with a ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 18 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint WARNING Holding a Child While the Vehicle is Moving: Holding a child in your arms while the vehicle is moving is extremely dangerous. No matter how strong the person may be, he or ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... closed vehicle during warm weather. To avoid burning yourself or a child, check them before you or your child touches them. NOTE Your Mazda is equipped with LATCH lower anchors for attachment of specially designed LATCH child-restraint systems in the rear seat. When using these anchors to secure a...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... on the seats that take tethers to be effective. In your Mazda, tethered child-restraint systems can...-Restraint System Installation Follow these instructions when using a child-restraint system, unless... system for belt routing instructions. 2. To get the retractor into the automatic locking mode, pull...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... tether strap, hook and tighten the tether strap by following the manufacturer's instructions. Anchor bracket location For rear right seat For rear left... to pull the shoulder belt out of the retractor while the system is in the automatic locking mode. When you remove the child-restraint system, be ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... child-restraint system on the front seat is unavoidable, follow these instructions when using a front-facing child-restraint system in the ... an air bag that could deploy. To check if your Mazda front seats have side air bags: Every Mazda side air bag will have a "SRS-Air Bag" label on the outboard ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... 2. Secure the child-restraint system with the lap portion of the lap/shoulder belt. See the instructions on the childrestraint system for belt routing instructions. 3. To get the retractor into the automatic locking mode, pull the shoulder belt portion of ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ...to pull the shoulder belt out of the retractor while the system is in the automatic locking mode. When you remove the child-restraint system, be...use the seat belts. • Follow the child-restraint system manufacturer's instruction carefully. Depending on the type of childrestraint system, it may not...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... Equipment Child Restraint LATCH Child-Restraint Systems Your Mazda is equipped with LATCH lower anchors for attachment of specially designed ...-Restraint Systems: Not following the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions when installing the child-restraint system is dangerous. If seat ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... safety, please carefully follow the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions when installing tethers. Anchor bracket location For rear right ... LATCH lower anchors, following the child-restraint system manufacturer's instruction. Anchor bracket WARNING Child-Restraint Tether Usage: ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ...Restraint Systems (SRS) Precautions Read this owner's manual carefully to verify what air bags (driver-...air bags (verify "SRS AIRBAG" location indicator marks). They are located in: • The steering wheel ...air bags provide no protection to these parts. • Hold the driver in a position which allows ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... which child-restraint system is necessary for your child and follow the installation directions in this Owner's Manual as well as the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions. WARNING Air Bags without Seat Belts: Depending only on ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 29 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags WARNING Seating Position with Side and Curtain Air Bags: Sitting too close to the side and curtain air bag storage compartments or placing hands on them is extremely dangerous. The ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ...badges, or anything else over the air bag storage areas. It also includes installing extra electric equipment on or near system components or wiring. An Authorized Mazda Dealer can provide the special care needed in the removal and installation of front seats. It is important to protect the side and...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... air bags may cause light skin injuries on body parts not covered with clothing through friction. • 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 ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 32 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Air Bag System Description The supplemental restraint systems (SRS) have two basic subsystems: • The air bag system with inflators and air bags. • The electric system with crash ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... air bags quickly deflate. The air bags will function only once. After that, the air bags will not work again and must be replaced. Only an Authorized Mazda Dealer can replace the systems. The front air bags will deploy only on the frontal impact. The side air bag will deploy only on the side the ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 34 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags M Air Bag Activation/Deactivation Front air bag activation A greater than moderate impact will cause the front air bags to inflate in the following cases: Hitting a solid wall straight ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 35 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Limitations to front air bag activation Depending on the severity of impact, the front air bags may not inflate in the following cases: Impacts involving trees or poles cause severe ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 36 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Side and curtain air bag activation Greater than moderate impact to one side of the vehicle (driver or passenger side areas) will cause the side and curtain air bags to inflate, but it ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 37 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Non-activation of side and curtain air bag The side and curtain air bags will not normally inflate in the following cases: Collision from the rear. Collision from the front, but it may ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    .... If any of these occur, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. The system may not... and always have an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform all servicing and repairs. M Maintenance The... following occurs, take your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible: • The air bag ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... not inflate the air bags. Always have an Authorized Mazda Dealer inspect the air bag systems after a... activate and cause serious injuries. Always have an Authorized Mazda Dealer remove these parts....are followed, injury can result. Ask an Authorized Mazda Dealer how to safely dispose of an air bag or ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 40 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM 2-40 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ....book Page 1 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM 3 Knowing Your Mazda Explanation of basic operations and controls; opening/closing and adjustment of various parts. Doors and Locks ...3-2 Keys ...3-2 Keyless Entry System ...3-3 Door Locks ...3-7 ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Keys Your Mazda has two kinds of keys. WARNING Keys and Children: Leaving children in a vehicle ... vehicle. If your key is lost, consult your Authorized Mazda Dealer with the code number ready. 3-2 Form No. 8R65-...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Keyless Entry ... (page 3-5). • Additional transmitters can be obtained at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Up to 3 transmitters can be used ... per vehicle. Bring all transmitters to an Authorized Mazda Dealer when the electronic codes need to be reset....
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks M Transmitter Lock button ... lights will flash twice. NOTE This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to... NOTE After unlocking with the transmitter, all doors will automatically lock if one of the doors is not opened...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... Page 5 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Trunk button To open the trunk, press ... battery (CR2025 or the equivalent). • Dispose of used batteries according to the following instructions. • Insulate the plus and minus terminals of the battery using cellophane or...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... shut. M Service If you have a problem with the keyless entry system, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. A 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 ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 7 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Door Locks M Locking, Unlocking with Key The driver's door can be locked/unlocked with the key. Turn the key toward the front to unlock, toward the back to lock. WARNING Unattended Children...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... Page 8 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks To lock either front door with the ... with door-lock switch All doors lock automatically when LOCK is pushed. They all unlock when the unmarked part of the door-lock switch is pushed. Driver's door NOTE When locking the ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 9 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks M Freestyle Doors The pillarless freestyle doors are front and rear-hinged for ease of ingress and egress to the rear seat. Opening the freestyle doors 1. Open the front door first. CAUTION ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 10 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Closing the freestyle doors 1. Close the rear door first, and then close the front door. Front door 2. Make sure the freestyle doors are securely closed. WARNING Driving with Doors Not ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 11 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Trunk Lid WARNING Unattended Children and Pets: Leaving children or animals unattended in a parked vehicle is dangerous. Babies left sleeping and kids who lock themselves in cars or trunks ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 12 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Opening the trunk lid with the remote release button Push the release button. With the switch in the OFF position, the remote trunk lid release cannot be operated. OFF position ON position ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 13 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Trunk Release Slide Lever Your vehicle is equipped with a trunk release slide lever that provides a means of escape for children and adults in the event they become locked inside the trunk. ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ....book Page 14 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Power Windows The ignition switch must be in ... switches. Close Open Left front window Auto-opening To fully open the window automatically, push the switch completely down. To stop the window partway, lightly pull ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 15 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks M Operating the Passenger Power Windows The power window may be operated when the power window lock switch on the driver's door is in the unlocked position. The passenger window may be ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ..., April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Rear Quarter Windows Open ... is securely closed. CAUTION Always use only a genuine Mazda fuel cap or an approved equivalent, available at Authorized Mazda Dealers. The wrong cap can result in a serious malfunction of the fuel and emission ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... Page 17 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks M Fuel-Filler Lid To open, pull up... driven, and restarted the engine several times), it may indicate a different problem. Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. M Fuel-Filler Cap To remove the filler cap,...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ...18 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Hood 2. Slide the hood ... parked, pull the release handle to unlock the hood. 3. Use the support rod to hold the hood open. Clip Release handle Support rod M Closing the Hood 1. Check under the hood area to make certain all ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ..., April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Sunroof* The sunroof can be ... position. Slide switch NOTE After washing your Mazda or after a rain, wipe the water off the sunroof ... fully tilt automatically, push the rear of the tilt switch. To stop tilting partway, push any part of the...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... Page 20 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks M Slide Operation To fully open automatically, push the rear of the slide switch. To stop sliding partway, push any part of the tilt or slide switch. To close to the desired position, push the front ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Security System Immobilizer System The immobilizer system ... illuminating or flashing, the system may have a malfunction. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ...1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Security System M Maintenance If you have a problem with the immobilizer system or the key, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. NOTE • If...t start after 3 or more tries, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer. • If the warning light flashes continuously ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... obtain. They are only available through an Authorized Mazda Dealer. • Always keep a replacement key,...lost. If a key is lost, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. • If you ...your transmitter. M Modification and Add-On Equipment Mazda cannot guarantee the system's operation if ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Security System M How to Arm the System 1. Remove ...If you have any problem with the theftdeterrent system, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. M To Turn ... Labels indicating that your vehicle is equipped with a Theft-Deterrent System are in the glove box. Mazda ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 25 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Steering Wheel and Mirrors Steering Wheel Mirrors M Outside Mirrors Check the mirrors' angles before driving. WARNING Adjusting the Steering Wheel: Adjusting the steering wheel while the vehicle is moving...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Steering Wheel and Mirrors After adjusting the ...the rear window defroster switch (page 5-53). For the manual day/night mirror, perform the adjustment with the day/ night lever in the day position. Reducing glare from headlights Manual day/night ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... 26, 2003 1:48 PM Knowing Your Mazda Steering Wheel and Mirrors Auto-.... Press the OFF button ( ) to cancel the automatic dimming function. The indicator light will go off. To reactivate the automatic dimming function, press the ON button ( ). The indicator light will illuminate. NOTE • Do not ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 28 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM 3-28 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ...book Page 1 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM 4 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...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...keep spark plug fouling to a minimum. Your Mazda will perform best with fuel listed in the table.... may damage the system. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Gasoline blended with oxygenates such... and drivability problems resulting from the use of the following may not be covered by the Mazda warranty...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... 3 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Before Driving Your Mazda Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions Emission Control System Your ... damage the converter and cause poor performance. • USE ONLY UNLEADED FUEL. • Don't drive your Mazda with any sign of engine malfunction. • Don't coast with the ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... 4 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Before Driving Your Mazda Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions NOTE After driving some distance and ... be heard from inside and outside of the cabin interior, however this does not indicate an abnormality. Your vehicle has a self-checking device and it operates ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... 5 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Before Driving Your Mazda Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions Engine Exhaust (Carbon Monoxide) WARNING ... inside your vehicle, keep all windows fully open and contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer immediately. Exhaust Gas in Enclosed Area: Running the engine inside ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... Page 6 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Before Driving Your Mazda Before Starting the Engine Before Getting In • Be sure the windows, ... make sure the brake warning light goes off. Always be thoroughly familiar with your Mazda. Engine oil, engine coolant, brake/ clutch fluid, washer fluid, and ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...(600 miles) may add to the performance, economy, and life of your Mazda. • Don't race the...Money-Saving Suggestions How you operate your Mazda determines how far it will travel on a tank of fuel....Follow the maintenance schedule (page 8-3) and have an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform inspections and ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 8 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Before Driving Your Mazda Driving Tips Hazardous Driving Rocking the Vehicle WARNING Downshifting on Slippery Surfaces: Downshifting into lower gear while driving on slippery surfaces is dangerous. The sudden change in tire ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ..., April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Before Driving Your Mazda Driving Tips Winter Driving • Carry emergency gear, including ...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...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... 2003 1:48 PM Before Driving Your Mazda Driving Tips M Tire Chains Check ... could result in a serious accident. Light braking will indicate whether the brakes have been affected. ... tightly as possible. Always follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. 2. Retighten the chains after driving 1/2-...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... Page 11 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Before Driving Your Mazda Driving Tips Overloading WARNING Vehicle Load Weight: The gross axle ... (GAWR) and the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of your vehicle are on the Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Label on the driver's door frame. Exceeding these ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 12 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Before Driving Your Mazda Towing Trailer Towing Never tow a trailer with your Mazda. 4-12 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ..., 2003 1:48 PM 5 Driving Your Mazda Explanation of instruments and controls. Starting... ...5-2 Starting the Engine ...5-3 Brake System ...5-4 Manual Transmission Operation ...5-8 Automatic Transmission Controls ...5-10... Lights and Beeps ...5-35 Warning/Indicator Lights ...5-35 Beeps ...5-47 Switches...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ...2 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Ignition Switch M Ignition Switch Positions...the parking brake and make sure the shift lever is in P with an automatic transmission or in 1 or R with a manual transmission. ON ACC LOCK Push the key 5-2 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Starting the Engine NOTE... sure the parking brake is on. 3. Depress the brake pedal. 4. (Manual transmission) Depress the clutch pedal all ... leveling motors operating at the front of the engine compartment can be heard. This does not indicate ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... Page 4 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving 5. Turn the ignition switch to the START ... time) until the engine starts. Brake System M Foot Brake Your Mazda has power-assisted brakes that adjust automatically through normal use. Should power-assist fail, you can ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ...April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Releasing the parking brake... could result in a serious accident. Light braking will indicate whether the brakes have been affected. ... and applying the brakes lightly until brake performance is normal. Depress the brake pedal, then pull ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... not drive the vehicle. Have it towed to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Even if the light goes ...Don't drive with this light on, and contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the brakes inspected as soon ... with both lights on, and contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the brakes inspected as soon ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving M Anti-Lock Brake ... had no ABS. Should this happen, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. WARNING ABS: The...t drive with both lights on, and contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the brakes inspected as soon as ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ..., 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Manual Transmission Operation M ...and shift to R. When you hear this noise, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. WARNING Driving with... you hear a screeching noise consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 5-8 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 9 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving M Recommendations for Shifting Upshifting For normal acceleration, we recommend these shift points. 1 to 2 2 to 3 3 to 4 4 to 5 5 to 6 23 km/h (14 mph) 35 km/h (22 mph) 47 km/h (29 mph) ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...10 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Automatic... set the parking brake. CAUTION Various Lockouts: Indicates that you must depress the brake pedal to shift (The ignition switch must be in the ACC or ON position). Indicates the shift lever can be shifted freely ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ...26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving M Shift-Lock.... From a stop, the transmission will automatically shift through a 4-gear sequence. M (Manual) M is the manual shift mode... is desired. To change to manual shift mode, shift the lever from D to M. To return to automatic shift mode...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Shifting You can ... switches. NOTE NOTE • If you change to manual shift mode when the vehicle is stopped, the gear ... indicator in the instrument panel illuminates. Gear position indicator In manual shift mode, the numeral for the selected ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ...-03C_Edition2.book Page 13 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Manually shifting up (M1→M2→M3→M4) ..., the gears may not shift up depending on vehicle speed. • In manual shift mode, gears do not shift up automatically. Don't run the engine ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 14 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Manually shifting down (M4→M3→M2→M1) To shift down to a lower gear with the steering shift switches, press ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Shifting specification...overheating. During deceleration, the gears shift down automatically when speed is reduced to the following: Gear M4→...gear may not shift down to M1 automatically. If the vehicle is kicked down at the following ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ...26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Power Steering ...consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. NOTE NOTE The power steering system is inoperable when the malfunction indicator ... while driving, it indicates a malfunction of the power steering system. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Cruise Control With ... system, press the ON/OFF switch. The cruise main indicator light illuminates. To deactivate the system, press the ... indicator light turns off. M Cruise Main Indicator Light This light comes on when the ON/OFF switch is...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 18 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving M To Set Speed 1. Activate the cruise control system. 2. Accelerate to the desired speed, which must be more than 30 km/h (19 mph). 3. Press the SET/COAST button and release it at the ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ....book Page 19 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving M To Resume Cruising Speed at More Than 30 km/h (... speed and the system is still activated, the most recent set speed will automatically resume when the RES/ACCEL button is pressed. If vehicle speed is below 30 ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving M To Cancel To turn ... the brake pedal. • Depress the clutch pedal. (Manual transmission only) • Press the CANCEL button..... This means that on a slick surface, the engine adjusts automatically to provide optimum power to the drive wheels ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Dynamic Stability ...not operate correctly. Take your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. NOTE To turn off the TCS, ... control as a substitute for safe driving. NOTE • In addition to the indicator light flashing, a slight lugging sound ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving M DSC OFF Indicator Light CAUTION ... equipment is necessary, have it done at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. If the center position of the steering ... Mazda Dealer. If the battery is disconnected, the DSC will be inoperable. In this case, the DSC OFF indicator ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving M DSC OFF Switch ... drive it out of freshly fallen snow, the TCS (part of the DSC system) will activate. Depressing the accelerator will ... inoperative, the TCS/DSC and the DSC OFF indicator lights illuminate simultaneously. In this case, turn ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Tire Pressure Monitoring System* The... placard and owner's manual. • To avoid false readings, the system samples for a little while before indicating a problem. As a result it will not instantaneously register a rapid tire...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving M Tire Pressure Monitoring... more tires. Adjust the tire pressure to the correct tire pressure at an Authorized Mazda Dealer or the nearest ... wheels or both, have the work done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or the tire pressure sensors may be...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving M System Error Activation ..., there may be a system malfunction. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. A system error activation may occur in..., there may be a system malfunction. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 5-26 Form No. 8R65-EA-...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...code registration. When having tires changed at an Authorized Mazda Dealer Tire pressure sensor ID signal code registration is completed when an Authorized Mazda Dealer changes your vehicle's tires....wheels or both, have the work done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or the tire pressure sensors may...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... Page 28 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving • A new tire pressure sensor is installed to a...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,...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 29 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Instrument Cluster and Indicators Meters and Gauges When the ignition switch is in the ON position, the dashboard gauges illuminate. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 30 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Instrument Cluster and Indicators M Speedometer The speedometer indicates the speed of the vehicle. M Odometer, Trip Meter and Trip Meter Selector The display mode can ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 31 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Instrument Cluster and Indicators The trip meter records the total distance the vehicle is driven until the meter is again reset. Return it to "0.0" ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 32 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Instrument Cluster and Indicators Manual transmission Striped zone Red zone M Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge The engine coolant temperature gauge ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ..., 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Instrument Cluster and Indicators M Fuel Gauge The fuel gauge shows approximately ... extensive engine damage. NOTE M Engine Oil Pressure Gauge The Mazda RX-8 requires regular inspection of the engine oil level. The compact, high performance RENESIS rotary engine in...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 34 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Instrument Cluster and Indicators M Dashboard Illumination Rotate the thumb wheel to adjust the brightness of the instrument cluster and other illuminations in the ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 35 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps Warning/Indicator Lights Warning/... lights will appear in any of the highlighted areas Signal Warning/Indicator Lights Brake System Warning Light Page 5-37 Charging...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ....book Page 36 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps Signal Warning/Indicator Lights Low Fuel Warning Light Seat Belt ...-On Indicator Light 5-45 Power Steering Malfunction Indicator Light Headlight Auto-Leveling Malfunction Indicator Light ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ..., 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps M Brake System ... do not drive the vehicle. Have it towed to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Even if the light goes off,.... Don't drive with this light on, and contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the brakes inspected as soon as ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ..., April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps M Engine Oil Level Warning Light ... circumstances. Don't drive with both lights on, and contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the brakes inspected as soon as possible. This warning light indicates low engine oil ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps NOTE ...low. It could result in extensive engine damage. The Mazda RX-8 requires regular inspection of the engine ... towed to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. • The engine's electrical system has a problem. • The emission control ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ..., 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps M ABS Warning ...had no ABS. Should this happen, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. M Air Bag/Front ...t drive with both lights on, and contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the brakes inspected as soon as ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps M Door-Ajar Warning... systems and always have an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform all servicing and repairs. This warning light ...system does not operate correctly, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. *Some models. 5-41 Form No....
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps M ... 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. M Tire Pressure ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ..., 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps M Security Indicator... wheels or both, have the work done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or the tire pressure sensors may be... may be a system malfunction. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. This light indicates one of two things: ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... 44 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps M Shift Position Indicator Light (Automatic ... may not operate correctly. Take your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. M DSC OFF Indicator Light* Gear position indicator In manual mode, the "M" of the ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ...2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps M Cruise ...consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. This light comes on when a cruising speed is set. M Light-On Indicator Light... while driving, it indicates a malfunction of the power steering system. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer....
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 46 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps M Turn-Signal/Hazard Warning ...If the indicator light illuminates, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer. NOTE If an indicator light remains illuminated (does not flash...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ...-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 47 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps Beeps M Seat Belt Warning ... is opened. M Engine Overrev Warning Beep The beep sounds to indicate engine overrev when the tachometer needle enters the striped zone (...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls Lighting Control ... fusion bulbs by yourself. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer when the replacement is necessary. M Headlights To turn ... and a replacement is necessary. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. M Lights-On Reminder If lights ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls M Flashing the Headlights To flash the... headlight autoleveling system has a malfunction. If the indicator light illuminates, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer. M Headlight Leveling* The number of riders and weight of cargo...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls Turn and Lane... indicator light continues to flash after a turn, manually return the lever to its original position. Right ...lever slightly toward the direction of the change -until the indicator flashes- and hold it there. It will return ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ...26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls Windshield Wipers ...motor is protected from motor breakdown, overheating and possible fire by a circuit breaker. This mechanism will automatically ... don't resume functioning, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. OFF INT ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ...April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls One-touch wipers ... headlight washers) When the headlights are on, the headlight washers operate automatically once every fifth time the windshield washer ... 8-17). If it's OK, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 5-52 Form No. 8R65-EA...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls Headlight Washer* The... operates for about 15 minutes and turns off. The indicator light illuminates during operation. To turn off ...15 minutes has elapsed, press the switch again. Indicator light NOTE When you pull the windshield wiper...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 54 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls Horn To sound the horn, press around the mark of the steering wheel. NOTE This defroster is not designed for melting snow. If there is an accumulation of snow on the rear window, ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...book Page 55 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls Hazard Warning Flasher The hazard warning lights should...mirror activates garage doors, gates and other devices surrounding your home. Indicator light Depress the hazard warning flasher and all four turn signals ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls WARNING Safety Stop...1-800-355-3515 or www.homelink.com or your Authorized Mazda Dealer. Safety While Programming or Operating ...CANADA:4112104541A This device complies with FCC rules part 15. Operation is subject to the following conditions:...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 57 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls M Programming the HomeLink System 4. After the HomeLink indicator light changes from a slow to a rapidly blinking light, release both the HomeLink and hand-held ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... Page 58 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls 7. Firmly press and release the "learn" or...-held transmitter until the frequency signal has successfully been accepted by HomeLink. (The indicator light will flash slowly and then rapidly.) Proceed with "Programming"...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... 26, 2003 1:48 PM Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls M Operating the HomeLink System...HomeLink button. DO NOT release the button. 2. The indicator light will begin to flash after 20 ...buttons ( , ) on the auto-dimming mirror until the HomeLink indicator light begins to flash after approximately ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 60 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM 5-60 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 1 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM 6 Interior Comfort Use of various features for drive comfort, including climate control and audio system. Climate Control System ...6-2 Operating Tips ...6-2 Vent Operation ...6-3 Control Panel ...6-5 Audio System ...6-10 ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... the air conditioner, it is necessary to change the filter periodically as indicated in scheduled maintenance (page 8-3). Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer for replacement of the cabin air filter. M Outside/Recirculated Air Position Use the ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... vents and rotate them left and right. Center Vents To adjust the direction of airflow, move the adjustment knob. Knob 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. 6-3 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 4 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Climate Control System M Selecting the Airflow Mode Dashboard Vents Defroster and Floor Vents Dashboard and Floor Vents Defroster Vents Floor Vents 6-4 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 5 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Climate Control System Control Panel Climate control information is displayed on the information display. Windshield defroster switch Rear window defroster switch (page 5-53) A/C Switch Fan control dial Air...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... vehicle. Press the switch to alternate between the and positions. The indicator light for the selected mode will illuminate. It is recommended that under ... air position ( Push the switch to turn the air conditioner on. The indicator light on the switch will illuminate when the fan control dial is ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... at the extreme hot or cold position). position, air conditioning • In the is automatically turned on to defrost the windshield (however, the indicator light does not illuminate) and the position is automatically selected. Press the switch to defrost the ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... switch to the position. or position, air • In the conditioning is automatically turned on to defrost the windshield quickly (however, the indicator light does not illuminate) and the position is automatically selected. The air intake selector switch cannot be ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 9 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Climate Control System M Dehumidifying (With Air Conditioner) Operate the air conditioner in cool or cold weather to help defog the windshield and side windows. 1. Press the mode selector switch to the desired...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 10 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Audio System Antenna M Rear Window Antenna The rear window antenna receives both AM and FM signals. Operating Tips for Audio System M Radio Reception AM characteristics AM signals bend around such things as ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... and the reflected signal at the same time. This causes a slight delay in reception and may be heard as a broken sound or a distortion. This problem may also be encountered when in close proximity to the transmitter. Weak signal noise In suburban areas, broadcast signals become weak because of ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    .... Use a good quality headcleaning tape or a liquid cleaner cassette tape to remove it. Should the unit not operate normally, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Never attempt to repair it or insert a screwdriver or anything else. Handling the cassette tape player The following precautions should be ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... Page 13 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Audio System • If the cassette tape is loose, it may produce poor sound or performance during playback. Use a pencil or something similar to remove any slack. M Operating Tips for Mini Disc (MD) Player The following precautions should ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... for CD Player/InDash CD Changer Condensation phenomenon Immediately after turning on the heater when the vehicle is cold, the CD or optical components (prism and lens) in ...may remain stuck in the MD deck. • Do not touch the internal part of the MD. If the MD shutter is slid open for no reason, it...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 15 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Audio System • Do not insert any objects, other than CDs, into the slot. • 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 ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 16 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Audio System • Be sure never to touch the signal surface when handling the CDs. Pick up a CD by grasping the outer edge or the edge of the hole and the outer edge. • Do not insert cleaning discs in the CD...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    .../Sound Controls ...6-18 Operating the Radio ...6-22 Operating the Cassette Tape Player ...6-24 Operating the Mini Disc (MD) Player ...6-26 Operating the Compact Disc (CD) Player ...6-28 Operating the In-Dash CD Changer ...6-30 Error Indications ...6-33 *Some models. 6-17 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 18 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Audio System M Power/Volume/Sound Controls Power/Volume dial Audio control 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. ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... the audio control dial to select the function. The selected function will be indicated. Standard audioequipped model * 2. Turn the audio control dial to ... the rear Shift the sound to the right ON * * Depending on the mode selected, the indication changes. Decrease bass Decrease treble Shift the ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Audio System Automatic Level Control (ALC) (Standard audio-equipped ...seconds after selecting any mode, the volume function will be automatically selected. To reset bass, mid-range, ...ALC OFF, ALC LEVEL1~3 mode. The selected mode will be indicated. 6-20 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... Audio System *AudioPilot (BOSE Sound Systemequipped model) AudioPilot automatically adjusts audio volume and sound quality in accordance ... the vehicle interior while driving. When AudioPilot is turned ON, the system automatically calculates the conditions for optimum hearing of sound which may be ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... buttons Seek tuning button Scan button Manual tuning dial/ Auto memory button Radio ... Tuning , ) The radio has the following tuning methods: Manual, Seek, Scan, Preset channel, and Auto ... weak, reception automatically changes from STEREO to MONO for reduced noise, and the "ST" indicator will go ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...PM Interior Comfort Audio System Manual tuning Turning the manual tuning dial will change ... ( ) for about 2 seconds until a beep is heard; the system will automatically scan and temporarily store up ... and release the auto memory button ( ) to recall stations from the autostored stations. One stored ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... tape into the slot, open edge to the right and cassette tape will begin play, and "TAPE PLAY" will be displayed. At the end of the cassette tape, the unit automatically reverses cassette tape play. When is lit, the cassette tape's top side is playing. When is lit, the bottom side is on. Playing ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    .... NOTE When the cassette tape ends during fast-forward or rewind, it automatically stops and starts playing. Reversing Press the program button ( ...intervals of less than 3 seconds. When the cassette tape ends, the unit automatically reverses play. Automatic program control (APC) APC is used to find...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 26 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Audio System M Operating the Mini Disc (MD) Player* MD play button Display button Track up button Scan button Track down button Fast-forward button Display feed dial MD eject button MD slot Reverse button...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 27 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Audio System Music scan This feature helps to find a program by playing about the first 10 seconds of each track. Press the scan button ( , ) during play to start scan play operation (the track number will ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 28 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Audio System M Operating the Compact Disc (CD) Player* Load button CD slot CD play button CD eject button Display button Track up button Scan button Track down button Fast-forward button Repeat button ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 29 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Audio System Music scan This feature helps to find a program by playing about the first 10 seconds of each track. Press the scan button ( , ) during play to start scan play operation (the track number will ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 30 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Audio System M Operating the In-Dash CD Changer* Load button Channel preset buttons Display button CD slot CD play button CD eject button Track up button Scan button Track down button Fast-forward button...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...the CD, then the next CD will be ejected. NOTE ) The first-inserted CD will be played automatically when: • No CD is inserted within 15 seconds after "IN" is displayed. • The ... on and off. When the CD is ejected during play, the next CD will be played automatically. 6-31 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 32 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Audio System Fast-forward/Reverse Press and hold the fast-forward button ( ) to advance through a track at high speed. Press and hold the reverse button ( ) to reverse through a track at high speed. Track ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... indication, take the vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Indication CHECK MD CHECK MD CHECK CD ... properly. If the error indication does not disappear, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer Insert another... properly. If the error indication does not disappear, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer Insert ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... ( ) to change the audio source (FM1 radio>FM2 radio>AM radio>Cassette tape player or MD player>CD player or CD changer>cyclical). NOTE Mazda installed this system to help you avoid being too distracted using audio controls on the dashboard. Always make safe driving your first priority. NOTE ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...again to resume audio output. When listening to the radio Press the seek switch ( , ) to recall previously stored radio stations. Press the seek switch ( ... seconds until a beep is heard to seek a higher or lower frequency automatically. When playing a cassette tape Press the seek switch ( ), release...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified service personnel. If servicing is required, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer. • Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 37 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Interior Equipment Sunvisors When you need a sunvisor, lower it for use in front or swing it to the side. Sunvisor Interior Lights M Illuminated Entry System When the illuminated entry system operates, the ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 38 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Interior Equipment M Overhead Lights Front OFF With sunroof Rear DOOR ON DOOR OFF OFF Without sunroof Light off • Light on when any door is open • Light on or off when the illuminated entry system ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 39 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Interior Equipment M Map Lights The map lights are switched on or off by pressing the switches. With sunroof M Courtesy Lights Turns on when any door is open or the illuminated entry system is on. Courtesy ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 40 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Interior Equipment Information Display M Information Display Functions The information display has the following functions: • Clock • Ambient Temperature Display (Outside Temperature Display) • Climate...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 41 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Interior Equipment M Clock When the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position, the time is displayed. Time resetting While the clock is displayed, press the SET button 1.5 seconds or more. When the button ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... switch must be in the ACC or ON position. 1. Open the cover. M Audio Display The audio system status is displayed. To operate the audio system, refer to "Audio System" (page 6-10). 2. Press the lighter in and release it. When ready for use, it automatically pops out. 6-42 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Interior Equipment Ashtray CAUTION • Don't touch the metal part of the lighter, you may burn yourself. • Don't hold the ... may damage it or cause electrical failure. Use only a genuine Mazda lighter or the equivalent. • If the lighter doesn't pop out within 30 ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 44 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Interior Equipment Cup Holder M Front To use, slide the lid while pushing the button until you hear a click sound. WARNING Using Cup Holder: Using a cup holder to hold hot liquids while the vehicle is moving...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 45 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Interior Equipment Storage Compartments CAUTION Don't leave eyeglasses or lighters in the overhead console while parked under the sun. A lighter could explode or the plastic material in eyeglasses could ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 46 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Interior Equipment M Center Console Front 1. Slide the lid while pushing the button until you hear a click sound. Rear To open, pull the release catch. M Storage Box 2. Open the lid. The storage box is ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 47 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Interior Comfort Interior Equipment To open, squeeze the latch and pull the lid down. When closing the storage box, put the storage box back in its original position until you hear a click sound. Loading long objects with ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... 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 (... W (DC12 V, 10 A). • Don't use accessories that are not genuine Mazda accessories or the equivalent. • Close the cover when the accessory socket is not ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 1 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM 7 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 Spare Tire and Tool Storage ...7-3 Instant Mobility System (IMS) ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 2 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM 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. The hazard warning lights warn other drivers that your vehicle is a ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 3 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM In Case of an Emergency Flat Tire Spare Tire and Tool Storage Tools are stored in the locations illustrated in the diagram. Instant Mobility System (IMS) Emergency Flat Tire Repair Kit Tool box Jack Jack handle Tiedown ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... A temporary spare tire is not equipped with your Mazda. If an emergency tire repair is needed, ... require a temporary spare tire, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.When installing a temporary spare tire, follow the manufacturer's instructions for the temporary spare tire. The temporary spare tire ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... flat tire repair kit included with your Mazda is for a temporary repair of a slightly damaged flat tire ...other vehicle; it has been designed only for your Mazda. • Use only one temporary spare tire ... repair kit, take your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the tire replaced. (With Tire ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ...skin, flush immediately with large amounts of water and seek medical assistance. Do not allow children to touch the tire sealant. Tire sealant Injection hose Compressor Spare valve core Valve core tool Repaired tire sticker Instruction Speed restriction sticker Case 7-6 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... 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. • The period of effective use for the tire sealant has expired. (The ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 8 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM In Case of an Emergency Flat Tire NOTE CAUTION If there is air remaining in the tire when the valve core is removed, the valve core could fly out. Remove the valve core carefully. 8. Turn the valve core counterclockwise with...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... when replacing the tire. Take the bottle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 13. Attach the vehicle speed .... Purchase new tire sealant at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 11. Pull out the injection ... it clockwise to install it. 12. Attach the sticker that indicates completion of the tire repair on a flat outer...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ...compressor above 300 kPa (3.1 kgf/cm2, 3 bar, 43.5 psi). CAUTION Compressor plug Compressor If the compressor operates slowly or becomes hot, it indicates overheating. Turn the compressor off immediately and leave it turned off for 30 minutes or longer. Center console CAUTION • Before pulling ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ...Case of an Emergency Flat Tire NOTE CAUTION • Drive carefully to an Authorized Mazda Dealer and keep the vehicle speed below 80 km/h (50 ...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...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... the right-ofway and contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer. • If the tire inflation pressure ... is complete. Drive the vehicle with care to an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the tire replaced. CAUTION ... repaired with the tire sealant cannot be reused. Mazda recommends replacing the tire with a new one...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... and firmly set the parking brake. 2. Put a vehicle with an automatic transmission in Park (P), a manual transmission in Reverse (R) or 1, and turn off the...(With Tire Pressure Monitoring System) The wheels equipped on your Mazda are specially designed for installation of the tire pressure sensors. Do...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... rear jacking positions recommended in this manual. Improper Jack: Using a jack that isn't designed for your Mazda is dangerous. The vehicle could slip off the jack and ... injure someone. Use only the jack provided with your Mazda. Placing Objects Under the Jack: Jacking the vehicle ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... tire can be installed. Before removing the lug nuts, make sure your Mazda is firmly in position and that it cannot slip or move. M Locking Lug Nuts... in the accompanying envelope. If you lose your key, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer or use the lock manufacturer's order form, which is with the ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 16 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM In Case of an Emergency Flat Tire To replace the nut 1. Place the key on top of the nut. 2. Place the lug wrench on top of the key, apply pressure, and turn it clockwise. 3. Install the lug nuts with the beveled edge inward; ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... Studs and Lug Nuts: Because the wheel studs and lug nuts on your Mazda have metric threads, using a non-metric nut is dangerous. On a metric ... you're unsure of how tight the nuts should be, have them inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Nut tightening torque: N·m (kgf·m, ft·lbf) 88-118 (...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... will increase. Stop the engine and call an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 5. Make sure the cooling fan is ... still leaking: Stop the engine and call an Authorized Mazda Dealer. WARNING Steam from Overheated Engine: Steam .... Coolant reservoir If you find no problems, the engine is cool, and no leaks are ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 19 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM In Case of an Emergency Overheating WARNING Cooling System Cap: When the engine and radiator are hot, scalding coolant and steam may shoot out under pressure and cause serious injury. Don't remove the cooling system cap ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... jumpstarting, we strongly recommend that you have a competent service technician do the work. WARNING Battery-Related ...12 V starter, ignition system, and other electrical parts beyond repair with a 24 V power supply (two 12 V batteries in series or a 24 V motor generator set). 7-20 Form No. 8R65-...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 21 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM In Case of an Emergency Emergency Starting 1. Remove the engine cover. Engine cover 4. Make sure the booster battery is 12 V and that its negative terminal is grounded. 5. If the booster battery is in another vehicle, donମ.
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... to start it. You can't start a vehicle with an automatic transmission by pushing it. CAUTION You shouldn't push-start a vehicle that has a manual transmission. It can damage the emission control system. Verify that the engine cover is ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... Case of an Emergency Emergency Towing 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 ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 24 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM In Case of an Emergency Emergency Towing Tiedown Hooks M Tiedown Hooks 1. Remove the tiedown eyelet and the lug wrench from the trunk (page 7-3). 2. Wrap a lug wrench with a soft cloth to prevent damage to the bumper and open...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 25 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM In Case of an Emergency Emergency Towing 3. Securely install the tiedown eyelet using the lug wrench. Front Tiedown eyelet 4. Hook the tying rope to the tiedown eyelet. Front Lug wrench Tiedown eyelet Rear Lug wrench ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ...is towing your vehicle behind a motorhome. The transmission is not designed for towing this vehicle on all 4 wheels. When doing recreational towing refer to " Towing Description " (page 7-23) and " Tiedown Hooks " (page 7-24) and carefully follow the instructions. 7-26 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... 26, 2003 1:48 PM 8 Maintenance and Care How to keep your Mazda in top condition. Introduction ...8-2 Introduction ...8-2 Scheduled Maintenance ...8-3 Scheduled Maintenance ...8-3 Owner Maintenance ...8-6 Owner Maintenance Schedule ...8-6 Owner Maintenance Precautions ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ...reliable and qualified service shop perform the work, preferably an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Factory-... for your Mazda, inadequate, incomplete, and insufficient servicing may result in problems. This could ... may perform maintenance. But we recommend that it always be done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 3 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Scheduled Maintenance Scheduled Maintenance Follow Schedule 1 if the vehicle is operated mainly where none of the following conditions apply. If any do apply, follow Schedule 2 (Canada and Puerto Rico ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... Front and rear suspension and ball joints Manual transmission oil Rear differential oil Driveshaft dust...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 ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... Front and rear suspension and ball joints Manual transmission oil Rear differential oil Driveshaft dust...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 ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... 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. M When Refueling • Brake and clutch fluid level (page 8-14) ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... or maintenance procedure, have it done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. There are strict environmental laws ... of your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. WARNING Maintenance Procedures: Performing maintenance work on.... Either can become entangled in moving parts and result in injury. Therefore, if ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ....book Page 8 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Engine Compartment Overview Engine oil-filler cap Automatic transmission fluid-level dipstick (only for automatic transmission) Windshield washer fluid reservoir Engine ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ....book Page 9 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Engine Oil NOTE The Mazda RX-8 requires regular inspection of the engine oil level. The compact, high performance RENESIS rotary engine in your vehicle consumes a small ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ...10 Friday, July 4, 2003 11:45 AM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance M Inspecting Engine Oil Level 1. Be sure the vehicle is...the environment and take used oil to a recycling facility. Ask your dealer or a service station for information. WARNING Handling Used Engine Oil: Continuous contact with...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ...2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance 1. Remove the engine cover. Engine ...dipstick. 6. Securely replace the oil-filler cap. • The indicated engine oil capacities are for general reference... a special tool to retighten the filter, an Authorized Mazda Dealer should do the work. Loosen...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... and connections of all cooling system and heater hoses. Replace any that are swollen or deteriorated. The...is dangerous. If the engine has been running, parts of the engine compartment can become very hot.... new coolant is required frequently, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 8-12 Form No. 8R65-EA...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ..., April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance M Changing Coolant Change coolant according to Scheduled ... only water. Always add a proper coolant mixture. • The engine has aluminum parts and must be protected by an ethyleneglycol-based coolant to prevent corrosion and freezing. ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance 3. With the drain plug loose but not... have the brake/clutch system inspected by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Cooling system cap 4. Drain the... technical expertise, we recommend that it be done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 8-14 Form No. 8R65-EA...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ..., 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance M Adding Brake/Clutch Fluid WARNING ... adding fluid, thoroughly clean the area around the cap. Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) M Inspecting Automatic ... frequently requires new fluid, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 8-15 Form No. 8R65-EA...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 16 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Fluid hot scale A WARNING Sudden Vehicle Movement: Shifting the shift lever without first depressing the brake pedal is dangerous. The vehicle could move suddenly and cause an accident. ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 17 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Washer Fluid M Inspecting Washer Fluid Level Inspect fluid level in the washer fluid reservoir; add fluid if necessary. WARNING Substitute Washer Fluid: Using radiator antifreeze as ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 18 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Body Lubrication All moving points of the body, such as door and hood hinges and locks, should be lubricated each time the engine oil is changed. Use a nonfreezing lubricant on locks ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ....book Page 19 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance 3. Unfasten the clamps. Wiper Blades CAUTION Clamp • Hot waxes applied by automatic car washers have been known to affect the cleanability of windows. • To...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance 2. Hold the end of the rubber and pull until the tabs are free of the metal support. NOTE To prevent damage to the wiper arm blades ...; then lift it off the arm. Push Metal support Tab Pull out 3. Remove the metal stiffeners ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 21 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Battery CAUTION • Don't bend the stiffeners. You need to use them again. • If the metal stiffeners are switched, the blade's wiping efficiency could be reduced. So don't use ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ..., April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance M Battery Maintenance NOTE • Remove the engine and battery covers before performing battery maintenance. Engine cover Battery cover To get the best service from a battery: • Keep it securely mounted. • Keep the top clean and...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ...PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Tires For reasons of proper performance, safety, and ...other tire size than what is specified for your Mazda (page 10-7) is dangerous. It could seriously... that are the correct size specified for your Mazda. Refer to the specification charts (page 10-7). NOTE...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ...you cannot do a tire rotation safely with the jack that comes with your vehicle. Have an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform tire rotation. CAUTION Limited-Slip Differential... • Tires not sufficiently inflated If these instructions aren't followed, the rotation of the left and right wheels...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ...Care Owner Maintenance M Temporary Spare Tire Your Mazda is not equipped with a spare tire. If you require a spare tire, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Inspect the temporary spare tire at ... wheels or both, have the work done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or the tire pressure sensors may be ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance M Replacing a Wheel NOTE WARNING ... or both, have the work done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or the tire pressure sensors may be damaged. • The wheels equipped on your Mazda are specially designed for installation the tire pressure sensors. ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 27 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Light Bulbs Brake lights/Taillights Trunk light High-mount brake light Overhead light (Rear) Rear side-marker lights Rear turn signal lights License plate light Reverse lights ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Your Mazda's headlights and fog lights have replaceable halogen... Do not replace the xenon fusion bulbs by yourself. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer when the replacement is necessary. Handling Halogen Bulbs: When a halogen...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...29 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance High-beam bulb 1. Turn the socket and bulb assembly... replace the low beam bulbs by yourself. The bulbs must be replaced at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. (Halogen bulbs) 1. Detach the electrical connector from the sealing cover...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance 5. Carefully remove the headlight bulb from the socket by ... to the complexity and difficulty of the procedure, the bulbs should be replaced by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. M Replacing a Bulb (Front) 1. If you are changing the ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 31 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance M Replacing a Bulb (Interior) Overhead light/Map lights (Front) 1. Remove the screws with a Phillips screwdriver. 2. Wrap a flathead screwdriver with a soft cloth to prevent damage to the...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance 3. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal. Trunk ... to the complexity and difficulty of the procedure, the bulbs should be replaced by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. High-mount brake light 1. Turn the center section ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance 3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket. Fuses Your vehicle's electrical system ...same fuse blows again, avoid using that system and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. Socket 4. Install the new bulb in ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ...book Page 34 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance 3. Pull the fuse straight out with the fuse puller provided on the...same rating, and make sure it fits tightly. If it doesn't, have an Authorized Mazda Dealer install it. If you have no spare fuses, borrow one of ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... 35 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance 3. If a fuse is blown, replace it with a new one ...same rating . Normal Blown NOTE • To replace the MAIN fuse, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer (page 8-36). • Verify that the engine cover is securely installed. 8-...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ...26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance M Fuse Panel Description Fuse block (... to air filter) (Near battery) DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 MAIN HEATER AIR PUMP FUSE RATING 120A 40A 60A... 40A 60A PROTECTED COMPONENT For protection of all circuits Heater Air pump Power windows, Power door locks...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 37 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance FUSE RATING 30A PROTECTED COMPONENT For protection of various circuits For protection of various circuits Brake lights Fuel pump Horn Hazard warning flashers, Turn signals Electric ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 38 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Fuse panel (Driver's side) DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 CIGAR ACC AUX PWR A/C - - SPARE SPARE M.DEF DSC AUDIO D.LOCK P.WIND ROOM SPARE SPARE FUSE RATING 15A ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... Environmental Paint Damage The paintwork on your Mazda represents the latest technical developments in composition ... off with it. Prevention It is necessary to have your Mazda washed and waxed to preserve its finish... tissue may also take care of the problem. The cleaned area should be waxed according...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... 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 ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... finish from rust and deterioration, wash your Mazda thoroughly and frequently, at least once a... agents on chrome-plated or anodized aluminum parts. This may damage the protective coating; also, ... and detergents may discolor or deteriorate the paint. • Mazda is not responsible for scratches caused ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... remove paint and could damage bright metal parts. 2. Use a good grade of natural wax for metallic... and can lead to major repairs. CAUTION If your Mazda is damaged and needs metal parts repaired...the body shop applies anticorrosion materials to all parts, both repaired and new. This will prevent them ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... weather or in coastal areas, cover bright-metal parts with a coating of wax or preservative heavier than ... and exhaust system, even though these parts may be coated with anti-corrosive material. ... agents on chrome-plated or anodized aluminum parts. This may result in damage to the protective coating ...
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    ... water. Also, be sure to clean the wheels after driving on dusty or salted roads. This helps prevent corrosion. • Avoid washing your vehicle in an automatic car wash that uses highspeed or hard brushes. • If your aluminum wheels lose luster, wax the wheels. CAUTION Do not use glazing agents. ...
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    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 45 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Maintenance and Care Appearance Care Fabric* Remove dust and loose dirt from fabric with a whisk broom or vacuum cleaner. Clean it with a mild soap solution good for upholstery and carpets. Remove fresh spots immediately with...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...webbing with a mild soap solution recommended for upholstery or carpets. Follow instructions. Don't bleach or dye the webbing; this may weaken it. After ... collision, damaged belts cannot provide adequate protection. Have an Authorized Mazda Dealer replace damaged belts immediately. M Cleaning the ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... Customer Assistance (Canada) ...9-3 Customer Assistance (Puerto Rico) ...9-6 Mazda Importer/Distributors ...9-7 Importer/Distributor ...9-7 Distributor in Each Area ...9-7 Warranty ...9-8 Warranties for Your Mazda ...9-8 Outside the United States ...9-9 Outside Canada ...9-10 ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...many questions, including how to locate or contact a local Mazda dealership in the U.S., can be found here. By phone ...222-5500 By letter at: Attn: Customer Assistance Mazda North American Operations 7755 Irvine ... outside the U.S.A., please contact your nearest Mazda Distributor. 9-2 Form No. 8R65-EA...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... 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 ... the owner of the dealership or its General Manager. M STEP 2: Contact the Mazda Regional Office If you feel that you ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... Please recognize that the resolution of service problems in most cases requires the use of your Mazda dealer's ... procedures in this manual your concern is still not resolved, you have another option. Mazda Canada... binding on both you and Mazda Canada Inc. M Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ...(418) 649-1330 M Regional 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 305 MILNER ... SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO M1B 3V4 1 (800) 263-4680 MAZDA CANADA INC. QUEBEC REGION 6111 ROUTE TRANS ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ...satisfaction is our business. That is why all Authorized Mazda Dealers have the knowledge and the tools ... steps: M STEP 1 Discuss the matter with an Authorized Mazda Dealer. This is the quickest and best way..., please contact your area's Mazda representative (Indicated on the next page). Please help...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...48 PM Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Mazda Importer/Distributors Importer/Distributor M ... 727-1990 (outside U.S.A.) Distributor in Each Area M CANADA Mazda Canada Inc. 305 Milner Avenue, ... (outside Canada) M PUERTO RICO Plaza Motors Corp. (Mazda de Puerto Rico) P.O. Box 362722, ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ...Reporting Safety Defects Warranty Warranties for Your Mazda • New Vehicle Limited Warranty • Distributor ...Emission Control Warranty (Canada only) • Replacement Parts and Accessories Limited Warranty • Tire... Detailed warranty information is provided with your Mazda. 9-8 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...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 ...to travelers on vacation. You may have the following problems if you do take your vehicle...
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    ...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 ... travelers on vacation. You may have the following problems if you do take your vehicle ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...built for other countries. In addition to registration problems, satisfactory service may be difficult or even impossible ... 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. 9-11 Form No...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ..., they could affect your vehicle's performance or safety system; the Mazda warranty doesn't cover this.... chances of injuries in an accident. Always consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer before you install non-... stereo systems, and car alarm systems. Mazda assumes no responsibility for death, injury, ...
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    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 13 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Cell Phones Cell Phones Warning WARNING Use of Cell Phones and Other Devices by Driver: Use of any electrical devices such as cell phones, computers, portable radios, vehicle...
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    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 14 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Type Approval of Equipment Type Approval of Equipment Immobilizer system 9-14 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
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    ... from the norm because of variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics ... have poor traction performance. WARNING The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on braking (straight ... tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109....
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... 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 vehicle may vary with respect to grade. ALL PASSENGER VEHICLE TIRES MUST CONFORM TO THESE GRADES AND TO ALL OTHER FEDERAL TIRE-SAFETY ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... Defects Reporting Safety Defects NOTE If you live in the U.S.A., all correspondence to Mazda Motor Corporation should be forwarded to: Mazda North ...) 222-5500 If you live outside of the U.S.A., please contact the nearest Mazda Distributor shown (page 9-7) in this booklet. 9-17 Form No. 8R65-EA-...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...Service Publications Factory-authorized Mazda service publications are available for owners who wish to do some ...requesting any of our publications through an Authorized Mazda Dealer, refer to the chart below. If ...2004 WIRING DIAGRAM (English) 2004 OWNER'S MANUAL 2004 OWNER'S MANUAL 2004 OWNER'S...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 1 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM 10 Specifications Technical information about your Mazda. Identification Numbers ...10-2 Vehicle Information Labels ...10-2 Specifications ...10-4 Specifications ...10-4 10-1 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
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    ... your vehicle. The number is on a plate attached to the left top side of the dashboard. This plate can easily be seen through the windshield. M Chassis Number M Vehicle Emission Control Information Label M Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Label M Tire Pressure Label 10-2 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
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    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 3 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Identification Numbers M Engine Number Front 10-3 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... Rotary engine 654 ml × 2 (654 cc × 2, 40.0 cu in × 2) 10.0 M Electrical System Item Manual transmission Battery Automatic transmission Alternator Starter Spark-plug number Spark-plug gap *1Cold *2 Manual transmission Automatic transmission NGK Trailing side Leading side Model 12V-...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... M Lubricant Quality Lubricant Engine oil* Lubricant Manual transmission oil Automatic transmission fluid Rear differential oil Brake/... 1.8 9.2 1.4 15.9 (US gal) Imp qt 3.1 2.9 8.6 1.5 7.7 1.1 13.2 (Imp gal) Coolant Manual transmission oil Automatic transmission fluid Rear differential oil Fuel tank...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... Item GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) CW (Curb Weight) Front Rear USA Canada Weight Manual transmission Automatic transmission 1,728 kg (3,809 lb) 1,748 kg (3,854 lb) 827 kg (1,823 lb) 841 kg (1,854 lb) 901 kg...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... 7 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Specifications M Tires NOTE The tires have been ... matched with the chassis of your vehicle. When replacing tires, Mazda recommends that you replace tires of the same ... to your vehicle. For details, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Check the tire pressure label ...
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    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 8 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM 10-8 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
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    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 1 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM 11 Index 11-1 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ...1:48 PM Index A Accessory Socket ...6-48 Add-On Non-Genuine Parts and Accessories ...9-12 Air Bag Systems ...2-27 Air Filter ... audio system ...6-10 Safety certification ...6-36 Automatic Transmission Driving tips ...5-15 Fluid ...8-15 Manual shift mode ...5-11 Shift-lock system ...5-11 Transmission ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) ...5-21 DSC OFF indicator light ...5-22 DSC OFF switch ...5-23 TCS/DSC Indicator light ...5-22 E Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge ...5-32 Exhaust ... and tool storage ...7-3 Fluids Classification ...10-5 Owner maintenance ...8-6 Fog Lights ...5-50 Foot Brake ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...10-5 M Maintenance Introduction ...8-2 Owner maintenance precautions ...8-7 Owner maintenance schedule ...8-6 Scheduled ...8-3 Manual Transmission Operation ...5-8 Recommendations for shifting ...5-9 Map Lights ...6-39 Meters and Gauges ...5-29 11...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... System Immobilizer system ...3-21 Theft-deterrent system ...3-23 Service Publications ...9-18 Spare Tire and Tool Storage ...7-3 Specifications ...10-4 Speed ... ...3-8 Power Steering ...5-16 Power steering malfunction indicator light ...5-16 Power Windows ...3-14 Push-Starting ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... Snow tires ...4-9 Spare tire and tool storage ...7-3 Specifications ...10-7 Tire chains ...4-10 Uniform tire ... Control System (TCS) ...5-20 TCS/DSC indicator light ...5-21 Trailer Towing ...4-12 Trip ...35 ABS ...5-40 Air bag system ...5-40 Automatic transmission ...5-42 Brake system ...5-37 Charging ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 7 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM Index W Windshield Wipers ...5-51 Blades replacement ...8-19 Winter Driving ...4-9 11-7 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
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    J60E_8R65-EA-03C_Edition2.book Page 8 Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:48 PM 11-8 Form No. 8R65-EA-03C
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    NAVIGATION SYSTEM
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    ..., Accessories, and Laser Accessories Please contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer if you are missing any of the following ... and F Preparation Before Use Map Disc Before U 1 Owner's Manual CAUTION: THIS PRODUCT IS A CLASS I LASER PRODUCT . HOWEVER THIS PRODUCT USES A VISIBLE/INVISIBLE LASER BEAM ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... Marking User setting Setup Precautions/System Performance 30 If necessary Troubleshooting GVoice Guidance ...34 GAutomatic Distance Correction ...34 GGPS ...35 GMap Matching ...35 GPositioning Accuracy ...36 GRoute Guide ...36 GRoute Search ...37 GVerification First ...38 ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ...They contain instructions about how to use the system in a safe and effective manner. Mazda assumes no responsibility for any problems resulting from failure to observe ...), then turn it off immediately and consult with an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Using the unit in out-of-order condition may ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... alert you to the presence of important operating instructions. Failure to heed the instructions may result in severe ... If the product needs to be repaired, take it to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. portant ns may I Attach the... to play the map disc on other CD (DVD) player. The loud sound produced may ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... alert you to the presence of important operating instructions. Failure to heed the instructions may result in injury or... using this Soft You agree to use not for service bu reproduce this So or otherwise reve ... get your hand or fingers caught in moving parts or in the disc slot. Especially watch out ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... Software will be uninterrupted or error-free. Disclaimer of Warranty: Mazda AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS DISCLAIM ... may not apply to you. Disclaimer of Liability: Mazda AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS SHALL ...Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold Mazda and its suppliers and licensors harmless ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ...Caution This unit supports only DVD-SDAL-formatted map disc (SEAMLESS) that NAVTECH has specifically designed for this unit. Mazda shall not be liable for any ...If it does not recover, please consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Navigation System This navigation system utilizes GPS*...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    Map Related Issues Customer Service If you need help with the operation your Mazda navigation system, want to report a map database error or... and software versions are now displayed. For further assistance please refer to pages 30 in the instruction book. from satellites 9
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    Names and Functions Before Use MENU key MENU Displays menu. 9 VOICE key VOICE Initiates vocal guidance for route maneuvers. Adjusts screen quality. ( page 16) 10
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    Before Use Joystick ENTER Selects items by tilting it up, down, right, and left. Scrolls map. 10 POS (Position) key POS Displays your current position. ( page 18) ZOOM key ZOOM Changes the map scale. ( page 19) ENTER key ENTER Executes a selected item. Displays pop up menu. ( page 14) RET ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    OPEN TILT TILT OPEN 12
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    TILT TILT
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    Befo Pop Up Menu Pop Up menu appears when pressing ENTER . This function is mainly used during route searches. The mobile n calibrated fo page 26) page 25) 1. When usin 2. When the 3. When the wheel dia 4. When del page 28) page 19) 13 Before Use IWhen route has been set or route in operation ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... the speed is increased depending on the vehicle model. This is a normal phenomenon indicating that the system is calculating the distance correction. 14 uto reroute s ... receiving GPS signals. Notes Make sure the GPS reception indicator is illuminated on the map screen. page 24) GPS reception ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    Before Use Screen Quality Adjustment 1 Before Use VOICE Press and hold 2 ENTER ENTER 3 Open [Display Menu] Screen quality adjustment Select 15 Select Screen display turns off. Press any button other than VOICE to return to screen display. Screen off Select / headlights OFF - DAY MODE...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ent ENTER 3 ENTER Before Use ENTER Adjust screen brightness. 16 ENTER n display turns off. any button other VOICE to return een display. Adjust screen contrast. ENTER ENTER Returns screen to initial settings. ts OFF - DAY MODE ts ON - NIGHT MODE e headlights are on, mode can also be (if...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    Chang Do n Do no Warning the m distra vehic Map orientat Map sca
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    Changing the Map Orientation/Scale 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 Warning the monitor screen and listening to the voice guidance while driving. ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    Destination Entry and Route Search GIf you would like to go back to your start point, select the [History] in the [Select Destination] Menu, after that, select a green flag icon as a destination. GDo n Warnings view syste stop GRout that y 1 MENU ENTER select ENTER 2 ENTER ENTER 3 ENTER...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... on the area,zipcode search may not be possible. Enter the name of the city where your target intersection is. Enter the name of a street that is part of the intersection. Enter the target name. Enter the other street name that makes up the intersection. This is the route that reaches the ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ...of a street name Caution 21 Routing BANKIN AT B Do not enter the type of street such as ST, AVE, PL, LN, or RD as the search may not perform successfully. GExamples Street : 33RD ST Enter by selecting characters: 3 3 R D BORDE CROSS BUSINE FACILIT EMERG HO 1 Entry using the character chart ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    POI Icons on Maps / Zipcode Entry ENTER IPOI (Point of Interest) Icons The following are POI icons shown on maps. AUTO SERVICES AUTO REPAIR LEISURE/ RECREATION AMUSEMENT PARK CASINO NAMED PLACE s ENTER PUBLIC FACILITY CITY HALL AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION GAS STATION PARK & RIDE PARKING GARAGE ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    Direct destination input ENTER Afte Route search cancellat Position the cursor on your destination on the map Scroll the map and change the map scale if necessary. ENTER ENTER Select ENTER Direct destination input GYou can determine whether or not to use a highway if there is a highway ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    After routing During route search essary. Route search cancellation ENTER ENTER Select ENTER ENTER age 21) ere is a cursor position. Whole route display (while on current position map) After route search ENTER ENTER Select ENTER Routing a on close to ER Route guidance cancellation (...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    Route Changes This function allows you to search for alternative routes to the same destination. ENTER 1 Alternative route search ENTER 2 ENTER Open Pop up Menu (while on current position map) Select a r GMaximum 3 Select str Avoid streets GStreets to a 25 Routing Select the first ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    to search the same ENTER Select a route GMaximum 3 routes (including the current one) appear. Select streets to avoid GStreets to avoid become gray Routing e first point that d like to go by on o your destination. ISelect the second and following via points Use the point search and entry by ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    Marked Point GUp to 100 points can be stored. GEach stored point is memorized with its name and icon, and shown on the map. 1 Marking your current position POS / ENTER 2 ENTER 3 ENTE Press POS to display the current position Move Marking any point on the map ENTER to position the ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    d. d with its the map. ENTER 3 ENTER ENTER IStop your vehicle before doing the following operations: Warning 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 ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... System setting ( page 33) ENT ( page 9) Map area, Map disc (DVD) version and software version appear. You can check your route from the starting point to the destination. This function is available after route setup is performed. ( page 28) ( page 28) You can change and delete marked points...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... t to the formed. IVehicle Position GCenter : The current vehicle position indicator is displayed in the center of the screen. GOff Ctr : The current vehicle position indicator is displayed at the bottom of the screen. s. IPOI Icon GOn : POI icons appear in their marked...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ...]. EN ISystem Mode GMap : The map mode GGuide : The guide mode map IZoom GOn : The intersection zoom map appears automatically when approaching ... the route guidance is disabled. G[Route Guidance] will be set to [On] automatically when setting a new destination. IHow to IHow to exit ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    Setup ENTER System ENTER 1 2 MENU ENTER select ENTER ENTER select 3 ENTER ENTER : Default Open the [System Setup] screen IVolume control for voice guidance (5 levels) IBeep Adjust the volume control at the monitor as well. GOn : Beep activated when pressing buttons in the remote ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    Precautions/System Performance Voice Guidance GThe navigation system is just a support system for the driver. The driver should always pay attention to ... late. 33 As necessary Automatic Distance Correction GThe mobile navigation system calculates and indicates the vehicle ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... that road on the map. GIntelligent map matching addresses the following problems to achieve high accuracy in vehicle positioning. Position Correction for Elevated ... the direction which your vehicle actually travels and that shown on the map is automatically eliminated by azimuth correction. 34 35
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... But, as you keep driving, your vehicle position will be automatically corrected utilizing map matching and GPS data. The...P P After getting off a ferryboat or vehicle train Route Guide Although you may encounter the following problems in route guide, there is nothing wrong with the system. In 300 ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... and GPS data. The navigation system is just a support system for the driver. The driver should always pay ... Search Although you may encounter the following problems in a route search, there is nothing wrong ...ng an intersection a road branches a small angle The guide map may show roads that are not ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... mistakes. Please read this manual again and verify that there really is a problem before calling an Authorized Mazda Dealer to ask for repair services. Check point...GCheck if a fuse has been blown. a Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. GCheck if the voltage level of the vehicle ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    First d this ed Mazda Symptom Check point GGPS signals may not be received because of obstructions. After removing the obstructions, ... the vehicle is off the route. a Repeat the route search while checking the route guide screen. GCheck if you are driving the vehicle in the wrong direction on the ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    Troubleshooting Error message Route Calculation failed Error Messages Solution Main ICleaning ...repeated after checking, then consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. GWhen the message appears during ...after repeating the operation, then consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. IMa Caution This spe by u use ...
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...IMap disc If you require the latest map disc, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Handling and Care of Map Discs n: n, played... Disc Caution This unit supports only DVD-SDAL-formatted map disc (SEAMLESS) that NAVTECH has specifically designed for this unit. Mazda shall not be liable for any damages ...
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