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2008 Mazda RX-8 Manual

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  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 1
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    A Word to Mazda Owners Thank you for choosing a Mazda. We at Mazda design and build vehicles with ... About This Manual Keep this manual in the glove box as a handy reference for the safe and enjoyable use of your Mazda. Should you resell the vehicle, leave this manual with it for the next owner. All ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... manual to best explain how to enjoy your Mazda. By reading your manual, you can find ... use of your vehicle. The symbol below, located on some parts of the vehicle, indicates that this manual ... related to the part. Please refer to the manual for a detailed explanation. Index: A good place to start ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ...Your Vehicle at a Glance Interior, exterior views and part identification of your Mazda. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...driving your Mazda. Driving Your Mazda Explanation of instruments and controls. Interior Comfort .... Maintenance and Care How to keep your Mazda in top condition. Customer Information and...
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    1 Your Vehicle at a Glance Interior, exterior views and part identification of your Mazda. Dashboard and Interior Overview ...1-2 Exterior Overview ...1-4 1-1
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    Your Vehicle at a Glance Dashboard and Interior Overview Refer to Navigation System at the separate manual (if equipped). 1-2 The equipment and installation position varies by vehicle
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    Your Vehicle at a Glance Dashboard and Interior Overview Power door lock switch ...page 3-28... 5-6 MT shift lever ...page 5-10 AT shift lever (Sport AT) ...page 5-12 Lighter ...page 6-47 Ashtray ...page ......page 3-36 Power window switches ...page 3-35 Interior light ...page 6-43 Sunvisor ...page 6-43 ...
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    Your Vehicle at a Glance Exterior Overview 1-4 The equipment and installation position varies by vehicle
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    ... Trunk lid ...page 3-31 Rear window defroster ...page 5-60 Antenna ...page 6-10 Power windows ...page 3-34 Outside mirror ...page 3-48 Tires ...page 8-22 Light bulbs ...page 8-27 Hood ... Windshield wiper blades ...page 8-18 Moonroof ...page 3-40 Fuel-filler lid ...page 3-37 Doors and keys ...
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    2 Essential Safety Equipment Use of safety equipment, including seats, seat belt system, child-restraint systems and SRS air bags. Seats ...Front Seats (Manually Operated Seats) ...Front Seats (Electrically Operated Seats) ...Rear Seat ... 2-2 2-2 2-5 2-8...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    Essential Safety Equipment Seats Front Seats (Manually Operated Seats) WARNING Do not modify or ... system and result in serious injury. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer if there is any need to ... which could lead to injuries. Always have an Authorized Mazda Dealer inspect the front seats, front seat ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    Essential Safety Equipment Seats qSeat Recline Do not drive with the seatback unlocked: The seatback plays an important role in your protection in a vehicle. Leaving the seatback unlocked is dangerous as it can allow passengers to be ejected or thrown around and baggage to strike occupants in a ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... seatback to its upright position, make sure you hold onto the seatback with your other hand while operating the lever. If the seatback is not supported, it will flip forward suddenly and could cause injury. To fold the seatback, pull the lever and lower the seatback forward. qHeight Adjustment (...
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    ...and result in serious injury. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer if there is any need ...could lead to injuries. Always have an Authorized Mazda Dealer inspect the front seats, front .... Ø To prevent the battery from running down, avoid using the power adjustment when the engine is stopped. The adjuster...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    Essential Safety Equipment Seats qSeat Recline Change the seatback angle by pressing the front or rear side of the reclining switch. Release the switch at the desired position. WARNING Do not drive with the seats reclined: Sitting in a reclined position while the vehicle is moving is dangerous ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ...the switch. To increase the seat 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 decrease firmness. To return it to the upright position, lift the seatback and push it into place....
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    Essential Safety Equipment Seats qSeat Warmer The front seats are electrically 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. Rear Seat WARNING Make sure luggage ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... possibility of severe injury during accidents and sudden stops. Mazda recommends that the driver and all passengers always wear seat belts... seat belt cannot provide adequate protection in a collision. Have an Authorized Mazda Dealer inspect all seat belt systems in use during an accident before they...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... accident than no seat belt at all, using a seat belt with an expended pretensioner or load limiter...injury in a collision will increase. Always have an Authorized Mazda Dealer inspect the seat belt pretensioners ...built into the rear door, and the lower part of the seat belt slides forward or backward ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ... medical conditions also should wear seat belts. Check with your doctor for any special instructions regarding specific medical conditions. qEmergency Locking Mode In ... mode, pull it all the way out and connect it as instructed on the child-restraint system. It will retract down to the ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    Essential Safety Equipment Seat Belt Systems Location of Seat Belt For rear seat For front seat 2-12
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    .../shoulder belt. 4. Position the lap belt as low as possible, not on the abdominal area, then adjust the shoulder belt so that it fits snugly against your body. Take up slack Belt Keep low on hip bone Too high Tongue WARNING 3. Insert the tongue into the buckle until you hear a click. Positioning ...
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    ... the pretensioners have not fired, the load limiting function must be checked by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Button NOTE If a belt does not fully retract, inspect it for kinks and twists. If it is still not retracting properly, have it inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 2-14
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... WARNING Wear seat belts only as recommended in this owner's manual: Incorrect positioning of the driver and ... than no seat belt at all, using a seat belt with an expended pretensioner or load ... in a collision will increase. Always have an Authorized Mazda Dealer inspect the seat belt pretensioners ...
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    ...are followed, injury could result. Ask an Authorized Mazda Dealer how to safely dispose of the pretensioner system or ... 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: Self-...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ...belt extender may be available to you at no charge from your Authorized Mazda Dealer. This extender will be only for you and for the particular vehicle ... fasten the seat belt properly. Please contact your Authorized Mazda Dealer for more information. WARNING Do not use a seat belt extender unless it...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... Equipment Seat Belt Systems NOTE When not in use, remove the seat belt extender and store ... can easily fall out of the door when not in use and be damaged. In addition, the seat belt warning ... belt minder can be deactivated. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer to deactivate and restore the seat belt ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    Essential Safety Equipment Seat Belt Systems The belt minder is a supplemental warning to the seat belt warning function. If the driver's seat belt is not fastened when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, the warning light/beep operates to give you further reminders according to the ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint Child Restraint Precautions Mazda strongly urges the use of child-restraint systems for children small ... if the front passenger air bag is shut off, Mazda strongly recommends that children be properly restrained and child-restraint ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... be seriously injured or even killed in an accident. Follow the manufacturer's instructions and always keep the child-restraint system buckled ... in place according to the childrestraint system manufacturer's instructions. When not in use, remove it from the vehicle or fasten it with a seat belt, or ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... 2-27). Even with the front passenger seat weight sensors, if you must use the front passenger seat for children, seating a child in a child-restraint system on...designated positions with seat belts on the rear seats are the safest places for children. Always use seat belts and child restraints. 2-22
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... one person at a time is dangerous. A seat belt used in this way cannot spread the impact forces properly... your child touches them. NOTE Your Mazda is equipped with LATCH lower anchors for attachment ...LATCH child-restraint systems in the rear seat. When using these anchors to secure a child-restraint ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... on the seats that take tethers to be effective. In your Mazda, tethered child-restraint systems can ...Child-Restraint System Installation Follow these instructions when using a child-restraint system, unless ... Follow the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions carefully. If you are not sure...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... to return the system to emergency locking mode before occupants use the seat belts. Anchor bracket 4. If your child-restraint system requires the use of a tether strap, refer to the manufacturer's instructions to hook and tighten the tether strap after raising the head restraint. 2-...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ...-restraint system on the front seat is unavoidable, follow these instructions when using a front-facing child-restraint system ... your front seats have side air bags: Mazda vehicles equipped with side air bag will ...if your vehicle has curtain air bags: Mazda vehicles equipped with curtain air bag will ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... of a deploying air bag could cause serious injury or death to the child. Never use a rear-facing child-restraint system in the front seat with an ... the side and curtain air bags deploy, even if a child-restraint system is used. If the vehicle is equipped with side and curtain air bags, the impact of...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... to return the system to emergency locking mode before occupants use the seat belts. Follow the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions carefully. Depending on the type of child-restraint system, it may not employ seat belts which...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ...-restraint system on the rear seat, it is imperative that a childrestraint system ONLY be used on the front passenger seat if the deactivation indicator light illuminates when the ... a child in a child-restraint system on the rear seat and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. 2-29
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... LATCH Child-Restraint Systems Your Mazda is equipped with LATCH lower anchors for attachment... in the rear seat. Both anchors must be used, otherwise the seat will bounce around and... child's safety. WARNING Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the use of the child-restraint system: An unsecured...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ...a child-restraint system. 2. Secure the child-restraint system using BOTH LATCH lower anchors, following the child-restraint system manufacturer's instruction. 3. ... carefully follow the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions when installing tethers. Anchor bracket 2-31
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint WARNING Use the tether and tether anchor only for a child-restraint system: Using the tether or tether anchor to secure anything but a child-restraint system is dangerous. This could weaken or ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... body and legs during an accident because the air bags provide no protection to these parts of the body. l Hold the driver in a position which allows better ... and follow the installation directions in this Owner's Manual as well as the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions. 2-33
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... Whenever possible, always secure a child 12 years and under on the rear seat with an appropriate child-restraint system for the child's age and size. Never use a rear-facing child-restraint system in the front seat with an air bag that could deploy: Rear-facing child-restraint systems on the front ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    .... Furthermore, the bag could be cut open releasing the gas. Do not hang net bags, map pouches or backpacks with side straps on the front seats. Never use seat covers on the front seats. Always keep the side air bag modules in your front seats free to deploy in the event of a side collision. Do not ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... equipment on or near system components or wiring. An Authorized Mazda Dealer can provide the special care ...through friction. Should you sell your Mazda, we urge you to tell the new ...air bag systems and that familiarization with all instructions about them, from the Owner's Manual, is important. 2-36
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Supplemental Restraint System Components The supplemental restraint systems (SRS) have two basic subsystems: l The air bag system with inflators and air bags. l The electrical system with crash sensors and diagnostic module. The air bags are mounted in the ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags qFront Air Bag System Components (2) (1) (3) (4) (5) (7) (6) (11) (10) (8) (9) (7) (1) Driver seat slide position sensor (page 2-40) (2) Front seats (3) Air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system warning light (page 2-49) (4) Front dual stage inflators ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags qSide and Curtain Air Bag System Components (2) (1) (3) (5) (2) (4) (1) Air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system warning light (page 2-49) (2) Side and curtain inflators and air bags (3) Front seats (4) Side crash sensor (5) Crash sensors and ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... bags will not work again and must be replaced. Only an Authorized Mazda Dealer can replace the system components. The front, dual ... sensor Your vehicle is equipped with a driver seat slide position sensor as a part of the supplemental restraint system. The sensor is located under the driver seat. ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Front passenger seat weight sensors Your vehicle is equipped with the front passenger seat weight sensors (page 2-27). These sensors are located under both of the front passenger seat rails. These sensors determine the total seated weight on the front ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... not illuminate when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position and does not illuminate as indicated in the above chart, do not allow a child to sit in the front passenger seat and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. The system may not work properly in an accident. 2-42
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags WARNING Do not decrease the total seated weight on the front passenger seat: When an adult or large child sits on the front passenger seat, decreasing the total seated weight on the front passenger seat from the total seated weight of approximately 42 kg (93...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... luggage on them. Ø Do not spill any liquids on the front seats or under the front seats. Ø To allow the sensors to function properly, always perform the following: Ø Adjust the front seats as far back as possible and always sit upright against the seatbacks with seat belts worn properly. Ø If ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... front passenger seat, or if the temperature of the vehicle's interior changes suddenly. The front passenger air ... system on the rear seat and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. Driver and ... and must be replaced. Only an Authorized Mazda Dealer can replace the systems. The side ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags qAir Bag Activation/Deactivation NOTE If the front passenger seat weight sensors detect a total seated weight on the front passenger seat is less than approximately 42 kg (93 lb), the front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner may not...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags l Frontal offset impact to the vehicle may not provide the stopping force necessary for air bag deployment. l Vehicle roll-over, may deploy the side and curtain air bags but not the front air bags. l Rear-ending or running under a truck's tail gate may ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags l Side impacts involving trees or poles can cause severe cosmetic damage but may not have enough impact force to activate the side and curtain air bags. Non-activation of side and curtain air bag The side and curtain air bags will not normally inflate in ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... following occurs, take your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible: l The air bag system ... 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: Self-servicing...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... or damage them. Only a trained Authorized Mazda Dealer can fully evaluate these ..., injury can result. Ask an Authorized Mazda Dealer how to safely dispose of an air bag or... in accordance with a certified physician, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer, refer to "Customer Assistance (U.S.A.)" (page ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    3 Knowing Your Mazda Explanation of basic operations and controls; opening/closing and adjustment of various parts. Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System ...3-2 Advanced Keys í ...3-2 Operation Using Advanced Keyless Functions ...3-7 Operation Using...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System Advanced Keys í ...Locking/unlocking the doors, opening the trunk lid, or starting the engine using the auxiliary key. l l l WARNING Do not...(page 3-41) for information regarding keys and engine starting. (With theft-deterrent system) Refer to...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System Panic button Lock... your Authorized Mazda Dealer with the code number ready. CAUTION Ø Because the advanced key uses low... electronic devices such as personal computers. Ø Non-Mazda genuine electronic equipment is installed in the vehicle. ...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System NOTE l l Battery life is about one year. Replace ... Dead Warning on page 3-17. Additional advanced keys can be obtained at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Up to 6 advanced keys can be used with the advanced keyless functions per vehicle. 3-4
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    Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System qAdvanced Key Maintenance Replacing the battery at an Authorized Mazda Dealer is recommended to prevent damage to the advanced key. If replacing the battery by yourself, follow the instruction below...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System 3. Insert a flathead screwdriver... If you have a problem with the advanced keyless functions, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. If ... bring all remaining advanced keys to an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible for a replacement and to...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System Operation Using Advanced Keyless Functions qOperational Range ... Starting the engine The operational range for starting the engine includes nearly the entire cabin area. Interior transmitter Operational range Operational range NOTE The ...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System NOTE l l l l The trunk is ...compartments such as the glove box On the rear parcel shelf Starting the engine may be possible even if the... close to a door and window, however, always start the engine from the driver's seat. If the vehicle is...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System NOTE l l l l l Confirm that ... flash if any of the following operations are not performed within about 30 seconds. A door is opened. ... can be opened using the request switch and the vehicle could be stolen. qStarting the Engine Ignition ...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System LOCK (Released)...before the engine is started (page 5-39). NOTE When the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, the sound of the fuel ...near the fuel tank can be heard. This does not indicate an abnormality. START The engine is started ...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System Starting the engine NOTE l l l Engine-starting is controlled by the spark ignition system. ...If you must restart the engine while the vehicle is moving, shift into neutral (N). NOTE (Manual transmission) The starter...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System 7. Verify that the KEY indicator light ... light (red) means you cannot continue to start the engine using the Advanced Keyless System. You may ... and hold (up to 10 seconds at a time) until the engine starts. CAUTION Don't try the starter for ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System CAUTION When leaving the vehicle, ... ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. NOTE l Operation Using Advanced Key Functions qKeyless Entry System This system uses the more traditional key buttons to remotely lock and unlock the doors ...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System Transmitter Lock ... Trunk button NOTE l NOTE l l l (U.S.A.) This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to ... that all doors are locked visually or audibly by use of the double click. Unlock button To unlock ...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System Trunk button To open..., unlocking the doors The doors can be locked/unlocked using the auxiliary key, refer to Locking, Unlocking with ... the Trunk Lid (page 3-32). Starting the engine The engine can be started with the auxiliary key, refer to ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System Advanced Key Suspend Function If one key ... in a safe place and use the auxiliary key to continue driving the vehicle. Have the vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. Refer to Ignition Switch (page 5-2). qStart ...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System qAdvanced Key Removed...vehicle. However the beep sound will be heard continuously when the start knob is in the ACC position and the door ...switch. qAdvanced Key Battery Dead Warning When the start knob is returned to the ACC or LOCK position ...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System qAdvanced Key Left-... vehicle cabin and all doors are locked using a separate advanced key, a beep sound is ... left in the vehicle cabin may be temporarily suspended. Perform the following procedure to restore the functions of the advanced key ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System Setting Change (Function Customization) The following function settings are possible. These settings can only be changed by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Setting Advanced key battery dead indicator Lock/unlock operation ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System When Warning Indicator/Beep is... (red) remains illuminated a safe place, and use the auxiliary key to continue in the instrument cluster. driving the vehicle. Have the vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. 3-20
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Keys (without Advanced Key) WARNING Do not leave...vehicle. If your key is lost, consult your Authorized Mazda Dealer and have your code number ready.... System (page 3-43) for information regarding keys and engine starting. (With theft-deterrent system) Refer to Theft-...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Keyless Entry System (with Retractable Type Key) This ...24). Additional transmitters can be obtained at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Up to 3 transmitters can be used with the keyless entry system per vehicle. Bring all transmitters to an Authorized Mazda Dealer when ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks qTransmitter Lock button Unlock button Panic button l NOTE l Operation .... Confirm that all doors are locked visually or audibly by use of the double click. NOTE l l l (U.S.A.) This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Panic button If you witness from a ... type battery (CR1620 or equivalent). Ø Dispose of used batteries according to the following instructions. Ø Insulate the plus and minus terminals of the battery using cellophane or equivalent tape. Ø Never disassemble. Ø ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks 2. Insert a small screwdriver into the slot and push the tab to remove the... key to the transmitter. qService If you have a problem with the keyless entry system, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 4. Press the portion of the battery indicated by A and remove the ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks CAUTION Radio equipment like this is governed by laws in the United States. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. Door Locks WARNING Always take all ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks qLocking, Unlocking with Key The driver's door can be locked/unlocked with the key...the request switch while carrying the advanced key outside the vehicle, refer to Operations Using Advanced Keyless Functions (page 3-7). To lock either front door with the doorlock ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks NOTE l l l (With advanced key) The driver's door cannot be locked using the door-lock knob from the outside. (Without advanced key)...automatically when LOCK is pushed. They all unlock when the unmarked part of the door-lock switch is pushed. 3-28
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Driver's door Locking, unlocking with transmitter (with retractable type key) All ... front doors while carrying the advanced key outside the vehicle, refer to Operations Using Advanced Keyless Functions (page 3-7). Locking, unlocking with transmitter (with advanced ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks CAUTION Before closing a front door make sure other passengers are not operating a rear door and a rear passenger's head or hands are away from the rear door. If the front door is closed while a passenger is operating the rear door handle, a hand or fingers could ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks WARNING Make sure the rear door is closed securely before closing the front door: Driving with the doors not securely closed is dangerous. If the rear door is not completely closed, the front door will not be securely closed. This could cause the front door to ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks qOpening and Closing the Trunk Opening the trunk lid with the request switch (... on the trunk lid while carrying the advanced key outside the vehicle, refer to Operations Using Advanced Keyless Functions (page 3-7). Opening the trunk lid with the transmitter (with ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Closing the trunk lid Grasp the inner handle and ... that children may be tempted to play around vehicles and use the trunk as a hiding place. Adults are advised to ... being discharged, do not leave the trunk open for a long period when the engine is not running. 3-33
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks qOpening the Trunk Lid from the Inside Slide the inside trunk release lever in the direction of the arrow. The lever is made of material that will glow for hours in the darkness of the trunk following a brief exposure to ambient light. The inside trunk release ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks qOperating the Driver's Side Power Window Manual opening/closing To open the window to the desired position, lightly hold down the switch. To close the window to the desired position, pull up the switch. qOperating the Passenger Power Windows The power ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks qPower Window Lock Switch With the lock switch in the unlocked position, all power windows on each door can be operated. With the lock switch in the locked position, only the driver's side power window can be operated. Locked position Rear Quarter Windows Open or...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Fuel-Filler Lid and Cap WARNING When removing the fuel cap...two or more clicks are heard. Open CAUTION Always use only a genuine Mazda fuel cap or an approved equivalent, available at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. The wrong cap can result in a serious malfunction of ...
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    ... have tightened the cap securely, driven, and restarted the engine several times), it may indicate a different problem. Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. Hood WARNING Always check that the hood is closed and securely locked: A ...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks 3. Grasp the support rod in the padded area and secure...the vehicle is moving: Extending the head, arms, or other parts of the body through the moonroof is dangerous. The head or ...or even death. NOTE After washing your Mazda or after it rains, wipe the water off the ...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks qTilt Operation The rear of the moonroof can be tilted... tilt switch. To stop tilting partway, push any part of the tilt or slide switch. Open To close to ... slide switch. To stop sliding partway, push any part of the tilt or slide switch. CAUTION The sunshade does ...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Security System Immobilizer System (with Advanced Key) The immobilizer system allows the engine to start only with an advanced ... from the auxiliary key will not be received correctly and the engine may not start. Ø Metal parts of other keys or metal objects touch the ...
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    ... have a malfunction. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. l l The engine may not start and the security indicator ... then restart the engine. If it doesn't start after 3 or more tries, contact an Authorized Mazda ... you are driving, don't shut off the engine. Go to an Authorized Mazda Dealer and have ...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Security System qMaintenance If you have a problem with the immobilizer system or the key, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. NOTE l ... advanced keys (including auxiliary keys) to an Authorized Mazda Dealer to reset. Starting the vehicle with a key that has not ...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Security System CAUTION When starting the engine do not allow the ... key ring rests on the key grip. l NOTE l Ø Metal parts of other keys or metal objects touch the key grip. (U.S.A.) This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two ...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Security System If the engine doesn't start with the correct ignition key,... If you have a problem with the immobilizer system or the key, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. NOTE l ... starting the engine again. If it doesn't start after 3 or more tries, contact an Authorized Mazda ...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Security System Theft-Deterrent System í If the theft deterrent system .... Close and lock all doors from the outside using the key or press the lock button on your keyless ...-deterrent system can also be operated using a request switch or the start knob. The system operates only ...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Security System qTo Turn off an Armed System An armed system ... equipped with a Theft-Deterrent System is in the glove box. Mazda recommends that you affix it to the lower rear corner ... If you have any problem with the theftdeterrent system, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 3-47
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    Knowing Your Mazda Steering Wheel and Mirrors Steering Wheel WARNING Never adjust the steering wheel while the vehicle is moving: Adjusting the steering wheel while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. Moving it can very easily cause the driver to abruptly turn to the left or right. This can lead to...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    Knowing Your Mazda Steering Wheel and Mirrors 2. Depress the mirror switch in the appropriate ... mirror to center on the scene through the rear window. Manual day/night mirror After adjusting ... outside mirrors to the driving position before you start driving: Driving with the outside mirrors folded ...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Steering Wheel and Mirrors Auto-dimming mirror Press the OFF button ( ) to ...the ON button ( ). The indicator light will illuminate. NOTE For the manual day/night mirror, perform the adjustment with the day/night lever in the day position. Indicator light OFF button ON button ...
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    Knowing Your Mazda Steering Wheel and Mirrors NOTE l Do not use glass cleaner or suspend objects on or around the light sensor. Otherwise, light sensor sensitivity will be affected and may not operate normally. Light sensor Light sensor l For information ...
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    4 Before Driving Your Mazda Important information about driving your Mazda. Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions ...Fuel Requirements ...Emission Control System ...Engine Exhaust (Carbon Monoxide) ... 4-2 4-2 4-3 4-4 Before Starting the Engine ...4-5 Before ...
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    Before Driving Your Mazda Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions Fuel Requirements Vehicles ...keep spark plug fouling to a minimum. Your Mazda will perform best with fuel listed in the table....damage and drivability problems resulting from the use of the following may not be covered by the Mazda warranty....
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    .... Either condition will damage the converter and cause poor performance. Ø USE ONLY UNLEADED FUEL. Ø Don't drive your Mazda with any sign of engine malfunction. Ø Don't coast with the ignition switch turned off. Ø Don't descend steep ...
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    Before Driving Your Mazda Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions Engine Exhaust (Carbon Monoxide) WARNING Do not drive your...inside your vehicle, keep all windows fully open and contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer immediately. Do not run the engine when inside an enclosed area: Running the engine inside ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    Before Driving Your Mazda Before Starting the Engine Before Getting In l l After Getting In Are all doors closed and locked? Is ... warning light goes off. Always be thoroughly familiar with your Mazda. l l l l Be sure the windows, outside mirrors, and outside lights are ...
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    ...) may add to the performance, economy, and life of your Mazda. l Don't race the engine. l Don't ... you operate your Mazda determines how far it will travel on a tank of fuel. Use these suggestions to ... and have an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform inspections and servicing. l Use the air conditioner only...
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    Before Driving Your Mazda Driving Tips Hazardous Driving WARNING Be extremely careful if it ... rear wheels. l For more traction in starting on slippery surfaces such as ice or packed snow, use sand, rock .... CAUTION Too much rocking may cause engine overheating, transmission failure, and tire damage. ...
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    ...cables, and a small bag of sand or salt. Ask an Authorized Mazda Dealer to perform the following precautions: l Have the proper ratio of antifreeze in ... and dry roads. If your vehicle is to be used on snow and ice covered roads, Mazda recommends that you replace the tires originally equipped on your ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    Before Driving Your Mazda Driving Tips qTire Chains Check local regulations before using tire chains. Driving In ... in water, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Install the chains on the rear tires. Do not use chains on the front tires. Use only SAE Class "S" chains, and ...
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    Before Driving Your Mazda Driving Tips Overloading WARNING Be careful not to overload your vehicle: The gross axle weight rating (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 ratings can ...
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    Before Driving Your Mazda Towing Trailer Towing The Mazda RX-8 is not designed for towing. Never tow a trailer with your Mazda RX-8. 4-11
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    5 Driving Your Mazda Explanation of instruments and controls. Starting and Driving ...5-2 Ignition Switch ...5-2 Starting the Engine ...5-4 Brake System ...5-5 Manual Transmission Operation ...5-10 Automatic ... ...5-55 5-55 5-57 5-57 5-58 5-59 5-60 5-60 5-61 5-61 í Some models. 5-1...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Ignition Switch Auxiliary key (with advanced key) NOTE When starting the engine using the advanced key, refer to... Switch Positions With advanced key When starting the engine with the auxiliary key, perform the following procedure. 1. Remove the...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Automatic transmission To turn the key from the ACC to the LOCK position, the... P with an automatic transmission or in 1 or R with a manual transmission: Intentionally placing the key or start knob into LOCK position is much more important where you will not be...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving ACC (Accessory) The steering wheel unlocks ... accessories will operate. ON This is the normal running position after the engine is started. The warning lights (except brakes) ... warning light can be checked after the engine is started (page 5-39). qIgnition Key ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving CAUTION Don't try the starter for more than 10 seconds at a time. If ... let it idle for about 10 seconds. NOTE l Brake System qFoot Brake Your Mazda has power-assisted brakes that adjust automatically through normal use. Should power-assist fail, you can stop ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving WARNING Do not coast with the engine stalled or turned off, find a safe ...P with an automatic transmission or in 1 or R with a manual transmission: Intentionally placing the key or start knob into LOCK position is much more important where you...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Setting the parking brake Depress the brake pedal... not drive the vehicle. Have it towed to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Even if the light goes out... brake system inspected as soon as possible by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Releasing the parking brake Depress the...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving NOTE Having to add brake fluid is sometimes an indicator of leakage. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible even if the ... system warning light illuminated. Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the brakes inspected as soon as ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving If the ABS warning light stays on while you're driving, the ABS ... as if the vehicle had no ABS. Should this happen, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. NOTE When the engine is jump-started to charge the battery, uneven rpm occurs and the ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving WARNING Do not drive with worn disc pads: Driving with ... could fail and cause a serious accident. As soon as you hear a screeching noise consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Manual Transmission Operation qManual Transmission Shift Pattern Neutral position ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving WARNING Do not use sudden engine braking on slippery road surfaces or ... you must slow down in heavy traffic or on a steep upgrade, downshift before the engine starts to overwork. This reduces the chance of stalling and gives better acceleration when you...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Automatic Transmission Controls Various Lockouts: ... shifted freely into any position. NOTE This Sport AT has an option that is not included in traditional automatic... higher or hear the engine racing, confirm you have not accidentally slipped into manual shift...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving qTransmission Ranges The shift lever must be in...brake: Only setting the shift lever to the P position without using the parking brake to hold the vehicle is dangerous. If ...the shift lever or steering shift switches. Refer to Manual Shift Mode (page 5-14). 5-13
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving qActive Adaptive Shift (AAS) Active Adaptive Shift... the road conditions and driver input. This optimizes engine performance and improves driving comfort. When ... allows you to control engine rpm and torque to the rear wheels much like a manual transmission when ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Indicators Shift position indicator In manual shift mode, the "M" of the shift position indicator in the instrument panel illuminates. Gear position indicator The numeral for the selected gear illuminates. NOTE l l If the steering ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving WARNING Keep your hands on the steering wheel rim ... the RED ZONE, you may feel engine-braking because the fuel delivery will be stopped to protect the engine.... gear, depending on vehicle speed. WARNING Do not use engine braking on slippery road surfaces or at ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving NOTE l l l When driving at high speeds, the gear may not shift down depending on vehicle speed....gear fixed mode. The gear is fixed in second while in this mode for easier starting and driving on slippery roads. If the shift lever is tapped...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Recommendations for shifting Upshifting For normal acceleration, we recommend these shift points...you must slow down in heavy traffic or on a steep upgrade, downshift before the engine starts to overwork. This gives better acceleration when you need more speed....
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Power Steering Power steering is only operable when the engine is running. If the engine ...the steering feels stiffer than usual during normal driving, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. NOTE The steering may feel rigid if you continuously attempt ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Cruise Control With cruise control, you can set... indicator light turns off. WARNING Do not use the cruise control under the following conditions: Using ... Keep the ON/OFF switch off when cruise control is not in use: Leaving the ON/OFF switch on when not using ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving 3. Press the SET/COAST button and release it at the speed you want. Release the accelerator ... qTo Increase Cruising Speed Follow either of these procedures. To increase speed using cruise control switch Press the RES/ACCEL button and hold it...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving To increase speed using accelerator pedal Depress the accelerator pedal to accelerate to the desired ... km/h (19 mph) If some other method besides the ON/ OFF switch was used to cancel cruising speed (such as applying the brake pedal) and the ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving l Press the CANCEL button. Traction Control System (TCS) í The Traction...reduced tire friction and road contact because of water on the road surface). You can still have an accident. Use snow tires or tire chains on the rear wheels only and drive at reduced ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving qTCS/DSC Indicator Light Dynamic ... operate correctly. Take your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. NOTE l WARNING Do not rely...light flashing, a slight lugging sound will come from the engine. This indicates that the TCS is operating properly. On slippery ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving CAUTION Ø The DSC may not operate ...unless the following are observed: Ø Use tires of the correct size specified for your Mazda on all four ...surrounding equipment is necessary, have it done at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. If the center position of the steering ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving qDSC OFF Switch Press the DSC OFF switch to turn off the TCS/... when it is stuck, or drive it out of freshly fallen snow, the TCS (part of the DSC system) will activate. Depressing the accelerator will not increase engine power and freeing the vehicle may be ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Tire Pressure Monitoring System í The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) monitors the ... tire pressures monthly with a tire pressure gauge. When checking tire pressures, use of a digital tire pressure gauge is recommended. TPMS does not ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving CAUTION Ø Each tire, including the spare (if...tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may ...little while before indicating a problem. As a result it will not instantaneously register a rapid tire deflation or blow out....
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving WARNING If the tire pressure monitoring system ...added and the system monitored again, an Authorized Mazda Dealer or a tire repair station. Do not ignore ...or both, have the work done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or the tire pressure sensors may be damaged. 5-...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving NOTE l l l Perform tire pressure adjustment when the tires are ... be addressed by more than simply refilling the trouble tire as leaks are dangerous - take it to an Authorized Mazda Dealer which has all the equipment to fix tires, TPMS systems and order the ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving l l l l l l l When a metallic device such as a nongenuine navigation ... way to do it is to have an Authorized Mazda Dealer change your tire and complete ID ... code registration. When having tires changed at an Authorized Mazda Dealer Tire pressure sensor ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Replacing tires and wheels CAUTION Ø ...or both, have the work done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or the tire pressure sensors may be damaged. Ø...wheels equipped on your Mazda are specially designed for installation of the tire pressure sensors. Do not use non...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    Driving Your Mazda Instrument Cluster and Indicators Meters and Gauges When the ignition switch is in the ON ..., Trip Meter and Trip Meter Selector ...page 5-34 Tachometer ...page 5-35 Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge ...page 5-36 Fuel Gauge ...page 5-36 Engine Oil Pressure Gauge ...page 5-36 5-33
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    Driving Your Mazda Instrument Cluster and Indicators qSpeedometer The speedometer indicates the speed of the vehicle. qOdometer, Trip Meter and Trip Meter Selector The display mode can be changed between trip meter A and trip meter B by pressing the selector while one of them is displayed. The ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Instrument Cluster and Indicators NOTE When the ignition switch is in the ACC or LOCK position, the odometer or trip ... by holding the selector depressed for more than 1 second. Use this meter to measure trip distances and to compute fuel consumption. Striped zone Red zone 5-35
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    ... Your Mazda Instrument Cluster and Indicators CAUTION Don't run the engine with the tachometer ...cause severe engine damage. NOTE l qFuel Gauge The fuel gauge shows approximately how much... shows the temperature of the engine coolant. NOTE The direction of the arrow ( ) shown that the fuel-filler lid...
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    ... run the engine if the oil pressure is low. It could result in extensive engine damage. NOTE The Mazda RX-8 requires regular checking of the engine oil level. The compact, high performance RENESIS rotary engine in your vehicle consumes a small amount...
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    Driving Your Mazda Instrument Cluster and Indicators To cancel the illumination dimmer, rotate the thumb wheel upward fully. You may hear a click sound and the illumination dimmer will be canceled (instrument cluster illumination color turns to white). NOTE If the dashboard illumination switch is ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds Warning/Indicator ...41 Charging System Warning Light 5-42 Engine Oil Level Warning Light 5-42 ... Level Warning Light 5-43 Check Engine Light 5-43 ABS Warning Light ... System Warning Light 5-44 Low Fuel Warning Light 5-44 Seat Belt ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds Signal Warning/Indicator Lights Door-Ajar Warning Light Page 5-45 Low Washer Fluid Level Warning Light 5-46 Automatic Transmission Warning Light 5-46 Tire Pressure Monitoring System Warning Light 5-46 KEY Warning Light (Red)/KEY ...
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    ...fluid is sometimes an indicator of leakage. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible even if ... system inspected as soon as possible by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. The warning light stays on for a few... ABS. Should this happen, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. Do not...
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    Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds NOTE When the engine is jump-started to charge the battery, uneven ... light and brake warning light illuminated. Have the vehicle towed to an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the brakes inspected as soon as possible: Driving when ...
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    ...'t run the engine if the oil level is low. It could result in extensive engine damage. NOTE The Mazda RX-8 requires regular checking of the engine oil level. The compact, high performance RENESIS rotary engine in your vehicle consumes a small amount ...
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    ... vehicle may have a problem. It is important to note the driving conditions when the light came on and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. The check engine light may come on in the... systems and always have an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform all servicing and repairs: Self-servicing or ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds qSeat Belt Warning Light/Beep The belt minder is a ...period has passed. Belt minder NOTE The belt minder can be deactivated. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer to deactivate and restore the seat belt minder. qDoor-Ajar Warning Light This ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds qLow Washer Fluid ... 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. 5-46 í Some ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds WARNING If the tire pressure ...added and the system monitored again, an Authorized Mazda Dealer or a tire repair station. Do not ignore ...or both, have the work done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or the tire pressure sensors may be damaged. ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds NOTE l l l Perform tire pressure adjustment when the tires are ...need to be addressed by more than simply refilling the trouble tire as leaks are dangerous - take it to an Authorized Mazda Dealer which has all the equipment to fix ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds qKEY Warning Light (Red)/KEY Indicator ... in a safe place and use the auxiliary key to continue driving the vehicle. Have the vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. NOTE The flashing KEY warning light (red) and...
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    Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds KEY Indicator Light (... 3 seconds and then goes out. If the engine doesn't start with the correct ignition key, and the security ..., the system may have a malfunction. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. qHeadlight High-Beam Indicator Light ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds qShift Position Indicator Light...not operate correctly. Take your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. qDSC OFF Indicator Light í ...not switched off, take your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. The dynamic stability control may have ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds NOTE If the ... turning the ignition switch to the ON position, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Cruise Set Indicator Light (...a malfunction of the power steering system. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. NOTE The power steering system is...
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    Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds qHeadlight Auto-Leveling .... If the indicator light illuminates, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer. qIgnition Key Reminder If the ... be burned out. NOTE When the advanced keyless function is used and the start knob is in the ACC position, ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds qTire Inflation ... sound will be heard for about 3 seconds when there is any abnormality in tire inflation pressures (page 5-27). qAdvanced ...such as "the advanced key removed from vehicle warning", use a beep sound and warning/indicator ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls Lighting Control WARNING Do not ...if the bulbs are handled incorrectly. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer when the replacement is necessary. NOTE If ... and a replacement is necessary. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. qHeadlights To turn on the lights, turn ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls qHeadlight High-Low Beam Push the lever forward for high beam. Pull... headlight autoleveling system has a malfunction. If the indicator light illuminates, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer. qDaytime Running Lights (Canada) In Canada, vehicles must be driven ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls Turn and Lane-Change Signals qTurn Signal... the indicator light continues to flash after a turn, manually return the lever to its original position. Right turn Right...Left turn Fog light switch Fog Lights í Use this switch to turn on the fog lights. They help ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls Windshield Wipers and Washer The ignition switch must be in the ON position. qWindshield Wipers WARNING Use only windshield washer fluid or plain ... they don't resume functioning, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. Drive to the side of ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls qWindshield Washer Pull the lever toward you and hold it to spray washer ...'t work, inspect the fluid level (page 8-16). If it's OK, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. NOTE (With headlight washers) When the headlights are on, the headlight washers operate ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls Rear Window Defroster The rear window ..., press the the steering wheel. mark on CAUTION Don't use sharp instruments or window cleaners with abrasives to ... snow. If there is an accumulation of snow on the rear window, remove it before using the defroster. 5-60
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    Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls Hazard Warning Flasher The hazard warning lights should always be used when you stop on or near a roadway in an emergency. The...the hazard warning lights are on. Check local regulations about the use of hazard warning lights while the vehicle is...
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    Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls WARNING Do not use the HomeLink system ... 1-800-355-3515 or www.homelink.com or your Authorized Mazda Dealer. Always check the areas surrounding ... CANADA:4112104541A This device complies with FCC rules part 15. Operation is subject to the following conditions: ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls The HomeLink system provides 3 buttons which can be individually selected and programmed using the transmitters for current, on-market devices as follows: 1. Press and hold the two outer HomeLink ...
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    Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls HomeLink should now activate your rolling code equipped device. NOTE ... you live in Canada or you are having difficulties programming a gate operator by using the "Programming" procedures (regardless of where you live), replace "Programming HomeLink" ...
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    6 Interior Comfort Use of various features for drive comfort, including air-conditioning and audio system. Climate Control ... Set ...Audio Control Switch Operation ...Safety Certification ...Interior Equipment ...Sunvisors ...Interior Lights ...Information Display ...Lighter ...Ashtray ...
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    Interior Comfort Climate Control System Operating Tips qOperating the Climate Control System Operate the ... periodically as indicated in scheduled maintenance (page 8-3). Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer for replacement of the cabin air filter. qOutside/Recirculated Air Position Use the outside ...
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    Interior Comfort Climate Control System Vent Operation Center vents Side vents qAdjusting the Vents Directing ... 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 ...
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    Interior Comfort Climate Control System qSelecting the Airflow Mode Dashboard Vents Defroster and Floor Vents Dashboard and Floor Vents Defroster Vents Floor Vents 6-4
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    Interior Comfort Climate Control System Control Panel Climate control information is displayed on the information display. Windshield defroster switch A/C switch Fan control dial Air intake selector Temperature control dial Mode selector switch qControl Switches Temperature control dial Fan ...
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    Interior Comfort Climate Control System Mode selector switch NOTE l l Press the mode selector switch to select airflow mode (... outside air position. Outside air position ( ) Outside air is taken into the vehicle. Use this position for normal ventilation and heating. Recirculated air position ( ) ...
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    Interior Comfort Climate Control System This position can be used when driving on a dusty road or in similar conditions. It also helps to provide quicker cooling of the interior. NOTE l l WARNING Do not use the position in cold or rainy weather: Using the position in cold or rainy...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    Interior Comfort Climate Control System CAUTION When using the air conditioner while driving up long hills or in ... to a serious accident. Set the temperature control to the hot or warm position when using the position. NOTE l l l When maximum cooling is desired, set the temperature control dial ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    Interior Comfort Climate Control System qDehumidifying (With Air Conditioner) Operate the air conditioner in cool or cold weather to help...A/C switch. NOTE One of the functions of the air conditioner is dehumidifying the air and, to use this function, the temperature does not have to be set to cold. ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    Interior Comfort Audio System Antenna qRear Window Antenna The rear window antenna receives ... control switches are equipped on the steering wheel, learn to use the switches without looking down at them so... NOTE l l Do not use the audio for long periods of time while the engine is off. Otherwise the...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    Interior Comfort Audio System qRadio Reception AM characteristics AM signals bend around such things as buildings or ... 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. 40-50km (...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    Interior Comfort Audio System Flutter/Skip noise Signals from an FM transmitter move in straight lines and become weak in valleys between tall buildings, mountains, and other obstacles. When a vehicle passes through such an area, the reception conditions may change suddenly, resulting in annoying ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    Interior Comfort Audio System qOperating Tips for Cassette Tape Player Cleaning the cassette tape... unit not operate normally, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Never attempt to repair it or insert a... loose, it may produce poor sound or performance during playback. Use a pencil or something similar ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    Interior Comfort Audio System qOperating Tips for CD Player/InDash CD Changer Condensation .... Wait for normal operation to return before attempting to use the unit. Handling the CD player/In-dash CD ... portion of the CD is transparent or translucent, do not use the disc. l Do not insert any objects,...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    Interior Comfort Audio System l A new CD may have rough edges on its inner and outer perimeters. If a disc with rough edges is used, proper setting will not be possible and the ...eject resulting in a malfunction. Remove the rough edges in advance by using a ball-point pen or pencil as shown below...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    Interior Comfort Audio System l l l l l l l l Do not stick paper or tape on the CD. Avoid scratching the reverse side (the...it begins playing is longer than a normal CD or CD-R. Completely read the instruction manual and cautions for CD-R/CD-RWs. Do not use discs with cellophane tape adhering...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    Interior Comfort Audio System qOperating tips for MP3 NOTE Supply of this product only ...-on-demand applications. An independent license for such use is required. For details, please visit http://... of music with consistent sound quality, it is recommended to use discs that have been recorded at a bit ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    Interior Comfort Audio System About folders and files l The order of hierarchy for MP3 files and folders during playback or other ...file extension (.mp3) after the file name. The maximum number of characters that can be used for file names is as follows. However, this unit will only display up to 30 ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    Interior Comfort Audio System About ID3 Tag display l This unit can only display ID3 .... Packet writing A general term for the method, similar to that used for floppy discs or hard drives, of recording the ...name can be stored. This content can be freely edited using ID3 editing function software. VBR ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    MEMO 6-20
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    Interior Comfort Audio System Audio Set l l Audio information is displayed on the information display. There are two types of CD players. Check which CD player your vehicle is equipped with. CD Player (non-MP3 compatible) In-dash CD Changer CD Player (MP3 compatible) Illustration is of a ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    Interior Comfort Audio System qPower/Volume/Sound Controls Power/Volume dial Audio control dial Illustration is of a ... battery from being discharged, do not leave the audio system on for a long period of time when the engine is not running. Audio sound adjustment 1. Press the audio control dial to...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    Interior Comfort Audio System Bose® Sound System-equipped model Bose Sound Systemequipped model * Indication Turn Left Turn Right OFF ON * * Depending on the mode selected, the indication changes. 2. Turn the audio control dial to adjust the selected functions as follows: Standard audio-equipped...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    Interior Comfort Audio System The following four modes are available. Select the desired mode. Mode Volume change No ... volume and sound quality in accordance with the level of noise entering the vehicle interior while driving. When AudioPilot is turned ON, the system automatically calculates the ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    MEMO 6-25
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    Interior Comfort Audio System qOperating the Radio Satellite button Channel preset buttons Band selector button Seek tuning button Scan button Manual tuning dial/Auto memory button/Electric .... ) to Tuning The radio has the following tuning methods: Manual, Seek, Scan, Preset channel, and Auto ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    Interior Comfort Audio System NOTE If you continue to press and hold the button, the frequency will ... up to 100 channels of digital quality programming coast to coast via satellite. For information on use, read the Satellite Radio Kit manual accompanying the SIRIUS digital satellite radio unit. A ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    Interior Comfort Audio System 1221 Avenue Of The Americas New York, NY 10020 Attention: Customer Care ...) when subscribing or requesting technical assistance. See the Satellite Radio Kit manual accompanying the SIRIUS unit for complete satellite radio activation procedures and information on how to ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    MEMO 6-29
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    Interior Comfort Audio System qOperating the Cassette Tape Player í Cassette tape play button .... Playing Press the cassette tape play button ( ) to start play when a cassette tape is in the unit. If there ... flash on and off. Dolby noise reduction When using a tape with Dolby NR*, push the Dolby NR ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    Interior Comfort Audio System Fast-forward/Rewind ) to Press the fast-forward button (... during fastforward or rewind, it automatically stops and starts playing. Press the repeat button ( ) during ... play. Automatic program control (APC) APC is used to find the beginning of either the next program or...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    Interior Comfort Audio System qOperating the Compact Disc (CD) Player í Music CD player (non-MP3 compatible) Music CD/MP3 CD ... types differs depending on how the disc was recorded. Playback Press the CD play button ( ) to start play when a CD is in the unit. If a CD is not in the unit when the CD ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    Interior Comfort Audio System Fast-forward/Reverse Press and hold the fast-forward button ) to advance through a track at ... about the first 10 seconds of each track. Press the scan button ( , ) during playback to start the scan play operation (the track number will flash). Press the scan button ( , ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    Interior Comfort Audio System MP3 CD Message display If "CHECK CD" is ... message appears again, take the unit to an Authorized Mazda Dealer for service. Track number/Elapsed time display ... one-byte characters. Depending on the CD writing software used, proper display may not be possible. Display...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    MEMO 6-35
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    Interior Comfort Audio System qOperating the In-Dash CD Changer í Load button Channel preset buttons CD slot CD play button Display button CD eject button Track up button Scan button Track down button Fast-forward button Disc down button Repeat button Disc up button Reverse button Random ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    Interior Comfort Audio System 2. Wait 3 seconds or press the load button ( ) again within 3...next CD will be played automatically. l l CDs will be ejected starting with the one with the lowest number. All CDs .... Playback Press the CD play button ( ) to start play when a CD is in the unit. If a CD ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    Interior Comfort Audio System Disc search ) to skip Press the disc up button ( forward to the beginning of the next ...playing about the first 10 seconds of each track. Press the scan button ( , ) during playback to start the scan play operation (the track number will flash). Press the scan button ( ,...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...cannot clear the error indication, take the vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Indication Cause CD is inserted upside... indication does not disappear, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer Insert another CD properly. If the error indication does not disappear, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer 6-39
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    Interior Comfort Audio System Audio Control Switch Operation When the audio unit is turned on, operation of the... changer> Cassette tape player> SIRIUS1> SIRIUS2> SIRIUS3> cyclical). NOTE Mazda has installed this system to prevent distraction while driving the vehicle and using audio controls on the...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    Interior Comfort Audio System NOTE Cassette tape, CD, CD changer, and SIRIUS digital satellite radio modes cannot be selected in the following cases: l A cassette deck, CD, CD changer, or SIRIUS digital satellite radio unit is not equipped on the audio system. l A cassette tape, or CD has not been ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified service personnel. If servicing is required, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Ø Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    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 qIlluminated Entry System When the illuminated entry system operates, the overhead light (switch is in the ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    Interior Comfort Interior Equipment qOverhead Lights Front qMap Lights The map lights are switched on or off by pressing the switches. Switch Position Front Overhead Lights Light off l qCourtesy Lights Turns on when any door is open or the illuminated entry system is on. l Light is on when ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    Interior Comfort Interior Equipment Information Display qInformation Display Functions The information display has the following functions: l Clock l Ambient Temperature Display (Outside Temperature Display) l Climate Control Display l Audio Display 6-45
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    Interior Comfort Interior Equipment qClock When the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position, the time is displayed. 12:01―12:29→12:00 12:30―12:59→1:00 NOTE When the SET switch is released, the seconds are reset to "00". qAmbient Temperature Display When the ignition switch is in ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    Interior Comfort Interior Equipment qAudio Display The audio system status is displayed. To operate the audio system, refer to "Audio System" (page 6-10... be in the ACC or ON position. 1. Open the cover. 2. Press the lighter in and release it. When ready for use, it automatically pops out. 6-47
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    Interior Comfort Interior Equipment CAUTION Ø Don't touch the metal part of the lighter, you may burn yourself. Ø Don't ... coffee pots. They may damage it or cause electrical failure. Use only a genuine Mazda lighter or the equivalent. Ø If the lighter doesn't pop out within 30 seconds, remove it ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    Interior Comfort Interior Equipment Cup Holder WARNING Never use a cup holder to hold hot ... interference with the driver and the possibility of an accident. Only use a cup holder for cups or drink cans. qFront... hear a click sound. CAUTION Do not use a cup holder with the lid unlocked. During sudden...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    Interior Comfort Interior Equipment Storage Compartments WARNING Keep storage boxes closed when driving: Driving with the storage boxes open is dangerous. To reduce the possibility of injury in an accident or a sudden stop, keep the storage boxes closed when driving. qCoin Box To open, press the ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    Interior Comfort Interior Equipment qCenter Console Front 1. Slide the lid while pushing the button until you hear a click sound. Rear To open, pull the release catch. CAUTION 2. Open the lid. Do not place bottles filled with fluid (e.g. cosmetic fragrance) in the console box. If the fluid leaks, ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    Interior Comfort Interior Equipment To open, squeeze the latch and pull the lid down. When closing the storage box, put the storage ... convenient loading of long objects such as skis placed through the trunk. NOTE When using the storage box to store heavy accessories, remove the storage box before ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... The ignition switch must be in the ACC or ON position. Only use genuine Mazda accessories or the equivalent requiring no greater than 120 W (DC 12 V, 10 A). ... W (DC 12 V, 10 A). Ø Do not use accessories that are not genuine Mazda accessories or the equivalent. Ø Close the cover ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    6-54
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ...Tire and Tool Storage ...7-3 Instant Mobility System (IMS) Emergency Flat Tire Repair Kit ...7-5 Changing the Tire ...7-11 Overheating ...7-16 Overheating ...7-16 Emergency Starting ...Starting a Flooded Engine ...Jump-Starting ...Push-Starting ...Emergency ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ...Emergency Parking in an Emergency The hazard warning lights should always be used when you stop on or near a roadway in an emergency. The hazard warning ...not work when the hazard warning lights are on. Check local regulations about the use of hazard warning lights while the vehicle is being towed to ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    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 eyelet Lug wrench 7-3
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... Tire A temporary spare tire is not equipped with your Mazda. If an emergency tire repair is needed, repair the flat tire with the emergency flat tire repair kit (page 7-5). If you require a temporary spare tire, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. When installing a temporary spare tire, follow ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... because it won't fit properly. Ø Do not use your temporary spare tire on any other vehicle; it has been designed only for your Mazda. Ø Use only one temporary spare tire on your vehicle at the same time. (With limited slip differential) When ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... 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 period of ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... Flat Tire 4. Unload passengers and luggage, and remove the emergency flat tire repair kit. NOTE The tire sealant can be used at outside temperatures down to _30°C (_22°F). In extremely cold temperatures (0°C (32°F) or below), the tire ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... tire. Valve Valve core Valve NOTE The tire sealant cannot be reused. Purchase a new tire sealant kit at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. NOTE Store the valve core in a place where it won't get dirty. 11. Pull out the injection hose from the ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... NOTE Do not throw away the empty tire sealant bottle after use. Return the empty tire sealant bottle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer when replacing the tire. The empty tire sealant bottle will need to be used to extract and dispose of the used sealant ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ..., the emergency flat tire repair kit cannot be used to repair the tire. Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer. If the tire has been over-inflated, ... surface off the right-of-way and contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Ø If the tire inflation pressure continues to remain low after ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...) The wheels equipped on your Mazda are specially designed for installation of the tire pressure sensors. Do not use non-genuine wheels, ... bottle label and do not use it if it has expired. Have the tire sealant replaced at an Authorized Mazda Dealer before the period of effective use has expired. 1....
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ..., and tool (page 7-3). 6. Block the wheel diagonally opposite the tire to be changed. When blocking a wheel, place a ...turn each, but don't remove any until the tire has been raised off the ground. ... tire being changed. NOTE When blocking a tire, use rocks or wood blocks of sufficient size if possible...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...and rear jacking positions recommended in this manual. Use only the jack provided with your Mazda: Using a jack that is not designed for your Mazda is dangerous. The vehicle could slip... enough so that the tire can be installed. Before removing the lug nuts, make sure your Mazda is firmly...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... wheel lug nuts, one on each wheel will lock the tires and you must use a special key to unlock them. This key is ... in the glove box and mailing it in the accompanying envelope. If you lose this key, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer or use the lock manufacturer's order form, which is with the ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... unsure of how tight the nuts should be, have them inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Nut tightening torque 88―118 N·m (kgf·m, ft·...metric nuts of the same configuration: Because the wheel studs and lug nuts on your Mazda have metric threads, using a non-metric nut is dangerous. On a metric...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... operate while the engine is running, the engine temperature will increase. Stop the engine and call an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 6. Make sure the cooling fan is operating, then turn off the engine after the temperature has decreased. 7. When cool...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ..., or if coolant is still leaking: Stop the engine and call an Authorized Mazda Dealer. If you find no problems, the engine is cool, and no leaks... the cooling system inspected. The engine could be seriously damaged unless repairs are made. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 7-17
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... injection is cut by fully depressing the accelerator pedal. If the engine starts during Step 1, the engine will rev up. Release the ignition switch and accelerator pedal .... If the engine still does not start using the above procedure, have your vehicle inspected by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 7-18
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ...If you feel unsure about jump-starting, we strongly recommend that you have a competent service technician do the work. WARNING Follow These Precautions ...of the battery, read the following precautions carefully before using the battery or inspecting it. Always wear eye protection when ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... will be moving: Connecting a jumper cable near or to moving parts (cooling fans, belts) is dangerous. The cable could get caught when the engine starts and cause serious injury. CAUTION Use only a 12 V booster system. You can damage a 12 V...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... Connect the jumper cables in the exact sequence as in the illustration. l Booster battery 7. Start the engine of the booster vehicle and run it a few minutes. Then start the engine of the other vehicle. 8. When finished, carefully disconnect the cables in the reverse order...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... Emergency Emergency Starting Push-Starting Do not push-start your Mazda. WARNING Never ... dangerous. The vehicle being towed could surge forward when its engine starts, causing the two vehicles to collide. ... injured. CAUTION Do not push-start a vehicle that has a manual transmission. It can damage ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... Description We recommend that towing be done only by an Authorized Mazda Dealer or a commercial tow-truck service... If excessive damage or other conditions prevent this, use wheel dollies. CAUTION Don't tow the...type equipment. This could damage your vehicle. Use wheel-lift or flatbed equipment. 7-23
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ...designed ONLY for tying down the vehicle when it's being transported. Using them for towing will damage the bumper. CAUTION ... cannot be completely removed. Do not use excessive force as it may damage the cap ... surface. 3. Securely install the tiedown eyelet using the lug wrench. Front qTiedown Hooks...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... 4 wheels. When doing recreational towing refer to "Towing Description" (page 7-23) and "Tiedown Hooks" (page 7-24) and carefully follow the instructions. Rear CAUTION If the tiedown eyelet is not securely tightened, it may loosen or disengage from the bumper when tying down the vehicle. ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    7-26
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    8 Maintenance and Care How to keep your Mazda in top condition. Introduction ...8-2 Introduction ...8-2 Scheduled Maintenance...11 Engine Coolant ...8-13 Brake/Clutch Fluid ...8-15 Washer Fluid ...8-16 Body ...Minimize Environmental Paint Damage ...Exterior Care ...Interior Care ...8-39 8-39 8-41 8-44 ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... Mazda technicians and genuine Mazda parts are best for your vehicle. Without this expertise and the ... auto repair shop using parts equivalent to your Mazda's original equipment may perform maintenance. But we recommend that it always be done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer using genuine Mazda parts. ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    .... l Repeated short-distance driving l Driving in dusty conditions l Driving with extended use of brakes l Driving in areas where salt or other corrosive materials are being used l Driving on rough or muddy roads l Extended periods of idling or low-speed operation l Driving ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...100,000 miles) I I FL22 type Engine coolant Others CHASSIS AND BODY Brake lines, hoses and connections Disc brakes Tire (Rotation) ... and nuts on chassis and body Flat tire repair kit*3 I I I I Rotate every 12,000... IGNITION SYSTEM Spark plugs FUEL SYSTEM Fuel filter Fuel lines, hoses and ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ..., failure to perform maintenance on these items will not void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at the recommended time or mileage/kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability. *2 Use FL22 type coolant in vehicles with the ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ...(100,000 miles) I I FL22 type Engine coolant Others Engine coolant level ELECTRICAL ... all lights *2 48 96 60 ENGINE Engine oil Engine oil filter Drive ... IGNITION SYSTEM Spark plugs FUEL SYSTEM Fuel filter Fuel lines, hoses and ...; after that, every 96,000 km (60,000 miles) or 5 years Replace at first ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ..., failure to perform maintenance on these items will not void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at the recommended time or mileage/kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability. *2 Use FL22 type coolant in vehicles with the ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... 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. qWhen Refueling l l ... mechanical ability and a few basic tools and if you closely follow the directions in this manual. l ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... warranty coverage. For details, read the separate Mazda Warranty statement provided with the vehicle. If ... 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 Do not perform maintenance work...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Engine Compartment Overview Engine oil-filler cap Engine oil dipstick Brake/Clutch fluid reservoir Windshield washer fluid reservoir Cooling system cap Engine coolant reservoir Battery Fuse block (near battery) Fuse ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... NOTE l U.S.A. and CANADA l Changing the engine oil should be done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. The Mazda RX-8 requires regular checking of the engine oil level. The compact, high performance RENESIS rotary engine in your vehicle consumes a small ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Except U.S.A. and CANADA 4. Remove the engine cover. (ILSAC) The quality designation SL,SM, or ILSAC must be... 60 80 100 120 Full OK 5W-20 Low qInspecting Engine Oil Level 1. Be sure the vehicle is on a level surface. 2. Warm up ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... cover is securely installed. Engine Coolant qInspecting Coolant Level WARNING Do not use a match or live flame in the engine compartment. DO NOT ADD COOLANT WHEN .... If the engine has been running, parts of the engine compartment can become very hot. You could be burned. ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... water. Always add a proper coolant mixture. Ø The engine has aluminum parts and must be protected by an ethylene-glycol-based coolant to prevent corrosion and.... NOTE Changing the coolant should be done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Inspect the antifreeze protection and coolant level...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...FL22" mark is shown on or near the cooling system cap, use FL22 type engine coolant. If engine coolant other than FL22 type is used, the engine coolant must be replaced earlier than ..., have the brake/clutch system inspected by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. If the coolant reservoir is empty or ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...vision and result in an accident. In cold weather, always use washer fluid with anti-freeze protection. NOTE State or local regulations may restrict the use of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are ... brake/clutch system frequently requires new fluid, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 8-16
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... locks, should be lubricated each time the engine oil is changed. Use a nonfreezing lubricant on locks during ... keeps the hood from opening when the primary latch is released. Use plain water if washer fluid is unavailable. But use only washer fluid in cold weather to prevent it from freezing. 8-17
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... windows. Ø To prevent damage to the wiper blades, don't use gasoline, kerosene, paint thinner, or other solvents... tree sap, and hot wax treatments used by some commercial car washes. If the... and pull until the tabs are free of the metal support. qReplacing Windshield Wiper Blades When the wipers no...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance 3. Remove the metal stiffeners from each blade rubber and ... Don't bend or discard the stiffeners. You need to use them again. Ø If the metal stiffeners are ... wiping efficiency could be reduced. So don't use the driver's side metal stiffeners on the passenger's ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Battery WARNING Wash hands after handling the... harm. Read the following precautions carefully before using the battery or inspecting to ensure safe and correct... not allow the positive ( ) terminal to contact the vehicle body: Flames and sparks near open battery...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Keep all flames, including cigarettes, and sparks away from open battery cells: Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, produced during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. An exploding battery...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...type tires. Using Wrong-Sized Tires: Using any other tire size than what is specified for your Mazda (page 10-6) is dangerous. It could seriously ...This could cause you to have an accident. Use only tires that are the correct size specified for your Mazda. l If the cover has ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... is not equipped with a spare tire, you cannot do a tire rotation safely with the jack that comes with your vehicle. Have an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform tire rotation. Refer to the specification charts (page 10-6). í Some models. 8-23
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... Care Owner Maintenance CAUTION Limited-Slip Differential system; don't use the following: Ø Tires ...only from front to rear, not from side to side. Tire performance will be weakened if rotated from side ..., have the work done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or the tire pressure sensors may be damaged....
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... and Wheels on page 5-31. qTemporary 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 ... depending on driving conditions. Ø The temporary spare tire is for limited use, however, if the tread wear ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...the tires or wheels or both, have the work done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or the tire pressure sensors may be damaged. Ø The wheels equipped on your Mazda are specially designed for installation of the tire pressure sensors. Do not use non-genuine wheels, otherwise it...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    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 Overhead light/Map lights (Front) Vanity mirror lights Parking lights Reverse lights Courtesy ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... if the bulbs are handled incorrectly. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer when the replacement is necessary. Never touch the ... If you are changing the right headlight bulb, start the engine, turn the steering wheel all the way to the right, and turn off engine. If you are changing the left headlight ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance High-beam bulb 1. Turn the socket and bulb ... touched, it should be cleaned with rubbing alcohol before being used. Use the protective cover and carton of the... replace the low beam bulbs by yourself. The bulbs must be replaced at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 8-29
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... í Due to the complexity and difficulty of the procedure, the bulbs should be replaced by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. qReplacing a Bulb (Front) 1. If you are changing the right bulb, start the engine, turn the steering wheel all the way to the right, and ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance qReplacing 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 trim and gently insert it in the overhead ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance qReplacing a Bulb (Rear) Rear turn signal lights, Brake lights/ Taillights, Reverse lights 1. ... order of removal. Rear side-marker lights Due to the complexity and difficulty of the procedure, the bulbs should be replaced by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 8-32
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance High-mount brake light 1. Turn the center section of the plastic retainer counterclockwise and remove the retainers and trunk rear trim. Removal 2. Wrap a flathead screwdriver with a soft cloth to prevent damage to the lens and remove the lens by carefully ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    .... If the same fuse blows again, avoid using that system and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. 3. Pull the fuse straight out with the fuse... fit tightly, have an expert install it. We recommend an Authorized Mazda Dealer. If you have no spare fuses, borrow ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... a new one of the same amperage rating. WARNING Do not replace the main fuse by yourself. Have an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform the replacement: Replacing the fuse by yourself is dangerous because the MAIN fuse is a high current fuse. Incorrect replacement could ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance qFuse Panel Description Fuse block (Engine compartment) (Next to air filter) (Near battery) DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 MAIN HEATER AIR PUMP BTN DEFOG FAN ABS/DSC ACC HEAD HEAD LOW R HEAD LOW L ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ...34 FOG A/C MAG IG IG KEY STOP FUEL PUMP HORN HAZARD ETV WIPER P.WIND ENGINE TAIL ILLUMI ...various circuits For protection of various circuits Brake lights Fuel pump Horn Hazard warning flashers, Turn... Illuminated entry system Engine control system Engine control system Fuel injector Power steering...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    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 ... control system ― ― Mirror defroster í DSC í Audio system í Power door locks, Moonroof í Power windows Interior lights ― ― 8-38 í Some models.
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... 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...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ...the chance of paint chipping. Chipped paint can lead to rust forming on your Mazda. Before this happens, repair the damage by using Mazda touch-up paint according to the instructions in this section. Failure to repair the affected area could lead to serious rusting and...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ...finish from rust and deterioration, wash your Mazda thoroughly and frequently, at least once ... agents on chrome-plated or anodized aluminum parts. This may damage the protective coating; also,... chamois to prevent water spots from forming. l Mazda is not responsible for scratches caused by automatic ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ...containing abrasive will remove paint and could damage bright metal parts. 2. Use a good grade of natural wax for metallic, mica, ... quickly rusts and can lead to major repairs. CAUTION If your Mazda is damaged and needs metal parts repaired or replaced, make sure the body shop applies anti-corrosion...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... If not removed, they will speed up rusting and deterioration of such underbody parts as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and exhaust system, even though these parts may be coated with anti-corrosive material. Thoroughly flush the underbody and wheel ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    Maintenance and Care Appearance Care Interior Care qDashboard Precautions Prevent caustic solutions ... discoloration, wrinkling, cracks and peeling. CAUTION Use only recommended cleaners and procedures. ... water or a mild detergent. qCleaning the Upholstery and Interior Trim Vinyl Remove dust and ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... hard brush or cloth may not be repairable. qCleaning the Window Interiors If the windows become covered with an oily, greasy, or waxy... no remaining moisture before retracting them. WARNING Have an Authorized Mazda Dealer replace damaged seat belts immediately: Using damaged seat belts is dangerous...
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    ...Defects (Canada) ...9-39 Service Publications ...9-40 Service Publications ...9-40 Mazda Importer/Distributors ... in Each Area ...9-8 Warranty ...9-9 Warranties for Your Mazda ...9-9 Outside the United States ...9-10 Outside... Canada) ...9-12 Add-On Non-Genuine Parts and Accessories ...9-13 Cell Phones...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... your dealership management, you can reach Mazda North American Operations by one of the following ... questions, including how to locate or contact a local Mazda dealership in the U.S., can be found here. E-mail:...-5500 By letter at: Attn: Customer Assistance Mazda North American Operations 7755 Irvine ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... Number (17 digits, noted on your registration or title or located on the upper driver's side corner of the dash) 4. Purchase date and current mileage 5. Your dealer's name and location 6. Your question(s) If you live outside the U.S.A., please contact your nearest Mazda Distributor. 9-3
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... condition. In our experience, any questions, problems, or complaints regarding the operation of your Mazda or any other general service transactions... 7. The nature of your problem and/or cause of dissatisfaction The Department, in cooperation with the local Mazda Service Representative, will review ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... service problems in most cases requires the use of your Mazda dealer's service facilities, personnel and equipment. ...be resolved through Mazda's Customer Satisfaction Program. If after exhausting the procedures in this manual your concern is still not resolved, you have another option. Mazda Canada ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... 1 (800) 207-0685 qRegional Offices REGIONAL OFFICES MAZDA CANADA INC. WESTERN REGION 8171 ACKROYD ROAD SUITE 2000 RICHMOND B.C. V6X 3K1 (604) 303-5670 MAZDA CANADA INC. CENTRAL/ATLANTIC REGION 55 VOGELL ROAD, ... HILL, ONTARIO, L4B 3K5 (905) 787-7000 MAZDA CANADA INC. QUEBEC REGION 6111 ROUTE TRANS ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... is our business. That is why all Authorized Mazda Dealers have the knowledge and the tools ...following steps: qSTEP 1 Discuss the matter with an Authorized Mazda Dealer. This is the quickest and best way... assistance, please contact your area's Mazda representative (Indicated on the next page). Please...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Mazda Importer/Distributors Importer/Distributor qU.S.A. Mazda...727-1990 (outside U.S.A.) Distributor in Each Area qCANADA Mazda Canada Inc. 55 Vogell Road, ... RICO/U.S. Virgin Island Plaza Motors Corp. (Mazda de Puerto Rico) P.O. Box 362722, San Juan,...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... and Reporting Safety Defects Warranty Warranties for Your Mazda l l l l l l l l l New Vehicle Limited Warranty Distributor Major ... Control Warranty (Canada only) Replacement Parts and Accessories Limited Warranty Tire Warranty l l NOTE Detailed warranty information is provided with your Mazda. ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... countries. We strongly recommend that you NOT take your Mazda outside the United States. However, in the event that you are moving to Canada permanently, Mazda vehicles built for use in the United States could be eligible for exportation to Canada with specific vehicle modifications to...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... countries. We strongly recommend that you NOT take your Mazda outside Canada. However, in the event that you are moving to the United States permanently, Mazda vehicles built for use in Canada could be eligible for exportation to the United States with specific vehicle modifications ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... addition to registration problems, satisfactory service may be difficult or even impossible in another country. The fuel ..., servicing techniques, and tools necessary to maintain and repair your vehicle may be unavailable. There might not be an Authorized Mazda Dealer in the country you plan to take ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... vehicle, but they are not approved by Mazda for use with Mazda vehicles. When you install non-genuine...they could affect your vehicle's performance or safety systems; the Mazda warranty doesn't cover ...causing engine stalling, air-bag (SRS) activation, ABS inactivation, or a fire in the vehicle. Mazda ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ...Phones Cell Phones Warning WARNING Please comply with the legal regulations concerning the use of communication equipment in vehicles in your country: Use of any ...before use. If use of a cell phone is necessary despite this warning, use a handsfree system to at least leave the hands free to drive the...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Type Approval of Equipment Type Approval of Equipment Immobilizer system 9-15
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... Highway Traffic Safety Administration for grading tires by tread wear, traction, and temperature performance. qTread Wear The tread ...-a-half times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ...to a schedule established by the NHTSA and the tire manufacturers. The grade of tires available as standard or optional equipment on Mazda vehicles may vary with respect to grade. ALL PASSENGER VEHICLE TIRES MUST CONFORM TO THESE GRADES AND TO ALL ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) Tire Labeling Federal law requires ... to place standardized information on the sidewall of all tires. This information identifies and describes the fundamental ... symbol 8. Severe snow conditions 9. Tire ply composition and materials used 10. Max....
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...) or JATMA (Japan Tire Manufacturing Association). 215 "215" is the nominal width of the tire in millimeters. This three-digit number gives the width in millimeters of the tire .... 95 "95" is the Load Index. This two-or three-digit number indicates how much weight each tire can support. 9-19
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ...speed rating. The speed rating denotes the maximum speed for which the use of the tire is rated. Letter Rating Q R S T U H V W Y Speed Rating 99 mph ... are marketing codes used at the manufacturer's discretion. This information is used to contact consumers if a tire defect requires a recall. Tire Ply ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ...surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction performance. Temperature: The temperature grades are A (the highest), B and C, representing the tire's resistance to the... with very deeply cut tread. These tires should only be used in pairs or placed on all four wheels...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... tire size and load index rating. Note that the tire size and load index rating may ..., SUVs, minivans and light trucks as designated by the Tire and Rim Association (T&RA). 115 “115ମ. This three-digit number gives the width in millimeters of the tire from sidewall edge to sidewall edge. In general, ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...is the Load Index. This two-or three-digit number indicates how much weight each tire can support. M "M" is the speed rating. The speed rating denotes the maximum speed for which the use of the tire is rated. Letter Rating M Speed Rating 81 mph 9-23
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    ... label containing tire inflation pressure by tire size and other important information ... pressure in both kPa and psi for the tires installed as original equipment on the vehicle. It is very ... at the recommended pressure. You should check the tire pressure regularly to insure that the proper inflation...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... a regular basis according to the recommended tire inflation pressure on the tire label and in conjunction with the information in this owner's manual: Driving your vehicle with under-inflated tires is dangerous. Under-inflation is the most common cause ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... total allowable number of vehicle occupants. Seating capacity is described on the tire label. Production options weight is the combination weight of ...ride levelers, roof rack, heavy duty battery, and special trim. Rim is the metal support (wheel) for a tire or a tire and tube assembly upon which the...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... are cold. Maintain recommended pressures for the best ride, top handling, and minimum tire wear. Use the pressures specified on the vehicle tire information placard or tire label for optimum service. qTire Rotation To equalize tread wear, rotate the tires ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... or studs only from front to rear, not from side to side. Tire performance will be weakened if rotated from side to side. (With limited-slip differential) Don't use the following:...sizes or types at the same time Ø Tires not sufficiently inflated If these instructions aren't followed, the ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) qSafety Practices The way you drive... Observe posted speed limits l Avoid fast starts, stops and turns l Avoid potholes ... cause, have the vehicle towed to the nearest vehicle or tire dealer to have the vehicle inspected. 9-29
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... loading your vehicle will provide maximum return of vehicle design performance. Before loading your vehicle, familiarize yourself with the... system can cause spring or shock absorber failure, brake failure, handling or steering problems, irregular tire wear, tire failure or other damage. Overloading ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) Base Curb Weight is the weight of the vehicle including a full tank of fuel and all standard equipment. It does not include passengers, cargo, or optional equipment. Vehicle ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) SAMPLE CARGO Cargo Weight includes all... tongue load or king pin weight is also part of cargo weight. The cargo weight limit ... "combination weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed" value on the tire label. 9-32
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) Examples: Based on a single occupant weight of 68 kg (150 lbs),...) If the weight of the occupant increases, the cargo weight limit decreases by that much. GAW (Gross Axle Weight) is the total weight placed on each axle (front...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ...Safety Certification Label axle weight rating limits is dangerous and could result in death or serious injury as a result of substandard vehicle handling, performance, engine, transmission and/or structural damage, serious damage to the vehicle, or loss...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) GCW GCW (Gross Combination ... not at GCWR. Separate functional brakes should be used for safe control of towed vehicles and ... your dealership (or the RV and Trailer Towing Guide provided by your dealership) for more detailed ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) WARNING Exceeding GVWR or GAWR Specifications: Exceeding the GVWR or the ...vehicle rating limitation could result in a serious accident, injury, or damage to the vehicle. Do not use replacement tires with lower load carrying capacities than the ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) Steps for Determining the Correct Load Limit: Steps for ..., the load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ..., NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Mazda Motor Corporation (Your Mazda Importer/Distributor). To contact NHTSA, you... If you live outside of the U.S.A., please contact the nearest Mazda Distributor shown (page 9-8) in this booklet. 9-38
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Reporting Safety Defects Reporting Safety Defects (Canada) Canadian customers who wish to report a safety-related defect to Transport Canada, Defect Investigations and Recalls, may telephone the toll free hotline 1-800-333-0510, or contact ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ... only) PUBLICATION DESCRIPTION 2008 WORKSHOP MANUAL (English) 2008 WIRING DIAGRAM (English) 2008 OWNER'S MANUAL 2008 OWNER'S MANUAL 2008 OWNER'S MANUAL 2008 SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS 2008 NAVIGATION SYSTEM OWNER'S MANUAL 2008 NAVIGATION SYSTEM OWNER'S MANUAL qWORKSHOP MANUAL: Covers recommended ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Service Publications qNAVIGATION SYSTEM OWNER'S MANUAL: This booklet contains information regarding the proper operation and use of the navigation system. This is not a technician's manual. 9-41
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    10 Specifications Technical information about your Mazda. Identification Numbers ...10-2 Vehicle Information Labels ...10-2 Specifications ...10-4 Specifications ...10-4 10-1
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    Identification Numbers Vehicle Information Labels qVehicle Identification Number The vehicle identification number legally identifies your vehicle. The number is on a plate attached to the left top side of the dashboard. This plate can easily be seen through the windshield. qChassis Number ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    Identification Numbers qEngine Number Forward 10-3
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    ...CAUTION When cleaning the iridium plugs, do not use a wire brush. The fine particulate coating ...could be damaged. qLubricant Quality Lubricant Engine oil Manual transmission oil Automatic transmission... Brake/Clutch fluid * Not available from Mazda Classification Refer to the recommended SAE viscosity...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... US qt, 7.0 Imp qt) 1.3 L (1.4 US qt, 1.1 Imp qt) 60 L (15.9 US gal, 13.2 Imp gal) Engine oil Coolant Manual transmission oil Automatic transmission fluid Rear differential oil Fuel tank Check oil and fluid levels with dipsticks or reservoir gauges. qDimensions Item ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ...bulb. The rear combination component must be replaced. Interior light Light bulb Trunk light ... optimally matched with the chassis of your vehicle. When replacing tires, Mazda recommends that you replace tires of the same type originally fitted to your vehicle. For details, contact an Authorized Mazda...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    Specifications Check the tire pressure label for tire size and inflation pressure. Refer to Tire Inflation Pressure on page 8-22. Tire size 225/55R16 94V 225/45R18 91W Vehicle capacity weight: 308 kg (680 lbs) Inflation pressure ...
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    Index A Accessory Socket ...6-53 Add-On Non-Genuine Parts and Accessories ...9-13 Advanced Key ...3-2 Advanced ... warning beep ...5-53 Tire inflation pressure warning beep ...5-54 Before Starting the Engine ...4-5 After getting in ...4-5 Before getting in ...4-5 Body Lubrication ...8-17 Brake/Clutch ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ......7-19 Push-starting ...7-22 Emergency Towing ...7-23 Emission Control System ...4-3 Engine Coolant ...Hood release ...3-38 Oil ...8-11 Overheating ...7-16 Starting ...5-4 Engine Compartment Overview ...8-10 ...Tire Repair Kit ...7-5 Spare tire and tool storage ...7-3 Fluids Classification ...10-4 Owner ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    Index F Front Seats (Manually Operated Seats) ...2-2 Fuel Filler lid and cap ...3-37 Gauge ...5-36 Requirements ...4-2 Tank capacity ...10... Inside Trunk Release Lever ...3-33 Instrument Cluster ...5-33 Interior Care ...8-44 Interior Lights ...6-43 G Gauges ...5-33 Glove Box ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... indicator light ...5-19 Power Windows ...3-34 Push-Starting ...7-22 M Maintenance Introduction ...8-2 Owner maintenance precautions...8-9 Owner maintenance schedule ...8-8 Scheduled ...8-3 Manual Transmission Operation ...5-10 Recommendations for shifting...5-11 Map ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... system (without advanced key) ...3-43 Service Publications ...9-40 Spare Tire and Tool Storage ...7-3 Specifications ...10-4 Speed Unit ... Bags Work ...2-40 Supplemental restraint systems precautions ...2-33 Starting the Engine ...5-4 Steering Wheel ...3-48 Horn ...5-60 Storage ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ...46 Brake system ...5-41 Charging system ...5-42 Check engine ...5-43 Door-ajar ...5-45 Engine coolant level ...5-43 Engine oil level ...5-42 Front seat belt pretensioner system ...Red)/KEY Indicator Light (Green) ...5-49 Low fuel ...5-44 Low washer fluid level ...5-46 seat belt ...5-45 Tire pressure...
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    NAVIGATION SYSTEM Preparation See page 4 for specific information. Before Use Getting started Immediate use See page 4 for specific .... Address Book Volume Adjustment If necessary See page 5 for specific information. If necessary ©2007 Mazda Motor Corporation Printed in Japan May 2007(Print1)
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    Accessories Please contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer if you are missing the following accessory. Before Use lMap Disc CAUTION: ... CORRECTLY AS INSTRUCTED. USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS ...
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    MEMO 3 Before Use If Rear View necessary Monitor
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ...Laser products: ...2 Contents ...4 Safety Information ...6 Introduction ...8 (Use This Product Safety), (Navigation System), (Screens), (LCD (Liquid crystal display)) Before Use Navigation RDM-TMC If Rear ...Names and Functions ...10 Immediate use n Getting started l Activation...14 (Removing the Map...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ... l Volume Adjustment...50 Before Use If necessary n If necessary l Precautions/System Performance ...51 (Voice Guidance), (GPS), (Map Matching), (Positioning Accuracy), (Route Guide), (Route Search) l Troubleshooting ...55 (Verification First), (Error Messages) l Maintenance...58 (Care of the ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ... safe and effective manner. Mazda assumes no responsibility for any problems resulting from failure ... dealer, we recommend an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Using the unit in an out-of-order condition ...If the product needs to be repaired, take it to an Expert dealer, we recommend an Authorized Mazda Dealer....
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... to alert you to the importance of heeding the operation instructions. Failure to heed the instructions may result in injury or material damage. Before Use Cautions n Do ...do not get your hand or fingers caught in moving parts or in the disc slot. Especially watch out for ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... the system does not operate thereafter, consult an Authorized Dealer, we recommend an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Before Use Navigation RDM-TMC If Rear View Set... and display your vehicle's current position, and to guide you from your starting point to your destination along a ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    MEMO 9 Before Use If Rear View necessary Monitor
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    Names and Functions Mazda 3 Joystick ENTER lSelects items by tilting it up, down, right, and left. lScrolls map. Before Use Navigation RDM-TMC If Rear View Set Up necessary Monitor RET RET key Returns to the previous screen...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    POS (Position) key POS Displays your current position. Before Use ENTER key ENTER lExecutes a selected item. lDisplays pop up menu. MENU key MENU Displays menu. ( page 16) ZOOM key ZOOM Changes the map scale. ( page 29) If Rear View necessary Monitor DIM key DIM Switches the display to day mode...
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    Names and Functions Mazda RX-8 MENU Before Use Navigation RDM-TMC If Rear View Set Up necessary Monitor MENU key Displays menu. ( page 16) VOICE key VOICE lInitiates vocal guidance for route maneuvers. lAdjusts screen quality. ( page 28) 12
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    Joystick ENTER Before Use lSelects items by tilting it up, down, right, and left. lScrolls map. POS (Position) key POS Displays your current position. ZOOM key ZOOM Changes the map scale. ( page 29) If Rear View necessary Monitor ENTER key ENTER lExecutes a selected item. lDisplays pop up menu...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ... facing up. Note lThe main unit is located in the glove box compartment. (Mazda 3) lThe main unit is located in the Center Console (Rear). (Mazda RX-8) lCondensation may form on the optical lens or the map disc inside the unit when the temperature in the vehicle increases in a ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ... read the handbook for operation instructions. Always obey traffic regulations. Getting started lThe Current ... get your hand or fingers caught in moving parts or in the disc slot. This can cause injuries. ... EJECT Buttons on the screen Select the buttons by using Joystick and press ENTER . Colors ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    Menu Menu appears when pressing MENU . Destination Entry and Route Search ( Address Book ( page 46) Cancel Guidance ( page 41) Route Options ( page 42) Volume ( page 50) Set Clock ( page 17) page 30) 16 Routing Address Book Getting started Navigation Set Up ( page 18)
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    Set Clock The current time is set using this function. Since time notification is provided by a GPS... prefer 24-hour display; 12-hour display. for Getting started Select to move the setting ahead by one hour, and... conditions: lDriving across different time zones lDaylight saving time start and end 17
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    ... and may cause an accident. Always stop the vehicle in a safe location and put the parking brake on before operating the system. Warning 18 Routing Address Book Getting started Before Steps MENU ENTER select ( ( ( ( ( ( page 19) page 21) page 22) page 23) page 24) page 26) ENTER Open [...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... User Setting ENTER ENTER select Before Steps ENTER select Getting started Open the [USER SETTINGS] screen n Map Color Select a screen ... function sets the standard speed (average vehicle speed for each route) used for calculating the estimated arrival time when calculating the route time.) : ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    Navigation Set Up MENU ENTER User Setting ENTER ENTER 20 Routing Address Book select Before Steps ENTER select Getting started Open the [USER SETTINGS] screen n Arrival Time The time which is displayed until reaching the destination or a way point can be set as an estimated arrival time or ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    .... Quick POI enables you store up to six different kinds of categories which you use most regularly. 1 2 MENU ENTER ENTER select ENTER ENTER select Getting started Open the [QUICK POI SELECTION] screen Select the button for Quick POI storage. Note ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    Navigation Set Up You can change the language of the menu and the voice guidance. Language ENTER ENTER 22 Routing Address Book MENU ENTER select Before Steps ENTER select Getting started Open the [LANGUAGE] screen Select your preferred language from the list.
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... Guidance Turn Arrow (on first screen) While using route guidance, the directions for the next junction ... in the upper right. Turn List While using route guidance, the directions for the next junction .... Turn Arrow (on second screen) While using route guidance, the directions for the next junction ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ... select Adjusting Current Position and Direction ENTER select Move ENTER Getting started Open the [Calibrate Position] screen to the correct position and select ENTER . Use or to adjust the direction in which you are heading, and select . Distance ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ENTER ENTER select ENTER Map Version The map and software version numbers can be confirmed using this function. Getting started ENTER select ENTER Map and software versions are now displayed. 25
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... replaces all the settings in the mobile navigation system with the initial default settings. select ENTER ENTER Before Steps ENTER select Getting started Open the [SYSTEM DEFAULTS] screen Select . If you execute Restore System Defaults, all of your stored setting data will be deleted. [...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    Screen Names and Functions Screens Before Setting Route (1) (2) (3) (4) ENTER Current position screen ENTER Getting started RET Returns after a few seconds. RET (6) (5) (8) (7) (9) (1) Map Orientation control ( page 29) (2) GPS (Global Positioning System) marker ( page 52) (3) Clock Clock...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ... done when the headlights are on. Press ENTER to switch between day and night modes. lThe screen can be returned to the daytime screen while the headlights or running lights are on using DIM . (Mazda 3 only)
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ... ahead of the vehicle and may cause an accident. Always stop the vehicle in a safe location and use the parking brake before operating the system. Getting started Map orientation 1 2 Press ENTER Select , and l North Up: Geographic north is up....
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    Destination Entry and Route Search lYou can set the destination using various methods provided by the system. Before Use Before Steps MENU ENTER select Getting started Change (Change Search Area) Open the [DESTINATION ENTRY] Menu Select ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ...cannot drive on and roads that you are prohibited from driving on due to traffic regulations. Please comply with the traffic regulations. Before Use Getting started Select the desired Search Area : ID, OR, WA, : CA, NV : AZ, CO, MT, NM, UT, WY : IA...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ... and Route Search Open the [DESTINATION ENTRY] Menu Select When entering the destination point directly Select Before Use Getting started When narrowing down to city name Select Routing Point of interest When narrowing down to category name Select When...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    Before Use Enter the POI name and select Select the POI from the list Getting started : Cancel the city selection. Routing : Displays list of 5 city names nearest the current position. : Displays the city name input screen. Select the category name from the list Select the city name ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    Destination Entry and Route Search Before Use Getting started Select When stopped Displays the police station select screen. Displays the hospital select screen. Emergency Routing When driving Sets the destination to the nearest police station ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    Before Use Select the sort methods : Sorts the police station or the hospital by Distance. : Sorts the police station or the hospital by name. Select the name from the list Select 35 Getting started Routing
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    Destination Entry and Route Search Before Steps MENU ENTER select Select Before Use Getting started Memory Point Open the [DESTINATION ENTRY] Menu Select Home Preset Destination Previous Destination Routing Select Select Select Select ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    Before Use Select the desired Memory Point : Display up to five previous suggestions. : Display the five previous suggestions. : The order of the displayed list can be changed. Getting started Routing Select the desired Preset Destination. Select the Previous Destination. Enter/Select ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... select one of the Six Categories on the menu or List Categories and then select the POI(s) to be displayed on the map. Before Use Getting started Before Steps ENTER ENTER Select Select the categories to be displayed up to a maximum of five. l POI ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... the first several characters on the screen. (Step 1) Select your target in the list. Before Use Getting started Select Select Select Names of which... displayed depending on what was input.) Additional text can be input. (Use when inputting additional characters after the list is displayed...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ...the cursor on your destination on the map Before Use Getting started Scroll the map and change the ...per trip. Select Note . Route guidance begins using displayed route. lIf your desired route ... routes (i.e., required time total distance, roads used, etc.) Select either , , or , and then select ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ... Center School Banking Shopping Grocery Store Shopping Mall Museum ATM Ski Resort Other Sports Complex Business Facility Automotive Automobile Club Performing Arts Tourist Attraction (All Search Areas) Tourist Information Gas Station Parking ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    Route Options Before Use Getting started lDuring route guidance you can change the route options, stop or check the route. Before Steps MENU ENTER select Route Preferences Open the [ROUTE OPTIONS] Menu Select Routing Select Modification of Destination or Way Point ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ... and may cause an accident. Always stop the vehicle in a safe location and use the parking brake before operating the system. Before Use Getting started Select or for toll roads, major roads, and ferry and restricted roads. The route will not necessarily ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    Route Options Before Steps MENU ENTER select Before Use Getting started Display Preview Routing Open the [ROUTE OPTIONS] Menu Select ENTER Select Route Preview 44
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    Before Use Getting started Routing Use the buttons displayed on-screen to carry out a simulation run. : ... run. : Carry out a simulation run in the direction of the destination. When the Simulation starts the button will be displayed as , and when selected, it will cause the Simulation to advance ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    Address Book Before Steps MENU ENTER lYou can, edit, or delete any marked point. select Before Use Getting started Memory Point Storage Open the [ADDRESS BOOK] Select 46 Routing Address Book Memory Point Confirmation and Modification Preset Destinations ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    Before Use Getting started Set a memory point using your preferred method. Select a memory point to be modified Routing : Allows ...of the memory point from the set direction. : Allows the name to be changed. When editing has been completed, select . Furthermore, select to ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    Address Book Before Steps MENU ENTER select Before Use Getting started Open the Avoid Area [ADDRESS Storage BOOK] Avoid Area Confirmation and Modification Select 48 Routing Address Book Avoid Area Deletion All Avoid Area Deletion ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    Before Use Getting started Select an avoid area using your preferred method. Select an avoid area to be modified. : Changes the...: Increases the size of the avoid area. : Allows the name to be changed. When editing has been completed, select . Furthermore, select to display...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    Volume Adjustment You can adjust the volume control for the voice guidance. Before Use Getting started Before Steps MENU ENTER select ENTER Open the [VOLUME] screen 50 Routing Address Book 1 2 Select the appropriate button to set the volume ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    Precautions/System Performance Voice Guidance Before Use Warnings l The navigation system is just a support system for the driver. The driver should always pay attention to the traffic situation to safely make decisions. You may be unable at times to arrive at your destination due to ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    GPS Before Use Getting started GPS is a position detecting system utilizing the signals ... which is from about 30 to 200 meters. lIf you are using the system for the first time, or if you ... map. lIntelligent map matching addresses the following problems to achieve high accuracy in vehicle positioning....
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    Precautions/System Performance Positioning Accuracy Before Use In the following situations, your vehicle position may not be displayed correctly...Route Guide Although you may encounter the following problems in route guide, there is nothing wrong with the system. In 300...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    Warning Before Use Getting started The navigation system is just a support system for the driver. The driver should always ... a police station. Route Search Although you may encounter the following problems in a route search, there is nothing wrong with the system. The guide map may show roads that ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ...verify that there really is a problem before calling an Expert Dealer, we recommend an Authorized Mazda Dealer to ask for repair services. Getting started Check point Routing No...blown. Consult an Expert Dealer, we recommend an Authorized Mazda Dealer. lCheck if the voltage level of the...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    Before Use Symptom Check point Getting started 56 Routing Address Book Voice Recognition No GPS symbols are displayed lGPS signals... vehicle is off the route. Repeat the route search while checking the route guide screen. lCheck if you are driving the vehicle in the wrong direction on...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    Troubleshooting Error message Please insert a MAP DVD. Error Messages Solution Before Use lThe disc is not installed. Check if the disk is installed. If installed, check if the installed disk is correct. Getting started MAP DVD-Read Error The disc installed is not a ...
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    Maintenance Care of the Product Before Use Getting started n Cleaning n Cautions n Map this product for cleaning Use a dry, soft cloth to wipe it. Never use solvents...disc, consult an Expert Dealer, we recommend an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 58 Routing Address Book Voice Recognition...



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