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Mazda Protege (2003 year). Instruction - part 4

 

 

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SRS Air Bags

Non-activation of side air bag

A side air bag will not normally inflate in the following cases:

Collision from the rear.

Collision from the front, but it may deploy
the front air bags.

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SRS Air Bags

▼ Constant Monitoring

The following components of the air bag 
systems are monitored by a diagnostic 
system:

• SAS unit
• Air bag modules
• Side air bag crash sensor
• Front seat belt pretensioners
• Related wiring

A diagnostic module continuously 
monitors the systems’ readiness. This 
begins when the ignition switch is turned 
to the ON position and continues while 
the vehicle is being driven.

▼ Air Bag/Front Seat Belt 

Pretensioner Systems Warning 
Light

If the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner 
system is OK, the warning light comes on 
when the ignition switch is turned to the 
ON position or after the engine is cranked. 
After about 6 seconds it goes out.

A system malfunction is indicated when 
the warning light constantly flashes, stays 
on or doesn’t come on at all. If any of 
these occur, consult an Authorized Mazda 
Dealer as soon as possible. The system 
may not work in an accident.

▼ Maintenance

The air bag systems do not require regular 
maintenance. But if any of the following 
occurs, take your vehicle to an Authorized 
Mazda Dealer as soon as possible:
• The air bag system warning light 

flashes.

• The air bag system warning light stays 

on.

• The air bag system warning light stays 

off when the ignition switch is turned 
to the ON position.

• The air bags inflate.

Self-Servicing the Air Bag/
Pretensioner Systems:
Self-servicing or tampering with the 
systems is dangerous. An air bag/
pretensioner could accidentally 
activate or become disabled. This 
could cause serious injuries. Never 
tamper with the systems and always 
have an Authorized Mazda Dealer 
perform all servicing and repairs.

WARNING

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SRS Air Bags

Damaged Air Bag Sensors:
Driving with damaged air bag sensors 
is dangerous. A collision, even one 
not strong enough to inflate the air 
bags, could damage the sensors. If 
there was a subsequent collision, a 
damaged sensor would not inflate the 
air bags. Always have an Authorized 
Mazda Dealer inspect the air bag 
systems after a collision.

Removing Interior Parts:
Removing any components such as 
the front seat, front dashboard, the 
steering wheel or parts containing air 
bag parts or sensors is dangerous. 
These parts contain essential air bag 
parts. The air bag could accidentally 
activate and cause serious injuries. 
Always have an Authorized Mazda 
Dealer remove these parts.

Air Bag Disposal:
Improper disposal of an air bag or a 
vehicle with live air bags in it can be 
extremely dangerous. Unless all 
safety procedures are followed, injury 
can result. Ask an Authorized Mazda 
Dealer how to safely dispose of an air 
bag or how to scrap an air bag 
equipped vehicle.

WARNING

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Explanation of basic operations and controls; opening/closing and adjustment 
of various parts.

Doors and Locks ............................................................................ 3-2

Keys ........................................................................................... 3-2
Keyless Entry System ................................................................ 3-2
Door Locks  ................................................................................ 3-6
Liftgate (Hatchback) .................................................................. 3-9
Trunk Lid (Sedan)  ................................................................... 3-11
Trunk Release Handle (Sedan)  ................................................ 3-12
Power Windows  ....................................................................... 3-14
Fuel-Filler Lid and Cap  ........................................................... 3-16
Hood ........................................................................................ 3-18
Sunroof .................................................................................... 3-19
Roof Rack ................................................................................ 3-21

Steering Wheel and Mirrors  ...................................................... 3-23

Steering Wheel  ........................................................................ 3-23
Mirrors ..................................................................................... 3-23

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Doors and Locks

The keys operate all locks.

A code number is stamped on the plate 
attached to the key set; detach this plate 
and store it in a safe place (not in the 
vehicle) for use if you need to make a 
replacement key.

Also write down the code number and 
keep it in another safe and handy place, 
but not in the vehicle.

If your key is lost, consult your 
Authorized Mazda Dealer with the code 
number ready.

This system locks and unlocks the doors 
and the liftgate.
It can also help you signal for attention in 
an emergency.
Press the button slowly and accurately.

Keys

Keys and Children:
Leaving children in a vehicle with the 
ignition key is dangerous. This could 
result in someone being badly injured 
or even killed. They could play with 
power windows or other controls, or 
even make the vehicle move. Don’t 
leave the keys in your vehicle with 
children.

WARNING

Key code number plate 

Keyless Entry System

To avoid damage to the transmitter, do 
not:
• Drop it.
• Get it wet.
• Disassemble it.
• Expose it to heat or sunlight.

CAUTION

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Doors and Locks

▼ Transmitter

Lock button

To lock the doors and the liftgate, press 
the LOCK button and the hazard warning 
lights will flash once.

To confirm that all the doors and the 
liftgate have been locked, press the LOCK 
button again within 5 seconds. If they are 
closed and locked, the horn will sound 
and the hazard warning lights will flash 
once.

NOTE

• The keyless entry system is 

designed to operate up to about 2.5 
m (8 ft) from the center of the 
vehicle, but this may vary because 
of local conditions.

• The system doesn’t operate when 

the ignition switch is in the ON 
position.

• If the transmitter does not operate 

when pressing a button or the 
operation range becomes too small, 
the battery may be dead. To install a 
new battery, refer to Maintenance 
(page 3-4).

• 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 
the electronic codes need to be 
reset.

Lock button

Unlock button

 Panic button

NOTE

This device complies with part 15 of 
the FCC Rules and with RSS-210 of 
Industry Canada. Operation is subject 
to the following two conditions: (1) 
This device may not cause harmful 
interference, and (2) this device must 
accept any interference received, 
including interference that may cause 
undesired operation. (Outside 
transmissions may momentarily 
interfere with the device’s operation.) 

NOTE

Confirm that all the doors and the 
liftgate are locked visually or aurally 
by use of the double click.

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Doors and Locks

Unlock button

To unlock the driver’s door, press the 
UNLOCK button and the hazard warning 
lights will flash twice.

To unlock all the doors and the liftgate, 
press the UNLOCK button again within 5 
seconds and the hazard warning lights 
will flash twice.

Panic button

You can use the   button to turn on the 
alarm, which allows you to signal for 
attention in an emergency.

Turning on the alarm

Pressing the   button once will trigger the 
alarm for about 2 minutes and 30 seconds, 
and do the following:
• The horn sounds intermittently.
• The hazard warning lights flash.

Turning off the alarm

Press any button on the transmitter.

▼ Transmitter Maintenance

NOTE

After unlocking with the transmitter, 
all doors and the liftgate will 
automatically lock if one of the doors 
or the liftgate is not opened within 
about 30 seconds.

NOTE

The alarm will work whether any door 
or the liftgate is open or closed.

NOTE

If the LOCK and UNLOCK button are 
pressed sequentially, the hazard 
warning flasher may not flash 
correctly.

• Make sure the battery is installed 

with the correct pole facing upward. 
Battery leakage could occur if it is 
not installed correctly.

• When replacing the battery, be 

careful not to bend the electrical 
terminals or get oil on them. Also 
be careful not to get dirt in the 
transmitter as it could damage it.

• Danger of explosion if battery is 

incorrectly replaced.

• Replace only with the same type 

battery (CR2025 or the equivalent).

• Dispose of used batteries according 

to the following instructions.

• Insulate the plus and minus 

terminals of the battery using 
cellophane or equivalent tape.

• Never disassemble.
• Never throw the battery into fire 

and/or water.

• Never deform or crush.

CAUTION

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Doors and Locks

Replacing the transmitter battery

1. Insert a small screwdriver into the slot 

and gently pry open the transmitter.

2. Press the portion of the battery 

indicated by A and remove the battery.

3. Install a new battery (CR2025 or the 

equivalent) into the front portion of the 
holder with the positive pole (

facing up. Press on the B portion of the 
battery to set the battery.

4. Align the front and back covers and 

snap the transmitter shut.

Back cover

Slot

A

Do not press any buttons when 
replacing the battery. The electronic 
code could be altered and cause the 
keyless entry system to malfunction.
If the keyless entry system fails to 
operate, contact an Authorized Mazda 
Dealer.

Back cover

Front of 
holder

Front
cover

B

CAUTION

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Doors and Locks

▼ Service

If you have a problem with the keyless 
entry system, consult an Authorized 
Mazda Dealer.

If your transmitter is lost or stolen, bring 
all remaining transmitters to an 
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as 
possible for a replacement and to make 
the lost or stolen transmitter inoperative.

• Changes or modifications could 

void your right to operate the 
keyless entry system.

• Damage to your keyless entry 

system will affect the vehicle 
warranty coverage.

CAUTION

Door Locks

Unattended Children and Pets:
Leaving a child or an animal 
unattended in a parked vehicle is 
dangerous. In hot weather, 
temperatures inside a vehicle can 
become high enough to cause brain 
damage or even death. Always take all 
children and animals with you or 
leave a responsible person with them.

Keys and Children:
Leaving children in a vehicle with the 
ignition key is dangerous. This could 
result in someone being badly injured 
or even killed. They could play with 
power windows or other controls, or 
even make the vehicle move. Don’t 
leave the keys in your vehicle with 
children.

Unlocked Doors:
Unlocked doors in a moving vehicle 
are dangerous. Passengers can fall 
out if a door is accidentally opened 
and can more easily be thrown out in 
an accident. So keep all doors locked 
when driving.

NOTE

Always remove the key from the 
ignition switch, close all windows, and 
lock all doors when leaving your 
vehicle unattended. This discourages 
intruders and thieves.

WARNING

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Doors and Locks

▼ Locking, Unlocking with Key

Either front door can be locked or 
unlocked with a key.
Turn the key toward the front to unlock, 
toward the back to lock.

▼ Locking, Unlocking with 

Transmitter

The doors can be locked/unlocked by 
operating the keyless entry system 
transmitter, refer to keyless entry system 
(page 3-2).

▼ Locking, Unlocking with Door-

Lock Button

To lock any door from the inside, push 
down its door-lock button.
To unlock, pull it up.

To lock any door with the door-lock 
button from the outside, push down its 
door-lock button and close the door.

Unlock

Lock

Unlock

Lock

NOTE

When locking the doors this way, be 
careful not to leave the key inside the 
vehicle.

Door-lock button

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Doors and Locks

▼ Power Door Locks

Locking, unlocking with key

All doors and the liftgate lock 
automatically when any door is locked 
with a key. All doors and the liftgate 
unlock when the driver’s door is unlocked 
and the key is held in the unlock position 
a second longer. Also, all doors and the 
liftgate unlock when the passenger’s door 
is unlocked.

Locking, unlocking with door-lock 
switch

All doors and the liftgate lock 
automatically when LOCK is pushed. 
They all unlock when the unmarked part 
of the door-lock switch is pushed.

▼ Rear Door Child Safety Locks

These locks are intended to help prevent 
children from accidentally opening the 
rear doors. Use them both whenever a 
child rides in the vehicle.

If you slide the child safety lock to the 
lock position before closing that door, the 
door cannot be opened from the inside.
The door can be opened only by lifting the 
outside handle.

NOTE

Holding the key in the unlocked 
position in the driver’s door lock for 
about a second unlocks all doors and 
the liftgate. To unlock only the driver’s 
door, insert a key into the driver’s door 
lock and turn the key briefly to the 
unlock position and then immediately 
return it to the center position.

Unlock

Lock

Unlock

Lock

Lock

Unlock

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Doors and Locks

▼ Locking, Unlocking with Key

To lock the liftgate with the key, insert the 
key and turn it counterclockwise.

To unlock the liftgate with the key, insert 
the key and turn it clockwise.

The liftgate can be locked/unlocked by 
inserting the key into the key slot of any 
door, refer to Power Door Locks (page 3-
8).

▼ Locking, Unlocking with 

Transmitter

The liftgate can be locked/unlocked by 
operating the keyless entry system 
transmitter, refer to Keyless Entry System 
(page 3-2).

▼ Locking, Unlocking with Door-

Lock Switch

The liftgate can be locked/unlocked by 
operating the door-lock switch, refer to 
Power Door Locks (page 3-8).

▼ Opening and Closing the Liftgate

To open the liftgate, pull up on the handle.

To close, use both hands to push the 
liftgate down until the lock snaps shut. Do 
not slam it. Pull up on the liftgate to make 
sure it is secure.

Liftgate (Hatchback) 

Open Liftgate:
An open liftgate in a moving vehicle 
will cause exhaust gas to be drawn 
into the cabin. This gas contains CO 
(carbon monoxide), which is 
colorless, odorless, and highly 
poisonous, and it can cause loss of 
consciousness and death. Moreover, 
an open liftgate could cause 
occupants to fall out in accident. Do 
not drive with the liftgate open.

WARNING

Lock

Unlock

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Doors and Locks

▼ Luggage Compartment

Luggage strap

The luggage compartment can be 
accessed by opening the liftgate when the 
straps are attached to the sides of the 
liftgate.

Luggage compartment cover

This cover can be removed for more 
room. To do this, just unfasten the straps; 
then lift and pull it out.

Luggage compartment cover hook

Use the hook under the luggage 
compartment cover to temporarily hold 
the trunk mat.

Placing Cargo on the Cover:
Placing luggage or other cargo on top 
of the luggage compartment cover is 
dangerous. During sudden braking or 
a collision, the cargo could become a 
projectile that could hit and injure 
someone. Don’t place anything on top 
of the cover.

WARNING

Strap

Remove luggage or other cargo from 
the trunk mat before lifting the mat to 
avoid damaging the trunk mat or the 
luggage compartment cover.

CAUTION

Hook

Trunk mat

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Doors and Locks

▼ Opening and Closing the Trunk

Opening the trunk lid with the key

Insert the key into the slot and turn it 
clockwise.

Opening the trunk lid with the remote 
release lever

Pull up the release lever next to the 
driver’s seat.

Closing the trunk lid

Use both hands to push the trunk lid down 
until the lock snaps shut. Do not slam it. 
Pull up on the trunk lid to make sure it is 
secure.

▼ Trunk Security

In some situations you may want to 
prevent the trunk from being opened with 
the remote trunk lid release lever.

Give your key only to someone you trust.

To secure the trunk lid, lock the rear 
seatbacks (page 2-6) , push the trunk lock 
lever up, and close the trunk.

Trunk Lid (Sedan)

Open Trunk and Exhaust Gas:
Exhaust gas in the cabin of a vehicle 
is dangerous. This gas contains CO 
(carbon monoxide), which is 
colorless, odorless, and highly 
poisonous. If inhaled, it can cause 
loss of consciousness and death. 
Because exhaust gas can get into the 
cabin through an open trunk, keep 
the trunk closed when driving.

WARNING

Open

Release lever

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Doors and Locks

To cancel the security feature, insert the 
key into the lock, turn the key clockwise, 
and push the trunk lock lever down.  

▼ Trunk Light

The trunk light is on when the lid is open 
and off when it’s closed.  

Your vehicle is equipped with a trunk 
release handle that provides a means of 
escape for children and adults in the event 
they become locked inside the trunk.

No matter how careful adults might be 
with keys and locking their cars, parents 
should be aware that children may be 
tempted to play around vehicles and use 
the trunk as a hiding place.

Adults are advised to familiarize 
themselves with the operation and 
location of the release handle so that all 
children can be told about it in an 
appropriate way, keeping in mind that 
most vehicles don’t have such handles.

NOTE

To prevent the battery from being 
discharged, do not leave the trunk open 
for a long period when the engine is 
not running.

Lock

Unlock

Trunk lock lever

Trunk Release Handle 
(Sedan)

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Doors and Locks

▼ Opening the Trunk Lid from the 

Inside

Pull the illuminated "T" shaped handle. 
The handle is made of material that will 
glow for hours in the darkness of the trunk 
following a brief exposure to ambient 
light.

The "T" shaped handle is located on the 
inside of the trunk lid.

Open Trunk Lid and Children:
Leaving the trunk lid open or leaving 
children in the vehicle with the keys is 
dangerous. Children could open the 
trunk lid and climb inside resulting in 
possible injury or death from heat 
exposure. Close the trunk lid, lock the 
rear seatbacks and do not allow 
children to play inside the vehicle.

Unattended Children and Pets:
Leaving children or animals 
unattended in a parked vehicle is 
dangerous. Babies left sleeping and 
kids who lock themselves in cars or 
trunks can die very quickly from heat 
prostration. Don’t leave your children 
or pets alone in a car at any time. 
Don’t leave the car, the rear folding 
seats or the trunk unlocked. Always 
keep the car from being a tempting 
place to play by locking rear seats, 
doors and the trunk, and keeping the 
keys where children won’t play with 
them.

WARNING

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