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Mazda Protege (2003 year). Instruction - part 5

 

 

3-14

Knowing Your Mazda

Doors and Locks

The ignition switch must be in the ON 
position for the power windows to operate.

▼ Operating the Driver’s Side 

Power Window

To open the window, push down the 
switch.
To close the window, pull up the switch.

Always keep the handle firmly 
attached to the holder and in the 
recessed position. Not securing the 
handle this way could allow it to snag 
luggage in the trunk and open the trunk 
lid.

CAUTION

Power Windows

Closing Power Windows:
Closing power windows are 
dangerous. A person’s hands, head, 
or even neck could be caught by the 
window and result in serious injury or 
even death.
This warning applies especially to 
children. Make sure the opening is 
clear before closing a window.

To prevent burning out the fuse and 
damaging the power window system, 
don’t open or close more than two 
windows at once.

WARNING

CAUTION

Close

Open

Left front window

3-15

Knowing Your Mazda

Doors and Locks

Auto-opening

To fully open the window automatically, 
push the switch completely down.

To stop the window partway, pull up the 
switch and then release it.

▼ Operating the Passenger Power 

Windows

The power windows may be operated 
when the power window lock switch is in 
the unlock position.

The passenger windows may be opened or 
closed by the power window master 
control switches on the driver’s door.

Front passenger-side power window

To open the window, push down the 
switch.
To close the window, pull up the switch.

Rear power windows

To open a window, push the lower part of 
the switch.
To close, push the upper part of the 
switch. 

Right front window

Left rear window

Right rear window

Open

Close

Open

Close

3-16

Knowing Your Mazda

Doors and Locks

▼ Power 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.

Unintentional Window Operation:
Unintentional window operation is 
dangerous. A person’s hands, head, 
or neck could be caught by the 
window and result in serious injury. 
Unless a passenger needs to operate a 
window, keep the power window lock 
switch in the locked position.

Unlocked position

Locked position

WARNING

Fuel-Filler Lid and Cap

Fuel Spray:
Fuel spray is dangerous. Fuel can 
burn skin and eyes and cause illness 
when ingested. Fuel spray is released 
when there is pressure in the fuel 
tank and the fuel cap is removed too 
quickly. When removing the fuel cap, 
loosen the cap slightly and wait for 
any hissing to stop. Then remove it.

Fuel Vapor:
Fuel vapor is dangerous. It could be 
ignited by sparks or flames causing 
serious burns and injuries. Before 
refueling, stop the engine

, and always 

keep sparks and flames away from the 
filler neck.

Always use only a genuine Mazda fuel 
cap or an approved equivalent, 
available at Authorized Mazda 
Dealers. The wrong cap can result in a 
serious malfunction of the fuel and 
emission control systems. It may also 
cause the check engine light in the 
instrument cluster to illuminate.

WARNING

CAUTION

3-17

Knowing Your Mazda

Doors and Locks

▼ Fuel-Filler Lid

To open, pull up the remote fuel-filler lid 
release.

▼ Fuel-Filler Cap

To remove the filler cap, turn it 
counterclockwise.

To replace the filler cap, turn it clockwise 
until it clicks.

Remote fuel-filler
lid release

Sedan

Remote fuel-filler
lid release

Hatchback

Make sure the fuel-filler cap is 
tightened securely. The check engine 
light comes on when the cap isn’t 
tightened securely. If the light remains 
on (even after you 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.

Open

Close

CAUTION

3-18

Knowing Your Mazda

Doors and Locks

▼ Opening the Hood

1. With the vehicle parked, pull the 

release handle to unlock the hood.

2. Pull the safety catch up and lift the 

hood.

3. Use the support rod to hold the hood 

open.

▼ Closing the Hood

1. Check under the hood area to make 

certain all filler caps are in place and 
all loose items (e.g. tools, oil 
containers, etc.) have been removed.

2. Secure the rod in its clip.

3. Close the hood so that it locks securely.

Hood

Clip

Support rod

3-19

Knowing Your Mazda

Doors and Locks

The sunroof can be opened or closed 
electrically only when the ignition switch 
is in the ON position.

▼ Tilt Operation

The rear of the sunroof can be tilted open 
to provide more ventilation.

To tilt, push the rear of the tilt switch.

To close, push the front of the tilt switch.

Sunroof

Extending the Head or Arms 
Through the Sunroof:
Extending the head, arms, or other 
parts of the body through the sunroof 
is dangerous. The head or arms could 
hit something while the vehicle is 
moving. This could cause death or 
serious injury. Don’t let passengers 
stand up or extend anything through 
the open sunroof while the vehicle is 
moving.

Closing the Sunroof:
A closing sunroof is dangerous. The 
hands, head, or even neck of a person 
—especially a child— could be 
caught in it as it closes, causing 
serious injury or even death. Make 
sure the opening is clear before 
closing the sunroof.

Slide switch

Tilt switch

WARNING

NOTE

After washing your Mazda or after a 
rain, wipe the water off the sunroof 
before operating it.

Tilt up

Close

3-20

Knowing Your Mazda

Doors and Locks

▼ Slide Operation

To open to any position, press the rear of 
the slide switch.

To close, press the front of the slide 
switch. 

▼ Sunshade

The sunshade can be opened and closed 
by hand.

The sunshade opens automatically when 
the sunroof is opened, but must be closed 
by hand.

Open

Close

Sunshade

The sunshade doesn’t tilt. To avoid 
damaging the sunshade, don’t push up 
on it.

CAUTION

3-21

Knowing Your Mazda

Doors and Locks

The front cross bar is fixed in place.
The rear cross bar can be adjusted by 
sliding it.

Roof Rack

Rear cross bar

Front cross bar

• The roof rack is not designed for 

direct placement of objects or loads. 
A special attachment kit is 
necessary. Consult an Authorized 
Mazda Dealer.

• The maximum load on the roof rack 

is 75 kg (165 lb). Do not overload.

• Because the bolts and screws may 

loosen initially, retighten them. 
Periodically check bolts for 
looseness approximately every 100 
km (62 miles).

• Avoid turning sharply and jamming 

on the brakes while the roof rack 
installed. Doing so may cause an 
accident or the luggage may fall off.

• Road conditions (especially steep 

curves or rough roads) and weather 
changes (strong cross wind, head 
wind, rain, snow, or fog) can change 
vehicle operating characteristics 
greatly when the vehicle is 
equipped with the roof rack. To 
cope with these conditions, drive at 
a slower speed.

• When driving in a tunnel or parking 

garage or any place with height 
restrictions with the roof rack 
installed, be aware that the roof rack 
will raise the total clearance of the 
vehicle.

• If the vehicle is washed in an 

automatic car wash with the roof 
rack installed, the roof rack or the 
roof of the vehicle can be damaged. 
Before washing the vehicle in an 
automatic car wash, always remove 
the roof rack.

CAUTION

3-22

Knowing Your Mazda

Doors and Locks

▼ Roof Rack Adjustment

1. Loosen the screw at both ends of the 

rear cross bar, then remove the rear 
cross bar covers.

2. Loosen the bolt at both ends of the rear 

cross bar, then slide the rear cross bar 
to the desired position.

3. Tighten the bolt at both ends of the rear 

cross bar alternately and evenly.

4. Install the rear cross bar cover by 

inserting the clips into the square hole 
of the rear cross bar until they click, 
then tighten the screw.

NOTE

Roof racks increase wind turbulence 
which can result in noise. This does 
not indicate an abnormality. The roof 
rack can be removed when it is not 
needed.

Screw

Rear cross bar cover

Rear cross bar

Bolt

NOTE

• If only one bolt is tightened, the 

cross bar will lean to one side.

• Tighten the bolts with tightening 

torque of 11—12 N•m {110—120 
kgf•cm}.

Bolt

Screw

Rear cross bar 
cover

Rear cross bar

3-23

Knowing Your Mazda

Steering Wheel and Mirrors

▼ Tilt Steering Wheel

To change the angle of the steering wheel, 
stop the vehicle, pull the tilt wheel release 
lever under the steering column down, 
adjust the wheel, then push the release 
lever up to lock the column.

After adjusting, push the wheel up and 
down to be certain it’s locked before 
driving.

▼ Outside Mirrors

Check the mirrors’ angles before driving.

Manual control mirror

To adjust, move the mirror’s control lever, 
just inside the door.

Steering Wheel

Adjusting the Steering Wheel:
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 loss of control 
or an accident. Never adjust the 
steering wheel while the vehicle is 
moving.

WARNING

Tilt wheel release 
lever

Mirrors

Convex Mirror (Passenger Side):
Changing lanes without taking into 
account the actual distance of the 
vehicle in the convex mirror is 
dangerous. You could have a serious 
accident. What you see in the convex 
mirror is closer than it appears. Be 
sure to look over your shoulder or to 
check your inside mirror before 
changing lanes.

WARNING

Control lever

3-24

Knowing Your Mazda

Steering Wheel and Mirrors

Power control mirror

The ignition switch must be in the ACC or 
ON position.

To adjust:

1. Move the selector switch to the left or 

right to choose the mirror.

2. Depress the perimeter switch in the 

appropriate direction.

After adjusting the mirror, lock the 
control by moving the selector switch to 
the middle position.

Folding the mirror

Fold the outside mirror rearward until it is 
flush with the vehicle.

▼ Rearview Mirror (With Day/

Night Function)

Before driving, adjust the rearview mirror 
to center on the scene through the rear 
window.
Do this with the day/night lever in the day 
position.

Push the lever forward for day driving. 
Pull it back to reduce glare from 
headlights.

Outside mirror

Selector switch

Perimeter switch

Driving with Mirrors Folded In:
Driving with the outside mirrors 
folded in is dangerous. Your rear view 
will be restricted, and you could have 
an accident. Always return the 
outside mirrors to the driving position 
before you start driving.

WARNING

Day/Night lever

Day

Night

3-25

Knowing Your Mazda

Steering Wheel and Mirrors

Blocked View:
Cargo stacked higher than the 
seatbacks is dangerous. It can block 
your view in the rearview mirror, 
which might cause you to hit another 
car when changing lanes. Don’t stack 
things higher than the seatbacks.

WARNING

3-26

4-1

4

Before Driving Your Mazda

Important information about driving your Mazda.

Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions ......................................... 4-2

Fuel Requirements ..................................................................... 4-2
Emission Control System  .......................................................... 4-3
Engine Exhaust (Carbon Monoxide)  ......................................... 4-4

Before Starting the Engine  ........................................................... 4-5

Before Getting In ....................................................................... 4-5
After Getting In  ......................................................................... 4-5

Driving Tips  ................................................................................... 4-6

Break-In Period  ......................................................................... 4-6
Money-Saving Suggestions  ....................................................... 4-6
Hazardous Driving ..................................................................... 4-7
Rocking the Vehicle ................................................................... 4-7
Winter Driving ........................................................................... 4-8
Driving In Flooded Area  ......................................................... 4-10
Overloading ............................................................................. 4-10

Towing  .......................................................................................... 4-11

Trailer Towing  ......................................................................... 4-11

4-2

Before Driving Your Mazda

Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions

Vehicles with catalytic converters or oxygen sensors must use ONLY UNLEADED FUEL, 
which will reduce exhaust emissions and keep spark plug fouling to a minimum.

Fuel with a lower rating could cause the emission control system to lose effectiveness. It 
could also cause engine knocking and serious engine damage.

Your Mazda will perform best with fuel listed in the table.

*U.S. federal law requires that octane ratings be posted on gasoline station pumps.

MAZDASPEED Protegé

Use only premium unleaded fuel:91 [ (R+M)/2 method] or above (96 RON or above)

Gasoline blended with oxygenates such as alcohol or ether compounds are generally 
referred to as oxygenated fuels. The common gasoline blend that can be used with your 
vehicle is ethanol blended at no more than 10%. Gasoline containing alcohol, such as 
ethanol or methanol, may be marketed under the name "Gasohol".

Vehicle damage and drivability problems resulting from the use of the following may not 
be covered by the Mazda warranty.
• Gasohol containing more than 10% ethanol.
• Gasoline or gasohol containing methanol.
• Leaded fuel or leaded gasohol.

Fuel Requirements

Fuel

Octane Rating*  (Anti-knock index) 

Regular unleaded fuel

87 [ (R+M)/2 method] or above (91 RON or above) 

• USE ONLY UNLEADED FUEL.

Leaded fuel is harmful to the catalytic converter or the oxygen sensor. The lead will 
accumulate on the oxygen sensor and the catalyst inside the converter. This will result 
in a malfunction of the emission control system, causing poor performance.

• Your vehicle can only use oxygenated fuels containing no more than 10% ethanol by 

volume. Damage to your vehicle may occur when ethanol exceeds this 
recommendation, or if the gasoline contains any methanol. Stop using gasohol of any 
kind if your vehicle engine is performing poorly.

• Never add fuel system additives. Never add cleaning agents other than those specified 

by Mazda. Other cleaning agents and additives may damage the system. Consult an 
Authorized Mazda Dealer.

CAUTION

4-3

Before Driving Your Mazda

Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions

Your vehicle is equipped with an emission control system (the catalytic converter is part of 
this system) that enables your vehicle to comply with existing exhaust emissions 
requirements.

Emission Control System

Parking Over Things That Burn:
Parking over or near anything inflammable, such as dry grass, is dangerous. Even 
with the engine turned off, the exhaust system could ignite it because the exhaust 
system gets very hot during normal use. A resulting fire could cause serious injury or 
death. Never park over or near anything inflammable.

Ignoring the following precautions could cause lead to accumulate on the catalyst inside 
the converter or cause the converter to get very hot. Either condition will damage the 
converter and cause poor performance.
• USE ONLY UNLEADED FUEL.
• Don’t drive your Mazda with any sign of engine malfunction.
• Don’t coast with the ignition switch turned off.
• Don’t descend steep grades in gear with the ignition switch turned off.
• Don’t operate the engine at high idle for more than 5 minutes.
• Don’t tamper with the emission control system. All inspections and adjustments must 

be made by a qualified technician.

• Don’t try to push-start or pull-start your vehicle.

NOTE

Under U.S. federal law, any modification to the original-equipment emission control 
system before the first sale and registration of a vehicle is subject to penalties. In some 
states, such modification made on a used vehicle is also subject to penalties.

WARNING

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