Mazda Protege (2003 year). Instruction - part 8

 

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Mazda Protege (2003 year). Instruction - part 8

 

 

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Driving Your Mazda

Instrument Cluster and Indicators

▼ Speedometer

The speedometer indicates the speed of 
the vehicle.

▼ Odometer and Trip Meter

The display mode can be changed from 
odometer to trip meter A to trip meter B 
and then back to odometer by pressing the 
selector while they are displayed. The 
selected mode will be displayed.

Odometer

When this mode is selected, ODO will be 
displayed.
The odometer records the total distance 
the vehicle has been driven.

Trip meter

The trip meter can record the total 
distance of two trips. One is recorded in 
trip meter A, and the other is recorded in 
trip meter B.

For instance, trip meter A can record the 
distance from the point of origin, and trip 
meter B can record the distance from 
where the fuel tank is filled.

When trip meter A is selected, pressing 
the selector again within one second will 
change to trip meter B mode.

Selector

Odometer

Trip meter A 

Press the selector

Press the selector

Press the selector

Trip meter B 

NOTE

The odometer and trip meter can be 
displayed as follows even when the 
ignition switch is in the ACC or LOCK 
position:

• Displays for about 10 minutes after 

the ignition switch is turned to the 
ACC or LOCK position from the 
ON position.

• Displays for about 10 minutes after 

any door is opened.

(Sport AT model) 
The headlight switch must be in the 

 or 

 position to see the 

odometer and trip meter display when 
the ignition switch is in the LOCK 
position.

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Driving Your Mazda

Instrument Cluster and Indicators

When trip meter A is selected, TRIP A 
will be displayed. When trip meter B is 
selected, TRIP B will be displayed.

The trip meter records the total distance 
the vehicle is driven until the meter is 
again reset. Return it to "0.0" by holding 
the selector depressed for more than 1 
second. Use this meter to measure trip 
distances and to compute fuel 
consumption.

▼ Tachometer

The tachometer shows engine speed in 
thousands of revolutions per minute 
(rpm).

▼ Engine Coolant Temperature 

Gauge

The engine coolant temperature gauge 
shows the temperature of the engine 
coolant.

If the needle exceeds normal range toward 
H, it indicates overheating.

NOTE

• Only the trip meters record tenths of 

kilometers (miles).

• The trip record will be erased when;

• The power supply is interrupted 

(blown fuse or the battery is 
disconnected).

• The vehicle is driven over 999.9 

km (mile).

Red zone

Don’t run the engine with the 
tachometer needle in the RED ZONE.
This may cause severe engine damage.

Driving with an overheated engine can 
cause serious engine damage 
(page 7-13).

CAUTION

CAUTION

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Driving Your Mazda

Instrument Cluster and Indicators

▼ Fuel Gauge

The fuel gauge shows approximately how 
much fuel is in the tank. We recommend 
keeping the tank over 1/4 full. When the 
low fuel warning light illuminates or 
when the needle is near E, refuel as soon 
as possible.

▼ Dashboard Illumination

When the headlight switch is in the 

 

or 

 position, rotate the thumb-wheel 

to adjust the brightness of the dashboard 
lights.

Low fuel warning
light

Bright

Dim

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Driving Your Mazda

Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps

Warning/Indicator Lights

Signal

Warning/Indicator Lights

Page

Brake System Warning Light

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Charging System Warning Light

5-30

Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light

5-31

Check Engine Light

5-31

ABS Warning Light

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Air Bag/Front Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning Light

5-32

Low Fuel Warning Light

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Warning/Indicator lights will appear in any of the highlighted areas

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Driving Your Mazda

Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps

Seat Belt Warning Light

5-33

Door-Ajar Warning Light

5-33

Low Washer Fluid Level Warning Light

5-33

Automatic Transaxle Warning Light

5-33

Headlight High-Beam Indicator Light

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O/D OFF Indicator Light

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Shift Position Indicator Light

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Cruise Set Indicator Light

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Signal

Warning/Indicator Lights

Page

5-29

Driving Your Mazda

Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps

▼ Brake System Warning Light

This warning has the following functions:

Parking brake warning

The light comes on when the parking 
brake is applied with the ignition switch 
in the START or ON position. It goes off 
when the parking brake is fully released.

Low brake fluid level warning/
Electronic brake force distribution 
system warning

If the light stays on after the parking brake 
is fully released, you may have a brake 
problem.

Drive to the side of the road and park off 
the right-of-way.

Low brake fluid level warning

You may notice that the pedal is harder to 
push or that it may go closer to the floor. 
In either case, it will take longer to stop 
the vehicle.

1. With the engine stopped, check the 

brake fluid level immediately and add 
fluid as required (page 8-14).

2. After adding fluid, check the light 

again.

If the warning light remains on, or if the 
brakes do not operate properly, do not 
drive the vehicle. Have it towed to an 
Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Even if the light goes off, have your brake 
system inspected as soon as possible.

Electronic brake force distribution 
system warning

If the electronic brake force distribution 
control unit determines that some 
components are operating incorrectly, the 
control unit may turn the brake system 
warning light on.
In this case, the ABS warning light comes 
on at the same time (page 5-32).

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Driving Your Mazda

Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps

▼ Charging System Warning Light

This warning light comes on when the 
ignition switch is turned to the ON 
position and goes off when the engine is 
started.

If the warning light comes on while 
driving, it indicates a malfunction of the 
alternator or of the charging system.
Drive to the side of the road and park off 
the right-of-way. Consult an Authorized 
Mazda Dealer.

Brake Warning Light:
Driving with the brake system 
warning light on is dangerous. It 
indicates that your brakes may not 
work at all or that they could 
completely fail at any time. If this 
light remains on, have the brakes 
inspected immediately. Don’t drive 
with this light on, and contact an 
Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the 
brakes inspected as soon as possible.

ABS Warning Light and Brake 
Warning Light on at the Same Time:
Driving when the brake system 
warning light and ABS warning light 
are on at the same time is dangerous. 
When both lights are on, the rear 
wheels could lock more quickly in an 
emergency stop than under normal 
circumstances.
Don’t drive with both lights on, and 
contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer 
to have the brakes inspected as soon 
as possible.

WARNING

Don't continue driving when the 
charging system warning light is 
illuminated.

CAUTION

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Driving Your Mazda

Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps

▼ Engine Oil Pressure Warning 

Light

This warning light indicates low engine 
oil pressure.

If the light comes on while driving:

1. Drive to the side of the road and park 

off the right-of-way.

2. Turn off the engine and inspect the 

engine oil level (page 8-9). If it’s low, 
add oil.

3. Check the light.

If the light remains on even after you add 
oil, have your vehicle towed to the nearest 
service station or to an Authorized Mazda 
Dealer.

▼ Check Engine Light

If this light comes on while driving, the 
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 following cases:
• The fuel tank level being very low or 

approaching empty.

• The engine’s electrical system has a 

problem.

• The emission control system has a 

problem.

• The fuel-filler cap is missing or not 

tightened securely.

If the check engine light flashes 
continuously, decrease your speed and 
consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as 
soon as possible.

Don’t run the engine if oil pressure is 
low. It could result in extensive engine 
damage.

CAUTION

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Driving Your Mazda

Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps

▼ ABS Warning Light

The warning light stays on for a few 
seconds when the ignition switch is turned 
to the ON position.

If the ABS warning light stays on while 
you’re driving, the ABS control unit has 
detected a system malfunction. If this 
occurs, your brakes will function 
normally as if the vehicle had no ABS.
Should this happen, consult an Authorized 
Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

▼ Air Bag/Front Seat Belt 

Pretensioner System 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.

ABS Warning Light and Brake 
Warning Light on at the Same Time:
Driving when the brake system 
warning light and ABS warning light 
are on at the same time is dangerous.
When both lights are on, the rear 
wheels could lock more quickly in an 
emergency stop than under normal 
circumstances.
Don’t drive with both lights on, and 
contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer 
to have the brakes inspected as soon 
as possible.

WARNING

NOTE

When the engine is jump-started to 
charge the battery, uneven rpm occurs 
and the ABS warning light comes on. 
This is due to a weak battery, not a 
malfunction.
Recharge the battery.

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Driving Your Mazda

Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps

▼ Low Fuel Warning Light

This warning light in the fuel gauge 
signals that the fuel tank will soon be 
empty.
Get fuel as soon as possible.

▼ Seat Belt Warning Light

If the driver’s seat belt is not fastened 
when the ignition switch is turned to the 
ON position, the seat belt warning light 
will remain on until the belt is fastened.
If the system does not operate correctly, 
consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

▼ Door-Ajar Warning Light

This warning light comes on when any 
door isn’t securely closed.

▼ Low Washer Fluid Level 

Warning Light

This warning light reveals that little 
windshield washer fluid remains. Add 
fluid (page 8-18).

▼ Automatic Transaxle Warning 

Light

This warning light stays on for a few 
seconds when the ignition switch is turned 
to the ON position.
The light flashes when the transaxle has a 
problem.

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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Driving Your Mazda

Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps

▼ Headlight High-Beam Indicator 

Light

This light indicates one of two things:
• The high-beam headlights are on.
• The turn signal lever is in the flash-to-

pass position.

▼ O/D OFF Indicator Light

This light comes on when the overdrive 
has been turned off.

▼ Shift Position Indicator Light

This indicates the selected shift position 
when the ignition switch is in the ACC or 
ON position.

In manual mode, the "M" of the shift 
position indicator illuminates and the 
numeral for the selected gear illuminates 
in the gear position indicator.

If the automatic transaxle warning 
light flashes, the transaxle has an 
electrical problem. Continuing to drive 
your Mazda in this condition could 
cause damage to your transaxle. 
Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer 
as soon as possible.

CAUTION

If the overdrive-off indicator light 
flashes, the transaxle has an electrical 
problem. Continuing to drive your 
Mazda in this condition could cause 
damage to your transaxle. Consult an 
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as 
possible.

CAUTION

Gear position indicator

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Driving Your Mazda

Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps

▼ Cruise Set Indicator Light

This light comes on when a cruising speed 
is set.

▼ Seat Belt Warning Beep

If the driver’s seat belt is not fastened 
when the ignition switch is turned to the 
ON position, a beep will sound for about 
6 seconds.

▼ Ignition Key Reminder

If the ignition switch is in the LOCK or 
ACC position, a beep will sound when 
any door is opened.

▼ Lights-On Reminder

If lights are on and the key is removed 
from the ignition switch, a beep will 
sound when any door is opened.

Beeps

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Driving Your Mazda

Switches and Controls

▼ Headlights

To turn on the lights, turn the knob on the 
end of the control lever.

▼ Lights-On Reminder

If lights are on and the key is removed 
from the ignition switch, a beep will 
sound when any door is opened.

▼ Headlight High-Low Beams

Push the lever forward for high beams.
Pull it back for low.

▼ Flashing the Headlights

To flash the headlights, pull the lever fully 
toward you. The headlight switch need 
not be on, and the lever will return to the 
normal position when released.

Lighting Control

Lever Position

OFF

Headlights

Off

Off

On

Taillights 
Parking lights 
License lights 
Side-marker lights

Off

On

On

NOTE

To prevent discharging the battery, 
don’t leave the lights on while the 
engine is off.

High beams

Low beams

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Driving Your Mazda

Switches and Controls

▼ Turn Signal

Move the signal lever down (for a left 
turn) or up (for a right turn) to the stop 
position. The signal will self-cancel after 
the turn is completed.

If the indicator light continues to flash 
after a turn, manually return the lever to 
its original position.

Green indicators on the dashboard show 
which signal is working.

Lane-change signals

Move the lever slightly toward the 
direction of the change —until the 
indicator flashes— and hold it there. It 
will return to the off position when 
released.

Use this switch to turn on the fog lights. 
They help you to see as well as to be seen.

To turn on the fog lights, first turn on the 
headlight switch. Then press the fog light 
switch.
To turn the fog lights off, press the fog 
light switch again or turn the headlight 
switch off.

Turn and Lane-Change 
Signals

NOTE

If an indicator light stays on without 
flashing or if it flashes abnormally, the 
turn signal bulb may be burned out.

Right turn

Left turn

Right lane
change

Left lane
change

OFF

Fog Lights

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Driving Your Mazda

Switches and Controls

In Canada, vehicles must be driven with 
the headlights on during daytime 
operation.

For that reason, the daytime running lights 
automatically turn on when the ignition 
switch is turned to the ON position.

The ignition switch must be in the ON 
position.

Daytime Running Lights

NOTE

The running lights go off when the 
parking brake is applied.

Windshield Wipers and 
Washer

Frozen Washer Fluid:
Using windshield washer fluid in 
freezing temperatures is dangerous. 
The washer fluid could freeze on the 
windshield and block your vision.
You could have an accident. Don’t use 
the washer without first warming the 
windshield.

NOTE

Because heavy ice and snow can jam 
the wiper blades, the wiper motor is 
protected by a circuit breaker. This 
mechanism will automatically stop 
operation of the blades, but only for 
about 5 minutes.
If this happens, turn off the wiper 
switch and park off the right-of-way, 
and remove the snow and ice.
After 5 minutes, turn on the switch and 
the blades should operate normally. If 
they don’t resume functioning, consult 
an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon 
as possible.

WARNING

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Driving Your Mazda

Switches and Controls

▼ Windshield Wipers

Turn the wipers on by pulling the lever 
down.
INT — Intermittent
— Normal
— Fast

One-touch wipers

For a single wiping cycle, push the lever 
up to MIST.

▼ Windshield Washer

Pull the lever toward you and hold it to 
spray washer fluid.

If the washer doesn’t work, inspect the 
fluid level (page 8-18). If it’s OK, consult 
an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

OFF

INT

1

2

MIST

OFF

NOTE

In the OFF or INT position, the wipers 
will be activated until the lever is 
released.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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