Switches and Controls

Lighting Control


β–Ό Headlights

Turn the headlight switch to turn the headlights and other exterior lights on or off.

When the lights are turned on, the lights-on indicator light in the instrument cluster turns on.



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NOTE

- If the light switch is left on, the lights will automatically switch off approximately 30 seconds after switching the ignition off.

The time setting can be changed.

Refer to Personalization Features on page 9-11.

- To prevent discharging the battery, do not leave the lights on while the engine is off unless safety requires them.

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Without auto-light control

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Switch Position

OFF


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Ignition Position

ON

ACC or OFF

ON

ACC or OFF

ON

ACC or OFF

Headlights

Off

Off

Off

Off

On

On*2

Daytime running lights

On*1

Off

On*1

Off

Off

Off

Taillights Parking lights

License plate lights Side-marker lights


Off


Off


On


On*2


On


On*2

*1 The lights are turned on while the vehicle is driven.

*2 The lights are turned on for the specified period by the auto headlight off function.


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With auto-light control

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Switch Position

OFF

AUTO


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Ignition Position

ON

ACC or OFF

ON

ACC or OFF

ON

ACC or OFF

ON

ACC or OFF

Headlights

Off

Off

Auto*2

Auto*4

Off

Off

On

On*4

Daytime running lights

On*1

Off

On*3

Off

On*1

Off

Off

Off

Taillights Parking lights

License plate lights Side-marker lights


Off


Off


Auto*2


Auto*4


On


On*4


On


On*4

*1 The lights are turned on while the vehicle is driven.

*2 The lights are turned on by the auto light function.

*3 The lights are turned on while the vehicle is driven, and turned off when the headlights are turned on by the auto light function.

*4 The lights are turned on for the specified period by the auto headlight off function.

Auto-light control*

When the headlight switch is in the AUTO position and the ignition is switched ON, the light sensor senses the surrounding lightness or darkness and automatically turns the headlights and other exterior lights on or off.


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CAUTION

- Do not shade the light sensor by adhering a sticker or a label on the windshield. Otherwise the light sensor will not operate correctly.



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- The light sensor also works as a rain sensor for the auto-wiper control. Keep hands and scrapers clear of the windshield when the wiper lever is in the AUTO position and the ignition is switched ON as fingers could be pinched or the wipers and wiper blades could be damaged when the wipers activate automatically. If you are going to clean the windshield, be sure the wipers are turned off completely when it is particularly tempting to leave the engine running. This is particularly important when clearing ice and snow.


NOTE

- The headlights and other exterior lights may not turn off immediately even if the surrounding area becomes well-lit because the light sensor determines that it is night time if the surrounding area is continuously dark for several minutes such as inside long tunnels, traffic jams inside tunnels, or in indoor parking lots.

In this case, the lights turn off if the light switch is turned to the OFF position.

- If the headlight switch and the windshield wiper switch are in AUTO, and the wipers are operated at low or high speed by the auto wiper control for several seconds, bad weather conditions are determined and the headlights may be turned on.

- The sensitivity of the auto-light control may be changed. Refer to Personalization Features on page 9-11.


β–Ό Headlight High-Low Beam

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High beam

High beam

High beam

Low beam

Low beam

Low beam

The headlights switch between high and low beams by moving the lever forward or backward.


When the headlight high-beams are on, the headlight high-beam indicator light is turned on.


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β–Ό Flashing the Headlights

Can be used when the ignition is switched ON.

To flash the headlights, pull the lever fully towards you (the headlight switch does not need to be on).


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Headlight flashing


Headlight flashing


Headlight flashing

OFF


The headlight high-beam indicator light in the instrument cluster illuminates

simultaneously. The lever will return to the normal position when released.


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β–Ό Coming Home Light

The coming home light turns on the headlights (low beams) when the lever is operated.

To turn on the lights

When the lever is pulled with the ignition switched to ACC or OFF, the low beam headlights turn on.

The headlights turn off after a certain period of time has elapsed after all of the doors are closed.

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NOTE

- The time until the headlights turn off after all of the doors are closed can be changed.

Refer to Personalization Features on page 9-11.

- If no operations are done for 3 minutes after the lever is pulled, the headlights turn off.

- The headlights turn off if the lever is pulled again while the headlights are illuminated.

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β–Ό Leaving Home Light

The leaving home light turns on the lights when the transmitter unlock button is pressed while away from the vehicle.

The following lights turn on when the leaving home light is operated.

Low beams, Parking lights, Taillights, License plate lights.

To turn on the lights

When the ignition switch and the headlight switch are in the following conditions, the headlights will illuminate when the transmitter unlock button is pressed and the vehicle receives the transmitter signal. The headlights turn off after a certain period of time has elapsed (30 seconds).

- Ignition switch: off

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- Headlight switch: AUTO, , or

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Type A


Lock button Unlock button

NOTE

- Operation of the leaving home light can be turned on or off.

Refer to Personalization Features on page 9-11.

- When the transmitter lock button is pressed and the vehicle receives the transmitter signal, the headlights turn off.

- When the headlight switch is turned to the OFF position, the headlights turn off.

β–Ό Headlight Leveling

The number of passengers and weight of cargo in the luggage compartment change the angle of the headlights.


Auto type

The angle of the headlights will be automatically adjusted when turning on the headlights.


A system malfunction or operation conditions are indicated by a WARNING. Refer to Contact Mazda Dealer and Have Vehicle Inspected on page 7-26.


Type B


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Lock button Unlock button

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Manual type

The headlight leveling switch is used to adjust the angle of the headlights manually.

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Select the proper headlight angle from the following chart.


Front seat

Rear seat


Load

Switch Posi- tion

Driver

Passenger

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0

Γ—

Γ—

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0

Γ—

Γ—

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1

Γ—

Γ—

Γ—

Γ—

1

Γ—

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Γ—

1.5

Γ—: Yes

―: No

β–Ό Daytime Running Lights

Some countries require moving vehicles to have their lights on (daytime running lights) during the daytime.


The daytime running lights turn on when the vehicle is driven and turn off when the parking brake is operated or the selector lever is shifted to the P position (automatic vehicle).

NOTE

(Except Canada)

The daytime running lights can be deactivated.

Refer to Personalization Features on page 9-11.

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Driving Tips

(Page 92)

Direct Mode* ‌Direct mode can be used for temporarily switching gears by operating the steering shift switch while the vehicle is being ...

Lighting Control

(Page 94)

Lighting Control ‌β–Ό HeadlightsTurn the headlight switch to turn the headlights and other exterior lights on or off.When

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