Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Control Switches
Temperature control dial
This dial controls temperature. Turn it clockwise for hot and counterclockwise for cold.
Fan control dial
The fan has seven speeds.
The amount of airflow will be automatically controlled in accordance with the set temperature.
Except AUTO position
The airflow amount can be adjusted to the desired level by turning the dial.
0 position To turn off the system, set the dial to 0 position.
Mode selector dial
Turn the mode selector dial to select airflow mode (
The airflow mode automatically adjusts to the selected temperature.
Except AUTO position
The desired airflow position can be selected by turning the dial.
With the airflow mode set to the
position and the temperature control dial set at a medium temperature, heated air is directed to the feet and air at a comparably lower temperature will flow through the central, left and right vents.
When the fan control dial is ON, and the mode selector dial is in theor
position, the air conditioner is automatically turned on and the outside air position is automatically selected to defrost the windshield. In the
position, the outside air position cannot be changed to the recirculated air position.
The air conditioning (cooling/ dehumidifying functions) can be turned on or off by pressing the switch while the fan control dial is at a position other than 0.
The indicator light turns on while the air conditioning is operating.
NOTE The air conditioner may not function when the outside temperature approaches 0 °C (32 °F).
Air intake selector
Outside or recirculated air positions can be selected. Press the switch to select outside/ recirculated air positions.
Recirculated air position (indicator light illuminated)
Outside air is shut off. Use this position when going through tunnels, driving in congested traffic (high engine exhaust areas) or when quick cooling is desired.
Outside air position (indicator light turned off)
Outside air is allowed to enter the cabin. Use this mode for ventilation or windshield defrosting.
WARNING Do not use theposition
in cold or rainy weather: Using theposition in cold
or rainy weather is dangerous as it will cause the windows to fog up. Your vision will be hampered, which could lead to a serious accident.
Steering Switch Removal/Installation
WARNING: Handling the air bag module improperly can accidentally deploy the air bag module, which may seriously injure you. Read the air bag system service warnings and cautions before handling the air bag module.. 1.