Convertible Top (Power Retractable Hardtop)

The power retractable hardtop opens/closes electrically by operating switches


The power retractable hardtop opens/closes electrically by operating switches in the
vehicle. When opening/closing the hardtop, the hardtop, deck and window glass operate
together. The hardtop is stored in the storage area under the deck.

Power Retractable Hardtop Precautions

WARNING:
Always confirm that there are no people around the vehicle before operating the hardtop:
If the hardtop were to operate unexpectedly, it could result in an accident and serious injury from someone getting caught in the mechanism.

Always drive safely and observe the speed limit: Rollover accidents on a hardtop vehicle are dangerous. The hardtop is not as strong
as a regular steel roof. Rollover accidents could dislodge or crush the hardtop and
cause serious injuries or even death, just as with no top.

Sit in the seat with the seat belt correctly fastened when the vehicle is moving:
Standing in the vehicle, or sitting on the deck or center console when the vehicle is
moving is a dangerous way to ride. During a sudden maneuver or collision you could
be seriously injured or even killed.

Always keep your hands and fingers away from the fastening mechanisms when moving the hardtop:
It is dangerous to place your hands or fingers near the fastening mechanisms. Your
hands or fingers could be caught and injured by the mechanism.

CAUTION:
or Do not drive with the hardtop partially opened; this could damage the hardtop
or
cause an unexpected accident.

Do not place objects or cargo around the deck, rear glass, or the hardtop Children should not be allowed to play with the open/close switch.


storage Do not place objects or cargo around the deck, rear glass, or the hardtop
storage
area.

Even small objects may interfere and cause damage.

removed, they may block the water drainage outlets. Remove leaves that accumulate on and around the hardtop. If the leaves are not
removed, they may block the water drainage outlets.

(Defroster) is turned off. Otherwise the heat generated from the defogger could Before opening the hardtop, make sure the rear window defogger switch
(Defroster) is turned off. Otherwise the heat generated from the defogger could damage the hardtop and the internal material.

the When opening/closing the hardtop, verify that there is no obstruction above
the
hardtop (about 1.5 m from the ground) so as not to damage the hardtop or the obstruction.

deck. The opening/closing mechanism of the hardtop may be damaged. When opening/closing the hardtop, do not apply any load to the hardtop or the
deck. The opening/closing mechanism of the hardtop may be damaged.

- Open/close the hardtop with the vehicle parked on level ground in a safe place where the
vehicle does not obstruct traffic. If the hardtop is opened/closed on a slope or bump, the
opening/closing mechanism of the hardtop may be damaged.

- Before opening or closing the hardtop, stop in a safe place off the right-of-way and park
on a level surface.

- When opening the hardtop, make sure objects inside the vehicle are not blown away by
the wind.

- Secure all loose objects inside before driving with the hardtop down.

- To help prevent burglary or vandalism and to ensure that the passenger compartment
stays dry, close the hardtop securely and lock both doors when leaving the vehicle.

- Do not drive through an automatic car wash as it may damage the hardtop.

- Do not open or close the hardtop forcefully when the ambient temperature is low and the
hardtop or the surrounding area is frozen as it could damage the hardtop.

- Opening the hardtop while it is wet can also cause water to drip into the passenger
compartment.

- Do not open or close the hardtop in a strong wind as it could damage the hardtop.

Operation Indicator Light

When illuminated


When illuminated

This notifies the driver that the hardtop is only partially open.

When flashing

This indicates that the hardtop is being open/closed. (During button operation)

When not illuminated

This indicates that the hardtop is open/ closed fully.

NOTE:
If the operation indicator light flashes quickly, there may be a system malfunction. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Operation Conditions

If the following conditions have been satisfied, the hardtop can be opened/ closed.

- The vehicle is parked on a level surface off the right-of-way and the parking brake is firmly set.

- The ignition switch is in the ON position.

- Put a vehicle with an automatic transmission in Park (P) or Neutral (N), a manual transmission in Neutral.

- The trunk lid is closed.

NOTE:
If the power retractable hardtop cannot be closed even after the operation conditions are all met, have it checked at an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

The hardtop can be closed manually as an emergency measure.

Refer to The Power Retractable Hardtop Does not Close.

Opening the Power Retractable Hardtop

1. Park on a level surface off the right-ofway and firmly set the parking brake.

2. Put a vehicle with an automatic transmission in Park (P), a manual transmission in Neutral.

3. Apply the parking brake with the brake pedal depressed.

4. Start the Engine.

NOTE:
Do not open/close the hardtop with the engine stopped. Otherwise the vehicle's battery power could be depleted.

5. With the lock release button depressed,


5. With the lock release button depressed, pull the top latch outward to unlock.

6. Verify that the operation indicator light is illuminated and the lock is detached.

7. Press and hold the open button until the


7. Press and hold the open button until the hardtop opens completely.

NOTE:
- When the open switch is pressed, a beep sound is heard.

- The hardtop keeps opening and the operation indicator light flashes while the open switch is pressed.

- If the switch is released while the hardtop is opening, the hardtop stops opening. If the switch is pressed again, the hardtop resumes opening.

8. The deck opens.


8. The deck opens.

NOTE:
If the windows are closed, the windows automatically open partially when the deck opens.

9. The hardtop opens.


9. The hardtop opens.

10. The hardtop retracts under the deck.


10. The hardtop retracts under the deck.

11. The deck closes.


11. The deck closes.

NOTE:
When the operation is finished, a beep sound is heard and the operation indicator light turns off.

qClosing the Power Retractable Hardtop

1. Park on a level surface off the right-ofway and firmly set the parking brake.

2. Put a vehicle with an automatic transmission in Park (P), a manual transmission in Neutral.

3. Apply the parking brake with the brake pedal depressed.

4. Start the Engine.

NOTE
Do not open/close the hardtop with the engine stopped. Otherwise the vehicle's battery power could be depleted.

5. Press and hold the close button until


5. Press and hold the close button until the hardtop closes completely.

NOTE:
- When the close switch is pressed, a beep sound is heard.

- The hardtop keeps closing and the operation indicator light flashes while the close switch is pressed.

- If the switch is released while the hardtop is closing, the hardtop stops closing. If the switch is pressed again, the hardtop resumes closing.

6. The deck opens.


6. The deck opens.

NOTE:
If the windows are closed, the windows automatically open partially when the deck opens.

7. The hardtop comes out from under the


7. The hardtop comes out from under the deck.

8. The hardtop closes.


8. The hardtop closes.

9. The deck closes.


9. The deck closes.

NOTE:
- When the operation is finished, a beep sound is heard and the operation indicator light illuminates.

- The power windows cannot be closed automatically.

10. Move the top latch slowly to make


10. Move the top latch slowly to make sure the anchor engages with the striker, then rotate the top latch to the lock position until a click sound is heard.

CAUTION:
Driving with the hardtop not fully locked could damage the hardtop.

If the red indicator is visible on the lock release button, the hardtop is not locked. After locking the hardtop, verify that the red indicator is not visible.

NOTE:


NOTE:
- The operation indicator light turns off when the top latch hook is locked.

- If the hardtop is not closed properly even with the top latch locked, contact Mazda to have it inspected.

The Power Retractable Hardtop Does not Close

If the hardtop cannot be closed electrically by pressing the close switch, verify the power retractable hardtop operation conditions first.

Refer to Operation Conditions .

If the power retractable hardtop cannot be closed even after the operation conditions are all met, have it checked at an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

If you are unable to have the hardtop checked at an Authorized Mazda Dealer, the hardtop can be closed manually as an emergency measure.

The procedure for manually closing the hardtop is as follows:
1. Release the locks of the deck and open it. (Refer to Opening the deck).

2. Lift up the hardtop and close it. (Refer to Closing the hardtop).

3. Tie the ropes to the deck links and close the deck. (Refer to Closing the deck)

CAUTION:
hardtop open halfway. Do not drive the vehicle with the
hardtop open halfway.

strong wind as it could cause an Do not perform the procedure in a
strong wind as it could cause an unexpected accident.

perform the procedure, especially Two adults are required to
perform the procedure, especially when lifting up the hardtop. Do not do it alone so as not to cause injury or vehicle damage.

require using multiple tools at the Some steps in the procedure
require using multiple tools at the same time and a certain level of technical expertise. In addition, holding your body extended over the car can result in muscle strains so Mazda recommends having the hardtop checked at an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

NOTE:
Use a suitable means of illumination, such as a flashlight, to improve visibility under the deck lid when performing this task.

Before closing manually

1. Park on a level surface off the right-ofway and firmly set the parking brake.

2. Put a vehicle with an automatic transmission in Park (P), a manual transmission in Reverse (R) or 1, and turn off the engine.

3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position while depressing the brake pedal.

4. Turn on the hazard warning flasher if it is needed.

WARNING:
Verify that the ignition switch is in the LOCK position before manually operating the hardtop:
Manually retracting the hardtop with the ignition switch not in the LOCK position is dangerous as the retractor motors could turn on suddenly and cause injury resulting from hands or fingers being pinched in the mechanism.

Manual closing

Tool preparation

Locate the following tools in the glove


Locate the following tools in the glove box.

Refer to Tool Storage.

Opening the deck

1. Remove the antenna if it is installed.

Refer to Detachable Type.

CAUTION:
Do the procedure with the antenna removed. The antenna may be damaged if it is left installed.

NOTE:
- The gear units on both sides have to be unlocked to release the deck before it is raised manually. Because the deck is heavy, two adults are required to raise it.

- The following describes the procedure for the gear unit on one side. Perform the procedure on both sides.

2. Insert the Allen wrench into the Allen


2. Insert the Allen wrench into the Allen socket in the bolt head that is pointed forward of the gear unit located under the deck lid as shown in the figure.

NOTE:


NOTE:
The gear units are located underneath the deck.

3. Use the eyebolt to get enough torque


3. Use the eyebolt to get enough torque on the short leg of the Allen wrench and turn the Allen wrench 4 times counterclockwise.

4. Disconnect the eyebolt from the Allen


4. Disconnect the eyebolt from the Allen wrench leaving the Allen wrench in place, and insert the threaded end of the eyebolt in the hole directly above the Allen socket and tighten it clockwise two full turns.

NOTE:
Tighten the eyebolt with the Allen wrench inserted. The Allen wrench can serve as a reference for inserting the eyebolt more easily.

5. Remove the bolt, which is loosened using the Allen wrench, by turning it counterclockwise.

NOTE:
- After the bolt is clear of the hole, keep the Allen wrench level while pulling it out with the bolt attached so as to prevent the bolt from hitting the vehicle and dropping.

- Bring the removed bolt to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. If you drop the bolt in the vehicle by mistake, inform at an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

6. Tighten the eyebolt by turning it


6. Tighten the eyebolt by turning it clockwise 5 more times.

7. Unscrew the eyebolt now by turning it


7. Unscrew the eyebolt now by turning it counterclockwise.

8. Insert the threaded end of the eyebolt through the guide.

9. Press the eyebolt against the sector


9. Press the eyebolt against the sector gear.

10. Press and rotate the sector gear


10. Press and rotate the sector gear rearward to release the lock.

CAUTION:
When releasing the sector gear lock using the eyebolt, make sure the eyebolt remains centered as you push it against the sector gear lock. If the eyebolt slips it could cause your hand to veer and hit the vehicle resulting in minor scrapes or bruises.

11. Pull out the eyebolt from the guide when the lock is released.

12. Do the same procedure on the other side.

13. Lift up the deck using two adults, one


13. Lift up the deck using two adults, one on each side of the vehicle, and open the deck completely.

CAUTION:
Doing it alone could result in Lift the deck using two adults.


Doing it alone could result in injury or the deck lid mechanism being twisted which could damage it.

both sides until it is fully open. The Do not let go of the deck lid on
both sides until it is fully open. The deck lid could fall if it is released too soon and cause injury.

deck. If the lock has not detached Do not attempt to forcefully lift the
deck. If the lock has not detached and the deck is forcefully lifted, it could damage the deck.

Closing the hardtop

CAUTION:
at least two adults. Do not do it The procedure should be done by
at least two adults. Do not do it alone so as not to cause injury or vehicle damage.

require holding your body in a Some steps in the procedure
require holding your body in a strained position for extended periods and if over exerted it could result in injury.

hardtop to prevent pinching and Be very careful when closing the
hardtop to prevent pinching and possible injury.

1. Grasp the hardtop along the side and


1. Grasp the hardtop along the side and front surfaces and lift it up enough to create a clearance at the rear of hardtop.

2. Grasp the hardtop along the side and


2. Grasp the hardtop along the side and rear surfaces and lift it up enough to create a clearance behind the rear glass.

3. Grasp the hardtop along its side surface


3. Grasp the hardtop along its side surface and the rear area of the rear glass, pull the hardtop towards the front of the vehicle, and completely close it.

4. Lock the top latch.

Refer to Closing the Power Retractable Hardtop.

Closing the deck

1. Loop the center of the rope through the


1. Loop the center of the rope through the pin on the link twice so that it does not loosen.

NOTE:
Before closing the deck, two small ropes need to be installed and tied into the trunk so that the deck does not pop up while driving, and so that the deck can be raised for servicing by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

2. Route one end of the rope to the inside of the vehicle passing it through the gap in the trim. Route the other end to the outside of the vehicle passing it through the links.

To the inside of the vehicle


To the inside of the vehicle

To the outside of the vehicle


To the outside of the vehicle

NOTE:
Always route the one end of the rope to inside of the vehicle. If it is not inside the vehicle, it will be difficult to service the hardtop at an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

3. Do the same procedure on the other


3. Do the same procedure on the other side.

4. Close the deck uniformly on both sides using two adults, one on each side of the vehicle.

CAUTION:
Close the deck using two adults.

Doing it alone could result in injury or the deck lid mechanism being twisted which could damage it.

5. Lightly pushing the deck downward, pull the ropes to the rear along both sides of the trunk to hold the deck down.

NOTE:


NOTE:
Pull the ropes horizontally to the vehicle rear.

6. Lightly move the deck and verify that it is secured completely.

7. Open the trunk using the key, and tie


7. Open the trunk using the key, and tie the rope to the bracket and knot it twice so that it does not loosen.

CAUTION:
Tie the ropes securely so that the deck does not open while the vehicle is being driven.

NOTE:
Open the trunk using the key. The remote release button, advanced keyless entry function, and the keyless entry system do not operate when this emergency procedure is done.

8. Tie off the other side rope the same way.

9. Close the trunk lid.

After finishing the procedure

After finishing the procedure, have the hardtop checked at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

WARNING:
Drive the vehicle at a speed of 40 km/h (25 mph) or lower before having the hardtop checked at an Authorized Mazda Dealer:
The hardtop may open while the vehicle is being driven and cause an accident.

NOTE:
The trunk cannot be opened with the remote release button, advanced keyless entry function, and the keyless entry system as they are disabled when this emergency procedure is done.

Power Retractable Hardtop Appearance Care

Refer to Hardtop Maintenance  for information on retractable hardtop appearance care.

WhenWarning Indicator/Beep is Activated

If an improper operation is performed or a system malfunction has occurred,


If an improper operation is performed or a system malfunction has occurred, the indicator light or a warning beep is activated to notify the user of improper operation or a system malfunction.

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