WindshieldWipers and Washer

The ignition switch must be in the ON position.

WARNING.

Use only windshield washer fluid or plain water in the reservoir: Using radiator antifreeze as washer fluid is dangerous. If sprayed on the windshield, it will dirty the windshield, affect your visibility, and could result in an accident.

Only use windshield washer fluid mixed with anti-freeze protection in freezing weather conditions: Using windshield washer fluid without anti-freeze protection in freezing weather conditions is dangerous as it could freeze on the windshield and block your vision which could cause an accident.

In addition, make sure the windshield is sufficiently warmed using the defroster before spraying the washer fluid.

NOTE.

Because heavy ice and snow can jam the wiper blades, the wiper motor is protected from motor breakdown, overheating and possible fire 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 do not resume functioning, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. Drive to the side of the road and park off the right-ofway.

Wait until the weather clears before trying to drive with the wipers inoperative.

WindshieldWipers

Type A (With INT position)
Type A (With INT position)

Turn the wipers on by pulling the lever down.

INT - Intermittent.

LO - Low speed.

HI - High speed

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

MIST - Mist.

Variable-speed intermittent wipers
Variable-speed intermittent wipers

Set the lever to INT and choose the interval timing by rotating the ring.

Type B (With AUTO position)
Type B (With AUTO position)

Turn the wipers on by pulling the lever down.

AUTO - Auto control.

LO - Low speed.

HI - High speed.

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

MIST - Mist.

AUTO (Auto-wiper control)

When the wiper lever is in the AUTO position, the rain sensor senses the amount of rainfall on the windshield and turns the wiper on or off automatically (off - intermittent - low speed - high speed).

The sensitivity of the rain sensor can be adjusted by turning the switch on the wiper lever.

From the center position (normal), turn the switch towards (+) for higher sensitivity (faster response) or turn the switch towards (_) for less sensitivity (slower response).

CAUTION.


CAUTION.

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

When the wiper lever is in the


AUTO position and the ignition When the wiper lever is in the
AUTO position and the ignition switch is in the ON position, the wipers may move automatically in the following cases:
sensor is touched. If the windshield above the rain
sensor is touched.

sensor is wiped with a cloth. If the windshield above the rain
sensor is wiped with a cloth.

a hand or other object. If the windshield is struck with
a hand or other object.

a hand or other object from If the rain sensor is struck with
a hand or other object from inside the vehicle.

Keep hands and scrapers clear of the windshield when the ignition switch is in the ON position as fingers could be pinched or the wipers and wiper blades damaged when they activate automatically.

If you are going to clean the windshield, be sure the wipers are turned off completely - this is particularly important when clearing ice and snow - when it is particularly tempting to leave the engine running.

NOTE.

- Switching the auto-wiper lever from the OFF to the AUTO position while driving at a vehicle speed of 4 km/h (2 mph) or higher (or after driving the vehicle) activates the windshield wipers once, after which they operate according to the rainfall amount.

- The auto-wiper control may not operate when the rain sensor temperature is about _10 °C (14 °F) or lower, or about 85 °C (185 °F) or higher.

- If the windshield is coated with water repellent, the rain sensor may not be able to sense the amount of rainfall correctly and auto-wiper control may not operate properly.

- If dirt or foreign matter (e.g. ice or matter containing salt water) adheres to the windshield above the rain sensor or if the windshield is iced, it could cause the wipers to move automatically. However, if the wipers cannot remove this ice, dirt or foreign matter, the auto-wiper control will stop operation. In this case, pull the wiper lever to the low speed or high speed position for manual operation, or remove the ice, dirt or foreign matter by hand to restore the auto-wiper operation.

WindshieldWasher

Pull the lever toward you and hold it to


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

NOTE.

With the wiper lever in the OFF or INT (Type A)/AUTO (Type B) position, the wipers will operate continuously until the lever is released.

If the washer does not work, inspect the fluid level. If it's normal, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

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