Operation Using Advanced Keyless Functions

Operational Range

The system operates only when the driver is in the vehicle or within operational range while the advanced key is being carried.

NOTE:
When the battery power is low, or in places where there are high-intensity radio waves or noise, the operational range may become narrower or the system may not operate.

Locking, unlocking the doors

The operational range for locking/


The operational range for locking/ unlocking the doors is an area of up to 80 cm (2.6 ft) from the center of the front door handles.

NOTE:
The system may not operate if you are too close to the windows, door handles.

Opening the trunk lid

The operational range for opening the


The operational range for opening the trunk lid is an area of up to 80 cm (2.6 ft) from the center of the trunk lid.

Starting the engine

The operational range for starting the


The operational range for starting the engine includes nearly the entire cabin area.

NOTE:
- The trunk is out of the operational range, however, starting the engine may be possible.

- The engine may not start if the advanced key is placed in the following areas:     - Around the dashboard.

    - In the storage compartments such as the glove box.

    - On the rear parcel shelf.

- Starting the engine may be possible even if the advanced key is outside of the vehicle and extremely close to a door and window, however, always start the engine from the driver's seat.

If the vehicle is started and driven away while the advanced key is not in the vehicle, the vehicle will not restart after it is turned off and the push button start will switch off.

- If the advanced key is detected within operational range, the operation indicator light on the transmitter flashes momentarily.

Locking, Unlocking Doors

To lock

All the doors can be locked by pressing


All the doors can be locked by pressing the request switch on either front door while the advanced key is being carried.

A beep sound will be heard once and the hazard warning lights will flash once.

NOTE:
- The request switch on driver's door can be used to close the power windows, refer to Opening/Closing Power Windows from Outside.

- Confirm that all the doors are securely locked.

- All the doors cannot be locked when any door is open.

- If your vehicle has a theft-deterrent system, the hazard warning lights only flash when the system is armed.

Refer to the theft-deterrent system.

- A beep sound is heard for confirmation when the doors are locked using the request switch. If you prefer, the beep sound can be turned off.

The volume of the beep sound can also be changed.

Refer to Personalization Features.

- The setting can be changed so that the doors are locked automatically without pressing the request switch when walking away from the vehicle.

(Auto-lock function).

Three seconds after the doors and the trunk lid are closed and the advanced key is out of the operational range, the doors will lock automatically. Also, the hazard warning lights flash once. (Even if the driver is in the operational range, all doors are locked automatically after about 30 seconds.) If you are out of the operational range before the doors are completely closed or another advanced key is left in the vehicle, the auto-lock function will not work.

Always make sure that all doors are closed and locked before leaving the vehicle.

The auto-lock function does not close the power windows or moonroof.

To unlock

Driver's door handle

To unlock the driver's door, touch the sensor area on the inside of the driver's door handle. A beep sound will be heard twice and the hazard warning lights will flash twice.

After unlocking the driver's door, unlock all the other doors by pressing the doorlock switch on the inside of the driver's door.

Front passenger door handle

To unlock the doors, touch the sensor area


To unlock the doors, touch the sensor area on the inside of a front passenger door handle. A beep sound will be heard twice and the hazard warning lights will flash twice.

NOTE:
- The doors cannot be unlocked for about three seconds after they are locked even if the sensor area on the inside of either front door handle is touched.

- Grasp either front door handle properly to unlock the doors, and make sure it is unlocked before opening it.

If the door handle is pulled before the door is unlocked, the door may not open. If this happens, lock the door and securely grasp the door handle again to confirm that the door is unlocked, then open the door.

- The sensor is installed on the inside of the front door handles. The doors cannot be unlocked by touching any area other than the sensor area.

- If you grasp a front door handle while wearing gloves, the doors may not unlock, or they could require extra time to unlock.

- The doors could unlock if someone is carrying the advanced key near the front door handle and the front door handle is splashed with water such as by rain, or by a car wash.

- If your vehicle has a theft-deterrent system, the hazard warning lights only flash when the system is turned off.

Refer to the theft-deterrent system.

- The system can be set to unlock all doors by performing a single operation.

Refer to Personalization Features.

- A beep sound is heard for confirmation when the doors are unlocked using a door handle. If you prefer, the beep sound can be turned off.

The volume of the beep sound can also be adjusted.

Refer to Personalization Features.

- (Auto re-lock function).

After unlocking the doors using the sensor on the inside of the door handle, all the doors will automatically lock if any of the following operations are not done within about 30 seconds. If your vehicle has a theft-deterrent system, the hazard warning lights will flash for confirmation.

The time required for the doors to lock automatically can be changed.

Refer to Personalization Features.

    - A door or the trunk lid is opened.

    - The auxiliary key is inserted into the key slot.

    - The push button start is in any position except off position.

- It may require a few seconds for the doors to unlock after touching the sensor area on the inside of either front door handle.

Opening the Trunk Lid with Request Switch

The trunk lid can be opened by pressing


The trunk lid can be opened by pressing the request switch on the under side of the trunk lid above the license plate while the advanced key is being carried.

NOTE:
- If the advanced key is left in the trunk, the trunk lid will close, however, the trunk lid can be opened using the request switch and the vehicle could be stolen.

- While the ignition is switched ON, the trunk lid can be opened only when the vehicle is stopped with the parking brake applied (manual transaxle) or with the selector lever in the P position (automatic transaxle).

Starting the Engine

Locking, unlocking the steering wheel

The steering wheel is locked if a door is opened/closed/locked after the power is turned off using the push button start while the vehicle is stopped.

This is an automatic safety device to protect the vehicle against theft.

The steering wheel can be unlocked by pressing the push button start.

If the electronic steering lock warning light is flashing and the beep sound is heard, this indicates that the steering wheel is not unlocked. To unlock the steering wheel, jiggle the steering wheel from side to side while pressing the push button start.

Ignition positions

Each time the push button start is pressed,


Each time the push button start is pressed, the ignition switches in the order of off, ACC, and ON. Pressing the push button start again from ON switches the ignition off.

NOTE:
- The order in which the ignition is switched can be changed.

Refer to Personalization Features.

- The engine starts by pressing the push button start while depressing the clutch pedal (manual transaxle) or the brake pedal (automatic transaxle). To switch the ignition position, press the push button start without depressing the pedal.

- Do not leave the ignition switched ON while the engine is not running. Doing so could result in the battery going dead. If the ignition is left in ACC (For automatic transaxle, the shift lever is in the P position, and the ignition is in ACC), the ignition switches off automatically after one hour.

The setting can be changed to not switch the ignition off automatically.

Refer to Personalization Features.

Off

The steering wheel locks to help protect against theft. Also, the power supply to electrical devices is turned off.

The push button start indicator lights (ACC and ON) turn off.

WARNING:
Before leaving the driver's seat, always switch the ignition off, set the parking brake, and make sure the shift lever is in P (automatic transaxle) or in 1st gear or R (manual transaxle): Leaving the driver's seat without switching off the ignition, setting the parking brake, and shifting the shift lever to P (automatic transaxle) or to 1st gear or R (manual transaxle) is dangerous. Unexpected vehicle movement could occur which could result in an accident.

In addition, if your intention is to leave the vehicle for even a short period, it is important to switch the ignition off, as leaving it in another position will disable some of the vehicle's security systems and run the battery down.

ACC (Accessory)

The steering wheel unlocks and some electrical accessories will operate.

The indicator light (ACC) illuminates.

NOTE:
The advanced keyless entry system does not function while the push button start has been pressed to ACC, and the doors will not lock/ unlock even if they have been locked manually.

ON

This is the normal running position after the engine is started. The indicator light (ON) turns off. (The indicator light (ON) illuminates when the ignition is switched ON and the engine is not running.) The warning lights (except brakes) should be inspected before the engine is started.

NOTE:
(With headlight auto-leveling).

When the push button start is pressed to the ON position, the sound of the headlight leveling motors operating at the front of the engine compartment can be heard. This does not indicate an abnormality.

Starting the engine

NOTE:
- The advanced key must be carried because the advanced key carries an immobilizer chip that must communicate with the engine controls at short range.

- The engine can be started when the push button start is pressed from off, ACC, or ON.

1. Make sure you are carrying the advanced key.

2. Occupants should fasten their seat belts.

3. Make sure the parking brake is on.

4. Continue to press the brake pedal firmly until the engine has completely started.

5. (Manual transaxle).

Continue to press the clutch pedal firmly until the engine has completely started.

(Automatic transaxle).

Put the vehicle in park (P). If you must restart the engine while the vehicle is moving, shift into neutral (N).

NOTE:
(Manual transaxle).

The starter will not operate if the clutch pedal is not depressed sufficiently.

(Automatic transaxle).

The starter will not operate if the shift lever is not in P or N and the brake pedal is not depressed sufficiently.

6. Verify that the KEY indicator light


6. Verify that the KEY indicator light (green) in the instrument cluster and the push button start indicator light (green) illuminate. If the KEY indicator light (green) does not illuminate, make sure that the advanced key is being carried. If the KEY indicator light (green) does not illuminate while the advanced key is being carried, you may have to use the auxiliary key to start the engine instead.

CAUTION:
If the KEY warning light (red) illuminates, and the push button start indicator light (red) illuminates, this could indicate a problem with the engine starting system and the inability to start the engine or switch the ignition to ACC or ON. Have your vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

NOTE:
- Under the following conditions, the KEY warning light (red) flashes to inform the driver that the push button start will not switch to ACC even if it is pressed from off.

    - The advanced key battery is dead.

    - The advanced key is out of operational range.

    - The advanced key is placed in areas where it is difficult for the system to detect the signal.

    - A key from another manufacturer similar to the advanced key is in the operational range.

- (Forced engine starting method).

If the KEY warning light (red) illuminates, and the push button start indicator light (red) flashes, this could indicate a problem with the engine starting system. Have your vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. If this occurs, the engine can be force-started. Press and hold the push button start until the engine starts. Other procedures necessary for starting the engine such as having the advanced key in the cabin, and depressing the brake pedal (Automatic transaxle) or the clutch pedal (Manual transaxle) are required.

- When the engine is force-started, the key warning light (red) remains illuminated and the key indicator light (green) does not illuminate.

- If the attempt to start the engine using the forced-start method is unsuccessful, it may be necessary to use the auxiliary key.

7. Press the push button start after the KEY indicator light (green) in the instrument cluster, and the push button start indicator light (green) illuminate.

NOTE:
- After starting the engine, the push button start indicator lights (ACC and ON) turn off and the ignition is in the ON position.

- After pressing the push button start and before the engine starts, the operation sound of the fuel pump motor from near the fuel tank can be heard, however, this does not indicate a malfunction.

- (With headlight auto-leveling).

After pressing the push button start and before the engine starts, the operation sound of the headlight leveling motors operating at the front of the engine compartment can be heard, however, this does not indicate a malfunction.

8. After starting the engine, let it idle for about ten seconds.

NOTE:
- Whether the engine is cold or warm, it should be started without the use of the accelerator.

- If the engine does not start the first time, refer to Starting a Flooded Engine under Emergency Starting. If the engine still does not start, have your vehicle inspected by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Starting the engine using the auxiliary key

If the engine cannot be started for reasons such as the advanced key battery is dead or the engine cannot be started using the forced-start method, the engine can be started using the auxiliary key.

1. Slide the auxiliary key out from the bottom of the advanced key.

2. Use the auxiliary key to remove the key slot cover.

3. Depress the clutch (manual transaxle) or brake pedal (automatic transaxle) until the ring around the key slot starts flashing.

4. Insert the auxiliary key into the slot


4. Insert the auxiliary key into the slot while it is flashing, but DO NOT TURN THE AUXILIARY KEY IN THE SLOT.

CAUTION:
After inserting the auxiliary key, do not attempt to turn it in the key slot.

It could damage the vehicle or the auxiliary key.

5. Press the push button start to start the engine.

NOTE:
- Leave the auxiliary key in the key slot while the engine is running.

- When leaving the vehicle, remove the auxiliary key from the key slot and the vehicle.

A thief does not need your advanced key to steal the vehicle if the thief has your auxiliary key.

- To switch the ignition position, insert the auxiliary key into the key slot, depress the clutch pedal (manual transaxle) or the brake pedal (automatic transaxle), and then press the push button start right after releasing the pedal.

Turning off the engine

1. Stop the vehicle completely.

2. (Manual transaxle).

Shift into neutral.

(Automatic transaxle).

Shift the shift lever to the P position.

3. Press the push button start to turn off the engine.

CAUTION:
When leaving the vehicle, make sure the push button start is pressed to off.

NOTE:
- When the push button start is pressed to off from ON, the KEY indicator light (green) flashes for approximately 30 seconds indicating that the remaining battery power of the advanced key is low. Replace with a new battery before the advanced key becomes unusable.

Refer to Advanced Key Maintenance.

- (Automatic transaxle).

If the engine is turned off while the shift lever is in a position other than P, the ignition switches to ACC.

Emergency engine stop

Continuously pressing the push button start while the engine is running and the vehicle is stopped, or quickly pressing it any number of times will stop turn the engine off immediately.

CAUTION:
Other than an emergency situation, do not attempt to stop the engine while driving the vehicle.

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