Meters and Gauges

(Black-out meter)

When the ignition is switched ON, the dashboard gauges illuminate.

1. Speedometer.


1. Speedometer.

2. Odometer, Trip Meter and Trip Meter Selector.

3. Tachometer.

4. Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge.

5. Fuel Gauge.

6. Dashboard Illumination.

7. Outside Temperature Display.

Speedometer

The speedometer indicates the speed of the vehicle.

Odometer, Trip Meter and Trip Meter Selector

The display mode can be changed


The display mode can be changed between trip meter A and trip meter B by pressing the selector while one of them is displayed. The selected mode will be displayed.

NOTE:
(Standard meter).

The odometer and trip meter can be displayed as follows even when the ignition is switched to ACC or off (LOCK).

The headlight switch must be in the or
position to see the display.
position to see the display.

- Displays for 10 minutes after the ignition is switched to ACC or off (LOCK) from ON.

- Displays for 10 minutes after the driver's door is opened.

Odometer

The odometer records the total distance the vehicle has been driven.

Trip meter

The trip meter can record the total distance of two trips. One is recorded in trip meter A, and the other is recorded in trip meter B.

For instance, trip meter A can record the distance from the point of origin, and trip meter B can record the distance from where the fuel tank is filled.

When trip meter A is selected, pressing the selector again within one second will change to trip meter B mode.

When trip meter A is selected, TRIPA will be displayed. When trip meter B is selected, TRIP B will be displayed.

The trip meter records the total distance the vehicle is driven until the meter is again reset. Return it to “0.0” by holding the selector depressed for 1 second or more. Use this meter to measure trip distances and to compute fuel consumption.

NOTE:
- Only the trip meters record tenths of kilometers (miles).

- The trip record will be erased when:     - The power supply is interrupted (blown fuse or the battery is disconnected).

    - The vehicle is driven over 999.9 km (mile).

Tachometer

The tachometer shows engine speed in thousands of revolutions per minute (rpm).

3.7-liter engine
3.7-liter engine

2.5-liter engine
2.5-liter engine

CAUTION:
Do not run the engine with the tachometer needle in the RED ZONE.

This may cause severe engine damage.

Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge

The engine coolant temperature gauge


The engine coolant temperature gauge shows the temperature of the engine coolant.

If the needle is near H, it indicates overheating.

CAUTION:
Driving with an overheated engine can cause serious engine damage.

Fuel Gauge

The fuel gauge shows approximately how


The fuel gauge shows approximately how much fuel is remaining in the tank when the ignition is switched ON.

We recommend keeping the tank over 1/4 full. When the low fuel warning light illuminates or when the needle is near E, refuel as soon as possible.

NOTE:
- After refueling, it may require some time for the needle to stabilize. In addition, the needle may deviate while driving on a slope or curve since the fuel moves in the tank.

- The direction of the arrow (shows next)
shows next
to the low fuel warning light indicates that the fuel-filler lid is on the left side of the vehicle.

Dashboard Illumination

Rotate the knob to adjust the brightness of the instrument cluster and other illuminations in the dashboard.

NOTE:
- The brightness of dashboard illuminations can be adjusted when the headlight switch is in the position. or
- When the dashboard illumination position.


- When the dashboard illumination brightness cannot be adjusted any more, a beep sound will be heard.

- (Black-out meter).

The brightness of the instrument cluster illumination can be adjusted when the headlight switch is in any position.

Canceling the illumination dimmer


Canceling the illumination dimmer (Black-out meter and dashboard illuminations)

When the headlight switch is in the or
position, the illumination of the
position, the illumination of the instrument cluster and the information display dims.

When driving on snowy or foggy roads, or in other situations when the instrument cluster or information display's visibility is reduced due to glare from surrounding brightness, cancel the illumination dimmer and increase the illumination intensity.

To cancel the illumination dimmer, press the dashboard illumination knob.

NOTE:
If the dashboard illumination knob is kept at the illumination dimmer cancel position, the instrument cluster and the information display will not dim when the headlight switch is turned to the position again. or
Outside Temperature Display position again.


Outside Temperature Display

The outside temperature is displayed


The outside temperature is displayed when the ignition is switched ON.

NOTE:
- The displayed ambient temperature varies from the actual ambient temperature depending on the surrounding conditions as well as the driving conditions.

- To have the ambient temperature display changed from Fahrenheit (°F) to Centigrade (°C), contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

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