Lighting Control

Headlights

Type A (Without AUTO position)
Type A (Without AUTO position)

Turn the headlight switch to turn the headlights, other exterior lights and dashboard illumination on or off.

NOTE:


NOTE:
- If the light switch is left on, the lights will automatically switch off approximately 30 seconds after switching the ignition to ACC or off (LOCK). The time setting can be changed. Refer to Personalization Features.

- To prevent discharging the battery, do not leave the lights on while the engine is off unless safety requires them.

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

Turn the headlight switch to turn the headlights, other exterior lights and dashboard illumination on or off.

NOTE:


NOTE:
- If the light switch is left on, the lights will automatically switch off approximately 30 seconds after switching the ignition to ACC or off (LOCK). The time setting can be changed. Refer to Personalization Features.

- To prevent discharging the battery, do not leave the lights on while the engine is off unless safety requires them.

AUTO (Auto-light control)

When the headlight is in the AUTO position and the ignition is switched ON, the light sensor senses the surrounding lightness or darkness and automatically turns on or off the headlights, other exterior lights and dashboard illumination (see chart above).

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

The light sensor also works as a


rain sensor for the auto-wiper The light sensor also works as a
rain sensor for the auto-wiper control. Keep hands and scrapers clear of the windshield when the ignition is switched ON as fingers could be pinched or the wipers and wiper blades damaged when the wipers 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:
- The light may not turn off immediately even if the surrounding area becomes well-lit because the light sensor determines that it is nighttime if the surrounding area is continuously dark for several minutes such as inside long tunnels, traffic jams inside tunnels, or in indoor parking lots.

In this case, the light turns off if the light switch is turned to the OFF position.

- The timing for turning on the headlights, other exterior lights and dashboard illumination can be delayed by adjusting the sensitivity of the light sensor. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer regarding sensor adjustment.

- The sensitivity of the AUTO lights may be changed.Refer to Personalization Features.

Xenon fusion headlight bulbs

The low-beam bulbs of the headlights have xenon fusion bulbs that produce a bright white beam over a wide area.

WARNING:
Do not replace the xenon fusion bulbs yourself:
Replacing the xenon fusion bulbs yourself is dangerous. Because the xenon fusion bulbs require high voltage, you could receive an electric shock if the bulbs are handled incorrectly. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer when the replacement is necessary.

NOTE:
If the headlights flicker, or the brightness weakens, the bulb-life may be depleted and a replacement is necessary. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Headlight High-Low Beam

Push the lever forward for high beam.


Push the lever forward for high beam.

Pull back to original position for low beam.

Flashing the Headlights

To flash the headlights, pull the lever fully


To flash the headlights, pull the lever fully toward you. The headlight switch does not need to be on, and the lever will return to the normal position when released.

Headlight Leveling

The number of passengers and weight of cargo in the luggage compartment change the angle of the headlights.

The headlight leveling switch adjusts this


The headlight leveling switch adjusts this angle.

Select the proper setting from the following chart.
Select the proper setting from the following chart.

Daytime Running Lights (Canada)

In Canada, vehicles must be driven with the headlights on during daytime operation.

For that reason, the daytime running lights automatically turn on when the ignition is switched ON.

NOTE:
The Daytime Running Lights turn off when the parking brake is applied.

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