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 and the liftgate

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.

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

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

Starting the engine

The operational range for starting the


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

NOTE:
- The luggage compartment 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.

- 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 the advanced key is not in the vehicle, the vehicle will not restart after it is shut off and the ignition switch is turned to the Lock position.

- If the advanced key is detected within operational range, the operation indicator light located in the instrument cluster flashes momentarily.

Locking, Unlocking with Request Switch

All doors and the liftgate can be locked/ unlocked by pressing the request switch on the front doors or the liftgate while the advanced key is being carried.

Front doors
Front doors

Liftgate
Liftgate

To lock

To lock the doors and the liftgate, press the request switch. A beep sound will be heard once and the hazard warning lights will flash once.

NOTE:
(Without theft-deterrent system).

The hazard warning lights will flash once to indicate that the doors and the liftgate are locked.

(With theft-deterrent system).

The hazard warning lights only flash when the theft deterrent system is armed.

The hazard warning lights do not flash if the theft deterrent system is locked before being properly armed.

Refer to the theft-deterrent system.

To unlock

Driver's door request switch

To unlock the driver's door, press the request switch. A beep sound will be heard twice and the hazard warning lights will flash twice.

To unlock all doors and the liftgate, press the request switch again within 3 seconds and two more beep sounds will be heard.

NOTE:
(Without theft-deterrent system).

The hazard warning lights will flash twice to indicate that the doors and the liftgate are unlocked.

(With theft-deterrent system).

The hazard warning lights only flash when the theft deterrent system is turned off.

The hazard warning lights do not flash if the theft deterrent system is locked before being properly turned off.

Refer to the theft-deterrent system.

Front passenger door/liftgate request switch

To unlock the doors and the liftgate, press the request switch. A beep sound will be heard twice and the hazard warning lights will flash twice.

NOTE:
- The request switch on the driver's door can be used to close the power windows and the moonroof.

Refer to the following pages: Opening/Closing the Power Windows.

Opening/Closing the Moonroof.

- Confirm that all doors and the liftgate are securely locked.

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

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

- The setting can be changed so that the doors and the liftgate are locked automatically without pressing the request switch.

(Auto-lock function).

A beep sound is heard when all doors and the liftgate are closed while the advanced key is being carried. All doors and the liftgate are locked automatically after about 3 seconds when the advanced key is out of the operational range. Also, the hazard warning lights flash once. (Even if the driver is in the operational range, all doors and the liftgate are locked automatically after about 30 seconds.).

If you are out of the operational range before the doors and the liftgate 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 and the liftgate are closed and locked before leaving the vehicle.

- (Auto re-lock function).

After unlocking doors and the liftgate by pressing the request switch, all doors and the liftgate will automatically lock and the hazard warning light will flash if any of the following operations are not performed within about 30 seconds.

- A door or the liftgate is opened.

- The auxiliary key is inserted into the ignition switch.

- The start knob is pushed.

Starting the Engine

Ignition switch positions

Without a traditional key, some of the


Without a traditional key, some of the ignition switch functions are different.

LOCK (Released)

The steering wheel locks to help protect against theft.

LOCK (Depressed)

The ignition switch can be turned to the


The ignition switch can be turned to the ACC position when the KEY indicator light (green) illuminates in the instrument cluster.

WARNING:
Before leaving the driver's seat, always put the key or start knob to LOCK position, set the parking brake and make sure the shift lever is in P: Intentionally placing the key or start knob into LOCK position is much more important where you will not be removing the key to leave the vehicle and because leaving it in other positions will disable some of the vehicle security systems and run the battery down.

Leaving the driver's seat without putting the ignition switch in LOCK position, setting the parking brake and the shift lever is in P is dangerous. Unexpected vehicle movement could occur. This could cause an accident.

NOTE:
- If turning the ignition switch is difficult, jiggle the steering wheel from side to side.

- The ignition switch cannot be turned from the ACC position to the LOCK position when the shift lever is not in P.

ACC (Accessory)

The steering wheel unlocks and some electrical accessories will operate.

NOTE:
The Advanced Keyless Entry System does not function in the ACC position, and the doors will not lock/unlock using the transmitter or request switches even if the advanced key is carried away from the vehicle.

ON

This is the normal running position after the engine is started. The warning lights (except brakes) should be inspected before the engine is started.

NOTE:
When the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, the sound of the fuel pump motor operating near the fuel tank can be heard. This does not indicate an abnormality.

START

The engine is started in this position. It will crank until you release the start knob; then it returns to the ON position. The brake warning light can be checked after the engine is started.

Starting the engine

NOTE:
- Engine-starting is controlled by the spark ignition system.

This system meets all Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Standard requirements regulating the impulse electrical field strength of radio noise.

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

- When starting the engine, be sure the start knob is securely attached before trying to operate it. If the knob becomes detached from the ignition switch, re-attach it by pushing it on to the ignition switch.

1. Make sure the advanced key is being


1. Make sure the advanced key is being carried.

2. Occupants should fasten their seat belts.

3. Make sure the parking brake is on.

4. Depress the brake pedal.

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

NOTE:
The starter will not operate if the shift lever is not in P or N.

6. Push the start knob slowly all the way


6. Push the start knob slowly all the way in.

7. Verify that the KEY indicator light


7. Verify that the KEY indicator light (green) illuminates in the instrument cluster. The KEY warning light (red) means you cannot continue to start the engine using the Advanced Keyless System. You may have to use the auxiliary key instead.

NOTE:
In the following cases, the KEY warning light (red) illuminates and the engine will not start.

- 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.

8. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC


8. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC position while pushing the start knob in.

9. Turn the ignition switch from the ACC position to the START position and hold (up to 10 seconds at a time) until the engine starts.

CAUTION:
Do not try the starter for more than 10 seconds at a time. If the engine stalls or fails to start, wait 10 seconds before trying again. Otherwise, you may damage the starter and drain the battery.

10. After starting the engine, let it idle for about 10 seconds.

NOTE:
- In extremely cold weather or after the vehicle has not been driven in several days, let the engine warm up without operating the accelerator.

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

- To protect the engine, when the engine coolant temperature is low, the engine does not run at high speeds. The fuel supply will be cut at an rpm lower than the red zone.

- 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.

Turning off the engine

1. Move the shift lever to the P position.

2. Turn the ignition switch from the ON position to the ACC position.

NOTE:
When the engine is turned off and the ignition switch it turned from the ACC position to the LOCK position, the KEY indicator light (green) flashes in the instrument cluster for about 30 seconds if the battery power of the advanced key is low. Replace the battery with a new one.

Refer to Battery Replacement.

3. Push in the start knob from the ACC position and turn it to the LOCK position.

CAUTION:
When leaving the vehicle, make sure the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position.

NOTE:
- When turning the ignition switch to the LOCK position, the ignition switch has to be pushed in from the ACC position and turned. Without being pushed in, the ignition switch stops at the ACC position and the vehicle battery may be discharged if the ignition switch is left in the ACC position. When leaving the vehicle, make sure the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position.

- If the vehicle is left with the ignition switch not in the LOCK position, a beep sound is heard and the indicator light flashes to notify the driver.

Refer to Warning Beep.

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