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:
To prevent discharging the battery, don't 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:
To prevent discharging the battery, don't leave the lights on while the engine is off unless safety requires them.

AUTO (Auto-light control)

When the headlight switch is in the AUTO position and the ignition switch is in the ON position, 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:
Do not shade the light sensor by adhering a sticker or a label on the windshield, or putting an object on it.

Otherwise the light sensor will not operate correctly.

NOTE:


NOTE:
- When the headlight switch is in the AUTO position and the ignition switch is turned to the ACC or LOCK position, the headlights, other exterior lights and dashboard illumination will turn off.

- 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.

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.

Lights-On Reminder

If lights are on and the key is removed from the ignition switch, a continuous beep sound will be heard when the driver's door is opened.

NOTE:
When the advanced keyless function is used and the start knob is in the ACC position, the overrides the lights-on reminder.

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


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

The headlight leveling switch adjusts this angle.

Select the proper setting from the following chart.

Daytime Running Lights (Canada)


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 switch is turned to the ON position.

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

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