Mazda MX-5 (2018 year). Manual - part 15

 

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Mazda MX-5 (2018 year). Manual - part 15

 

 

The air to the floor is warmer than air
to the face (except when the temperature
control dial is set at the extreme hot or
cold position).

▼ Ventilation

1. Set the mode selector dial to the 

position.

2. Set the air intake selector to the outside

air position (indicator light turns off).

3. Set the temperature control dial to the

desired position.

4. Set the fan control dial to the desired

speed.

▼ Windshield Defrosting and

Defogging

1. Set the mode selector dial to the 

position.

2. Set the temperature control dial to the

desired position.

3. Set the fan control dial to the desired

speed.

4. If dehumidified heating is desired, turn

on the air conditioner.

WARNING

Do not defog the windshield using the 
position with the temperature control set
to the cold position:
Using the 

 position with the temperature

control set to the cold position is
dangerous as it will cause the outside of the
windshield to fog up. Your vision will be
hampered, which could lead to a serious
accident. Set the temperature control to
the hot or warm position when using the

 position.

NOTE

For maximum defrosting, turn on the air
conditioner, set the temperature control
dial to the extreme hot position, and turn
the fan control dial fully clockwise.

If warm air is desired at the floor, set the
mode selector dial to the   position.

(Type A)
When the fan control dial is ON, and the
mode selector dial is in the   or 
position, the air conditioner is
automatically turned on and the outside
air position is automatically selected to
defrost the windshield. In the   or 
position, the outside air position cannot
be changed to the recirculated air
position.

(Type B)
When the fan control dial is ON, and the
mode selector dial is in the 

 position,

the outside air position is automatically
selected to defrost the windshield. In the

 position, the outside air position

cannot be changed to the recirculated
air position.

▼ Dehumidifying

Operate the air conditioner in cool or cold
weather to help defog the windshield and
side windows.
1. Set the mode selector dial to the

desired position.

2. Set the air intake selector to the outside

air position (indicator light turns off).

3. Set the temperature control dial to the

desired position.

4. Set the fan control dial to the desired

speed.

5. Turn on the air conditioner by pressing

the A/C switch.

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NOTE
One of the functions of the air conditioner
is dehumidifying the air and, to use this
function, the temperature does not have to
be set to cold. Therefore, set the
temperature control dial to the desired
position (hot or cold) and turn on the air
conditioner when you want to dehumidify
the cabin air.

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Fully Automatic Type

Rear window defogger switch

Air intake selector switch

Fan control dial

Temperature control dial

A/C switch

Rear window defogger switch

Air intake selector switch

A/C switch

Mode selector dial

Fan control dial

Temperature control dial

Mode selector dial

Type A

Type B

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▼ Control Switches

Temperature control dial

This dial controls temperature. Turn it
clockwise for hot and counterclockwise
for cold.

Fan control dial

The fan has seven speeds.

AUTO position

The amount of airflow will be
automatically controlled in accordance
with the set temperature.

Except AUTO position

The airflow amount can be adjusted to the
desired level by turning the dial.

0 position

To turn off the system, set the dial to 0
position.

Mode selector dial

Turn the mode selector dial to select
airflow mode (page 5-6).

AUTO position

The airflow mode automatically adjusts to
the selected temperature.

Except AUTO position

The desired airflow position can be
selected by turning the dial.

NOTE

With the airflow mode set to the 
position and the temperature control
dial set at a medium temperature,
heated air is directed to the feet and air
at a comparably lower temperature will
flow through the central, left and right
vents.

(Type A)
When the fan control dial is ON, and the
mode selector dial is in the   or 
position, the air conditioner is
automatically turned on and the outside
air position is automatically selected to
defrost the windshield. In the   or 
position, the outside air position cannot
be changed to the recirculated air
position.

(Type B)
When the fan control dial is ON, and the
mode selector dial is in the 

 position,

the air conditioner is automatically
turned on and the outside air position is
automatically selected to defrost the
windshield. In the 

 position, the

outside air position cannot be changed
to the recirculated air position.

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A/C switch

The air conditioner (cooling/
dehumidifying functions) can be turned on
or off by pressing the switch while the fan
control dial is at a position other than 0.
The indicator light turns on while the air
conditioner is operating.

NOTE
The air conditioner may not function when
the outside temperature approaches 0 °C
(32 °F).

Air intake selector

Outside or recirculated air positions can be
selected. Press the switch to select outside/
recirculated air positions.

Recirculated air position (indicator light
illuminated)

Outside air is shut off. Use this position
when going through tunnels, driving in
congested traffic (high engine exhaust
areas) or when quick cooling is desired.

Outside air position (indicator light
turned off)

Outside air is allowed to enter the cabin.
Use this mode for ventilation or
windshield defrosting.

WARNING

Do not use the 

 position in cold or rainy

weather:
Using the 

 position in cold or rainy

weather is dangerous as it will cause the
windows to fog up. Your vision will be
hampered, which could lead to a serious
accident.

Rear window defogger switch

Press the rear window defogger switch to
defrost the rear window.
Refer to Rear Window Defogger on page
4-53.

▼ Operation of Automatic Air

Conditioner

1. Set the mode selector dial to the

AUTO position.

2. Set the air intake selector to the outside

air position (indicator light turned off).

NOTE
If the recirculated air position is used
for long periods in cold weather or
high humidity, the windshield may fog
up more easily.

3. Set the fan control dial to the AUTO

position.

4. Press the A/C switch to operate the air

conditioner (turn indicator light on).

5. Set the temperature control dial to the

desired position.

6. To turn off the system, set the fan

control dial to the 0 position.

NOTE

Setting the temperature to maximum hot
or cold will not provide the desired
temperature at a faster rate.

When selecting heat, the system will
restrict airflow until it has warmed to
prevent cold air from blowing out of the
vents.

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▼ Windshield Defrosting and

Defogging

Set the mode selector dial to the 
position and turn the fan control dial to the
desired speed.
In this position, the outside air position is
automatically selected, and when the fan
control dial is ON, the air conditioner
automatically turns on. The air conditioner
will directly dehumidify the air to the front
windshield and side windows (page 5-6).
Airflow amount will be increased.

WARNING

Set the temperature control to the hot or
warm position when defogging (
position):
Using the 

 position with the temperature

control set to the cold position is
dangerous as it will cause the outside of the
windshield to fog up. Your vision will be
hampered, which could lead to a serious
accident.

NOTE
Use the temperature control dial to
increase the air flow temperature and
defog the windshield more quickly.

▼ Sunlight/Temperature Sensor

Sunlight sensor

Do not place objects on the sunlight
sensor. Otherwise, the interior temperature
may not adjust correctly.

Sunlight sensor

Interior temperature sensor

Do not cover the interior temperature
sensor. Otherwise, the interior temperature
may not adjust correctly.

Interior temperature sensor

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Audio Control Switch

▼ Adjusting the Volume

To increase the volume, press up the
volume switch ( ).
To decrease the volume, press down the
volume switch ( ).

▼ Seek Switch

AM/FM radio

Press the seek switch ( ,  ). The radio
switches to the next/previous stored
station in the order that it was stored.
Press and hold the seek switch ( ,  ) to
seek all usable stations at a higher or lower
frequency whether programmed or not.
 

Radio stations which have been previously
stored in the auto memory tuning (Type
A)/favorite radio (Type B) can be called
up by pressing the seek switch ( ,  )
while any radio station stored in the auto
memory tuning (Type A)/favorite radio
(Type B) is being received. Radio stations
can be called up in the order they were
stored with each press of the switch ( ,

).

 

USB Audio/Bluetooth

®

 Audio/CD

*

Press the seek switch ( ) to skip forward
to the beginning of the next track.
Press the seek switch ( ) within a few
seconds after playback begins to track
down to the beginning of the previous
track.
Press the seek switch ( ) after a few
seconds have elapsed to start playback
from the beginning of the current track.
Press and hold the seek switch ( ,  ) to
continuously switch the tracks up or down.

Pandora

®

/Aha™/Stitcher™ Radio

(Type B)

Press the seek switch ( ) to skip forward
to the beginning of the next track.
Press and hold the seek switch ( ) to
evaluate the playback of the current song
as “Like”.
Press and hold the seek switch ( ) to
evaluate the playback of the current song
as “Dislike”.

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AUX/USB mode

Audio can be heard from the vehicle's
speakers by connecting a
commercially-available portable audio
unit to the auxiliary jack.
A commercially-available, non-impedance
(3.5 ) stereo mini plug cable is required.
Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer for
details.
In addition, audio can be played from the
vehicle audio device by connecting a USB
device to the USB port.

NOTE
(Type B)
The SD card slot is for the navigation
system. For vehicles with the navigation
system, the SD card (Mazda genuine) with
stored map data is inserted into the SD
card slot and used.

Type A
 

Auxiliary jack/USB port

Type B
 

USB port

Auxiliary jack

How to use AUX mode (Type A)
............................................... page 5-29

How to use USB mode (Type A)
............................................... page 5-30

How to use iPod mode (Type A)
............................................... page 5-33

How to use AUX mode (Type B)
............................................... page 5-87

How to use USB mode (Type B)
............................................... page 5-88

WARNING

Do not adjust the portable audio unit or a
similar product while driving the vehicle:
Adjusting the portable audio unit or a
similar product while driving the vehicle is
dangerous as it could distract your
attention from the vehicle operation which
could lead to a serious accident. Always
adjust the portable audio unit or a similar
product while the vehicle is stopped.

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CAUTION

Depending on the portable audio device,
noise may occur when the device is
connected to the vehicle accessory socket.
(If noise occurs, do not use the accessory
socket.)

NOTE

This mode may not be usable depending
on the portable audio device to be
connected.

Before using the auxiliary jack/USB
port, refer to the instruction manual for
the portable audio device.

Use a commercially-available,
non-impedance (3.5 ) stereo mini plug
for connecting the portable audio unit to
the auxiliary jack. Before using the
auxiliary jack, read the manufacturer's
instructions for connecting a portable
audio unit to the auxiliary jack.

To prevent discharging of the battery, do
not use the auxiliary input for long
periods with the engine off or idling.

When connecting a device to the
auxiliary jack or USB port, noise may
occur depending on the connected
device. If the device is connected to the
vehicle's accessory socket, the noise can
be reduced by unplugging it from the
accessory socket.

▼ How to connect USB port/Auxiliary

jack

Type A
 

USB port Auxiliary jack

Type B
 

USB port Auxiliary jack

Connecting a device

1. If there is a cover on the AUX jack or

USB port, remove the cover.

2. Connect the connector on the device to

the USB port.

Connecting with a connector cable

1. If there is a cover on the AUX jack or

USB port, remove the cover.

2. Connect the device plug/connector

cable to the auxiliary jack/USB port.

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WARNING

Do not allow the connection plug cord to
get tangled with the parking brake or the
shift lever (manual transmission)/selector
lever (automatic transmission):
Allowing the plug cord to become tangled
with the parking brake or the shift lever
(manual transmission)/selector lever
(automatic transmission) is dangerous as it
could interfere with driving, resulting in an
accident.

CAUTION

Do not place objects or apply force to the
auxiliary jack/USB port with the plug
connected.

NOTE

Insert the plug into the auxiliary
jack/USB port securely.

Insert or pull out the plug with the plug
perpendicular to the auxiliary jack/USB
port hole.

Insert or remove the plug by holding its
base.

Antenna

AM/FM Radio Antenna

The AM/FM radio antenna receives both
AM and FM signals.
To remove the antenna, turn it
counterclockwise.
To install the antenna, turn it clockwise.
Make sure the antenna is securely
installed.
 

Install

Remove

CAUTION

To prevent damage to the antenna,
remove it before passing beneath a low
overhead clearance.

NOTE
When leaving your vehicle unattended, we
recommend that you remove the antenna
and store it inside the vehicle.

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Satellite Radio Antenna

*

The satellite radio antenna receives
SiriusXM signals.
 

Satellite radio antenna

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Power/Volume/Sound Controls

Power/Volume/Audio control dial

Menu button

Audio display

▼ Power ON/OFF

Switch the ignition to ACC or ON. Press
the power/volume dial to turn the audio
system on. Press the power/volume dial
again to turn the audio system off.

▼ Volume adjustment

To adjust the volume, turn the power/
volume dial. Turn the power/volume dial
clockwise to increase volume,
counterclockwise to decrease it.

▼ Audio sound adjustment

1. Press the menu button (

) to

select the function. The selected
function will be indicated.

2. Turn the audio control dial to adjust

the selected functions as follows:

Indication

Setting value

Turn

Counter-

clockwise

Turn

Clockwise

ALC

(Automatic volume ad-

justment)

Level de-

crease

Level in-

crease

BASS

(Low pitch sound)

Decrease

bass

Increase

bass

Indication

Setting value

Turn

Counter-

clockwise

Turn

Clockwise

TREB

(Treble sound)

Decrease

treble

Increase

treble

FADE

(Front/back volume bal-

ance)

Shift the
sound to
the front

Shift the
sound to

the rear

BAL

(Left/right volume bal-

ance)

Shift the
sound to

the left

Shift the
sound to
the right

BEEP

(Audio operation sound)

Off

On

BT SETUP

Select mode

12Hr 

 24Hr

(12 Hr/24 Hr time ad-

justment)

12Hr

(Flashing)

24Hr

(Flashing)

NOTE
If not operated for several seconds, the
display returns to the previous display. To
reset bass, treble, fade, and balance, press
the menu button (

) for 2 seconds.

The unit will beep and “CLEAR” will be
displayed.

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ALC (Automatic volume adjustment)

The automatic level control (ALC)
changes the audio volume automatically
according to the vehicle speed. The faster
the vehicle speed, the higher the volume
increases. ALC has ALC OFF and ALC
LEVEL 1 to 7 modes. At ALC LEVEL 7,
the amount that the volume can increase is
at the maximum. Select the mode
according to the driving conditions.

BEEP (Audio operation sound)

The setting for the operation sound when
pressing and holding a button can be
changed. The initial setting is ON. Set to
OFF to mute the operation sound.

BT SETUP mode

Music and other audio such as voice data
recorded on portable audio devices and
mobile phones available on the market
which are equipped with the Bluetooth

®

transmission function can be listened to
via wireless transmission over the
vehicle's speakers. Using the BT SETUP
mode, these devices can be programmed
to the Bluetooth

®

 unit or changed (page

5-39).

12Hr 

 24Hr (12 Hr/24 Hr time

adjustment)

Rotating the audio control dial switches
the display between 12 and 24-hour clock
time (page 5-23).

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Clock

Audio display

Audio control dial

Hour/Minute set switch

:00 button

Menu button

Clock button

▼ Setting the time

The clock can be set at any time when the
ignition is switched to ACC or ON.
1. To adjust the time, press the clock

button (

) for about 2 seconds

until a beep is heard.

2. The clock's current time will flash.

Time adjustment

To adjust the time, press the hour/
minute set button ( ,  ) while the
clock's current time is flashing.

The hours advance while the hour
set button ( ) is pressed. The
minutes advance while the minute
set button ( ) is pressed.

3. Press the clock button (

) again to

start the clock.

▼ Time resetting

1. Press the clock button (

) for

about 2 seconds until a beep is heard.

2. Press the :00 button (1).
3. When the button is pressed, the time

will be reset as follows:
(Example)
12:01―12:29→12:00
12:30―12:59→1:00

NOTE

When the :00 button (1) is pressed, the
seconds will start at “00”.

Switching between 12 and 24-hour clock
time:
Press the menu button (

) several

times until 12 and 24-hour clock time
are displayed. Turn the audio control
dial in either direction, select the
desired clock setting while the preferred
clock time is flashing.

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Operating the Radio

Band selector button

Channel preset buttons

Scan button

Auto memory button

Tuning button

Audio display

▼ Radio ON

Press a band selector button (

) to

turn the radio on.

▼ Band selection

Successively pressing the band selector
button (

) switches the bands as

follows: FM1→FM2→AM.
 
The selected mode will be indicated.

NOTE
If the FM broadcast signal becomes weak,
reception automatically changes from
STEREO to MONO for reduced noise.

▼ Tuning

The radio has the following tuning
methods: Manual, Seek, Scan, Preset
channel, and Auto memory tuning. The
easiest way to tune stations is to set them
on preset channels.

Manual tuning

Select the station by pressing the tuning
button ( ,  ) lightly.

Seek tuning

Automatic search for radio stations starts
when the tuning button ( ,  ) is pressed
until a beep sound is heard. The search
stops when a station is found.

NOTE
If you continue to press and hold the
button, the frequency will continue
changing without stopping.

Scan tuning

Press and hold the scan button (

) to

automatically sample strong stations.
Scanning stops at each station for about 5
seconds. To hold a station, press and hold
the scan button (

) again during this

interval.

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Preset channel tuning

The 6 preset channels can be used to store
6 AM and 12 FM stations.
1. To set a channel first select AM, FM1,

or FM2. Tune to the desired station.

2. Press a channel preset button for about

2 seconds until a beep is heard. The
preset channel number or station
frequency will be displayed. The
station is now held in the memory.

3. Repeat this operation for the other

stations and bands you want to store.
To tune one in the memory, select AM,
FM1, or FM2 and then press its
channel preset button. The station
frequency or the channel number will
be displayed.

Auto memory tuning

This is especially useful when driving in
an area where the local stations are not
known.
 
Press and hold the auto memory button
(

) for about 2 seconds until a beep

is heard; the system will automatically
scan and temporarily store up to 6 stations
with the strongest frequencies in each
selected band in that area.
 
After scanning is completed, the station
with the strongest frequency will be tuned
and its frequency displayed. Press and
release the auto memory button (

)

to recall stations from the auto-stored
stations. One stored station will be
selected each time and its frequency and
channel number will be displayed.

NOTE
If no stations can be tuned after scanning
operations, “A” will be displayed.

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Audio Set [Type A (non-touchscreen)]

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