2008 Mazda RX8 Quick Tips

Starting tips To keep engine in top condition, engine coolant temperature gauge needle should reach the middle normal operating range between C and H before turning engine off, do not turn OFF a cold engine if possible.

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2008 Mazda RX8 Quick Tips
Power window switches, see Switches 2. Power door locks, see Locks 3. Dual power mirrors, see Switches 4. Instrument panel lighting, see Getting Started 5. Turn signal/lighting control lever, see Driver Controls 6. Air vents 7. DSC Dynamic Stability Control System*, see Getting Started 8. Audio control switches*, see Driver Controls 9. Tire pressure monitoring system, see Getting Started 10. Horn/Air bag 11. Cruise control, see Driver Controls 12. Wiper/washer control lever, see Driver Controls.
13. Clock, see Audio Systems 14. Information display, see Owner\’s Manual 15. Hazard warning switch, Press on/off 16. NAVI system*, see Owner\’s Manual 17. Ambient temperature display 18. Audio system, see Audio Systems 19. Passenger air bag off indicator, see Seats 20. Climate control panel, see Climate Controls 21. Gearshift lever (A/T)*, see Transmission 22. Parking brake lever, see Console 23. Cup holders 24. Accessory socket 25. Console, see Console.
26. Seat warmer switches*, see Console 27. Steering shift switches (A/T only)*, see Transmission 28. Tilt steering-wheel lever, see Driver Controls 29. Storage 30. Hood release handle 31. Remote trunk-lid release Push to open trunk. 32. Power window lock switch 33. Remote fuel-door release Use unleaded gasoline, 91-octane only. 34. Open/close NAVI screen* 35. NAVI screen tilt* 36. NAVI system remote control*
Always check the Owner\’s Manual for more operating information and safety features.
In the unlikely event that the engine does not start, try the following procedure: 1. Depress and hold the accelerator pedal to floor and crank engine for 7-8 seconds. 2. Release ignition switch. 3. Start the engine, releasing accelerator pedal. If the engine starts while in step 1, the engine will rev up, in that case, release your hand immediately from the ignition key and your foot from accelerator pedal. If the engine still fails to start, have your vehicle inspected at the dealer. • Do not keep holding ignition switch in START position for more than ten seconds, if the engine does not start, it may result in a weakened or dead battery • Please avoid racing engine or sudden take off right after starting the engine • If these starting tips are not followed, engine may be DAMAGED as a result Short trip driving procedure For any trip that is too short for the engine to reach normal operating temperature, (needle in middle of temperature gauge indicates normal temperature), the following procedure should be followed**: 1. Start engine. 2. Move vehicle. 3. Warm engine for 5-minutes at idle. 4. Raise engine speed to 3000 RPM for 10-seconds. 5. Return to idle. 6. Turn off engine. Tip: Warming up engine improves engine life. Instrument panel lighting With headlights on: To brighten/ dim turn thumbwheel up/down. Maximum illumination: Rotate thumbwheel upward until click is heard; instrument cluster and information display illumination color goes from red to white. Headlights/parking lights OFF: Instrument panel lighting defaults to maximum brightness. Headlights/parking lights ON: Illumination changes brightness with dimmer switch adjustment.

Rear doors For a rear occupant to exit with a front passenger: 1. Front occupant must release seat belt. 2. Front occupant must open door. 3. Open rear door. For a rear occupant to exit without a front occupant: 1. Release front seat to forward position. 2. Unlock and open front door. 3. Open rear door. Tip: Close rear door first, then front door; damage may occur otherwise.

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