How do you turn overdrive on in a 1989 Mazda 323?
I have a 1988 Mazda 323 Automatic with M/OD(manual ovedrive). A friend who has an 89 had no trouble using the switch when he borrowed my car, so I assume it was in the same location. It operates using a button on the left side of the Shift lever. The system will not engage unless the temperature of the engine is sufficient, and the RPM is high enough. For my car, the temperature must be about 2-3 tenths of an inch above the lower temperature bar on the Engine Temperature gauge(OEM). The system typically will allow me to engage the M/OD if the speed is over 35mph.
Can the corner light assembly of a 1990 Mazda 323 sedan fit the corner light assembly of a 1989 Mazda 323 sedan?
1990 what the start of the BG body style for the Mazda 323. When it comes to the lights, 1986-87 and some 1988's are interchangable. Mid-way thru 1988 there was a slight change in the body. From that change thru 1989 the lights are interchangable. Then from 1990 thru 1994 there were the same. Otherwise, you cannot swap across those years.
What is the sequence of steps for shifting gears manually with an automatic Mazda 323 92 using the HOLD button?
I believe, but don't quote me on this, that the hold button is just for holding the overdrive off for around town driving. You can still shift manually by going thru first, second, drive then pushing the hold button which would allow the overdrive gear to come on. In saying that i don't think overdrive works under 60kmh/35mph.