What you will need
To safely jump-start your Mazda 5, follow these instructions.
- Remove the key from the ignition of your Mazda. Modern Mazdas are very sensitive to voltage, and Mazda 5 is no exception. To avoid electrical problems, make sure to remove the key from the ignition.
Open the hood. Locate the hood release underneath the dash. Pull the lever until you hear your Mazda hood pop open. Next, you need to release the hood safety latch at the front of the car.
Locate the battery. Determine the positive and negative terminals. Positive has a + or POS next to the post. Negative has - or NEG next to the post.
Connect positive jumper cable. Attach the red (positive) cable to the positive terminal. If you are using another car to jump-start your Mazda 5, you will need to connect the positive terminal on the helper car.
Connect negative jumper cable. Connect the black (negative) cable to an engine ground point. If you are using another car to jump-start your Mazda 5, connect the other end of the black cable to the battery of the helper car.
If using a starter box, turn it on.
If using a helper car, connect the red clamp to the positive terminal of the helper car. Connect the black clamp to the negative terminal of the helper car.
Mazda refuses to start.
Start the helper car and let it run for about five minutes. If all you hear is a click when you try to start your Mazda 5, check the cable clamps. Allow the dead battery on your Mazda 5 to charge for a little bit longer, then try again.
These instructions apply to Mazda 5 made during these years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.