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    where is the AWD light?

    Folks:
    I just got bought a used 2016 CX-5 touring w AWD and touring tech package, but... I can't find the AWD light on the dash... it may not be going on, or I just can't find it... Any hints as to where it is?
    Picture, maybe?
    Thanks
    Joe

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    Owners' manual maybe?

    AWDWarning Light
    This warning light stays on for a few
    seconds when the ignition is switched
    ON.
    The warning light will illuminate or flash
    under the following conditions:
    l Illuminates when there is an
    abnormality with the AWD system.
    l Illuminates if there is too much
    difference in tire radius between the
    front and rear wheels.
    l Flashes when the differential oil
    temperature is abnormally high.
    l Flashes when there are continually
    large differences between front and rear
    wheel rotation, such as when trying to
    pull away from an icy surface, or when
    trying to extricate the vehicle from
    mud, sand or similar conditions.

    When illuminated
    If the AWD warning light illuminates,
    contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer
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    If there is one, it doesnít illuminate when AWD kicks in. The damn thing would be flashing all the time due to the systemís predictive nature.

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    i'm looking for it when the ignition is switched on... I can't find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdhoule View Post
    i'm looking for it when the ignition is switched on... I can't find it.
    maybe this helps


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    Mine seems to be "type A" as illustrated on pg 35/36 of this: https://www.mazdausa.com/siteassets/...tart-guide.pdf
    ... But I still don't see AWD or 4WD in there. :-(

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    Are you asking because you want to make sure it is actually an AWD CX-5 and not a FWD?
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    The VIN implies AWD, the decal on the back implies it. and well... not that I don't trust used car salesmen... but... who know the extent of deception. ... or is a fuse blown or removed and a defective system would have the light illuminate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDriver View Post
    Are you asking because you want to make sure it is actually an AWD CX-5 and not a FWD?
    If so, just do a VIN lookup here: https://www.dmv.org/vehicle-history/vin-decoder.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdhoule View Post
    The VIN implies AWD, the decal on the back implies it. and well... not that I don't trust used car salesmen... but... who know the extent of deception. ... or is a fuse blown or removed and a defective system would have the light illuminate.
    Look underneath for the driveshaft going to the rear wheels. Plus there will be a rear differential too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banjos-n-beer View Post
    Look underneath for the driveshaft going to the rear wheels. Plus there will be a rear differential too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Top_Her View Post
    ??

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    ok... Hardware is there... where is the light when I "turn on" the ignition? to bring confidence that would work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by banjos-n-beer View Post
    ??
    Your post made me realize what this thread was actually about...and you have the top answer lol

    Quote Originally Posted by jdhoule View Post
    ok... Hardware is there... where is the light when I "turn on" the ignition? to bring confidence that would work?
    There is no light that comes on. If the light is on, that means there is a fault. You should never see the "4WD" light come on under normal working conditions.
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    Iím not sure why youíre so worried about it working. The system is calibrated quite nicely and itís almost impossible to notice its engaged unless youíre flogging the crap out of it or on some really dicey terrain.

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