I have an AstroStart 4204A ( I believe ) in my car. I have 2 issues with it.
One, WHEN it starts via remote, it starts fine, but the idle bobs 100 RPM.. it usually hovers around 1k and it just bobs up and down between 1k & 1,100. Not a real big problem, but it just sounds stupid sitting in my driveway idling. I'm sure the neighbors are proud of the piece of crap I bring home every day.
The other issue is actually starting. 75% of the time, it won't start via remote. It'll accept the command, make a CLICK with the starter, and just fail to start. If I cancel the 'start' command with the remote a few times, the car will then start just fine. I have a feeling this is something to do with the passkey. When I'm driving the car, the 'security' light pops on and off occassionaly. The first guy I had install the starter did a poor job of bypassing the Passkey. So I paid another shop to re-do it and it has worked fine since. Then I hit a deer and the car sat in a shed for a year, started and ran occassionally, and the remote start hasn't worked right since.
Does anyone familiar with this system have any ideas? I think if I 're-learn' the idle on the remote-start brain it'll fix the idle problem. What about the failure-to-always-start problem?