Join Date: Jul 2010
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lancesteel, have you figured out this problem? I have the exact same issue... I bought a 2008 Outback Limited, which had the wiring for the remote start. I got a remote on eBay, which I just successfully programmed to the car according to the owner's manual. I got all the right confirmation beeps/chirps.
But when I hit the remote start button, same thing... the doors lock, the dashboard lights up, the gauge needles do their full sweep and drop, and I can even hear the fuel system prime as I'm standing outside the car. But the started doesn't engage or turn over. The system will light up 4 times and quit.
I've checked the hood switch, and all the doors are closed. It's in park, handbrake is up, no key in the ignition, and it's not in service mode. (I engaged and disengaged it to be sure) I've reprogrammed the remote, just for kicks.