Yes, Light Switch Position Makes a Difference
Hello Sithdad and thanks for posting.
Yes, I should have posted this "solution" when I first learned of it, but it didn't occur to me to post it. My bad.
When I eventually got a chance to get an appointment with the installer, they had me bring the vehicle in to their shop where they informed me of this "solution." Why they didn't just tell me that on the phone or, better yet, just tell me that is the way it would work when they installed it, I don't know.
Actually, from the "that's not a bug, it's a feature" point of view, I've found that it actually works out well for me this way. The vast majority of the time, I am using the remote starter in my driveway in the morning before leaving for work. At home, I'm not concerned about someone entering the vehicle while it is warming up, so I can keep the switch in "auto" and not have to unlock the doors before getting in and driving away.
I just must remember to have the switch in "on" if I am going to use the remote starter when away from home.
Why the light switch position should affect the lock operation, I have no idea. As long as it gets the job done, I'm satisfied.