The go to function of auto align is now complete and you can slew to any object in the Autostar database and when you look in the eye piece it should be there and remain there as the clock gears continue to track the object.One reason I recommended you start when there is light, is that you have got to do a couple of things to insure success of this procedure.The star will not be centered in the finder scope, you'll need to use the Autostar left, right , up, arrows to center it.Then look in the eye piece for the scope and do the same thing.You should be able to tell which star it is even if you don't know it by name because it will be the brightest star in that area.
Replace these plastic gears with precision machined high strength stainless steel gears...
This kit not only upgrades and adjusts the scope's gears; it addresses and tunes the full mechanical drive system for both axes...
This upgrade is intended for scopes manufactured after August 2005 when Meade started using precision brass transfer gears in the drive train.
Second, after you have the finder scope sighted in, use that object that you used, I like using the insulator on a far telephone pole, to train the gears.
The Autostar has a procedure to determine how much slop, backlash, the clock gear mechanism has in it.