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I changed the battery on a 2012 regal gs and now the car

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Good afternoon. I changed the battery on a 2012 regal gs and now the car wont start
JA: Have you changed a battery before?
Customer: Yes the install went well. The connections are true. First it wasnt acknowledging the key fob, now it says press clutch to start,
JA: Are you fixing your Regal yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Just wanted to change the battery, ive changed quite a few in my life. The car has power, but it appears to be in some form of anti-theft or safe mode/
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No that would be all
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 10 months ago.

Hi, I'm Ron and I will be helping you today.
Stand by for a moment while I prepare your answer.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Expert:  rpmdiag replied 10 months ago.

I attached 2 docs for you do read and perform.

Do the re-learn first, and if that does not work, then try the security reset.

If that doesn't work, then you need to have the computer system scanned for error codes and data.

Thanks, Ron

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Excuse me sir, I have push button start. And the car is a manual. I will gladly try whatever you recommend, however the solution I just read seemed to be for a key based start.. Also, I removed the cup holder and placed the fob in the console as instructed so it recognized the fob. Now when i press the clutch and press the button to start the engine it simply states "press clutch to start""
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 10 months ago.

I will opt out so you can get another expert.

Thanks, Ron