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Your car start system may perhaps be in Valet mode. If so, press both these buttons on the remote together until the car lights flash 2 times:
PARK + TRUNK
and then after that, press START and the starting system should work again.
This happens when the battery or the start system is disconnected for maintenance.
If it's not that, check your battery again - is it fully charged/charging, really? because if not, this behavior you are asking about may be a symptom of the battery being undercharged.
The clicking sound is typical of the problem. It's been reported before. It's not a mechanical defect.
The clicking, as well as flashing of lights, is a symptom. It's been reported before.
Try pressing both
on your remote, at the same time.
Then press START.
Try actually putting it into Valet mode. Open and then close the door. Then press PARK+TRUNK, see if that resets it and allows START.
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