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Tried to reset abs light..now its dead

I own a 2010 SMART for two Passion. I had an ABS light on, so I had a mechanic friend in Colorado scan it and told me it needed a ABS sensor... I replaced it back home in Arkansas. The ABS light would not go off..even after disconnecting the battery and crossing the leads... so I bought a FOXWELL ABS and Airbag rest tool off Amazon. I started the car and attempted to clear the ABS light using the OBDII port and this reset scanner tool..now my car won't even start..I just hear a relay click under the dash when I turn the key. I checked all fuses and tried unlocking/locking the doors with the key just in case it was the anti-theft system interfering. I have no idea what happened here..any suggestions are appreciated...
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Sounds like a dead battery
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I own a 2010 SMART for two Passion. I had an ABS light on, so I had a mechanic friend in Colorado scan it and told me it needed a ABS sensor... I replaced it back home in Arkansas. The ABS light would not go off..even after disconnecting the battery and crossing the leads... so I bought a FOXWELL ABS and Airbag rest tool off Amazon. I started the car and attempted to clear the ABS light using the OBDII port and this reset scanner tool..now my car won't even start..I just hear a relay click under the dash when I turn the key. I checked all fuses and tried unlocking/locking the doors with the key just in case it was the anti-theft system interfering. I have no idea what happened here..any suggestions are appreciated...
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not the battery or fuses...

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Sounds like a dead battery
Appreciate the reply, but the battery is very strong... I just started the car with no issues 1 minute before connecting the OBD reset tool... It also tests strong with a voltmeter...
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Could be the fuse by the battery (?) or perhaps a fuse in the fuse panel
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I'd put a multimeter on the starter leads see if there's any power going to it when you crank it.
I'm guessing there's not since it's not cranking but I'd double tap it.
Then test the power before and after the starter relay.
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Sounds like a dead battery
Appreciate the reply, but the battery is very strong... I just started the car with no issues 1 minute before connecting the OBD reset tool... It also tests strong with a voltmeter...
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try disconnect...............

A lot of issues can be solved by disconnecting the battery for one hour. Should"reboot"the whole car when connected again.................
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My guess is the tool you bought on Amazon is the culprit. It might be coincidence the car was bricked right after you used the tool, but I doubt it.
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No luck with fuses or disconnecting the battery. The closest SMART car dealer is in Tulsa..so I'll probably end up towing it there to get it "reflashed" at a cost of $160-$230.. I'll update once done...
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Update: It is at the Mercedes dealer in Tulsa OK, it is going to cost over $2100 to repair this at Jackie Cooper Mercedes-Benz .....cars computer is now fried.. can't be "reflashed" apparently
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Wow!
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