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Thank you thank you thank you!! I was certain that something dire was wrong, but this fixed it.
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1. Push down and hold in brake
2. turn key to on (#1 position)
3. shift from P-R-N-D then manual mode (+/-) then back to D-N-R-P
4. turn key off
5. start car

I could hear movement in the engine compartment (going through the gears) and it worked. The CSR said that if you shut down the car and it isn't in P completely, then upon restart it won't work... this somehow reprograms the car electronically.

Hope this helps anyone else...
This same thing happened to me when I changed battery, but I did find this procedure on evolution.com website.
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1. Push down and hold in brake
2. turn key to on (#1 position)
3. shift from P-R-N-D then manual mode (+/-) then back to D-N-R-P
4. turn key off
5. start car

I could hear movement in the engine compartment (going through the gears) and it worked. The CSR said that if you shut down the car and it isn't in P completely, then upon restart it won't work... this somehow reprograms the car electronically.

Hope this helps anyone else...
This same thing happened to me when I changed battery, but I did find this procedure on evolution.com website.
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Dude thx so much. A post from 2008 helping out 10 years later. Gold.
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This helped me. Thank you for posting. I accidentally drained my battery while changing the front brakes. Car would not start after I recharged the battery. I reset the car per the instructions and car started right up;
"To reset
1. Push down and hold in brake
2. turn key to on (#1 position)
3. shift from P-R-N-D then manual mode (+/-) then back to D-N-R-P
4. turn key off
5. start car

I could hear movement in the engine compartment (going through the gears) and it worked. The CSR said that if you shut down the car and it isn't in P completely, then upon restart it won't work... this somehow reprograms the car electronically.

Hope this helps anyone else..."

My HERO!
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