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sitting for 3 years & three bars on dash

Hi, I had been gifted a 08 smart passion Cabrio that has been sitting for three years. I put a battery in the car and turned the key to on but did not try to start it. I noticed that when I shifted through the gears I could hear clicking under the car. When I did go to start it, the car would not turn over, Many noises but it was not turning over. The car has 8 thousand miles on it and is in great shape I would love to be able to drive it. Sorry for not being able to describe more, Smart cars are foreign territory for me
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Sometimes you have to hold the key in the start position a few seconds. Or maybe the immobilizer is on. Hit the unlock on the remote first.
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Pull some computer codes. Might help, diagnose the issue.
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