2005 Chrysler Pacifica Can not start my car

Tiny
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  • 2005 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 22,200 MILES
I just bought off-lease 2005 Pacifica in grate shape. I never had a Chrysler car before.
I noticed that the "Check Engine" Light is on with “gas cap" message. I decided to read and reset trouble codes by following a post I found on one of the Chrysler forums: depress odometer reset button, turn key to on position, release button. I tried it several times and may did something wrong, but instead of codes I’ve got messed up computer that started blinking dash lights including odometer. The odometer is blinking even with key off. I can not start my car anymore. No crank at all. Because constant blinking and clicking relay in the fuse box I had to disconnect battery.
I disconnected battery for over 24 hrs already. It did reset codes, but did not fix the problem. I still can not start my car. Just light clicking sound when I try to start the engine.
My friend told me to check the battery first if it's not dead, but if battery is good it will be difficult to troubleshoot.
I really do not want to tow my car to a Chrysler dealership.
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Thursday, November 6th, 2008 AT 7:50 PM

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Tiny
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Hi:
I never had this exact situation, but it seems the car has been shut down by the security system. To be sure, you need to have the proper equipment that dealers have.

As far as the reset, the process you used may have reset an oil change light, but not an EVAP code that is related to a bad gas cap.
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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 AT 1:38 PM

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