C6 Push button start not working even though there is power

by Ken
(Livonia, MI USA)

Car was running fine....got in yesterday and pushed the start button and the dash went dark. After about 20 seconds, everything recycled with the check engine light on and the start button flashing in the accessory mode. When the start button turned green again I pushed it...same thing....dash goes dark. I hear clicking when I try to start. I replaced the battery since I just bought the car so that isn't the issue. Trying to read online if others have had the issue and I see it may be a battery connection issue but not sure if that is it either. Any help would be appreciated.

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