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It is Hard to say but from the sounds of it, Sounds like you have a Large Draw on your car. Was it that you had your key in the ign in on when you connected the Battery Charger? If that is the case then it could be that the clicking you hear is your Relays turning on. However the Draw was to much and made your battery drop to fast and as a Computer Controlled Battery Charger it shut down to protect it self.
If your not able to get a Charge on it yet. Take the keys out, Turn off the Lights if on, close all doors and let the car sit for a few minutes. maybe even lock the door with the key to help tell the Computer in the car you have left. It will still do a small drain for a little while but not much....
After a few minutes connect your charger again. IF it is like I think and like mine, I would let it go slow for a short time, Maybe make sure it is on 12v if it starts out in 6.... Then after about 3 to 5 minutes change it up to the Fast charge mode or Mid range if your not in a hurry.... Then let it go until all the lights go out but the Green charged light.
IF you car don't have a good charge (Aka weak battery) will could go into security loop as a way to keep the power it has. Once the car is charged to a point that you can do some testing if you have a Multi Meter.
Once Battery is fully charged, Test the battery without charger on the car. Could be 12.6 to 13v at this time... Open the door and turn on your Headlights. Your car battery should drop down to about 12.2v for a good 2 minutes. With a Really good battery I have seen them stay there for 10 minutes. If your car starts to drop under 12v after a full charge before 2 minutes it could be your battery has a bad cell... Have it Checked by a Auto part or repair shop...
After the car test, I would turn headlights off and check if it will start! With full battery even after test the Security issue could be over and car starts. If it don't and Security is at fault do the Key Relearn. Again this will be some long time with the key on so make sure battery is on trickle or well charged. After the 3 Ten min relearn. The car should start... IF you have a battery drain that is a different test setup...
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