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you can try this, with the battery connected lock the car using the key fob, make sure no keys are in the ignition. Disconnect the battery again and let it sit for 30 min or so, reconnect the battery and using the key fob unlock the car, it should start, if not repeat the procedure and insert the key into the door lock to unlock the car, both of these solutions should reset the security system. Good luck.
completely charge the battery , most things in the car will run on low amps,, but the starter requires a bunch, if you have a walmart near you they will charge and do a LOAD test on the battery for free,, I suggest a Load test anyway, since it can read 12 volts yet a cell in the battery can be dead , also, make sure all battery connections are clean and tight, if possible have the OBD codes read, there are places that do this for free ,, so check around,
WEll, in terms of TIME, you're there. Your desctiption indicates not much reserve battery. The concern is the battery may be a victim, and not....But really, being able to crank with a really good battery will make your life much better.
After you get the battery changed, have the charging system checked.
If the Battery's connector voltage with running engine, is 13.3 volts than you may have a charging system problem. If alternator and voltage regulator works properly, then with running engine, you have to read 13.8 up to 14.2 volts. Make sure to use a digital multimeter.
I had the same problem for about five months, sometimes the car started for two months than all of a sudden it make take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour to get it to turn over. Final analysis (when it finally would not start for two days) a new starter was needed. (2001 Cadillac STS)