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If its on, read the code. That will help. Even if it goes off, it is still stored for some time.
Open the pumpkin and take a look at the spider/side gears. Check the magnet. Sometimes used rears are just as bad if not worst than the one your replacing. I just did mine, but opened it up first.
I don't recall, but there is a relay. There are two identical relay's under the hood, you can swap them and see if it starts. The other is for ABS I think.
do the simple first, check the fuse.