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'96 Z3 battery, solenoid, starter, or...?

1996 Z3 The key was left in the on position overnight and the 2 month old battery was dead in the morning. I put the charger on and after a few hours it started fine. I shut it off and continued the charging until the "Smart Charger" turned off. It registers over 13V but it won't start the car. I jumped it and no luck. I took the battery to two shops and they each did a test and found the Volts, CCA, etc. were normal. With the battery installed, there is no clicking when I turn the key; if I turn the lights on and turn the key, there is no dimming or flicker(all electrics work). No DTC codes. Where to from here? Thanks!

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Check starter relay and fuses. Check battery connections.

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All stock, automatic, 539 Weissgold Metallic, 70K original miles, Hankook Ventus 2 tires.
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