Ok, so did a search and I wound up here. I had almost the same problem. Went to pump gas, left the lights on, went to start the car and nothing. No click, nothing. The dash lights all turn on just fine. I hooked it to a battery charger and nothing happened, no click, no noise.
The mechanic comes out cause Im blocking the fuel lane and he takes off the cover of the relays and a relay switch, nothing. He takes a piece of wire and connects it to the two prongs of the starter relay and nothing. So we search around, wait five minutes. And I try one last time and it fires up.
He said he doesn't believe the starter is bad, maybe a dead spot (wtf is a dead spot?) and he thinks it may be the ignition. I drove it back to work for the time being but I'm dreading the end of the day. Any ideas on how I can get it to start right up? Think it may be my NSS and not something more costly such as a starter or whole new ignition? If it was my NSS would I still hear clicking from the starter?
'96 ZJ: Sold.
'94 XJ: Sold for scrap.
'01 TJ: Back in a Jeep after 3 years!