HELP! E36 won't start / electrical problems after wash!
I was power washing the E36 last month and suddenly noticed the DRL (high beams at low power) had come on. The key was in the off position, but the digital climate control was on, the fan was blowing, and the cluster was in an awkward state as well (some of the gauges / lights were on, perhaps intermittently, don't remember exactly). The car would start and run fine, but when I turn it off and remove the key, all of those things stay on (DRLs, climate control, cluster). I tried unplugging the battery for a bit, but all of those things would come back on when i reconnect it.
I figured I shorted something with water, so I unplugged the battery and let the car sit and dry (indoors).
Fast forward a month later, I connect the battery back, and the funny electrical gremlins seem to be gone. However, now the car won't start at all! It just cranks forever. Any ideas where to start looking?