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Originally Posted by GeordieClio View Post
Did this clicking noise happen when you turned the key to start it?

If so, thats that starter motor which means your battery is flat which would explain why you had no light on and the remote central locking didnt work.

... or it could be
  1. a loose battery connection (check your terminals on the battery posts, earth connection and starter motor).
  2. A stuck started (put your car in gear and rock it back & forth and listen for a mechanical click, then start it normally)
  3. a duff or stuck solenoid (probably needs replacement by an auto electrician who may say it is cheaper to change the whole unit)
Good luck... but if you've just bought it, why don't you speak to your vendor if it you bought from a trader? Might save you some wedge!!!

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