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Re: stiff steering
Sounds like you got electric Power Assisted Steering (PAS). So steering will go stiff if battery dying.
Also sounds like you got a charging fault, battery not charging (battery light on). Either alternator has stopped working or power not getting through, bad alternator and/or battery cables, also earth cables can corrode, also connections.
Conceivably possible the ancillary belt that drives the alternator has broken, but I would've thought that would've made lots of noise, at least.
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