This is my first post but I have taken quite a lot of advice from the site recently.
I have on '02 plate Laguna II 1.9Dci and earlier this week I started to get a (another) problem. When I insert the keycard into the reader it flashed and the red alarm light in the instrument panel flashed at the same time. There were no other lights, sounds etc and I couldn't start the car. I removed the card and reinserted it and hey presto, off I went.
This has happened every day until yesterday afternoon, when it took about 15 minutes until it started.
Last night it decided to wave the white flag and told me it wasn't playing any more! The car is parked outside my friends house, the ignition is not available and the steering lock won't disengage.
I read on another thread that something similar had happened to several people and it had been the solenoid on the steering lock. Is there an easy way to find out if it is this and, if so, any ideas how to get at it?
Any help and advice GREATLY appreciated!