V50 ignition issue? sometimes no dash lights
Hi there! I just stumbled across this site and looks like I'll be visiting a bit... first post so let me start by saying hello from the Hills in Sydney.
We just purchased a 2007 V50 2.4 S auto and it's a great car to drive but have come across a bit of an issue. On the odd occasion turning the ignition to position II fails to do anything - as in the engine and oil and all the other lights fail to come on, and obviously nothing happens then after you try to fire it up either. Position I works and unlocks the steering but nothing else.
This has happened 3 times now and the last time took several hours of me trying a new battery in the key fob, enabling the alarm and then trying, disconnecting the battery for 10 mins, checking fuses, entering the car with the key manually then trying, tapping the key in the ignition... then one time she just fired up.
So while that's an entertaining story I guess what I want to know is if this is a common problem and do I need to replace the ignition barrel? Does the ignition barrel on this model need to be coded? And lastly as I think I'd rather someone who knows what they're doing take care of it, I'd really appreciate some suggestions on where to take our car for this and any future work as well.
Thanks for the help,