The had been a bit stormy, wet and windy, but not exceptionally wet the day it went (this is Britain). You thinking it finally got into the electronics somewhere?
It's the manual box, with the electronic cruise control on the steering wheel. I did have a look at both of the fuse boxes, I checked all that looked relevant, but couldn't find any dodgy fuses. It does have two reversing light bulbs, unlikely they both blew at the same time.
I forgot to mention that the SRS light came on at the same time the other bits stopped working.
There's a lot of cables, trunking and pipes making a physical examination of the wires a problem. What path do these circuits take through the engine bay that could cause or expose them to damage? Or is it just a task of pulling connectors apart and checking continuity?
I'll test it that way if that's the way to do it, I'm just a bit cautious of false positives if I'm not doing it right, could waste a lot of time...
I pulled the VSS from the box to inspect it, looked ok, but in all honesty I don't know what it should look like, can't find a photo anywhere.