Thanks again, needless to say the first thing I did was to lubricate the lock barrel, the problem happen two days ago. The car is drivable of course, every thing works OK, just can't remove the key. I disconnected the battery in the hope that it would reset things but all that achieved was to make me reset the clock & find out how to get rid of the ESP warning light, which turns out to be, drive the car & the steering resets the warning light.
My guess still is that a micro switch that allows the key to return to O isn't being activated by the stick when in P. The problem is how do I get to it without taking the car to bits.
As you will have seen from the pic of the gate, there are no screws or even plastic release clips to remove to find out whats under there & yes the center console may have to be removed.
I will look forward to what you may find out about the electronics, cheers.
Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 AT 2:00 PM