156 V6 key won't turn, car won't start
I've been a regular reader of the forum for 6 months since I bought my beloved 156, and had a problem which pushed me into signing up. When I tried to start my car the key got stuck in the lock and would not turn or release. After searching this site I found a thread saying you could release the key with a hidden red lever under the steering cowl, which I did. But after repeatedly trying with both it and my spare key it will not turn (at all).
Both keys still open the central locking and boot, so no issue there. The radio works so the battery isn't flat. I haven't been able to find an answer so was hoping someone can help! Obviously a major problem is I can't drive it to the Alfa specialist. I don't know what my electronic code is, if that is the problem. The car has run flawlessly until now.
Specs: Alfa 156 V6 Auto, 2.5L, 2003