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Hi there, the engine of my Elky 1983 automatic (purchased 6 weeks ago in Fl and shipped to europoe) starts in every gear but not only in P. Is this the normal way or is this a technical failure? Thanks for your help and answers. Burkhard Bechtel
 

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sounds like the neutral safety switch is either faulty or has been removed. The neutral safety switch is designed to keep the starter from engaging unless the transmission is in neutral or park. It is located on the lower portion of the steering column under the dashboard.

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Thank you very much. It might be not a big deal because we are just disassembling the car in every single piece to restore it. Hopefuly will find the switch or the broken wire.
 

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The nuetral safety switch has been by-passed. My Elky is the same way, but because an aftermarket shift was installed by the PO and the neutral switch on the shifter was not wired in. Good luck on your restoration. You will find a wealth of info on this site. If you have a question, we will be more than happy to help!!!
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