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Can someone please post a picture of their starter solenoid as I need to sort out this "Starting in any gear" problem. Also as you can see from my solenoid there are 2 green wires that go back to the dash to a button that actually engages the starter.
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This is the relay in my car
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Peter,

Can you confirm that the thick red wire on the right goes back to the +side of the battery? And the thick black on the left goes to the starter? Also where does that small dark brown wire go?
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Here's how it should look with the factory wiring. Looking at the picture the heavy wire on the left goes to the battery and the heavy wire on the right goes to the starter. There's a second heavy wire on the left post because I replaced the generator with an alternator.

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Have you checked the switch on the steering column?
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The safety switch on the steering column is allowing you to start in park or N if this switch is removed or jumpered your car will start in any gear
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The switch on the steering column? Is that a switch that only lets it start in Park or Neutral?

Another problem just happened. THE KEY IS STUCK IN THE IGNITION. I can't believe my luck. You start one job and it creates another. It also started turn over. There is some weird wiring going on here. Anyone know how to get a key out?
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If you do not have a wiring diagram for your Tbird, take a look at the Technical Resource Library (TRL) and go down to the wiring diagrams. Print out the one for your Tbird and check your wiring. Who knows what might have been done to your wiring over the years. As for the Neutral Switch down at the bottom of the steering column, near where it mounts to the dash, if it has been messed with, it could allow the car to start in any position. Or it if it is not adjusted correctly. As to how to get your key out of the ignition, someone who has been down that road should be able to tell you how to do it. BTW, the link to the TRL is always part of my signature element...
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Thanks Ray. Found the diagrams. It might be a blessing in disguise. Looks like I might have to break the key off and change the ignition out with a universal one I have as a spare.

I'll keep you posted.
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...THE KEY IS STUCK IN THE IGNITION. ...It also started turn over...
How is it stuck? Does the whole assembly turn with the key? Does the key turn to the off position? Was it forced when turned? We need a lot more details. I would NOT break the key off because you need it to change tumblers. This is covered in the Shop Manual.
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