Folks On my W124. I have noticed that I can start the engine with the Auto Gear Lever in any position, including DRIVE!!! I also have no reversing lights? Now the gearbox has been in and out of the car a few times as we rebuilt the engine and gearbox. There are no other apparent issues and the car runs and drives fine. But it is an obvious safety issue. Starting in Drive, could leave a 124 shaped hole in the garage wall. Does the panel suspect the NSS (Neutral Safety Switch)? From what I can find it refers to the car NOT starting in 'P' or 'N' when this switch fails? I am wondering if mine is just disconnected? Getting under the car is not the easiest task for me at the moment, due to my creaking bones. As it is a mission to get down there I want to try and have everything to hand before going in (so to speak).