does not start in N either
there is no power on the s wire when turning the key, when I provide 12v to the solenoid with a temporary wire the starter works, engine starts then I release the temporary wire, this works every time. the 12v is supplied direct from the battery +. I feel / know that if there were 12v on the s wire when turning the key there would be no problem, its as though a button / switch operated by the gear change when not in park preventing starting, is stuck in, but I dont know where it is located. or the Ignition switch when turning the key is not sending 12v to the solenoid, the Ignition switch works in all other respects.
I could not gain access to the pnp switch and not 100% sure what it looks like so will take car to local garage next week, thank you for your help anyway.