Is the starter motor definitely toast? The inhibitor switch could be faulty or there could be a bad connection at the multiplug connection at the top of the bellhousing. Another possibility is a badly adjusted selector lever. If the reverse lights come on when R is selected then the selector lever is adjusted correctly. A continuity test with a multimeter is the best way of testing the inhibitor switch and the wiring.
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