Re: XG Ute Problems
Not sure if you've fixed your problems, but I can assure the XG is a creature from another planet.
Firstly, I'm not sure the engines will change over easily without having a sparky rewire the smart locks to suit. The XG's SL is located behind the dash and to the left of the ashtray. They fitted it to the dash and then installed the dash... another dopey ford screw up. Simply pull out the radio and astray and cut, yes cut, a 3 inch square hole about an inch from the front and into the left hand face of the cove into which the ashtray slots and you'll find the smart lock riveted to a metal wall behind it. Then you've got to get a drill in there and remove it through the hole you've cut. Start with a small hole to be sure you're in the right place... the smart lock is approx 3 by 4 inches long and it's black. Tis easy, trust me. Oh, and a sparky will have no idea where to look. Even ford has no idea where it is and they built it!
Then the fun begins.
Smart locks suck btw.
If you've got fuel pressure to the injectors, which I very much doubt, turn the key on and test the injector wires for power. If there is power there, fine. If not you need to reset the smart lock.
1: Open the car door and insure the interior light comes on... the smart lock is wired into it. No interior light, not smart lock... get it?
2: turn the ignition off until the smart lock light in the dash flashes on and off.
3: turn the ignition to the on position, but do not fire the engine up. Simply leave the ignition in the prefire position for 3-4 hours (yes, you heard me, 3-4 hours) and the smart lock resets itself. Theoretically...if you lock the doors, with the windows down - so you don't lock the keys inside with the ignition on, off course - you'll actually hear the smart lock activate and it should unlock all the doors on its own.
Anyway, I've fitted the AU XR6 engine to my XG ute and all I had to do was splice one wire and hey pesto.