Re: SMART LOCK problems!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had similar intermitant problems - where the light may or may not flash - sometimes the car starts, others it doesn't. Ford wanted to replace the whole thing at much $$$.
As an experiment, I traced the starter solenoid activation wire I sliced in a new wire (whilst leaving the original still in place) the new wire I ran back into the passenger comparment, ran it through a toggle/spring type flip switch, then to the permenant live at the ignition switch - however any permentant live would do.
So now when my wife (it's her car) can't start the car, she switches on the ignition (without taking all the way round to start position) then momentarialy presses the toggle switch - and hey presto.
It's bit of a bind, but it works, and it was cheap (A$13.00)