Ok Gilly, I see what your saying. and you might be right, because I just checked the lights in the trunk on each corner and they are both burnt out, and your right the fuse #9 trick did'nt work.
Maybe I have two problems, this microchip does make since the way you expained it (the light remains on in the dash) and tells the system that its closed. but, also, the close assist wont close the trunk either (it wont work).
where is the microswitch located exactly and will this have an effect on the pump closure at all or are these two seperate problems.
my trunk is getting annoying because it looks like its not shut.