plates rear lights won't come on? on 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara

I changed the License light\bulbs but still lights are off; I tried to find a fuse box, but I don't know where it is. The box at the engine compartment does not have a fuse for the License Plate ligh bulbs. Any ideas!

by in Auburndale, FL on June 14, 2009
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ANSWER by on June 14, 2009
There is a 15 Amp fuse marked tail light that sends power to the tail lights, side marker lights and license plate lights. If the other lights work the fuse is OK and the Headlight relay is OK. The wires at the license plate wires are black and red/yellow. Black is ground and red/yellow is the power to the license plate bulbs. I would look for a broken wire going out to the tailgate in the flex harness if all the other tail lights in the rear work.
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COMMENT by on June 15, 2009
thanks for you answer; the fuse is ok and i changed the lights but still they are off...the rest of tail lights are OK. I will check the wires next; Please, where do you find or access this wires? Thanks so much for your great speedy answer!!!
COMMENT by on June 15, 2009
I looked at the manual and the pictures are not clear. Open the tail gate you will see a little black corrugated rubber boot that carries the wires from the body to the door/tailgate, just feel the harness to see if you can feel broke wires in it. If the tail lights and marker lights work the fuse and relay is ok so the problem is in the back of the vehicle. Look for those wire I think they were red/yellow, with the lights on you should have power on those wires.
COMMENT by on July 06, 2011
Thanks so much! That was great; Problem solved. Blessings~
ANSWER by on July 04, 2011
Your fuse box has several relays under the fuses under the hood. The relays are none replaceable and you have to get the whole fuse box to solve the problem. My sister went through the same thing. The box cost almost 500.00.