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Cigarette lighter blown

Hi guys,

The part of my Sat Nav charger that plugs into the cigarette lighter socket fell apart.

As i didn't know the things in my cigarette lighter were when i first saw them i fished them out straightaway through curiosity. Unfortunately the car was on at the time and the parts i fished out were metal. I saw electrical arcing as i pulled the parts out and the cigarette lighter is now dead.

I consulted the manual and replaced fuse F44 in the fuse box under the dash with another20 amp yellow fuse which i got from Halfords. The fuse i pulled out did have a burned through (broken) filament so i was chuffed with myself that i'd sorted it (i'm not a mechanical genius like some of you guys!).

Unfortunately having fitted the new fuse the cigarette lighter still doesn't work. Is there a circuit breaker somewhere i need to reset or something like that?

Thanks in advance for your time and help

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Above the fuse box is a bank with 3 rows of fuses, in the top row, second from the right is ANOTHER fuse that controls the center dash lighting and cigarette lighter, this too has probably blown.
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