1994 BMW 325 cigarette lighter

Tiny
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  • 1994 BMW 325
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 120,000 MILES
I was taking apart the dash and stereo to change some lights in my BMW. I had forgotten I left the battery connected, after reconnecting and disconnecting multiple times before. The screwdriver I was using touched the metal on the cigarette lighter and a bunch of sparks flew everywhere. I tested it to see if would work, even with my car charger, but nothing.

To repair this would I have to change the whole circuit and wiring or just replace the cigarette lighter with a new. (And surrounding electronics do work)
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Monday, September 22nd, 2008 AT 1:45 AM

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Tiny
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You have a blown fuse, look in the under hood fuse box behind the left shock tower, the legend is in the lid.
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Monday, September 22nd, 2008 AT 10:33 AM
Tiny
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When I was taking out the car I noticed a plastic box behind/under the radio (possibly a fuse/relay box>?). Would the fuse for the cigarette lighter be in there
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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 AT 12:19 AM
Tiny
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The fuse box is under the hood on the left side of the engine compartment, next to the shock tower, it will be a 30 amp fuse.
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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 AT 7:31 PM

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