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Electrical short First of all, you had a short in the electric system that included your cigarette lighter. When you saw the spark, you saw the result of a short. What you are experiencing now is a bad ground in the system. This is what we refer to as stray voltage, which is why your lights are staying on. This is not aa fuse problem. If you haven't unplugged your cigarette lighter, do so. You are going to need the services of an automotive electrian to solve this problem. Is there no easy fix or cheap fix????

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More labor intensive than anything. Tracing wires is no easy task but it can be done. In my honest opinion no this will not be an easy fix, but depending on who does the grunt work of tracing the wires and grounds you can help control the cost. Hope this gives you some direction. Thanks for Using FixYa!

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