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Ignition switch spark shorted something

II have a 1997 subaru outback and last night while my car boxed in two other cars I broke a key off in my ignition and neither I or a locksmith could get it out so I decided to take the ignition out myself and start the car without it, ya know hot wire it. well in about ten minutes the car was running and the steering wheel had been unlocked and I was driving when a blue spark shot from the the back of where the ignition switch was to a piece of the car that was grounded out and now the car wont start and I think it might be the ignition coil but not sure and dont know how to test it. Unfortunately the way I hot wired it does not allow me to check it using the spark plug input and seeing if it sparks. there is no noise when I try to turn the car over.

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Have a look at your main fuses under the bonnet.

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