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Car cigarette lighter dead

What does this mean? I commute every day so my battery seems fine. What could cause this. I just got my car serviced and they replaced the spark plugs. Could this have something to do with it?

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    Marvin May 11, 2010

    power to the lighter has a blown fuse, u don' t get this?

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