What, besides a blown fuse, would cause my cigarette lighter not to work? on 1998 Subaru Impreza Outback

My cigarette lighter is not working. I brought it to my local shop and they said its not the fuse. They suggested it could be a short. What else could cause this to happen? How much is the avg cost of short? I only need my lighter to work for my cell charger and navigation system. Are there other options to charge besides the lighter?

Asked by for the 1998 Subaru Impreza Outback
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happened to me too. Had to get a new lighter installed