Coins in The Radio? Finding a Parasitic Drain
Over the years I¹ve had the privilege of maintaining many “family cars”; typically minivans that haul the parents and kids.
On a couple of occasions a client has come in with the concern that their CD player no longer worked.
We recently had a 2005 Mazda MPV with such a concern and what we found was interesting: coins inside their player – inserted no doubt by curious children. This has occurred a few times before and fortunately it has always brought a good chuckle from the parents.
As we are all about preventative maintenance my tip for today is lock up your coins or at least keep them away from CD players (and young kids)!