Feeding Coins into CD Slot Can Cause Blown Fuses on Honda Odyssey

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Children feeding coins into the radio's CD slot can cause blown fuses, lights to stay on (both interior and exterior), and can ruin what was once a perfectly good radio.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 95,400 (35,000–186,000)
13 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
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My daughter fed our cd player some change thinking it was a piggy bank and shorted everything out! My lights were staying on and all kind of malfunctions were happening. We took all the change out, replaced fuses, and put everything back together. Everything works ok now, even the radio but not the cd player.
Needed to replace the radio entirely the first time, and the clock light stopped working. The second time, the horn kept blowing, they were able to shake out the money and reinstall the radio.
Driving down the road when i heard something within the stereo bounce around and then it died. The blue display light would just blink. At home, I took the panels off to reach the unit and then pulled out the stereo casing (no overly complicated, took 2 hours total). Inside I found 3 nickels, which had shorted the stereo. Took those out and the stereo worked again but the CD player was done