This Adapter Will Destroy Your Car

  • Published: 13 May 2019
  • This Adapter Will Destroy Your Car, DIY life hack and car repair with Scotty Kilmer. Car destroyed by cheap cigarette plug adapter. Car life hacks. Charger adapter hack. Why your car's electronics can be destroyed by these small aux adapter devices you plug in your car. Cheap adapters that are harmful to your car. Why many cars are having electrical problems due to these plug in adapters. The truth about adapter plugs for your car. Car advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.

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    2. Common Sense
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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   6 days back

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    ⬇️ Things used in this video:
    1. Safe Charging Adapter:
    2. Common Sense
    3. 4k Camera:
    4. Camera Microphone:
    5. Camera Tripod:
    6. My computer for editing / uploading:

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    1. Bluetooth Scan Tool:
    2. Cheap Scan Tool:
    3. Basic Mechanic Tool Set:
    4. Professional Socket Set:
    5. Ratcheting Wrench Set:
    6. No Charging Required Car Jump Starter:
    7. Battery Pack Car Jump Starter:

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    • Fidel Castrosolis
      Fidel Castrosolis  1 days back

      Scotty Kilmer an inverter good thinking scotty.

    • No Name
      No Name  3 days back

      When I have Honda Accord parked next to my Tacoma. Both vehicles rush me on the amount of time I have to go open the doors after I unlock them with the remote before they lock themselves up again. Vice versa. Then I have to go back inside the house for the key to unlock them because I didnt know they would lock themselves up again. -.-

    • Tony Louis
      Tony Louis  3 days back

      Scotty , you have no idea what you're talking abou about, the reason why the car wouldn't start is not because of RF, it's because the car has a voltage sensor control module that keeps the car in check and stops the run mode when the car senses an abnormally low voltage or over current draw. RF will not effect this vehicle. "Electronics Engineer for over 50 years"

    • ken james
      ken james  4 days back

      The BBC do not advertise at all. You need a licence..,

    • Robin Jays
      Robin Jays  4 days back

      Awesome video 😀

  • Chris Farley
    Chris Farley  13 minutes back

    Lol dude Scotty’s videos are getting better

    • Robert Paul
      Robert Paul  23 minutes back

      I guarantee you if I hot-wired an inverter up to my battery somebody in my family is going to leave the switch on and then I'll have bigger problems

      • adaptiveagile
        adaptiveagile  2 hours back

        Such a smart guy. Love this channel.

        • Otema Duncan
          Otema Duncan  2 hours back

          Hope the winner selection by a computer won’t be interfered with given the EMI in that room.

          • Ben Dover
            Ben Dover  3 hours back

            He is like the Jack Sparrow of mechanics 🥴 😆😂

            • james jones
              james jones  3 hours back

              Great Scott

              • MaskinJunior
                MaskinJunior  4 hours back

                My BMW has USB-outlets from factory.

                • Meeean Azz
                  Meeean Azz  4 hours back

                  The Mad Scientist of car mechanics

                  • Israel Ferrera
                    Israel Ferrera  4 hours back

                    Jijiji, Hi Scotty,

                    • Metod Kolar
                      Metod Kolar  4 hours back

                      Clean non offensive comment😂

                      • Adrian Scarecrow Hernandez

                        Really? Those little things can cause problems. These days it seems even turning the ignition key can cause problems. Thanks for another great tip Scotty.

                        • Sean L.
                          Sean L.  4 hours back

                          great video

                          • Ken
                            Ken  5 hours back

                            Scotty =-0 ?!? Love Ur vids, but gotta point sumptn out, here. You advised getting an inverter for primarily electronics, but didn't caution people about buying cheap MSW (Modified Sine Wave) inverters. Sensitive electronics need pure sine wave inverters, or the dirty electricity of the cheapo inverters can destroy your gizmos. Pay a lil extra for a PSW inverter. It'll pay for itself. Phones, laptops, etal ain't cheap.

                            • PieSniper
                              PieSniper  5 hours back

                              Hope I'm not too late for the contest.

                              • Radio Astro
                                Radio Astro  6 hours back

                                I'm guessing they don't have build in resistors that give out just the right frequency that/whatever the device may need..

                                • Mike O'Brien
                                  Mike O'Brien  6 hours back

                                  Non-offensive comment

                                  • Nick Glover
                                    Nick Glover  6 hours back

                                    Genuine Anker products are great for USB charging needs. Very high quality, and the one we had fail didn't take anything else with it. Anker sent a replacement ASAP and it has been chugging along ever since.

                                    • mrdidovets
                                      mrdidovets  7 hours back

                                      What I Learned today is that gravity causes my pants to fall down. It makes sense now

                                      • Gabriel Orozco
                                        Gabriel Orozco  7 hours back

                                        This makes sense because my car was having problems when i had a multiport in for my dash cam and gps. After taking it out. I didnt have problems.

                                        • ribergzzon gaming
                                          ribergzzon gaming  8 hours back

                                          I am a clean comment

                                          • Shena Johnson
                                            Shena Johnson  8 hours back

                                            I have a 2007 Chrysler Aapen and it has a V8 HEMi gets only 10 miles per gallon. Is it true and ok to hook up a computer chip that will allow it to get good gas mileage?

                                            • gardenofthedogs
                                              gardenofthedogs  8 hours back

                                              I'm ringing the bell but one minute late!

                                              • Karl Westerhoff
                                                Karl Westerhoff  8 hours back

                                                Great video, Scotty!

                                                • Ed Peters
                                                  Ed Peters  9 hours back

                                                  Interesting self induced problem. I like the ones with a volt display.

                                                  • Teh_Squirrel
                                                    Teh_Squirrel  9 hours back

                                                    I have a Pug 5v charger.

                                                    • Mike Stuckert
                                                      Mike Stuckert  11 hours back

                                                      Non-offensive comment

                                                      • G Pate
                                                        G Pate  12 hours back

                                                        I never knew any of this!

                                                        • Michael Ausk
                                                          Michael Ausk  16 hours back

                                                          Cheap chargers often are problematic..

                                                          • John Wolfe
                                                            John Wolfe  17 hours back

                                                            I have bought the cheap ones. First they did not pull enough juice to charge my smartphone. After a few days I could not use the push button start like you said. I had a friend tell me to unplug the adapter. About twenty minutes later it started. Never had a problem when I bought a better one.

                                                            • BIGTEX TRUCKER
                                                              BIGTEX TRUCKER  17 hours back

                                                              So Dollar Tree's $1.00 usb charger would be a really bad choice then eh Scotty?

                                                              • Victor Tinnin
                                                                Victor Tinnin  18 hours back

                                                                Wow. Who would’ve thought that could cause an issue with the computer. I like the inverter idea

                                                                • Gaige B
                                                                  Gaige B  18 hours back

                                                                  Good to know

                                                                  • Oofa T Maloofawitz
                                                                    Oofa T Maloofawitz  19 hours back

                                                                    Thanx for the info!

                                                                    • Kindredy
                                                                      Kindredy  19 hours back


                                                                      • Trannysoros Flex
                                                                        Trannysoros Flex  19 hours back

                                                                        Great vid

                                                                        • Viliam Beňa
                                                                          Viliam Beňa  19 hours back

                                                                          I just once saw your video Scotty and now I'm watching your videos almost daily and keep referring to friends 🤔

                                                                          • NewHampshire Jack
                                                                            NewHampshire Jack  20 hours back

                                                                            This had to be one of the best advise videos ever for folks decking out that brand new ride. For those who really need a large power source, Scotty's suggestion of wiring a quality (get a pure sine wave unit for sensitive electronics) direct to the battery is SPOT ON. Installed in modern cars with big alternators, you will own a wonderful emergency power backup. It will not replace a good gen-set but will get you past short term trouble.

                                                                            • Luís Silva
                                                                              Luís Silva  21 hours back

                                                                              Let me guess. .. you sell USB chargers...

                                                                              • MrWeareone777
                                                                                MrWeareone777  22 hours back

                                                                                This could be the reason my radio changes by itself and switches to CD as well. Either that or my LEXUS IS250 is possessed.

                                                                                • Alex Kay
                                                                                  Alex Kay  23 hours back

                                                                                  Excellent Advice your the only person i have ever head mention this .Well Done.

                                                                                  • Maureen Meyerhoff
                                                                                    Maureen Meyerhoff  23 hours back

                                                                                    Beam me up Scotty. U are so mechanical and electronic! I love your wit and the pics in the top right.

                                                                                    • K Danagger
                                                                                      K Danagger  23 hours back

                                                                                      I kept getting random bluetooth disconnects between my phone and car with one of these installed. Yanked it out and the bluetooth disconnects immediately stopped.

                                                                                      • ChrisSoChris
                                                                                        ChrisSoChris  23 hours back

                                                                                        Get an adapter that displays coordinates of unlocked '94 Celica's in your zipcode

                                                                                        • Devon Fischer
                                                                                          Devon Fischer  1 days back

                                                                                          We've made driving and cars too complicated.....

                                                                                          • Donnie Hackathorn
                                                                                            Donnie Hackathorn  1 days back


                                                                                            • Jennifer Blevins
                                                                                              Jennifer Blevins  1 days back

                                                                                              Hey Scotty! I'd like to win one of those converters!

                                                                                              • J Huggins
                                                                                                J Huggins  1 days back

                                                                                                My 2016 Toyota Highlander with keyless ignition would not lock as if the keyless fob was left inside. I finally unplugged one of those cheap 12v usb adaptors and it would then lock. Thanks for the info. Even the dealership was baffled.