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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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   6 days back

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    ⬇️ Things used in this video:
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    5. Camera Tripod:
    6. My computer for editing / uploading:

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    2. Cheap Scan Tool:
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    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 😀

  • james jones
    james jones  33 minutes back

    Great Scott

    • MaskinJunior
      MaskinJunior  56 minutes back

      My BMW has USB-outlets from factory.

      • Meeean Azz
        Meeean Azz  57 minutes back

        The Mad Scientist of car mechanics

        • Israel Ferrera
          Israel Ferrera  1 hours back

          Jijiji, Hi Scotty,

          • Metod Kolar
            Metod Kolar  1 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.  1 hours back

                great video

                • Ken
                  Ken  3 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  3 hours back

                    Hope I'm not too late for the contest.

                    • Radio Astro
                      Radio Astro  3 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  3 hours back

                        Non-offensive comment

                        • Nick Glover
                          Nick Glover  4 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  4 hours back

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

                            • Gabriel Orozco
                              Gabriel Orozco  4 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  5 hours back

                                I am a clean comment

                                • Shena Johnson
                                  Shena Johnson  5 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  5 hours back

                                    I'm ringing the bell but one minute late!

                                    • Karl Westerhoff
                                      Karl Westerhoff  5 hours back

                                      Great video, Scotty!

                                      • Ed Peters
                                        Ed Peters  6 hours back

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

                                        • Teh_Squirrel
                                          Teh_Squirrel  7 hours back

                                          I have a Pug 5v charger.

                                          • Mike Stuckert
                                            Mike Stuckert  8 hours back

                                            Non-offensive comment

                                            • G Pate
                                              G Pate  10 hours back

                                              I never knew any of this!

                                              • Michael Ausk
                                                Michael Ausk  13 hours back

                                                Cheap chargers often are problematic..

                                                • John Wolfe
                                                  John Wolfe  15 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  15 hours back

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

                                                    • Victor Tinnin
                                                      Victor Tinnin  15 hours back

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

                                                      • Gaige B
                                                        Gaige B  16 hours back

                                                        Good to know

                                                        • Oofa T Maloofawitz
                                                          Oofa T Maloofawitz  16 hours back

                                                          Thanx for the info!

                                                          • Kindredy
                                                            Kindredy  16 hours back


                                                            • Trannysoros Flex
                                                              Trannysoros Flex  16 hours back

                                                              Great vid

                                                              • Viliam Beňa
                                                                Viliam Beňa  17 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  18 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  18 hours back

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

                                                                    • MrWeareone777
                                                                      MrWeareone777  20 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  20 hours back

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

                                                                        • Maureen Meyerhoff
                                                                          Maureen Meyerhoff  21 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  21 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  21 hours back

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

                                                                              • Devon Fischer
                                                                                Devon Fischer  22 hours back

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

                                                                                • Donnie Hackathorn
                                                                                  Donnie Hackathorn  22 hours back


                                                                                  • Jennifer Blevins
                                                                                    Jennifer Blevins  23 hours back

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

                                                                                    • J Huggins
                                                                                      J Huggins  23 hours 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.

                                                                                      • VuTang01
                                                                                        VuTang01  24 hours back

                                                                                        Scotty I need one of those Qualcomm

                                                                                        • Clifton Samson
                                                                                          Clifton Samson  1 days back

                                                                                          I want to win the prize

                                                                                          • Remrie Arrie
                                                                                            Remrie Arrie  1 days back

                                                                                            Here is my clean, non offensive comment. Thank you for uploading this video. I didn't realize those put out RF signals. I got a decent double one by Anker, that is the only one I use. I also have a 300 watt inverter which doesn't have any USB connectors on it though. It has the DC adapter on the wires, I'm going to cut it off and splice wires to run it to the battery.

                                                                                            • Nick Johnson
                                                                                              Nick Johnson  1 days back

                                                                                              So my abs and traction lights were on for some reason. I had a cheap SafeTech USB charger that I bought from Office Depot. The one with the seatbelt cutter on it. I took it out and my abs and traction lights turned off. So thanks, Scotty!

                                                                                              So it seems like it was keeping my abs from communicating with the system. So, my abs started working again. When my abs started working again realized there's a cable that needs to be replaced. It's causing my abs to misfire.......fixed one problem just to fix another. Can't wait to get rid of this damn Impala, lol. Went to the junkyard to grab a mirror for my Impala, there's was soooo many un-wrecked Impalas there.

                                                                                              • Fidel Castrosolis
                                                                                                Fidel Castrosolis  1 days back

                                                                                                kool an inverter.