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   4 months back

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    ⬇️ Things used in this video:
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    2. Common Sense
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    4. Camera Microphone:
    5. Camera Tripod:
    6. My computer for editing / uploading:

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    2. Cheap Scan Tool:
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    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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    • Gabriel Silvaz
      Gabriel Silvaz  3 days back

      Hey Scotty I love your videos!!!! Can you explain the dynamics involved with turbo engines and letting them cool down before shutting the motor off to avoid a “cold Shot” in the turbo in a video?

    • Las Vegas Playboy
      Las Vegas Playboy  1 weeks back


    • cristian dl cruz
      cristian dl cruz  2 months back

      The link crapped out its no longer available for safe charger

    • samad968
      samad968  3 months back

      Subbed! You make some great, informative content to keep the public informative and entertained.

    • dallimamma
      dallimamma  3 months back

      Scotty Kilmer ::: Beam me up, Scotty! I’d love an inverter!

  • Pam Doyle
    Pam Doyle  18 hours back

    I subscribed to channel. My 2015 Mustang automatic would not shift to park last night. Alarm re sensors on also. Hope he covers something like this.

    • Ashlyn Pope
      Ashlyn Pope  2 days back

      Thank you for making these videos. You are educating me on vehicles for sure lol.

      • Peggy Swick
        Peggy Swick  3 days back

        That was so good to know! Wow! Things will change in the car!! ;-)

        • Nico Angel
          Nico Angel  3 days back

          You are great.  I appreciate your expertise and honesty.  I'm sold on your videos Scotty.  I've watched them ALL !!  Never Stop, Buddy !!!

          • Istvan F
            Istvan F  4 days back

            Between "Designated Survivor" on Netflix and Scotty Kilmer, Scotty is always on Pole Position! :) 👍🏻

            • Robert Klein
              Robert Klein  4 days back

              pick me

              • sprintertwo
                sprintertwo  5 days back

                These kinds of devices are supposed to be approved by the FCC through testing to avoid just these kinds of interference issues. Apparently a lot of them slip through anyway. RFI is getting to be a huge problem with all the various RF emitters being made now and regulators are overwhelmed.

                • joshua monk
                  joshua monk  6 days back

                  Thanks for the tip

                  • Maina James
                    Maina James  6 days back

                    Always informative. Never thought an adaptor could cause a problem. Thanks a lot

                    • Bilderberg CEO
                      Bilderberg CEO  6 days back

                      "Live free or die" You're the best, Scotty!

                      • Ricky Burke
                        Ricky Burke  6 days back

                        Great advice cheers 👍

                        • Neil Ahuja
                          Neil Ahuja  6 days back

                          Lazy intro

                          • Zac Laster
                            Zac Laster  1 weeks back

                            Love your videos

                            • Jedidiah Stopyro
                              Jedidiah Stopyro  1 weeks back

                              I drive a 1970. Never had problems with RF interference.

                              • Corey P
                                Corey P  1 weeks back

                                06 Lexus is350, gps keeps jumping off the map and won’t stay calibrated. Also tpms light is on. I’m using one of those adapters and a Bluetooth aux adapter. I’m using a ground loop isolateor also but I’m using a dual tap high quality usb one from the apple store that was 20$. It’s acting up stil I’m going to try unplugging them all today and see. Also could a radar detector be causing issues with my gps and tpms and even key not detected.

                                • Patrick Chubey
                                  Patrick Chubey  1 weeks back

                                  Been a mechanic for 51 years? You don't really look any older than 51. Did you start when you were 6 months old?

                                  • Gilbert
                                    Gilbert  1 weeks back

                                    Not mechanical at all on cars stuck on your videos learning alot thank you & your funny man...

                                    • George Pierce
                                      George Pierce  2 weeks back

                                      Great advice

                                      • David Beaver
                                        David Beaver  2 weeks back

                                        Rock and roll, man.. .your. my car guru scotty.Confucius who's that scotty says

                                        • Kelly Ellis
                                          Kelly Ellis  2 weeks back

                                          Didn’t know this Scotty. Shared your video with my friends.

                                          • Steven Durham
                                            Steven Durham  2 weeks back

                                            Thanks, Scotty!

                                            • Frank Henry Struck 2nd
                                              Frank Henry Struck 2nd  2 weeks back

                                              You should have given the power inverter away. Lol

                                              • Kitty Breaux
                                                Kitty Breaux  2 weeks back

                                                I have both enjoyed and learned a lot from your videos, especially this one. Thank you. klb

                                                • Rosalio Flores
                                                  Rosalio Flores  2 weeks back

                                                  I love you Scotty. Your videos are not only informative but entertaining as well. Can’t stop watching. Keep it up👍🏼👍🏼. God Bless.

                                                  • Jeff Moran
                                                    Jeff Moran  2 weeks back

                                                    Sounds like this is going on. Nice to know things like this

                                                    • A. Okoronkwo
                                                      A. Okoronkwo  2 weeks back

                                                      I bought a honda civic and because of this damn charger. My ignition switch was thrown out of wack. Thanks Scotty ! It all makes sense now

                                                      • Science-is-Truth
                                                        Science-is-Truth  3 weeks back

                                                        Actually SCIENTISTS DO UNDERSTAND ELECTROMAGNETISM VERY WELL.
                                                        Almost our entire modern world exists on the phenomena of ELECTROMAGNETISM.
                                                        Scientists DO UNDERSTAND IT, BUT APPARENTLY YOU DO NOT.
                                                        By the way that large POWER ADAPER you recommend USES ELECTROMAGNETISM and produces far MORE RFI than those small adapters.

                                                        • John Andrus
                                                          John Andrus  3 weeks back

                                                          I have a friend of mine who I let stay at my house after her divorce. I let her use my Explorer to get around town. The battery kept going dead. She had put one of those adapters in the cigarette lighter and the damn thing was draining the battery. I didn't realize it until I touched it and it was quite warm. I pulled it out and jump started the Exploder and it had no problems after that. These things draw power all of the time whether being used or not. Unplug them when you aren't using them.

                                                          • Colonel Mark Julifs
                                                            Colonel Mark Julifs  3 weeks back

                                                            You can buy them at DollarTree.
                                                            I've also seen them as low as 25 cents at discount stores.

                                                            • Carol Horn
                                                              Carol Horn  3 weeks back

                                                              They plug into the cig lighter with a USB port? Not good. My friend runs an Inogen Oxygen machine with one of these. He needs a Qualcomm.

                                                              • Gusoutgoing
                                                                Gusoutgoing  3 weeks back

                                                                Hi, Scotty i had install amp , then soon after had car problems . Car won't start.. long story short. Problem was the wires were pull under the carpet to install amp would short out the fuel pump..after inspection the wires torn from small piece of car metal under breath carpet and would short out fuel pump. Got rid the amp and wire car ran normal there after.

                                                                • Christopher Woolshleger

                                                                  Keep up the good job Scotty your videos allways have great information

                                                                  • Medieval Terrence
                                                                    Medieval Terrence  4 weeks back

                                                                    Go to your local department store and buy a rechargeable battery to charge your phone. Then charge the battery at home and keep it handy and you'll never need to charge your phone in your car.

                                                                    • Tony Gutierrez
                                                                      Tony Gutierrez  4 weeks back

                                                                      Does anyone have the link? It’s not working for me

                                                                      • Armando Cornejo
                                                                        Armando Cornejo  4 weeks back

                                                                        I just bought a 2008 truck and noticed that the low pressure tire light comes on after driving the vehicle for about 20 minutes. Would check tires and they were all good. I always have my phone plugged in with cheap charger. Getting rid of charger and see what happens. Thanks for your video Scotty!

                                                                        • Ravi
                                                                          Ravi  4 weeks back

                                                                          Scotty, ...even cheap inverters can provide EMI....!!! The voltage being switched in inverters is 110/220 this has more chance of interference than a simple 5v adapter...

                                                                          • Robert Nazarov
                                                                            Robert Nazarov  4 weeks back

                                                                            My girl got me a bestek adaptor that fits in the cup holder, should I unplug it when not in use?

                                                                            • Alika McCoy
                                                                              Alika McCoy  4 weeks back

                                                                              Thanks that really helps have a great day you are a life saver

                                                                              • Tony Daniel
                                                                                Tony Daniel  4 weeks back

                                                                                I bought some cheap wires from China and they killed my iphone

                                                                                • dazmac15
                                                                                  dazmac15  4 weeks back


                                                                                  • MR. FUSON
                                                                                    MR. FUSON  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Wait just a stinking minute was this auto advice or a sales pitch ?

                                                                                    • Mitchell Collins
                                                                                      Mitchell Collins  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Scotty can you show me how to lubricate the fan bearings

                                                                                      • Joe Daponte
                                                                                        Joe Daponte  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Had a prob with the cheap ones to.

                                                                                        • Randy Owens
                                                                                          Randy Owens  1 months back

                                                                                          Love ya Scotty!

                                                                                          • ncrdisabled Submarine vet

                                                                                            I have a 2019 mazda cx-9 gt and it happened to me 2 times i bought one from walmart a samsung which i thought would work great but when we got out of the store the ignition stays lit but it would not start even the doors would not open we had to use the emergency key to get in. When i unhooked the battery and it started but when we got back out it did it again . I took out the usb charger and everything worked i have a ba in electronics and took my scope out and found the fob used 915hz and the usb charger used the same .

                                                                                            • Kathryn Parker
                                                                                              Kathryn Parker  1 months back

                                                                                              Are the regular phone chargers (curly wired) safe? It's real hot when I unplug it.

                                                                                              • DKorekkek Couple
                                                                                                DKorekkek Couple  1 months back

                                                                                                Also, you'd probably want to put your phone on Airplane mode or just turn off your phone when charging and yes, get a high quality adapter.