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 months back

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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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    • Roberto Tamborrini
      Roberto Tamborrini  1 months back

      Scott I've got a land rover Discovery 1 1991 plate and when I drive sometimes the gear box housing gets really hot and at other times it doesnt. Any suggestions?

    • James Holmberg
      James Holmberg  2 months back

      @tarstarkusz R U trying to say Scotty's wrong about something? That's it! You officially not kicked off of this channel. 1) It's a free country. 2) Scotty's a big boy and he can take it. Is it too late to sign up for winning the thingamajig or the whatchamacallit?

    • Gabriel Silvaz
      Gabriel Silvaz  2 months 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  2 months back


    • cristian dl cruz
      cristian dl cruz  4 months back

      The link crapped out its no longer available for safe charger

  • FoxhoundVnzla
    FoxhoundVnzla  1 days back

    man i love your channel! i always learn something, hahaha someday i will buy a toyota too.

    • Preston Thompson
      Preston Thompson  2 days back

      Thanks for the lesson on phone car chargers. Didn’t know that they could interfere with the automobiles of today. Another way around these things is to go back to the real cars and trucks. You know like the 60’s and 70’s. Where you didn’t get ripped off by big automotive manufacturers. It’s almost the year 2020 and new trucks are still only getting 15 to18 m.p.g.. the same gas mileage that a 1976 truck would get. Just another way of putting more money into there pockets.

      • Cory Burns
        Cory Burns  3 days back

        Hey I have even seen those at the 99 cent store. Good thing my car has built in USB ports.

        • JoseCruz Tellez
          JoseCruz Tellez  3 days back

          Is this just newer cars or all cars? I have a 2004

          • Rodolfo Solis
            Rodolfo Solis  4 days back

            Nice info, thx. Thise who buy cheap stuffs are concemnrd to broke their car

            • wolfpacak47
              wolfpacak47  6 days back

              scotty=hold my beer!!

              • Kenny Gross
                Kenny Gross  6 days back

                cause problems yes video clearly shows it destroy your car? i wanted to see a ruined car!

                • Odeo
                  Odeo  1 weeks back

                  My car radio doesn't have an aux cord or bluetooth would using a good cigarette lighter adapter be ok for that? Also would I be able to leave it in all the time?

                  • Madi Lee
                    Madi Lee  1 weeks back

                    Man I didn't know, but now I know.

                    • FastgunEd
                      FastgunEd  1 weeks back

                      Scotty says wreck havoc instead of wreak havoc with a long E sound. 2 different words there Scotty. LOL

                      • dav ep
                        dav ep  1 weeks back

                        Just a personal preference, but I think saying "higher quality" is better than saying "more expensive" since $$$ does not always mean quality. And vice versa.

                        • Blah Blah
                          Blah Blah  1 weeks back

                          What’s the safe car charger brand Scotty is talking about? The link to purchase it doesn’t work.

                          • Blah Blah
                            Blah Blah  1 weeks back

                            What’s the safe car charger brand Scotty is talking about? The link to purchase it doesn’t work.

                            • Blah Blah
                              Blah Blah  1 weeks back

                              What’s the safe car charger brand Scotty is talking about? The link to purchase it doesn’t work.

                              • Graham
                                Graham  2 weeks back

                                VERY interesting, 4:00 perhaps that's why my RF based TPMS tyre pressure monitoring system decided not to talk for a while! A small poly or ceramic 0.1uF capacitor soldered across the back of the 12V socket would work wonders but best to buy decent ones!

                                • Crowman
                                  Crowman  2 weeks back

                                  They need to go back to not putting computers into vehicles in 2019

                                  • Crowman
                                    Crowman  1 weeks back

                                    @Alex Schuman true or you can always milk older cars and trucks

                                  • Alex Schuman
                                    Alex Schuman  1 weeks back

                                    That will literally never happen.

                                • Sincerely Lavender
                                  Sincerely Lavender  2 weeks back

                                  Once again...Scotty tells us something that nobody else does!!!! P.s. I don't know why anybody wouldn't follow you! We all got cars and need to learn how to take care of them! I learned so much from you that I'm a devoted fan. 🚙🚙🚙🚙🚙😀only problem is your videos are addicting lol

                                  • Wutzmyname Mike
                                    Wutzmyname Mike  2 weeks back

                                    That's why I bought a Monster charging plug.

                                    • Joseph Imbesi
                                      Joseph Imbesi  3 weeks back

                                      "Do you accept Scotty to be your Vehicle Saviour and redeemer" it before its too your Souls, Sanity..and Car at the same time!

                                      • Brenda Chown
                                        Brenda Chown  3 weeks back

                                        Thanks from all the single girls , Scotty !

                                        • Kingalbert
                                          Kingalbert  3 weeks back

                                          I hope the computer pick me

                                          • ddillon1022
                                            ddillon1022  3 weeks back

                                            Makes a lot of sense!

                                            • tinferl
                                              tinferl  3 weeks back


                                              😂 💀

                                              • Mad Matt
                                                Mad Matt  3 weeks back

                                                I think it's funny that Dodge pays for advertising on Scotties channel! 🤣🤣

                                                • Daryn Russell
                                                  Daryn Russell  3 weeks back

                                                  Toyota= two old yamahas on thin aluminium

                                                  • Mark Wiley
                                                    Mark Wiley  3 weeks back

                                                    I have had them in my car for years. No problems at all.

                                                    • mattheviewer
                                                      mattheviewer  3 weeks back

                                                      Very handy info, but note that large power inverters also use switching systems and, if not properly made, generate a ton of interference. Many of them produce "modified sine wave" AC which is nasty for computers, phone recharging, etc.

                                                      • ssng1
                                                        ssng1  3 weeks back

                                                        Scotty you are the best, and I thank you for all you do to help people understand everything about their cars.
                                                        I really appreciate your sincerity, honesty, and your hilarious sense of humor! Looking forward to your future videos and the wealth of information you put into them. Thank you Sir!!

                                                        • William Mickelson
                                                          William Mickelson  3 weeks back

                                                          That big power in enter still does DC to ac and etc.

                                                          • William Mickelson
                                                            William Mickelson  3 weeks back

                                                            USB adapter running a laptop?

                                                            • Nancy Drageland
                                                              Nancy Drageland  3 weeks back

                                                              An adapter would be nice, thank you!

                                                              • Daniel Santana
                                                                Daniel Santana  3 weeks back

                                                                "...and pulls you back to the planet" Why I never thought that?

                                                                • Targe4545
                                                                  Targe4545  3 weeks back

                                                                  Good advice Scotty

                                                                  • Stephen Arling
                                                                    Stephen Arling  4 weeks back

                                                                    In summary, never use crappy parts or accessories with a modern car.

                                                                    • T A
                                                                      T A  4 weeks back

                                                                      This is very useful thanks

                                                                      • fx802
                                                                        fx802  4 weeks back

                                                                        I put a converter in my car and my wife said to me, "You look Marvelous!?!?

                                                                        • Mr Paul Grimm
                                                                          Mr Paul Grimm  4 weeks back

                                                                          I hear voices in my head

                                                                          • Nikolai Kalashnikov
                                                                            Nikolai Kalashnikov  4 weeks back

                                                                            Not using an adapter, but I have a 2016 Toyota Rav-4 and Samsung S6 where the blue-tooth doesn't work consistently.
                                                                            What would you do to determine if the problem was the car or phone or both ?
                                                                            Watching this video, I kinda suspect that the USB is outputting too much interference from the Rav-4.

                                                                            • Michael Jones
                                                                              Michael Jones  4 weeks back

                                                                              Who would have ever known

                                                                              • Raymond Wydra
                                                                                Raymond Wydra  4 weeks back

                                                                                Should also unplug those adapters cuz they can also drain your battery if left in for long periods of time

                                                                                • Aws Alsamarrie
                                                                                  Aws Alsamarrie  1 months back

                                                                                  Good to know, thanks!

                                                                                  • James Graham
                                                                                    James Graham  1 months back

                                                                                    I had a cheap adapter in my car and it blew a fuse and my car wouldn't start.I changed the fuse and it started.Don't use cheap adapters.

                                                                                    • David Norwood
                                                                                      David Norwood  1 months back

                                                                                      thanks for the info Thumbs up

                                                                                      • Ellen Romanoff
                                                                                        Ellen Romanoff  1 months back

                                                                                        Where can you buy a good, safe car cellphone charger? Thanks! 🙋🏻

                                                                                        • Ri2nonerok
                                                                                          Ri2nonerok  1 months back

                                                                                          I bought a walmart inverter for 9 bucks for my bmw 528i 2012, destroyed my passenger footwell cigarette lighter socket

                                                                                          • Beeah Robinson
                                                                                            Beeah Robinson  1 months back

                                                                                            I need this, I own one of those cars you say are the most unreliable LOL

                                                                                            • O.G. R/\H
                                                                                              O.G. R/\H  1 months back

                                                                                              You are absolutely right! I was using a FM transmitter that actually wasn’t cheap, but I did buy it at Best Buy & there’s something to be said for brick and mortar. The problem I was having was a high frequency hum, not a ground loop as many people experience. Long story short I looked up reviews on a better transmitter that used Bluetooth and purchased it online. I was having a problem arming/disarming my alarm system. We have an identical truck with an identical alarm system (and I mean identical) that could be armed and disarmed from a very good distance away. Turns out that’s what was causing my problem not to mention garage door opener frequencies etc... you are absolutely right!