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:
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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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    6. No Charging Required Car Jump Starter:
    7. Battery Pack Car Jump Starter:

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    • Fidel Castrosolis
      Fidel Castrosolis  14 hours back

      Scotty Kilmer an inverter good thinking scotty.

    • No Name
      No Name  2 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  3 days back

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

    • Robin Jays
      Robin Jays  3 days back

      Awesome video 😀

  • Michael Ausk
    Michael Ausk  1 hours back

    Cheap chargers often are problematic..

    • John Wolfe
      John Wolfe  3 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  3 hours back

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

        • Victor Tinnin
          Victor Tinnin  3 hours back

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

          • Gaige B
            Gaige B  4 hours back

            Good to know

            • Oofa T Maloofawitz
              Oofa T Maloofawitz  4 hours back

              Thanx for the info!

              • Kindredy
                Kindredy  4 hours back


                • Trannysoros Flex
                  Trannysoros Flex  4 hours back

                  Great vid

                  • Viliam Beňa
                    Viliam Beňa  5 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  6 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  6 hours back

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

                        • MrWeareone777
                          MrWeareone777  8 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  8 hours back

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

                            • Maureen Meyerhoff
                              Maureen Meyerhoff  8 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  9 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  9 hours back

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

                                  • Devon Fischer
                                    Devon Fischer  10 hours back

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

                                    • Donnie Hackathorn
                                      Donnie Hackathorn  10 hours back


                                      • Jennifer Blevins
                                        Jennifer Blevins  11 hours back

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

                                        • J Huggins
                                          J Huggins  11 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  12 hours back

                                            Scotty I need one of those Qualcomm

                                            • Clifton Samson
                                              Clifton Samson  12 hours back

                                              I want to win the prize

                                              • Remrie Arrie
                                                Remrie Arrie  13 hours 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  14 hours 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  14 hours back

                                                    kool an inverter.

                                                    • Andrew B6
                                                      Andrew B6  15 hours back

                                                      I have some USB power adapters that emit RF at the same frequency as my favorite FM radio station, making it unlistenable. Those were supposedly good ones, too. Might be a knock-off. Time to investigate a little more.

                                                      Thank you, Scotty!

                                                      • mike mansfield
                                                        mike mansfield  15 hours back

                                                        depends if its a 5v reg like a 7805 chip or a switch mode job that's rubbish.

                                                        • Connor Hunter
                                                          Connor Hunter  16 hours back

                                                          Free adapter sounds like a win

                                                          • Larry Shultz
                                                            Larry Shultz  16 hours back

                                                            Never thought to check this for possible car issues. Love your channel packed full of useful advice. Please put me in the drawing. I have kids that love to use there tablets in the car and would like to win one. Thank you scotty

                                                            • mamus4
                                                              mamus4  16 hours back

                                                              Scotty I do enjoy your videos a lot, but do you think you can invest those millions into fixing up your rotten garage doors, old windows and just pay someone to clean up around the backyard and house, seriously, you wont take them millions with you.

                                                              • Normand Thibault
                                                                Normand Thibault  17 hours back

                                                                Great car repair video and the host so interesting love to have a beer with him !

                                                                • Danny Holstein
                                                                  Danny Holstein  17 hours back

                                                                  A down converter doesn't use coils and AC, it uses pulses. It should have filtering to reduce the conducted emissions which is what is messing up the RF systems in the car. And the filter should include inductance, which is similar to a coil.

                                                                  • Tom Corinne
                                                                    Tom Corinne  21 hours back

                                                                    I thought my wife was your biggest fan but that is a big fan. Good vid Scotty Ill share it around.

                                                                    • Mark Andrews
                                                                      Mark Andrews  22 hours back

                                                                      Hey Scotty - you know that Qualcomm brand makes a lot of the iPhones too?
                                                                      Thanks for you information
                                                                      Love it, I learn something every time I watch you.
                                                                      “Ring that bell!”
                                                                      Cheers Mark
                                                                      ps; if I win I will give the adaptor to my son for is 1998 Rav4.

                                                                      • 2011.5BBC
                                                                        2011.5BBC  23 hours back

                                                                        Most new cars have USB ports for charging as well, those cheap adapters suck.

                                                                        • W. Todd Clark
                                                                          W. Todd Clark  23 hours back

                                                                          Scotty, I get a charge out of watching your videos.

                                                                          • Rudy BC
                                                                            Rudy BC  1 days back

                                                                            Good advice as always!

                                                                      1 days back

                                                                              ring that bell lol i never seen any client visiting his shed lol

                                                                        1 days back

                                                                                he talks about modern cars he never been in modern car only modern car he seen is 1980 Chevy lol

                                                                          1 days back

                                                                                  Scotty Kilmer is a claun and shoud be working in circus don't listen to this person lol

                                                                                  • Chris
                                                                                    Chris  1 days back

                                                                                    Maybe one of these is causing my transmission to have shift shock issues in my new 2019 Rav4.

                                                                                    • John Kohler
                                                                                      John Kohler  1 days back

                                                                                      As always thank you Scotty, My TIME light kept randomly coming on and I NEVER knew Why., well now I know. You're awesome Scotty!!!

                                                                                      • Mark Gipson
                                                                                        Mark Gipson  1 days back

                                                                                        Your videos are always great.  You get to the point and explain the subject well.  When I have a problem with one of my cars or trucks, I search your videos first. Thanks

                                                                                        • Davey Bernard
                                                                                          Davey Bernard  1 days back

                                                                                          "What's the frequency, Kenneth?"

                                                                                          • ffieditor
                                                                                            ffieditor  1 days back

                                                                                            Scotty, I'm calling you on the rug on part of what you said. Not on the part that they don't create RF's. You can create 5VDC without convert the 12VDC to 12VAC. I build them in collage for a binary math class and lab. What they using is cheap crap china made IC over the better made US IC which are bigger and don't create the RF's because they have the build in RF shielding.

                                                                                            • Mitch Mitchell
                                                                                              Mitch Mitchell  1 days back

                                                                                              Hi Scotty, What a good report regarding plug in adapters and what they can cause...Thanks for suggesting that Qualcomp device or other very good device. Your sense of humor and your scientific and practical comments are very much relevant and intelligent. Scotty your the RockStar of automobile world and should ce called the CarStar of automobile -)-) Michel

                                                                                              • Daniel Glosser
                                                                                                Daniel Glosser  1 days back

                                                                                                Your are a good dude