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   2 months 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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    • cristian dl cruz
      cristian dl cruz  5 days back

      The link crapped out its no longer available for safe charger

    • samad968
      samad968  1 months back

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

    • dallimamma
      dallimamma  1 months back

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

    • Mike Scott Singh
      Mike Scott Singh  2 months back

      Scotty Kilmer you should have been a stand up comic, your smart and funny, reminds me of Reagan.

    • Chris K.
      Chris K.  2 months back

      What do you think of the cigarette lighter Bluetooth radio transmitters?

  • Ethan Brackett
    Ethan Brackett  5 hours back

    Really good video scotty! Loving all your content so far whatcha think of a 2013 or newer ford fusion vs the same year mazda 6

    • CannaBear Products
      CannaBear Products  18 hours back

      O WoooooW! I shop at that StonerDrug store @1:51-@1:52

      • ucallthatatweet
        ucallthatatweet  21 hours back

        Scotty, remember when you said that you could bypass a lot of computer controls on a car with toggle switches? This video has me thinking that you should restore a car that way, recording as much as possible.

        • Dojocho
          Dojocho  1 days back

          While on the subject of what people dont know.....If you live near a nuclear power plant.... all nuclear plants have to vent heat into the atmosphere...and that heat is radioactive....they just dont tell anyone. My uncle worked as a Physicist at the one in NY. Its highly radioactive and its invisible...basically its gamma radiation.....he said they vent it in the evenings.

        • taco meat
          taco meat  2 days back


          • Ron Grubbs
            Ron Grubbs  2 days back

            Scotty. A V 8 engine is good.because the more cylinders a motor vehicle has the smoother and less vibration. The reason Ferrari has more cylinders in v12 is for reliability in racing to win. Not for more power. That depends on displacement. A 5.7 liter diesel v8 Cadillac eldorado gets better economy than a 2.4 liter 4 cylinder Mercedes. Mercedes is overrated. Some American cars were better built and great cars.

            • Derek Davis
              Derek Davis  3 days back

              man scotty thanks. i got one of those cheap things from the dollar tree...big mistake now that I'm thinking about it.🤣🤣😂

              • Elise Andrews
                Elise Andrews  4 days back

                U r awesome Scotty

                • Christie Ross
                  Christie Ross  4 days back

                  Thanks that may be why my battery on my phone goes out to quickly. I do love the info thanks

                  • Davy Moose
                    Davy Moose  4 days back

                    Loved /love your Videos! I learn soo much !

                    • Carmelia Van
                      Carmelia Van  4 days back

                      I need and want it i got those kids lol

                      • Norris Durrant
                        Norris Durrant  4 days back

                        Very ,very cool :)

                        • Mint Mono
                          Mint Mono  4 days back

                          Okay Scotty I'll buy the damn Toyota

                          • RG JR.
                            RG JR.  5 days back

                            EVERYONE! Make sure you put your phone on airplane mode when flying.

                            • Evan Odder
                              Evan Odder  5 days back

                              A cheap power inverter is lots worse than a cheap socket adapter.

                              • Gwendolyn Apacanis
                                Gwendolyn Apacanis  5 days back

                                M y kind of Guy Scottie is ...a wanna be Grannu evhanic for MY 96 BRO..YEEaah

                                • Garry Gemmell
                                  Garry Gemmell  5 days back

                                  Superb stuff as always!

                                  • Mhice Garcia
                                    Mhice Garcia  6 days back

                                    I watch your videos almost 5 times a day. Bless you Scotty, from the Philippines.

                                    • Anabel Hinojosa
                                      Anabel Hinojosa  6 days back

                                      Thank you for all your helpful tips. Being a single Mom of three and driving a lot, I feel more confident knowing stuff. I really want to watch from day 1 of your videos. Thanks Scotty!

                                      • William D.
                                        William D.  6 days back

                                        On a Chevrolet Volt the adapter that you plug those things in it's built into the center console on top of the dash I had one plugged in and it fried the complete Dash plug.. not only can you adapter but when your dash Outlet fries also it can be quite expensive to repair...

                                        • Roberto Guardado
                                          Roberto Guardado  7 days back

                                          My man Scotty I need that Qualcomm adapter for my 2015 Mustang Convertible please!!! Let see if I win !!!

                                          • Zachary Auciello
                                            Zachary Auciello  1 weeks back

                                            Really, DC to AC to DC? I figured the cheaper ones just did a simple DC voltage drop from 12V to 5V.🤔
                                            I wonder if that's why the cheaper ones cause issues.

                                            • Russell Marsh
                                              Russell Marsh  1 weeks back

                                              You have to take a voltage drop from dc to ac. The coil is what creates an electromagnetic field, then a rectifier, finally a capacitor to discharge the dc into ac at a specific voltage. Which cannot exceed 6.5 volts due to the battery. UNLESS it has an amplifier, which even in small voltage amounts, can be much too big for your cig lighter. AC just means that the voltage fluctuates from negative to positive, and frequency is simply the time in which it takes a cycle to complete. (I think I've explained it right, I'm on pain meds currently lol)

                                              • L Y
                                                L Y  1 weeks back

                                                What about FM Bluetooth plugs?

                                                • Randy Livengood
                                                  Randy Livengood  1 weeks back

                                                  Hmmm. I wonder if that’s why my F-350 is throwing a code to check the gas cap! I replaced the gas cap and it’s still saying to check it. I’m going to take that stupid phone charger out today. Thanks Scotty!

                                                  • BubbaJones
                                                    BubbaJones  1 weeks back

                                                    I just unplugged all of mine! With lots of grand babies with there faces stuck in devices they are missing out on so much of why I have them with me in the 1st place. Thank you for educating me. And giving me a reason why they need to connect with me & the scenery.

                                                    • Hanz Groten
                                                      Hanz Groten  1 weeks back

                                                      2013 chev cruze dollarama adapters 6yrs old in a 6yr old car, key start ignition no issues

                                                      • Ana Rey
                                                        Ana Rey  1 weeks back

                                                        I want one. rev up your chargerssss

                                                        • jim halcom
                                                          jim halcom  2 weeks back

                                                          can those little adaptors be respmsible for my BCM going bad suddenly, or was it the LED headlight kit I installed recently in my 98 Plymouth Voyager?

                                                          • Elmer Fudd
                                                            Elmer Fudd  2 weeks back

                                                            But if you flail your arms around in the air wildly you will understand it.

                                                            • William Eshelman
                                                              William Eshelman  2 weeks back

                                                              Who would've thought? GREAT points and advice.

                                                              • Betty Lpz
                                                                Betty Lpz  2 weeks back

                                                                Awesome information. I learned something extremely important. Thank You for educating me. Letting others know about this.

                                                                • Ultra Joe
                                                                  Ultra Joe  2 weeks back

                                                                  This dude is crazy

                                                                  • Willie Williams
                                                                    Willie Williams  2 weeks back

                                                                    Scotty, i have been a mechanic for 30 yrs and i don't know as much as you do.
                                                                    Personally I'm tired of all the electronics on the cars especially the sensor system.
                                                                    I had a 99 montana the refused to start. Now, i deffinately am not the brightest guy about the wiring diagnostics and probably messed the car up. But i put $700 in new part on this thing and it still refused to start. The montana has a wire that goes from the icm (ignition control module) to the rear crank sensor on the back of the engine. That wire lays on the heat shield of the exhaust manifold and gets burned up a lot. When it does, the bare wire shows and shorts out the icm. Is it possible that it would short out the computer also?
                                                                    I'm asking because i have a 2000 Montana that runs pretty well.

                                                                    Since I figured i ruined the car and i couldn't get any help, i stripped the good parts and junked the 99 Montana.

                                                                    • John Lowell
                                                                      John Lowell  2 weeks back

                                                                      Scotty what do you think of a solar panel that attaches to the cigarette lighter port that keeps the battery charged?. I have been using one for my 2004 Ion that I drive occasionally and It seems to keep the battery charged. What're your thoughts ?

                                                                      • Bubba Wayne
                                                                        Bubba Wayne  2 weeks back

                                                                        Love the laffing Scotty, that’s why your videos are so entertaining 😂

                                                                        • Cary Butts
                                                                          Cary Butts  2 weeks back

                                                                          I wanted to say since I've found your channel. It's put alot of things into perspective. I now tell people the things I learn from you.

                                                                          • Bob Bowie
                                                                            Bob Bowie  2 weeks back

                                                                            I plug my *radar detector* into the lighter socket- I guess that's why I'm only getting *three miles per gallon.*

                                                                            • Drsilmi
                                                                              Drsilmi  2 weeks back

                                                                              🏃🏻‍♂️Running to my car to remove my sleazy phone charger.

                                                                              • Mr Pat
                                                                                Mr Pat  3 weeks back

                                                                                I replaced my standard rear tail/brake bulbs with LED type on my Honda and they worked well but guess what, everytime you pressed the brake pedal it would cause serious radio interference on my car FM radio!
                                                                                So Scotty is correct

                                                                                • John Lopez
                                                                                  John Lopez  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Another great video. I drive big rigs for UPS. and a bunch of our tractors have the check engine lights on. The mechanics check it and find nothing then reset the computer and it goes away for a short time but then always comes back on. Now I know why. My coworkers plug everything under the sun into the power points.

                                                                                  • Christopher Stayton
                                                                                    Christopher Stayton  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I enjoy your video's very informative .

                                                                                    • Rosemary leonetti/finelli

                                                                                      I like that now my Van has a TV for Movies but was stock. Never used it

                                                                                      • Charlie Caltagarone
                                                                                        Charlie Caltagarone  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Never would have thought

                                                                                        • Saved by grace
                                                                                          Saved by grace  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Why does this remind me of Bill Net the science Guy?

                                                                                          • TheMobster450
                                                                                            TheMobster450  3 weeks back

                                                                                            What about the inverters that you plug into the inside of a cigarette lighter ? Are those ok ?

                                                                                            • dicky angkoso
                                                                                              dicky angkoso  3 weeks back

                                                                                              This is exactly what happened to my car. I plugged that thing, and my car alarm became erratic when I leave the car. It's unlocked by itself. Key fob won't work. But after I unplugged that thing, voila! Everything back to normal. And it's a new Toyota.