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   7 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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    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 😀

  • Franklin Kardos
    Franklin Kardos  35 minutes back

    Insert non offensive comment here

    • Beverly Harrold
      Beverly Harrold  1 hours back

      would the adapter be strong enough to run a freezer, two fans and a swamp cooler?

      • Al Grayson
        Al Grayson  1 hours back

        $1 + tax at Dollar Tree. Lucky to last 1 month. Never used more than 1 USB adapter at once.

        • Christobal Dorado
          Christobal Dorado  2 hours back

          You videos are always awesome

          • Bdger Willams
            Bdger Willams  3 hours back

            Can you put a tin foil hat on your car for driving by power lines you no that eltro magnetization lol

            • the rowdyone
              the rowdyone  4 hours back

              Scotty for President 2020

              • mikelap68
                mikelap68  4 hours back

                great video.... going remove mine

                • MRTRIGGERMAN
                  MRTRIGGERMAN  4 hours back

                  Don't store them near your Junk...

                  • Derry Bullock
                    Derry Bullock  4 hours back

                    Thanks Scotty!!

                    • Andrew Lacey
                      Andrew Lacey  5 hours back

                      Yep we have the same issues with tv and radio reception lol

                      • memeco50
                        memeco50  5 hours back

                        I drive very old cars and use a $1 charger from the dollar store to keep phone charged. For old cars from the 90's it's OK right?

                        • steven nunamaker
                          steven nunamaker  7 hours back

                          cool learn something new everyday thank you

                          • Chris Farley
                            Chris Farley  7 hours back

                            Lol dude Scotty’s videos are getting better

                            • Robert Paul
                              Robert Paul  7 hours back

                              I guarantee you if I hot-wired an inverter up to my battery somebody in my family is going to leave the switch on and then I'll have bigger problems

                              • adaptiveagile
                                adaptiveagile  9 hours back

                                Such a smart guy. Love this channel.

                                • Otema Duncan
                                  Otema Duncan  9 hours back

                                  Hope the winner selection by a computer won’t be interfered with given the EMI in that room.

                                  • Ben Dover
                                    Ben Dover  9 hours back

                                    He is like the Jack Sparrow of mechanics 🥴 😆😂

                                    • james jones
                                      james jones  10 hours back

                                      Great Scott

                                      • MaskinJunior
                                        MaskinJunior  10 hours back

                                        My BMW has USB-outlets from factory.

                                        • Meeean Azz
                                          Meeean Azz  10 hours back

                                          The Mad Scientist of car mechanics

                                          • Israel Ferrera
                                            Israel Ferrera  10 hours back

                                            Jijiji, Hi Scotty,

                                            • Metod Kolar
                                              Metod Kolar  11 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.  11 hours back

                                                  great video

                                                  • Ken
                                                    Ken  12 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  12 hours back

                                                      Hope I'm not too late for the contest.

                                                      • Radio Astro
                                                        Radio Astro  13 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  13 hours back

                                                          Non-offensive comment

                                                          • Nick Glover
                                                            Nick Glover  13 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  14 hours back

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

                                                              • Gabriel Orozco
                                                                Gabriel Orozco  14 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  14 hours back

                                                                  I am a clean comment

                                                                  • Shena Johnson
                                                                    Shena Johnson  14 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  15 hours back

                                                                      I'm ringing the bell but one minute late!

                                                                      • Karl Westerhoff
                                                                        Karl Westerhoff  15 hours back

                                                                        Great video, Scotty!

                                                                        • Ed Peters
                                                                          Ed Peters  15 hours back

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

                                                                          • Teh_Squirrel
                                                                            Teh_Squirrel  16 hours back

                                                                            I have a Pug 5v charger.

                                                                            • Mike Stuckert
                                                                              Mike Stuckert  17 hours back

                                                                              Non-offensive comment

                                                                              • G Pate
                                                                                G Pate  19 hours back

                                                                                I never knew any of this!

                                                                                • Michael Ausk
                                                                                  Michael Ausk  22 hours back

                                                                                  Cheap chargers often are problematic..

                                                                                  • John Wolfe
                                                                                    John Wolfe  24 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  24 hours back

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

                                                                                      • Victor Tinnin
                                                                                        Victor Tinnin  1 days back

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

                                                                                        • Gaige B
                                                                                          Gaige B  1 days back

                                                                                          Good to know

                                                                                          • Oofa T Maloofawitz
                                                                                            Oofa T Maloofawitz  1 days back

                                                                                            Thanx for the info!

                                                                                            • Kindredy
                                                                                              Kindredy  1 days back


                                                                                              • Trannysoros Flex
                                                                                                Trannysoros Flex  1 days back

                                                                                                Great vid