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   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:

    ⬇️Scotty’s Top DIY Tools:
    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?

  • sg sun
    sg sun  3 hours back

    Not At All,
    China products serve me years
    on n on,
    "A" phone made in China too.

    • Roberto Maya
      Roberto Maya  7 hours back

      Why doesn’t my 2004 Toyota 4Runner just die 489 Kms strong

      • EZkauai
        EZkauai  8 hours back

        ya scotty

        • Marty Flagg
          Marty Flagg  10 hours back

          I have a friend...bought the .99 cent 1 amp 5 amp plugs...when it was all over: 745 dollars....conplete re-do...the ignition was 1/2 the bill...Spend a lil money...and just use one or buy an inverter......Don't go cheap here...:)

          • Alfred Todd
            Alfred Todd  16 hours back

            Thank you 🙏 , this was really helpful in knowing this, God bless you for sharing .
            JESUS SAVES ❤️
            John 3:16

            • Ahmad Fathlillah
              Ahmad Fathlillah  16 hours back

              dirt cheap mobile phone charger usually emit frequencies that can be heard through you stereo system (audio storing)

              • airgun shooting destruction

                the one dollar store ones lol

                • Ethan Brackett
                  Ethan Brackett  22 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  1 days back

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

                    • ucallthatatweet
                      ucallthatatweet  2 days 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  2 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  3 days back


                        • Ron Grubbs
                          Ron Grubbs  3 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  5 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  5 days back

                                  Loved /love your Videos! I learn soo much !

                                  • Carmelia Van
                                    Carmelia Van  5 days back

                                    I need and want it i got those kids lol

                                    • Norris Durrant
                                      Norris Durrant  5 days back

                                      Very ,very cool :)

                                      • Mint Mono
                                        Mint Mono  5 days back

                                        Okay Scotty I'll buy the damn Toyota

                                        • RG JR.
                                          RG JR.  6 days back

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

                                          • Evan Odder
                                            Evan Odder  6 days back

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

                                            • Gwendolyn Apacanis
                                              Gwendolyn Apacanis  6 days back

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

                                              • Garry Gemmell
                                                Garry Gemmell  6 days back

                                                Superb stuff as always!

                                                • Mhice Garcia
                                                  Mhice Garcia  7 days back

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

                                                  • Anabel Hinojosa
                                                    Anabel Hinojosa  7 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.  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  3 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