This Adapter Will Destroy Your Car

  • Published on May 13, 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 ago +646

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    • cristian dl cruz
      cristian dl cruz 5 days ago

      The link crapped out its no longer available for safe charger

    • samad968
      samad968 Month ago

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

    • dallimamma
      dallimamma Month ago

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

    • Mike Scott Singh
      Mike Scott Singh Month ago

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

    • Chris K.
      Chris K. Month ago

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

  • Amr Abdelrahman
    Amr Abdelrahman 8 minutes ago

    Hello Scotty , for very long time i have been following your videos and it is really useful and i learn a lot from you
    Since i design these things , i have few comments as an opinion :)

    * True cheap USB chargers cause problems , but i think the noise is transferred through the wires , you can see it if you have an oscilloscope , good USB Chargers have filters to stop such noise

    * Don't think DC to AC inverter in the car would be a good thing unless it is a small one 200Watts Max (= about 17A) , as it will draw too much current which will affect battery life (in creasing DOD decrease number of Cycles)

    Once more thanks a lot for your videos , and i apologize for not being much of an active subscriber :)

  • Roberto Maya
    Roberto Maya 12 hours ago

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

  • EZkauai
    EZkauai 13 hours ago

    ya scotty

  • Marty Flagg
    Marty Flagg 15 hours ago

    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 21 hour ago

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

  • Ahmad Fathlillah
    Ahmad Fathlillah 21 hour ago

    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 Day ago

    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

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

  • ucallthatatweet
    ucallthatatweet Day ago

    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 ago

    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 ago


  • Ron Grubbs
    Ron Grubbs 3 days ago

    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 ago +1

    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 ago

    U r awesome Scotty

  • Christie Ross
    Christie Ross 4 days ago

    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 ago

    Loved /love your Videos! I learn soo much !

  • Carmelia Van
    Carmelia Van 5 days ago

    I need and want it i got those kids lol

  • Norris Durrant
    Norris Durrant 5 days ago

    Very ,very cool :)

  • Mint Mono
    Mint Mono 5 days ago

    Okay Scotty I'll buy the damn Toyota

  • RG JR.
    RG JR. 5 days ago

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

  • Evan Odder
    Evan Odder 5 days ago

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

  • Gwendolyn Apacanis
    Gwendolyn Apacanis 6 days ago

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

  • Garry Gemmell
    Garry Gemmell 6 days ago

    Superb stuff as always!

  • Mhice Garcia
    Mhice Garcia 6 days ago +1

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

  • Anabel Hinojosa
    Anabel Hinojosa 7 days ago +2

    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. 7 days ago +1

    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 ago

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

  • Zachary Auciello
    Zachary Auciello 8 days ago +1

    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 9 days ago

    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 9 days ago

    What about FM Bluetooth plugs?

  • Randy Livengood
    Randy Livengood 10 days ago

    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 10 days ago

    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 10 days ago

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

  • Ana Rey
    Ana Rey 10 days ago

    I want one. rev up your chargerssss

  • jim halcom
    jim halcom 11 days ago

    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 13 days ago

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

  • William Eshelman
    William Eshelman 13 days ago

    Who would've thought? GREAT points and advice.

  • Betty Lpz
    Betty Lpz 15 days ago

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

  • Ultra Joe
    Ultra Joe 15 days ago

    This dude is crazy

  • Willie Williams
    Willie Williams 15 days ago

    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 16 days ago

    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 16 days ago

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

  • Cary Butts
    Cary Butts 16 days ago

    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 17 days ago

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

  • Drsilmi
    Drsilmi 18 days ago

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

  • Mr Pat
    Mr Pat 19 days ago +1

    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 20 days ago +1

    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 21 day ago

    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 22 days ago

    Never would have thought

  • Saved by grace
    Saved by grace 22 days ago

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

  • TheMobster450
    TheMobster450 24 days ago +3

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

  • dicky angkoso
    dicky angkoso 24 days ago

    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.

  • Allison Mccoy
    Allison Mccoy 24 days ago

    Thank you....i think you just saved my car!

  • Gonzo Tuck
    Gonzo Tuck 24 days ago +1

    I live in Australia and have never meet a mechanic as honest as you. You sir are what we call a fair dinmkin good bloke Scotty. Hats off to you mate.

  • larry breen
    larry breen 24 days ago

    This retired electrician has learned lots of cool car mechanics. Thank you. Everything you said about those "eddy" currents are accurate! Makes sense when you put it all together! Done very well friend Thanks! LB

  • Ricko doiron
    Ricko doiron 24 days ago

    Smart man

  • Cergio A
    Cergio A 25 days ago

    If it was not for this video I was never figure out that my usb charger was interfering with the tpms. I was already thinking about buying a new tpms sensor. Thanks so much Scotty.

  • radanju3
    radanju3 25 days ago

    5:12, 7:08

  • candy girlll
    candy girlll 26 days ago +4

    This guy is the einstein of cars, I can listen to him all day. I'm getting smarter by the minute😎🤓🤓🤓

    • 1111 222nd
      1111 222nd 21 day ago

      Guessing you don't watch to many car channels😂

  • Flute Guy!
    Flute Guy! 26 days ago

    Keep spitting game Scotty.

  • Bryan Fullerton
    Bryan Fullerton 27 days ago

    LOL Scotty Scotty, if you think that electronic gizmo is complicated than you got some issues. Those are so simple its not even funny. Those adapters won't destroy your car. That being said a quality usb adapter is always a good idea.
    LOL that inverter puts out more HF than that USB adapter ever thought of. Scotty, please stay away from any tech.

  • Justin Helms
    Justin Helms 27 days ago

    Dollar tree has them

  • Jason Beno
    Jason Beno 28 days ago

    I run a Samsung 2 outlet USB, never had any problems.

  • Art Zamora
    Art Zamora 28 days ago

    Thanks for the great insight

  • Aftab Khan
    Aftab Khan 29 days ago

    Scotty you are genius mech but you are also a good electronics tech. I am an electrical engineer even i couldn't think that these cheap adapters would mess up with my Toyota Corolla car.

  • WinGate Mose
    WinGate Mose 29 days ago

    Scotty , I became a subscriber a few months back. Really learning a lot from you, enough to drive me to a nervous- break-down ! lol ! Keep the info coming we do appreciate you. Thanks So Much from Alabama.

  • Robert Fremming
    Robert Fremming 29 days ago

    Great info on this stuff.