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 months back

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    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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    • Wes Oblander
      Wes Oblander  1 weeks back

      @df2dot, if you run too many of those dastardly devices, your catalytic converter will clog up and your car engine will die. As soon as you remove it, your car will run perfectly!

    • Roberto Tamborrini
      Roberto Tamborrini  2 months back

      Scott I've got a land rover Discovery 1 1991 plate and when I drive sometimes the gear box housing gets really hot and at other times it doesnt. Any suggestions?

    • James Holmberg
      James Holmberg  3 months back

      @tarstarkusz R U trying to say Scotty's wrong about something? That's it! You officially not kicked off of this channel. 1) It's a free country. 2) Scotty's a big boy and he can take it. Is it too late to sign up for winning the thingamajig or the whatchamacallit?

    • Gabriel Silvaz
      Gabriel Silvaz  3 months back

      Hey Scotty I love your videos!!!! Can you explain the dynamics involved with turbo engines and letting them cool down before shutting the motor off to avoid a “cold Shot” in the turbo in a video?

    • Las Vegas Playboy
      Las Vegas Playboy  3 months back


  • Dugi Devet
    Dugi Devet  5 hours back

    After practicing his metods i must say that my car running better and have much less problems.
    I watch Scotty for long time you can really see the difference how you use car before and after his advice and see improvements.

    • Mike Grant
      Mike Grant  12 hours back

      We're going to need more aluminium foil hats!

      • Roys Insights
        Roys Insights  2 days back

        I’m breaking out the tin foil hat

        • Mike Courtney
          Mike Courtney  2 days back

          Luv your videos scotty

          • Joe M
            Joe M  2 days back

            Thank God for gravity.

            • Mo Jo
              Mo Jo  3 days back

              Maybe that's what's causing the alarm to keep going off on my car

              • Patricia Themaras
                Patricia Themaras  3 days back

                , Thanks for the advice. I would never have known! And would simply have freaked out in a panic!

                • Stephen Murray
                  Stephen Murray  3 days back

                  Thanks Scotty,
                  I’ve got one of those adapters, but I had plans for a lot more. Not now.

                  • Robert Darst
                    Robert Darst  4 days back

                    thank you. scotty. good advice. you are great. thanks again

                    • James Wiseman
                      James Wiseman  4 days back

                      I hope Qualcomm is going to fix my ailments!?!

                      • Rick Cargo
                        Rick Cargo  5 days back

                        I love your videos. Great information.

                        • Paul Cheek
                          Paul Cheek  5 days back

                          electro magnetic propulsion is what aliens use to travel about the galaxy...

                          • Welito Ycong
                            Welito Ycong  7 days back

                            Now I'm gonna remove my Adapter in my car. Thanks Scotty..

                            • AstroWorks
                              AstroWorks  7 days back

                              When you think Scotty is gonna give away an adapter but he gives away the charger :/

                              • July Seng
                                July Seng  1 weeks back

                                My car damaged. How can I fix it?

                                • The Ultimate Male
                                  The Ultimate Male  1 weeks back


                                  • Hardcore For All
                                    Hardcore For All  1 weeks back

                                    You are awesome, keep doing what you do !

                                    • Big Travis
                                      Big Travis  1 weeks back

                                      When my battery needed replacing the first thing my trusted mechanic asked
                                      -did ya leave anything plugged in- when I told him -yes a phone charger- he explained why not to do that and offered me a charger that wouldn’t cause problems , it cost $37 for 2 of them and I haven’t had any problems since

                                      • carrie taylor
                                        carrie taylor  1 weeks back

                                        Well done Scotty! I an 68 years old. I have over over thirty years in the auto business and I continue to learn! I will subscribe and continue to watch!

                                        • jim z
                                          jim z  1 weeks back

                                          It's hard escaping RF in the world we live in. Cell towers, power lines, 2 way radios. I'm waiting for 5g ... 😎

                                          • Brian T
                                            Brian T  2 weeks back

                                            Minor nit, and late to the video but the adapters don't work as described here. They aren't transformer based (think older, heavy wall warts). That would actually be better. These use a "switching" circuit to keep a capacitor charged to the 5v output level. Needless to say, they switch the 12 input on and off at a high rate, and the rate varies with the output load.

                                            Bottom line though? Scotty is right, if poorly built (no-name, made in China) they will splatter broad band RF into every circuit in your car.

                                            • Spiro P
                                              Spiro P  2 weeks back

                                              Thanks this is good information.

                                              • John Chestnut
                                                John Chestnut  2 weeks back

                                                Two words: noise pollution. Yup. That's what it's called.

                                                • mad mike
                                                  mad mike  2 weeks back

                                                  I was running my hot tub off a $3 charger! Work great til the fire

                                                  • Quete Importa
                                                    Quete Importa  2 weeks back

                                                    Scotty ur right. I had a bad experience. My cell phone connector caused fire in my lighter plug. I stopped pluggin my cell phone connected in my cars. Todays cars has mother board(s) that can not uphold the load. Stay away from digital technology. It will destroy your health.
                                                    You are not grounded when u sit in ur car. Don't pick up a cell phone in ur car. The radiation will torch up ur body cells to death. Dont complain that ur brain has been fried like chicken mig nuggets. A cell phone is a deadly weapon. Good luck.

                                                    • Michael Everett
                                                      Michael Everett  3 weeks back

                                                      All the excess radio frequencies and electromagnetic waves nowadays are interfering with racing pigeons homing abilities.

                                                      • K B
                                                        K B  3 weeks back

                                                        Can you do a video on “fix it” the car diagnostic tool?

                                                        • Phantom Duck
                                                          Phantom Duck  3 weeks back

                                                          Put a cell phone in the passenger seat of a Dodge Caliber and watch the air bag light come on lol works every time

                                                          • AAA Beverages
                                                            AAA Beverages  3 weeks back

                                                            Spreading the word to fellow mechanics on dc adapters.

                                                            • Gay Preator
                                                              Gay Preator  3 weeks back

                                                              It’s okay to say hard wire that inverter to your battery. Or have a qualified someone do it for you. Love the “Arm/Leg” on the gas price thumb-nail. 😃

                                                              • Joyce Thornsberry
                                                                Joyce Thornsberry  3 weeks back

                                                                Great information !

                                                                • Suresh Veeramachaneni
                                                                  Suresh Veeramachaneni  3 weeks back

                                                                  Scotty, You're the best! I have learned so much of car maintenance and I am thankful to you!

                                                                  • witzed1
                                                                    witzed1  3 weeks back

                                                                    There are defective regulator designs. When electrical engineers design electronics for cars they are well aware of EMI and their design prevents or bypasses this interference. You are correct there are many sources of EMI interference, most of them are much more powerful than the a 5 volt regulator (like parking your car undera a 500KV power line) It is standard to design for immunity and test to ensure that the design has accomplished its objectives. In fact, all of the electronics in your modern car produce EMI that can interfere with the other electronics. So designing electronics to be immune or to tolerate EMI is essential and is common practice.

                                                                    • Steven A.
                                                                      Steven A.  3 weeks back

                                                                      Lol. So one second he's holding up a little cigarette lighter adapter and saying no, and then he holds up a laptop sized box converter and saying you could put a refrigerator in your car and power it lol, wow I didn't expect that. Great work keep it up Scotty 👍😂

                                                                      • Hammer Head
                                                                        Hammer Head  3 weeks back

                                                                        This is a cool idea, the tire light is on in our car and the air bag in my truck lm going to see if this works

                                                                        • Lincoln Fong
                                                                          Lincoln Fong  3 weeks back

                                                                          nice presentation on usb adapters radio transmission interfering with a car's inboard computer

                                                                          • Rogelio Arroyo
                                                                            Rogelio Arroyo  3 weeks back

                                                                            Scotty congratulations on your Chanel, I enjoy very much your videos. Never stop learning keep them coming.
                                                                            Good day!
                                                                            Ps: I hope I win the charger 😁I need a good one.
                                                                            Thank you.

                                                                            • Betsy Barnicle
                                                                              Betsy Barnicle  3 weeks back

                                                                              How about one of these plugs thats wired to a heated pad - heated seat pads for the driver's seat? Has an on/off switch on the cord. When not in use, I unplug it.

                                                                              • FoxhoundVnzla
                                                                                FoxhoundVnzla  4 weeks back

                                                                                man i love your channel! i always learn something, hahaha someday i will buy a toyota too.

                                                                                • Preston Thompson
                                                                                  Preston Thompson  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Thanks for the lesson on phone car chargers. Didn’t know that they could interfere with the automobiles of today. Another way around these things is to go back to the real cars and trucks. You know like the 60’s and 70’s. Where you didn’t get ripped off by big automotive manufacturers. It’s almost the year 2020 and new trucks are still only getting 15 to18 m.p.g.. the same gas mileage that a 1976 truck would get. Just another way of putting more money into there pockets.

                                                                                  • Cory Burns
                                                                                    Cory Burns  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Hey I have even seen those at the 99 cent store. Good thing my car has built in USB ports.

                                                                                    • JoseCruz Tellez
                                                                                      JoseCruz Tellez  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Is this just newer cars or all cars? I have a 2004

                                                                                      • Rodolfo Solis
                                                                                        Rodolfo Solis  1 months back

                                                                                        Nice info, thx. Thise who buy cheap stuffs are concemnrd to broke their car

                                                                                        • wolfpacak47
                                                                                          wolfpacak47  1 months back

                                                                                          scotty=hold my beer!!

                                                                                          • Kenny Gross
                                                                                            Kenny Gross  1 months back

                                                                                            cause problems yes video clearly shows it destroy your car? i wanted to see a ruined car!

                                                                                            • Odeo
                                                                                              Odeo  1 months back

                                                                                              My car radio doesn't have an aux cord or bluetooth would using a good cigarette lighter adapter be ok for that? Also would I be able to leave it in all the time?

                                                                                              • Madi Lee
                                                                                                Madi Lee  1 months back

                                                                                                Man I didn't know, but now I know.