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   1 weeks back

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    • Travis Terrell
      Travis Terrell  6 hours back

      Do you REALLY think your channel deserves more subscribers/viewers than f'ing TOP GEAR? I know it's gone downhill since the cool hosts left, but it's still leagues ahead of this channel. This video alone is proof that you simply do not know what you are talking about.

    • Fidel Castrosolis
      Fidel Castrosolis  5 days back

      Scotty Kilmer an inverter good thinking scotty.

    • No Name
      No Name  7 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

      The BBC do not advertise at all. You need a licence..,

  • Moostang K
    Moostang K  24 minutes back

    Thank you! I have been searching to find out why adapter messes around with my sound system. I'll pass the word. LEDs in these adapters I read cause problems too.

    • 1fastkar
      1fastkar  38 minutes back

      Guilty! I have a cheap one in my 2009 BMW 135i. I've gotten random warnings firing off for a couple years. That POS is going in the bin! Thank you for the link to the Qualcomm model - it's on my list! As always, good stuff sir!

      • Tobias
        Tobias  56 minutes back

        Thanks again Scotty, timely information as always. And since you brought up the unseen effects of rfi, what about that 5G infrastructure that's being installed in America. According to scientists it's absolutely deadly!

        • SUSAN H
          SUSAN H  1 hours back

          It's called earth.

          • IPokeEyesOut
            IPokeEyesOut  2 hours back

            On the new cars maybe. They have way too many electronics to them.

            • Kansa City Shuffle
              Kansa City Shuffle  5 hours back

              The good ones and the bad ones both get parts from nefarious sources. Like the computer smashers found in Southern Asia and China.

              • noelmaula
                noelmaula  5 hours back

                i'D LIKE TO GET THE INVERTER TOO... :-)

                • Benjamin Magee
                  Benjamin Magee  6 hours back

                  good stuff, thanks for sharing

                  • Travis Terrell
                    Travis Terrell  7 hours back

                    "Even physicists don't really understand electromagnetic's even beyond them how this stuff actually works."

                    Is this a joke? I know this guy isn't the most informed, but surely he's just exaggerating for effect. I hope. :/

                    • Paul Hooson
                      Paul Hooson  9 hours back

                      I put four solar panels on the roof of my Town & Country, two deep cycle batteries run through a 4,000 watt inverter that can power a microwave, a TV, charge and run a computer and a cellphone. This separate electric system can supply high power, is reliable and doesn't interfere with the minivans own electrical system.

                      • agn015
                        agn015  9 hours back

                        Thanks for the tip Scotty!

                        • greenspiraldragon
                          greenspiraldragon  10 hours back

                          I unplugged all my spark plugs the car works fine now.

                          • greenspiraldragon
                            greenspiraldragon  10 hours back

                            I did notice when I plug my dual cell phone charger in it interferes with the radio. But I always buy the cheap ones. But it hasn't affected my car's driving.

                            • roger thornton
                              roger thornton  10 hours back

                              Dam Scotty u b spitting that knowledge !!! Thank u sir. U have the best show on u tube to me !!!

                              • High Hopes
                                High Hopes  11 hours back

                                4:30 But caution - those power inverters will drain a battery quickly if the car isn't running with alternator recharging it.
                                Also, those cheap USB chargers can fry your phone - same goes for cheap phone cables.

                                • Luke Bartholomew
                                  Luke Bartholomew  11 hours back

                                  This was a high quality video

                                  • EL DURO
                                    EL DURO  13 hours back

                                    OH snap! will the computer detetc my filthy comment?

                                    • Don Fox
                                      Don Fox  13 hours back

                                      Thanks for info Scotty. I had no idea these plugs would create such a problem.

                                      • emilee
                                        emilee  13 hours back

                                        what whiskey does Scotty drink?

                                        • R J
                                          R J  14 hours back

                                          Thanks, Scotty, always spot-on issues, analysis, and advice.

                                          • cj0e
                                            cj0e  14 hours back

                                            I love your channel, it's the best car channel on YouTube...I hope that was that nice enough to win an inverter  ;)  because I want a refrigerator in my car.  But only after you do a best and worse refrigerator for cars.  I would probably go with a Kenmore or Westinghouse.

                                            • Rich Rockefeller
                                              Rich Rockefeller  15 hours back

                                              I thought Fredo Corleone topped himself?

                                              • Noticias para Reflexionar

                                                This is so serious, that in order for planes to give you AC current, they require transformers rectifiers. Like Scotty said, use that only to provide AC current unless your car has it stock.

                                                • Chazz75
                                                  Chazz75  19 hours back

                                                  Don't use your car and leave it in the parking lot, you will not destroy it

                                                  • hurricane_laine
                                                    hurricane_laine  22 hours back

                                                    AC/DC converter charger, a no no. ?

                                                    • Paladin
                                                      Paladin  23 hours back

                                                      Like Oddball (Kelly's Heroes reference here) said, "there you go with those negative waves man!"

                                                      • Peter Voss
                                                        Peter Voss  23 hours back

                                                        Not to mention the insane FM radio interference from low cost LED headlamps. :/

                                                        • Mathieu Jobidon
                                                          Mathieu Jobidon  23 hours back

                                                          "Even physicists don't really understand electromagnetic stiff" lol is this an April fools thing?

                                                          • Patriot
                                                            Patriot  1 days back

                                                            Damn Scotty, them waving hands of yours, got me all discombobulated.

                                                          • Mike Lamont
                                                            Mike Lamont  1 days back

                                                            Great video as always. Thanks for the good tips!

                                                            • Logan Brunson
                                                              Logan Brunson  1 days back

                                                              clean non offensive comment

                                                              • DAVID Holec
                                                                DAVID Holec  1 days back

                                                                I wonder if an EMF detector would go off on those things

                                                                • Ryan Scherbluk
                                                                  Ryan Scherbluk  1 days back

                                                                  All I use mine for is for my LED lights under my dash. And LEDs barley use any amps at all plus my adapter was like 60 bucks so wasn’t cheap.

                                                                  • ulysses colon
                                                                    ulysses colon  1 days back

                                                                    Good afternoon Scotty i'm puzzled with the qualcomm adapter you recommended we purchase and it doesn't say Qualcomm nor any of the other stuff like the charging symbol. Is it the real McCoy?

                                                                    • Sick Pictures
                                                                      Sick Pictures  2 days back

                                                                      "And a winner will be chosen randomly by COMPUTER!" THIS GUY IS AWESOME.

                                                                      • Alberta O/G Lifer
                                                                        Alberta O/G Lifer  2 days back

                                                                        Good knowledge!!!

                                                                        • NPC#920208764020
                                                                          NPC#920208764020  2 days back

                                                                          I assume this doesn't apply to the plug in the glove box on my 06 Suzuki Burgman?

                                                                          • F C
                                                                            F C  2 days back

                                                                            Thank you,

                                                                            • Virtual Insanity
                                                                              Virtual Insanity  2 days back

                                                                              You lost me when you suggested an AC inverter.
                                                                              Plenty of low cost electronics getting around and they aren't just cigarette lighter chargers, a bad inverter can be just as bad, possibly worse than a bad ciggie lighter charger.
                                                                              Regardless of what is used and how it is connected these issues can appear.
                                                                              There is no advantage to avoiding the cig lighter socket for loads within the lighter sockets limit.

                                                                              • Dan Rossi
                                                                                Dan Rossi  2 days back

                                                                                I notice it effects my cruise control . (It won't turn on)

                                                                                • Mudpuppyjunior
                                                                                  Mudpuppyjunior  2 days back

                                                                                  Incomplete info Scotty; an inverter that produces modified sine wave power [that is most of them and almost all of the cheaper ones] will either interfere with or get fried by many electronic products or will fry or improperly run the electronic products, such as laptops, sensitive medical equipment, etc.
                                                                                  You should use an inverter that makes pure sine wave power if you're going to be running certain types of electronic equipment.

                                                                                  • Data Crystals
                                                                                    Data Crystals  1 days back

                                                                                    Mudpuppyjunior yeah, they will make “modified sine waves” which are just square waves, and a HUGE amount of switching noise, however due to the size of the inductors used, it will not interfere with the car. Also, they will die bc if you plug it into an inductive load, the square wave makes huge voltage spikes from inductive kick and kills the semiconductors

                                                                                • Lisa Albarras
                                                                                  Lisa Albarras  2 days back

                                                                                  Awesome information as usual, I am so glad I found your channel Scotty!

                                                                                  • richard weston
                                                                                    richard weston  2 days back

                                                                                    12V DC IN, 5V DC OUT. NOT AN AC ELECTRON TO BE FOUND.

                                                                                    • Antonio D
                                                                                      Antonio D  2 days back

                                                                                      Me:I need to drive my car to the store. Scotty: No! You will destroy your car!!!
                                                                                      Me: Uber?
                                                                                      Scotty: you’ll destroy their car!!! (Scotty’s Creepy laughter )
                                                                                      Me: ummm yeeeah I’ll walk then. 😞

                                                                                      • Roniel Domingo
                                                                                        Roniel Domingo  6 hours back

                                                                                        Scotty: NO! you'll destroy your legs. 😒

                                                                                    • CLMDADE
                                                                                      CLMDADE  2 days back

                                                                                      I used to work at a trucking company, and drivers would use those cheap ones from truck stops and they would mess with the tire pressure monitor system..

                                                                                      • tazgamer
                                                                                        tazgamer  2 days back

                                                                                        I bought a Duracell brand from family dollar, and it blew the fuse as soon as I plugged it in. I didn't buy the cheap brand just a cheaper store.

                                                                                        • Ryan Scherbluk
                                                                                          Ryan Scherbluk  1 days back

                                                                                          tazgamer bought a cheap USB adapter and it worked for one day and that was it. Bought a 60 dollar one hasn’t broke yet

                                                                                      • jared daniels
                                                                                        jared daniels  2 days back

                                                                                        Scotty you rock