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   5 months back

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    • Roberto Tamborrini
      Roberto Tamborrini  2 weeks 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  4 weeks 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  1 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  1 months back


    • cristian dl cruz
      cristian dl cruz  3 months back

      The link crapped out its no longer available for safe charger

  • Daniel Santana
    Daniel Santana  4 hours back

    "...and pulls you back to the planet" Why I never thought that?

    • Targe4545
      Targe4545  8 hours back

      Good advice Scotty

      • Stephen Arling
        Stephen Arling  1 days back

        In summary, never use crappy parts or accessories with a modern car.

        • T A
          T A  2 days back

          This is very useful thanks

          • fx802
            fx802  4 days back

            I put a converter in my car and my wife said to me, "You look Marvelous!?!?

            • Mr Paul Grimm
              Mr Paul Grimm  4 days back

              I hear voices in my head

              • Nikolai Kalashnikov
                Nikolai Kalashnikov  5 days back

                Not using an adapter, but I have a 2016 Toyota Rav-4 and Samsung S6 where the blue-tooth doesn't work consistently.
                What would you do to determine if the problem was the car or phone or both ?
                Watching this video, I kinda suspect that the USB is outputting too much interference from the Rav-4.

                • Michael Jones
                  Michael Jones  6 days back

                  Who would have ever known

                  • Raymond Wydra
                    Raymond Wydra  6 days back

                    Should also unplug those adapters cuz they can also drain your battery if left in for long periods of time

                    • Aws Alsamarrie
                      Aws Alsamarrie  1 weeks back

                      Good to know, thanks!

                      • James Graham
                        James Graham  2 weeks back

                        I had a cheap adapter in my car and it blew a fuse and my car wouldn't start.I changed the fuse and it started.Don't use cheap adapters.

                        • David Norwood
                          David Norwood  2 weeks back

                          thanks for the info Thumbs up

                          • Ellen Romanoff
                            Ellen Romanoff  2 weeks back

                            Where can you buy a good, safe car cellphone charger? Thanks! 🙋🏻

                            • Ri2nonerok
                              Ri2nonerok  2 weeks back

                              I bought a walmart inverter for 9 bucks for my bmw 528i 2012, destroyed my passenger footwell cigarette lighter socket

                              • Beeah Robinson
                                Beeah Robinson  2 weeks back

                                I need this, I own one of those cars you say are the most unreliable LOL

                                • O.G. R/\H
                                  O.G. R/\H  2 weeks back

                                  You are absolutely right! I was using a FM transmitter that actually wasn’t cheap, but I did buy it at Best Buy & there’s something to be said for brick and mortar. The problem I was having was a high frequency hum, not a ground loop as many people experience. Long story short I looked up reviews on a better transmitter that used Bluetooth and purchased it online. I was having a problem arming/disarming my alarm system. We have an identical truck with an identical alarm system (and I mean identical) that could be armed and disarmed from a very good distance away. Turns out that’s what was causing my problem not to mention garage door opener frequencies etc... you are absolutely right!

                                  • Jim Bo
                                    Jim Bo  2 weeks back

                                    Maybe aluminium sticky tape.
                                    I don’t half learn a lot from your videos.

                                    • James Williams
                                      James Williams  2 weeks back

                                      Physicist haven't figured out why gravity doesn't work on Scotty's hands.

                                      • J P
                                        J P  2 weeks back


                                    • Arnold Bautista
                                      Arnold Bautista  2 weeks back

                                      Yes with old and cheap ones but now the new one does not have a coil but instead they have DC-DC Converter.

                                      • Orenda369
                                        Orenda369  2 weeks back

                                        Anker and Aukey make excellent 12V-USB adapters.

                                        I the fast-charge circuit on the Anker is great since I also use my phone as the primary media control control and navigator at the same time, so it's always drawing a lot of power.

                                        • michael Boudreau
                                          michael Boudreau  3 weeks back

                                          Nice , thank you for the information.

                                          • bp 77
                                            bp 77  3 weeks back

                                            Scottie..for the love of god get a new garage door. The bottom panel is completely rotted out

                                            • Darild Santos
                                              Darild Santos  3 weeks back

                                              That's probably the reason why i need a loud exhaust system

                                              • Craig Parker
                                                Craig Parker  3 weeks back

                                                I save the majority of your videos. I've learned so much. Thank you , Craig

                                                • mike
                                                  mike  3 weeks back

                                                  This dude is awesome:)
                                                  Love from an Irishman in aus

                                                  • DIANNE BOOMER
                                                    DIANNE BOOMER  3 weeks back

                                                    What brand of charger did you mention for $20?

                                                    • Craig Holden
                                                      Craig Holden  3 weeks back

                                                      I'm really going to check this out. I have a check engine light on in my wife's car a 2012 GMC Terrain. Thanks Scotty

                                                      • truthwatcher55
                                                        truthwatcher55  3 weeks back

                                                        Very interesting, does plugs from GPS Garmin etc cause this issue also?

                                                        • Tezzasbigbuz
                                                          Tezzasbigbuz  3 weeks back

                                                          Pretty sure one fried my battery all I could smell was sulfur

                                                          • Paul Fischl
                                                            Paul Fischl  3 weeks back

                                                            Thank you for the information. Now I know my problem.

                                                            • Rosemarie Hunter
                                                              Rosemarie Hunter  3 weeks back

                                                              I keep blowing fuses with an inverter from Lowes

                                                              • Imonlyhalfnuts really
                                                                Imonlyhalfnuts really  4 weeks back

                                                                Scotty, im old (60) any i too have encountered many of the things you discuss. It's fun to watch you explain them. Keep up the videos, they are certainty great to watch.
                                                                ob yeah, my garage strongly resemb les yours. big fun to be a collector of oddball stuff.
                                                                take care.

                                                                • rhcev6
                                                                  rhcev6  4 weeks back

                                                                  my issue with those plugs is its too easy to pop the breakers. Is there a product DIY can hardwire to an emply fuse space for 5v that has 3+ plugs? (only an issue for older cars anyway as new ones have tons of 5v plugs)

                                                                  • Tom Z
                                                                    Tom Z  4 weeks back


                                                                    • vijayan chomatil
                                                                      vijayan chomatil  4 weeks back

                                                                      I guess I'm ok since my USB ports come from my aftermarket Kenwood stereo.

                                                                      • pasquale rella
                                                                        pasquale rella  4 weeks back

                                                                        No more cheep adapters thanks scotty

                                                                        • Richard Skalla
                                                                          Richard Skalla  4 weeks back

                                                                          So, my 200 watt ham radio isn't causing any trouble.....

                                                                          • E9 G
                                                                            E9 G  4 weeks back

                                                                            Tooth brush is what i need meow

                                                                            • Adrian Oliva
                                                                              Adrian Oliva  4 weeks back

                                                                              Get good USB adapters on slickdeals!

                                                                              • HD Drone 4k
                                                                                HD Drone 4k  4 weeks back

                                                                                I jump started my van with my power converter I use for the usb stuff, just like the one you had, it started my engine but the electronics went to poop , doors wouldn't open i blew a few fuses and fryed some other electronics, ended up scrapping the van,

                                                                                • Roland Gutierrez
                                                                                  Roland Gutierrez  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Great video and very informative, thanks Scotty.

                                                                                  • egads2
                                                                                    egads2  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Imagine "Brain Interference"

                                                                                    • Charlie Adams
                                                                                      Charlie Adams  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Thanks for the heads up

                                                                                      • Dave Krueger
                                                                                        Dave Krueger  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Love your videos. Always learn something new. Never thought about them adapters

                                                                                        • DC Bluez
                                                                                          DC Bluez  1 months back

                                                                                          As an engineer that designs switching power supplies Scotty you are right. A poorly designed cheap circuit which is basically in this case a high frequency switching power booster it can create a lot of stray parasitic oscillations. On a good design which in most cases would have to be larger for good filtering of the stray noise created by the high speed high frequency switch mode circuitry. This requires chokes and inductors and so on which there is no space for this on the small size of these units. The DC going in at 12v is clean. The switching of the circuitry dirties it up and chops up the sine wave and creates spikes most of the time on a square waveform and then is supposed to be cleaned up on the output side of the unit with an array of inductors to smooth it all back out. The EMI and RF emitted can be extreme. Being in a plastic case makes it even worse to control.

                                                                                          • Pam Doyle
                                                                                            Pam Doyle  1 months back

                                                                                            I subscribed to channel. My 2015 Mustang automatic would not shift to park last night. Alarm re sensors on also. Hope he covers something like this.

                                                                                            • Ashlyn Pope
                                                                                              Ashlyn Pope  1 months back

                                                                                              Thank you for making these videos. You are educating me on vehicles for sure lol.