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   2 weeks back

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    • Travis Terrell
      Travis Terrell  18 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  6 days back

      Scotty Kilmer an inverter good thinking scotty.

    • No Name
      No Name  1 weeks 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..,

  • 27duuude
    27duuude  51 minutes back

    Those radio transmitter type adapters have jammers to clean up the frequency of your choice. They do a wide range to make sure the existing station doesn't cause white noise. I only use these adapters to listen to tunes on my phone through the radio, since it's a base model pickup its only got radio and roller windows.

    I'm probably not having problems because 05's don't have much for RF sensors or controls. I've heard horror stories of some trucks that have RF gas pedals, so I'll be installing a proper aux charger and headphone jack on any new truck anyway.

    • j a
      j a  4 hours back

      Thank you the advice my check engine light came on i will have to try what you said and not use use my charger in the car

      • Praveen  Sharma
        Praveen Sharma  5 hours back

        Yupp Qualcomm paid for this commercial

        • Guido Bogers
          Guido Bogers  8 hours back

          is this guy tipsy always?

          • Hannah Miyamoto
            Hannah Miyamoto  8 hours back

            How many amps does a cigarette lighter use anyway? That's what you can safely draw off your car, right?

            • David Peterson
              David Peterson  8 hours back

              You impress me.

              • oscar santos
                oscar santos  9 hours back

                This comment is clean and non offensive!

                • MirandaAB Basketballs and Trucks

                  Scotty's Vids are far trendy now

                  • Gene Stanfield
                    Gene Stanfield  11 hours back

                    Love this podcast. Lots of good tips

                    • Adam s
                      Adam s  11 hours back

                      Hahahahaha WTF is this

                      • Moostang K
                        Moostang K  12 hours 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  12 hours 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  12 hours 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  13 hours back

                              It's called earth.

                              • IPokeEyesOut
                                IPokeEyesOut  14 hours back

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

                                • Kansa City Shuffle
                                  Kansa City Shuffle  17 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  17 hours back

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

                                    • Benjamin Magee
                                      Benjamin Magee  17 hours back

                                      good stuff, thanks for sharing

                                      • Travis Terrell
                                        Travis Terrell  18 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  20 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  20 hours back

                                            Thanks for the tip Scotty!

                                            • greenspiraldragon
                                              greenspiraldragon  22 hours back

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

                                              • greenspiraldragon
                                                greenspiraldragon  22 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  22 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  22 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  22 hours back

                                                      This was a high quality video

                                                      • EL DURO
                                                        EL DURO  1 days back

                                                        OH snap! will the computer detetc my filthy comment?

                                                        • Don Fox
                                                          Don Fox  1 days back

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

                                                          • emilee
                                                            emilee  1 days back

                                                            what whiskey does Scotty drink?

                                                            • R J
                                                              R J  1 days back

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

                                                              • cj0e
                                                                cj0e  1 days 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  1 days 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  1 days back

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

                                                                      • hurricane_laine
                                                                        hurricane_laine  1 days back

                                                                        AC/DC converter charger, a no no. ?

                                                                        • Paladin
                                                                          Paladin  1 days back

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

                                                                          • Peter Voss
                                                                            Peter Voss  1 days back

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

                                                                            • Mathieu Jobidon
                                                                              Mathieu Jobidon  1 days back

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

                                                                              • Patriot
                                                                                Patriot  2 days back

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

                                                                                • SUSAN H
                                                                                  SUSAN H  13 hours back

                                                                                  Jazz hands??

                                                                              • Mike Lamont
                                                                                Mike Lamont  2 days back

                                                                                Great video as always. Thanks for the good tips!

                                                                                • Logan Brunson
                                                                                  Logan Brunson  2 days back

                                                                                  clean non offensive comment

                                                                                  • DAVID Holec
                                                                                    DAVID Holec  2 days back

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

                                                                                    • Ryan Scherbluk
                                                                                      Ryan Scherbluk  2 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  2 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?