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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    ⬇️ Things used in this video:
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    5. Camera Tripod:
    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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    • Travis Terrell
      Travis Terrell  2 days 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  7 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..,

  • lance volpato
    lance volpato  16 minutes back

    My dad has the option of proper power points in our family car I just wanted to know it that could stuff up the electronics considering my dad knows nothing about cars so this is a new LandRover with all the new bells and whistles the thing beeps at everything. Anyway I just wanted to know if I have the all clear to use the PowerPoints in the car.

    • Randy Ervin
      Randy Ervin  2 hours back

      You can really save people alot of $ because honest guys like you Sir, we be wasting our $ You Rock Bro!!

      • Dhillon Phillips
        Dhillon Phillips  3 hours back

        Good info

        • reagan simon
          reagan simon  3 hours back

          If we are going to talk about high frequency radiation, let's forget about the cars and start talking about how much it could affect our health in a horrible way.

          • Juan Ramm
            Juan Ramm  4 hours back

            Hey Scotty, is it possible that having one of these plugged in 24/7 could have caused the battery light to turn on? My wife's car has it on, I got the battery checked and replaced the alternator but after 2 days it came back on

            • D E
              D E  7 hours back

              Thanks to Scotty, now ride a horse.

              • Justin
                Justin  8 hours back

                Fagmar the Enchanted Retard

                • JSLCummins
                  JSLCummins  8 hours back

                  Makes perfect sense!

                  • Enter The Hunter
                    Enter The Hunter  8 hours back

                    So you're saying there's a chance that if I unplug mine that my transmission temperature light will not keep popping on during the summer in my 2006 Dodge Dakota.....................

                    • Carl Williams
                      Carl Williams  12 hours back

                      Those power inverters have loads of interference they are spraying all over the power system. Some may have some input filters but you can’t tell from the box.

                      • Jeremiah Powell
                        Jeremiah Powell  13 hours back

                        I love watching your videos and to keep my phone charged a new car charger would help out on the long car trips in our Nissan Rogue

                        • 2009glories
                          2009glories  13 hours back


                          • Raed Amman
                            Raed Amman  13 hours back

                            Thank you soooo much for these informative videos

                            • Randy Beatty
                              Randy Beatty  15 hours back

                              scotty is da man!

                              • Noah Sandoval
                                Noah Sandoval  17 hours back

                                Would the power inverter run a lawn blower to dry the car off after washing at the car wash?

                                • myrrh curie
                                  myrrh curie  19 hours back

                                  Everything is a wave. "Gravity" is a ridiculous term for lack of buoyancy in a water world. Mysteries solved 🙃

                                  • 27duuude
                                    27duuude  20 hours 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  23 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  1 days back

                                        Yupp Qualcomm paid for this commercial

                                        • Guido Bogers
                                          Guido Bogers  1 days back

                                          is this guy tipsy always?

                                          • Hannah Miyamoto
                                            Hannah Miyamoto  1 days 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  1 days back

                                              You impress me.

                                              • oscar santos
                                                oscar santos  1 days back

                                                This comment is clean and non offensive!

                                                • MirandaAB Basketballs and Trucks

                                                  Scotty's Vids are far trendy now

                                                  • Gene Stanfield
                                                    Gene Stanfield  1 days back

                                                    Love this podcast. Lots of good tips

                                                    • Adam s
                                                      Adam s  1 days back

                                                      Hahahahaha WTF is this

                                                      • Moostang K
                                                        Moostang K  1 days 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  1 days 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!

                                                          • BikeHelmet
                                                            BikeHelmet  5 hours back

                                                            If you wire a mic into some speakers (ex: bluetooth speaker or something) and wave it around USB ports, you can pick up interference. I did that a while back when USB3 ports were new, and ultra-thins were popular. Some of the first USB3 ports had 1.5 - 2 foot interference bubbles around them. Just plug the mic into an audio port, record or play it back (or stereo mix in Windows) and then get it close and have a listen.

                                                            When my smartphone is checking for emails it has a 3 foot interference bubble. Makes clicking noises on nearby low quality speakers. They are great for detecting interference. If you have an 90's speakers left over, keep them as a tool.

                                                        • Tobias
                                                          Tobias  1 days 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 days back

                                                            It's called earth.

                                                            • IPokeEyesOut
                                                              IPokeEyesOut  1 days back

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

                                                              • Kansa City Shuffle
                                                                Kansa City Shuffle  2 days 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  2 days back

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

                                                                  • Benjamin Magee
                                                                    Benjamin Magee  2 days back

                                                                    good stuff, thanks for sharing

                                                                    • Travis Terrell
                                                                      Travis Terrell  2 days 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  2 days 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  2 days back

                                                                          Thanks for the tip Scotty!

                                                                          • greenspiraldragon
                                                                            greenspiraldragon  2 days back

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

                                                                            • greenspiraldragon
                                                                              greenspiraldragon  2 days 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  2 days 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  2 days 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  2 days back

                                                                                    This was a high quality video

                                                                                    • EL DURO
                                                                                      EL DURO  2 days back

                                                                                      OH snap! will the computer detetc my filthy comment?

                                                                                      • Don Fox
                                                                                        Don Fox  2 days back

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

                                                                                        • emilee
                                                                                          emilee  2 days back

                                                                                          what whiskey does Scotty drink?

                                                                                          • R J
                                                                                            R J  2 days back

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

                                                                                            • cj0e
                                                                                              cj0e  2 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.