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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    2. Common Sense
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    4. Camera Microphone:
    5. Camera Tripod:
    6. My computer for editing / uploading:

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    1. Bluetooth Scan Tool:
    2. Cheap Scan Tool:
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    4. Professional Socket Set:
    5. Ratcheting Wrench Set:
    6. No Charging Required Car Jump Starter:
    7. Battery Pack Car Jump Starter:

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    • Travis Terrell
      Travis Terrell  3 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  1 weeks 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  2 weeks back

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

  • Human Being
    Human Being  1 hours back


    • Kevin spacey
      Kevin spacey  3 hours back

      What about the usb plugs for older vehicles. I bought one with 2 usb and one car charger port and wired it up to my battery directly with a little inline fuse,. works fine. Just curious though

      • Mario Acosta
        Mario Acosta  3 hours back

        Thank you

        • LRoy Shreding
          LRoy Shreding  5 hours back

          I understand it ! Its the AC Switching Noise. Around 2khz to 10khz. And Gravity is Magnetism !

          • 悪魔
            悪魔  5 hours back

            *Cranks the air conditioner too fast*
            Scotty: Don’t

            • Louis Wright
              Louis Wright  6 hours back

              Anybody else think Mr Scotty might be bombed out of his skull. I know messed up and this guy was flying high!

              • im done
                im done  6 hours back

                If fried an inverter before.

                • Tim Freeman
                  Tim Freeman  7 hours back

                  Wow,I wouldn’t have thought that accessory adapters put out RF! Thanks Scotty,subscribed!

                  • Goh Kee Khai
                    Goh Kee Khai  7 hours back

                    I have a 5yr Toyota vios, and I changed 3 car battery
                    Yes, the adapter sucks car battery faster

                    • irk hayner
                      irk hayner  8 hours back

                      My wife, who has no interest in cars, thinks you are nifty. Thanks.

                      • Joseph LaFrance
                        Joseph LaFrance  9 hours back

                        ey scotty thanks I unplugged it from my 2012 prius and its now a H1 Hummer lol

                        • hugecraig
                          hugecraig  9 hours back

                          Scotty is a phucking LEGEND!!!!!

                          • Joshua Wagner
                            Joshua Wagner  10 hours back

                            Either Scotty is now crazy or he is a mad genius

                            • JeaNFrancoiS Irisch-Mercier

                              Berlink has great quality cable and adapters

                              • Rajat Kalra
                                Rajat Kalra  14 hours back

                                Scotty u r the best 👍💯 man

                                • Daniel Golden
                                  Daniel Golden  14 hours back

                                  Always droppin knowledge...Not all heroes wear capes...thx Scotty.

                                  • muhammad hidayat
                                    muhammad hidayat  15 hours back

                                    Only people that studied about electronics will laugh when he said all that bullcrap......even your freakin phone radiate

                                    • sam clam
                                      sam clam  16 hours back

                                      words of wisdom, thanks

                                      • susieQcumber
                                        susieQcumber  16 hours back

                                        Scotty, my computer's battery backup died. As you probably know it's cheaper to buy an new one rather than replace the old battery. But, I got to thinking, this thing is an inverter. So, I kept my old one and was wondering; Can you remove the old battery and hook it up to your car's battery? The battery is toast, but the inverter should still work, right?

                                        • Nels Blair
                                          Nels Blair  17 hours back

                                          Ooh 😯. I’m that guy who bought a bunch of cheap “imported” multiport USB adapters 😔

                                          • R C Thomas
                                            R C Thomas  17 hours back

                                            Thank you Scotty

                                            • Ian Van Order
                                              Ian Van Order  18 hours back

                                              Such an amazing channel. Its my go to for any questions!

                                              • furtivedig
                                                furtivedig  18 hours back

                                                Aukey chargers are in my experience some of the better made. didn't have any issue with all their products

                                                • Dan Shugar
                                                  Dan Shugar  19 hours back

                                                  Scotty Rocks!

                                                  • Philip Black
                                                    Philip Black  20 hours back

                                                    I have a 4 way adaptor, runs my phone charger, bluetooth fm transmitter, a cool blue LED light which illuminates the interior (+5hp) and the fourth port has another 2 port adaptor incase I need more hp.

                                                    • tpt213
                                                      tpt213  21 hours back

                                                      I had no idea.. thanks for sharing

                                                      • Rza5675
                                                        Rza5675  22 hours back

                                                        I don’t believe this one.

                                                        • Rza5675
                                                          Rza5675  22 hours back

                                                          I don’t believe this one.

                                                          • Fishing with Cristina
                                                            Fishing with Cristina  22 hours back

                                                            That's cool I only connect one charger to my thing but you're right we always get the cheap things I went to the Dollar Tree to get mine then it broke and I went to CVS to get one can you do a video on how to permanent connect the power inverter thank you I really love your videos

                                                            • lance volpato
                                                              lance volpato  1 days 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  1 days 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  1 days back

                                                                  Good info

                                                                  • reagan simon
                                                                    reagan simon  1 days 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  1 days 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  1 days back

                                                                        Thanks to Scotty, now ride a horse.

                                                                        • Justin
                                                                          Justin  1 days back

                                                                          Fagmar the Enchanted Retard

                                                                          • JSLCummins
                                                                            JSLCummins  1 days back

                                                                            Makes perfect sense!

                                                                            • Enter The Hunter
                                                                              Enter The Hunter  1 days 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  2 days 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  2 days 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  2 days back


                                                                                    • Raed Amman
                                                                                      Raed Amman  2 days back

                                                                                      Thank you soooo much for these informative videos

                                                                                      • Randy Beatty
                                                                                        Randy Beatty  2 days back

                                                                                        scotty is da man!

                                                                                        • Noah Sandoval
                                                                                          Noah Sandoval  2 days back

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

                                                                                          • myrrh curie
                                                                                            myrrh curie  2 days back

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

                                                                                            • 27duuude
                                                                                              27duuude  2 days 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  2 days 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