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   3 ヶ月 前

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    • cristian dl cruz
      cristian dl cruz  ヶ月 前

      The link crapped out its no longer available for safe charger

      • samad968
        samad968  2 ヶ月 前

        Subbed! You make some great, informative content to keep the public informative and entertained.

        • dallimamma
          dallimamma  2 ヶ月 前

          Scotty Kilmer ::: Beam me up, Scotty! I’d love an inverter!

          • Mike Scott Singh
            Mike Scott Singh  2 ヶ月 前

            Scotty Kilmer you should have been a stand up comic, your smart and funny, reminds me of Reagan.

            • Chris K.
              Chris K.  2 ヶ月 前

              What do you think of the cigarette lighter Bluetooth radio transmitters?

              • Colonel Mark Julifs
                Colonel Mark Julifs  8 時間 前

                You can buy them at DollarTree. I've also seen them as low as 25 cents at discount stores.

                • Carol Horn
                  Carol Horn  12 時間 前

                  They plug into the cig lighter with a USB port? Not good. My friend runs an Inogen Oxygen machine with one of these. He needs a Qualcomm.

                  • Gusoutgoing
                    Gusoutgoing  日 前

                    Hi, Scotty i had install amp , then soon after had car problems . Car won't start.. long story short. Problem was the wires were pull under the carpet to install amp would short out the fuel pump..after inspection the wires torn from small piece of car metal under breath carpet and would short out fuel pump. Got rid the amp and wire car ran normal there after.

                    • Christopher Woolshleger

                      Keep up the good job Scotty your videos allways have great information

                      • Medieval Terrence
                        Medieval Terrence  5 日 前

                        Go to your local department store and buy a rechargeable battery to charge your phone. Then charge the battery at home and keep it handy and you'll never need to charge your phone in your car.

                        • Tony Gutierrez
                          Tony Gutierrez  5 日 前

                          Does anyone have the link? It’s not working for me

                          • Jesus Sifuentes
                            Jesus Sifuentes  5 日 前

                            I just bought a 2008 truck and noticed that the low pressure tire light comes on after driving the vehicle for about 20 minutes. Would check tires and they were all good. I always have my phone plugged in with cheap charger. Getting rid of charger and see what happens. Thanks for your video Scotty!

                            • Ravi
                              Ravi  6 日 前

                              Scotty, ...even cheap inverters can provide EMI....!!! The voltage being switched in inverters is 110/220 this has more chance of interference than a simple 5v adapter...

                              • Robert Nazarov
                                Robert Nazarov  6 日 前

                                My girl got me a bestek adaptor that fits in the cup holder, should I unplug it when not in use?

                                • Alika McCoy
                                  Alika McCoy  7 日 前

                                  Thanks that really helps have a great day you are a life saver

                                  • Tony Daniel
                                    Tony Daniel  7 日 前

                                    I bought some cheap wires from China and they killed my iphone

                                    • dazmac15
                                      dazmac15  7 日 前


                                      • MR. FUSON
                                        MR. FUSON  7 日 前

                                        Wait just a stinking minute was this auto advice or a sales pitch ?

                                        • Mitchell Collins
                                          Mitchell Collins  7 日 前

                                          Scotty can you show me how to lubricate the fan bearings

                                          • Joe Daponte
                                            Joe Daponte  7 日 前

                                            Had a prob with the cheap ones to.

                                            • Randy Owens
                                              Randy Owens  9 日 前

                                              Love ya Scotty!

                                              • ncrdisabled Submarine vet

                                                I have a 2019 mazda cx-9 gt and it happened to me 2 times i bought one from walmart a samsung which i thought would work great but when we got out of the store the ignition stays lit but it would not start even the doors would not open we had to use the emergency key to get in. When i unhooked the battery and it started but when we got back out it did it again . I took out the usb charger and everything worked i have a ba in electronics and took my scope out and found the fob used 915hz and the usb charger used the same .

                                                • Kathryn Parker
                                                  Kathryn Parker  11 日 前

                                                  Are the regular phone chargers (curly wired) safe? It's real hot when I unplug it.

                                                  • DKorekkek Couple
                                                    DKorekkek Couple  11 日 前

                                                    Also, you'd probably want to put your phone on Airplane mode or just turn off your phone when charging and yes, get a high quality adapter.

                                                    • Bama Bill
                                                      Bama Bill  12 日 前

                                                      Always enjoy your content, very educational. I be waiting on my inverter LOL.

                                                      • Omar Delawar
                                                        Omar Delawar  12 日 前

                                                        There are a lot of dum dums who don’t know what amperes, dc/ac and all that is. Especially women don’t. You probably sound Chinese to those people lol

                                                        • Billy Kata
                                                          Billy Kata  12 日 前

                                                          I would have never thought of that affecting the rest of the cars systems . Thank for the heads up Scottie .

                                                          • Russell Worstell
                                                            Russell Worstell  12 日 前

                                                            Varry informative

                                                            • Thakiid101
                                                              Thakiid101  14 日 前

                                                              Scotty, this is certainly true. I work for volvo, recently had an xc90 come in for what appeared to be an ecu malfunction. couldnt trace the route cause for the life of me. saw that it had aftermaket cheap led headlights installed and I think you know where im going from here. Anyway, those cars have the ecu mounted directly behind the passenger headlight. My gut instinct was right! The cheap leds were throwing enough emf to affect the engine computer in a very strange unidentifiable way. Lessons were learned that day and I appeared to be a hero.

                                                              • Henk St.james
                                                                Henk St.james  14 日 前

                                                                Is it ok to use my vacuum on that cigarette adaptor?

                                                                • Osprey Flyer
                                                                  Osprey Flyer  15 日 前

                                                                  Thanks for the info! 👍

                                                                  • J Lindberg
                                                                    J Lindberg  16 日 前

                                                                    A/C went out on 2004 Lexus 330RX during long, very hot drive across PA. Saw this vid and pulled all the old cigarette lighter converters out, restarted the car - and Voila! All systems running cool. Never would have figured it out without this bit of wisdom from SK.

                                                                    • Peter B.
                                                                      Peter B.  16 日 前

                                                                      If there are square waves or triangular waves there can be a lot of harmonics

                                                                      • Kyle Mathew
                                                                        Kyle Mathew  18 日 前

                                                                        Scotty I could use your help with my 02 chevy prizim. Its heassatating on excelration. I was wondering if this could be the cause. I have already changed all the coils, plugs, mass air flow sensor. Throtal postion sensor. And have a new value cover gasket. I'm still having this lagging when taking off. Please help me. I wish I knew where you are at. So I could bring my car to you to check it out.

                                                                        • Kyle Mathew
                                                                          Kyle Mathew  18 日 前

                                                                          Hey. Scotty. Love your chanel. Very informative.

                                                                          • Joe Oshea
                                                                            Joe Oshea  18 日 前

                                                                            I Just found these clips by you scotty saved me a Lot of money Thanks from Joe in 🇮🇪💚☘Ireland

                                                                            • old fart
                                                                              old fart  18 日 前

                                                                              Thanks! Just my luck I found this on Tuesday!

                                                                              • Rachel Baker Ashcraft
                                                                                Rachel Baker Ashcraft  19 日 前

                                                                                Thanks I just got an older car so I could fix myself and not worry about too many computer things.... I have a USB thats a fast charger and I think I'll just charge at home until I figure out whats going on w the car. May be something to that bc several times when I started the car the radio or cd player started just going haywire like it was ejecting a disk and it would do this for a good 10 seconds without ever having me touch it. Then it would stop and drive fine. I still have a check engine light and before I get my timing checked bc it runs fine I am waiting on a hall effect cam sensor to come in the mail. Seemed easier to replace than check ive already cleaned it and am having intermittent start problems. Anyway... Watching from Conroe TX have a great day!

                                                                                • Kent Denning
                                                                                  Kent Denning  19 日 前

                                                                                  Hi Scotty. I had an inverter interfere with my TPS monitoring system, causing it to illuminate even though my tire pressure was okay.

                                                                                  • Fahim Ferdous
                                                                                    Fahim Ferdous  19 日 前

                                                                                    Thank you for the idea!!

                                                                                    • just an observer
                                                                                      just an observer  19 日 前

                                                                                      Actually I do understand EMC, electro magnetic compatibility. I was a mechanic for 12 years but got interested in the electronics they started putting in cars and went back to school for my EE degree. I ended up running an EMC lab and helping design electronics to be "immune " from RF. I say immune in quotes because there are always some manufacturers, such as the crap ones Scotty pointed out, that will come up with something that will emit RF outside of the range we test to and or outside of the limit they are by law NOT suppose to surpass.

                                                                                      • Angel  Bustos
                                                                                        Angel Bustos  20 日 前


                                                                                        • diirtburns
                                                                                          diirtburns  20 日 前

                                                                                          I agree. I put a tracking device on my elderly dad's car and we had nothing but problems after that. I later found a burnt connection in the fusebox and repaired it. Never again!

                                                                                          • AZStarYT
                                                                                            AZStarYT  21 日 前

                                                                                            The only "safe" (and simplest) way I can think of for this is to make an old-fashioned resistor type voltage divider, with a 7805 voltage regulator (use a 7812 alone for 12 vdc) just before the output. That way you're not doing anything other than regulating the DC voltage with basic components, instead of using the DC to high frequency AC to regulated DC technique. Expensive car adapters probably don't use any technique different than cheaply made ones, except their components may not be so prone to putting out RFI or they may have "some" shielding. I wouldn't trust them, as almost ALL electronic gadgetry is cheaply made in China today - some with more expensive logos on them, but the same garbage inside.

                                                                                            • James Kendricks
                                                                                              James Kendricks  21 日 前

                                                                                              This reminded me of the time when Cell phones were starting to be installed into cars during the 1990s. I was an installer for a major provider (at the time). Also I remember reading in owner manuals warnings about adding an accessories such as CB radios (remember those?). In both instances there was a warning about RFI affecting the ABS system and airbag systems (SRS). Love your videos and I look forward to many more to come.

                                                                                              • Boisson Media
                                                                                                Boisson Media  22 日 前

                                                                                                How to keep your car from... Answer: Don't have a car.

                                                                                                • Tammy Martin
                                                                                                  Tammy Martin  18 日 前

                                                                                                  Oh Lord no! I've lived where some of my friends never needed to learn how to drive because of mass transit being everywhere, I'm in South Carolina & I was a child Like too young to be in school the first time I sat in my Dads lap & drove & @ 13 I was a pretty good driver .

                                                                                                  • Mike Castellon
                                                                                                    Mike Castellon  22 日 前

                                                                                                    Another thing that can destroy your car: firing Roman candles from the back seat of a Volkswagen Beetle going 70 mph and accidently dropping it in the floorboard. I will not tell how I know, but I know.

                                                                                                    • nr3rful
                                                                                                      nr3rful  22 日 前

                                                                                                      Wonderful as always

                                                                                                      • Joe Vogelberger
                                                                                                        Joe Vogelberger  23 日 前

                                                                                                        "Wonkers." That's a gin-U-wine technistical term, innit? You wanna talk RFI? Power inverters are the biggest wideband splatterboxes ever made. They can wipe out several bandwidths with radio hash noise because they don't actually make AC current. Just choppy DC that's noisy af.

                                                                                                        • Telly Paris
                                                                                                          Telly Paris  23 日 前

                                                                                                          I love all your programs

                                                                                                          • Mike Aux
                                                                                                            Mike Aux  23 日 前

                                                                                                            "Hey"- Scotty

                                                                                                            • Mike Aux
                                                                                                              Mike Aux  23 日 前

                                                                                                              TPMS? Huh? I constently have those dummy light on in my Sienna and CRV. When I check pressure with a gauge they always read what the pressure I put in the tires. Yes, I do have one or more of those power plug thingys plugged in.... I'll unplug and see what happens. Thanks Scotty.

                                                                                                              • Sniperking469
                                                                                                                Sniperking469  23 日 前

                                                                                                                What about a fm transmitter made by anker with 2 charging ports

                                                                                                                • jn ep
                                                                                                                  jn ep  23 日 前


                                                                                                                  • Larry Cook
                                                                                                                    Larry Cook  23 日 前

                                                                                                                    I really love this channel. I watch almost every day.

                                                                                                                    • Kongmeng Xiong
                                                                                                                      Kongmeng Xiong  24 日 前

                                                                                                                      I’ve had my TMPS lights on. All tires have same and right air in it. Tomorrow if I take off my charger and the light goes away I WILL MARRY YOU

                                                                                                                      • mr1rapid
                                                                                                                        mr1rapid  24 日 前

                                                                                                                        I'm pissed! Wifes 3 year old 67,000 mile VW one morning wouldn't start.......Dead battery. Took it to dealer "your battery's dead, out of warranty". $150 new battery every thing's great. She got home said the radio w/sirius wouldn't work. Call dealer "oh yeah, that usually happens with a dead battery. It'll cost $150 to reprogram unless it blew a module, then more". First radio program trip, dealer's tech couldn't get it to work. Dealer schedules another appointment a week later for a factory tech check. He got it working about 15 minutes and another $150. I'm still pissed. Wife won't be getting another VW if I have to pay for it. Advice on new car?

                                                                                                                        • Leech Phillip
                                                                                                                          Leech Phillip  24 日 前

                                                                                                                          Good to know. Guess I better stop buying the cheapos.

                                                                                                                          • Kirk Mason
                                                                                                                            Kirk Mason  24 日 前

                                                                                                                            Love this channel you rock learn alot from you

                                                                                                                            • Ryan H
                                                                                                                              Ryan H  24 日 前

                                                                                                                              If they are that bad it's a better idea to buy a power bank and not use them at all.

                                                                                                                              • Norberto Lopez
                                                                                                                                Norberto Lopez  24 日 前

                                                                                                                                I can’t stop watching his videos!

                                                                                                                                • Fabrizzio T
                                                                                                                                  Fabrizzio T  26 日 前

                                                                                                                                  Hey Scotty! The link to the Safe charging adapter isn't working. Could you link us again please, thanks!! you da bomb

                                                                                                                                  • Blue Butterfly Wellness

                                                                                                                                    Good info, thanks!🤗

                                                                                                                                    • Paul Mansfield
                                                                                                                                      Paul Mansfield  27 日 前

                                                                                                                                      I used a cheap one by mistake. It caused interference on the FM radio, or a whine when using the auxiliary input.

                                                                                                                                      • Richreap
                                                                                                                                        Richreap  27 日 前

                                                                                                                                        Thank you

                                                                                                                                        • adam young X
                                                                                                                                          adam young X  28 日 前

                                                                                                                                          Funny memes!

                                                                                                                                          • Omega Lgo
                                                                                                                                            Omega Lgo  29 日 前

                                                                                                                                            Thank you Scotty

                                                                                                                                            • Brian Keith Null
                                                                                                                                              Brian Keith Null  29 日 前

                                                                                                                                              If Scotty had to sit on his hands to make a video. He couldn't do, he'd go mute! Without his hands he couldn't talk!

                                                                                                                                              • TransBodyByDesign York

                                                                                                                                                Your videos are great 👍 👍 Super Smart informative & Fun .. thank you

                                                                                                                                                • Paul Bnow
                                                                                                                                                  Paul Bnow  29 日 前

                                                                                                                                                  I have an inverter in the trunk of my Corolla between the speakers. We had an ice storm and lost all for 6 days. That inverter ran enough to keep us warm and safe for those 6 days. A tank of gas gave us 38 hours of running time. I used booster cable with ends removed to take 12 v. to the trunk and grounded it in the truck.. I have power where ever I need it. I then ran an extension cord to under the passenger seat. 110 v. when ever I want it. For safety reasons I don't drive around with the 80 amp fuse in the holder.. I put it (fuse) in ONLY when I need it.

                                                                                                                                                  • E. Hernandez
                                                                                                                                                    E. Hernandez  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                    Scotty i love you but you sound like I do after a couple shots of Chivas😂😂

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                                                                                                                                                        Place a clean non offensive comment. So there.....

                                                                                                                                                        • Mike Ray
                                                                                                                                                          Mike Ray  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                          Im an old car tech( military mechanic/dealer/independent shops) from the 90"s, i had a big life change so to speak, so I started doing some auto service again for some friends, my primary customer got a used 97" Toyota Camry 4-cyl(114k mi), it is clean with no rust but was behind/neglected, i told him once it is caught up on service/repairs it will be a real superstar, it now passes legit emissions insp, runs great/good power/ handles well again, nice unit that is paid for, (I use Rockauto parts). I also svc his girlfriends 96"Honda Civicc LX(it also passes legal emission insp)- Bro Scotty is the real deal auto Tech(not a parts changer)- I found this channell doing tech update info for a 2002 Ford F-150 , I automatically recognized this man as a good/honest/ qualified mechanic, ya"ll pay attention & you will benefit from his hard earned skillset.

                                                                                                                                                          • Tammy Martin
                                                                                                                                                            Tammy Martin  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                            I have read so much, well pouty crap from men(Boys) who are unreasonable rude & insulting to Scottie & its clearly because of their own issues like insecurity, lots of mouth with little knowledge, pouty petty jealousy. They just haven't grown up and felt respect from other males. I was taught to look at what I liked in another person and to emulate & aspire, to become knowledgeable and respect the accomplishments of others. But instead of looking at other men with respect for their accomplishments & their hard earned knowledge they are childishly rude & insulting. If they want to be comedians they are just too damn silly to realize this Isnt a comedy channel. Humor in a conversation does not include rude insults Involving the man your speaking to. Comedy & humor are not the same, duh! Sir, it's so refreshing to read the remarks from a confident grown man. I am hopeful your example will give guidance to boys who might get that with years comes knowledge, how to offer respect to another man and mostly how a man speaks of or to another man. You have both my respect and gratitude.

                                                                                                                                                            • BaltousPrime789
                                                                                                                                                              BaltousPrime789  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                              I really think these "modern" cars with there upteen hundred electronics....pfft...give me ANY simple 80's-90's car any day. Besides, any devices I have except maybe a GAVIN if I am going some place I have never been before are all turned OFF anyway because, who wants to risk a hit on there license for having a device in there hand while driving, or worse killing someone or yourself because you are talking on the phone.

                                                                                                                                                              • t tm
                                                                                                                                                                t tm  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                                I love your posts 😍😍

                                                                                                                                                                • Something Or other
                                                                                                                                                                  Something Or other  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                                  Feel like aluminum foil could cause fires.

                                                                                                                                                                  • WiseSilverWolf
                                                                                                                                                                    WiseSilverWolf  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                                    The Anker branded ones are usually premium quality but I still wouldnt use one. If your insistent on using one though you cant go wrong with Anker.

                                                                                                                                                                    • burritojonz
                                                                                                                                                                      burritojonz  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                                      I can’t stop watching your videos. Top Notch!!! I got a 2002 Volvo v70 AWD Wagon