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    I've read of people converting their cell phones into diagnostic tools for there automobile computers. I figured as powerful as this 650 is, surely someone has tried this with their phone! Any info from the gadget crowd?
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    Doing this is semi-easy. You'll need a serial cable for the phone, software to communicate with OBD-I and II compliant cars, and a OBD cable made to connect your car to a serial port.
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    ive been looking into this too .. here are some links that may help a little ..

    http://www.auterraweb.com/index.html
    http://www.qcontinuum.org/obdgauge/
    http://www.nology.com/pdadyno.html
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    Thanks, I'll check into this and let you know how it goes.
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    If you have a VW or an Audi, ProDiag is that standard PalmOS-based tool out there that everyone uses for this purpose. The developer of the program, Shade Tree Software in Boulder, CO, is currently working on fabricating a Treo 650 serial cable to plug into your car's diagnostic port. I have used this program very successfully on my Tungsten so once they get the cable built, their software should work fine on the 650.

    Here is a link to their web site ... http://www.shadetreesoftware.com/
    Last edited by SofTTware; 01/11/2005 at 04:35 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonaldWRX
    ive been looking into this too .. here are some links that may help a little ..

    http://www.auterraweb.com/index.html
    http://www.qcontinuum.org/obdgauge/
    http://www.nology.com/pdadyno.html
    Why not just up to a UTEC?
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    I have a 03 toyota tundra, and a 01 Montana minivan. I'll need something taht will work mainly on the toyota as the van has onstar and they can diagnose an engine light in it.

    Also, I was trying to go the somewhat inexpensive rout. If I planned on spending a large some of money, I would just purchase a standalone diagnostic tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMSchiller
    I have a 03 toyota tundra, and a 01 Montana minivan. I'll need something taht will work mainly on the toyota as the van has onstar and they can diagnose an engine light in it.

    Nology seems to have the solution for you. I was going to contact them to see if their sw supports the 650.
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    I love nology products, but I did not want to spend that kind of cash. It's just for my own vehicles. I was hoping to spend maybe 50 bucks or something. Looks like I'll just have to wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMSchiller
    I love nology products, but I did not want to spend that kind of cash. It's just for my own vehicles. I was hoping to spend maybe 50 bucks or something. Looks like I'll just have to wait.
    Yes, Nology makes some killer wires.

    Me and my 2 other colleagues with 650's are thinking about buying that app. together. hehehhehe....
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    Comeon Shadowmite, you could make something that just checks and displays error codes couldn't you? I'll throw some "donations" your way to help in the development!
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    Wish I had some users near me that could do the same, Gilbutt. I feel like I'm all alone in the treo community here in SC
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    im not too big on Utec .. i have EcuTek from Vishnu.

    was looking for something small to replace the obd scanner to reset the cels ..

    on the WRX there is this http://www.fullthrottlespeed.com/Dyn...ST-830QHLTE588 which adds serial output ..
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    By the time you purchase software, and the cable you'll have spent at least $75 I figure, which is what I paid for my professional OBD-II scanner at PepBoys... I'd recommend you just go that route, a palm based car tool is more of a gimmick than a professional tool. You want to touch your phone with those greasy hands?

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