"A Palm based OBDII Scanner" that WORKS!! Review Performed By: Bruce Bonebrake Managing Editor at BAT AUTO "I have to tell you that when David Lafreniere, from auterra,contacted us at batauto , about a "website link exchange", I just had to see what this product was about!! I went to the Auterra website, and WOW!! Was this for real? I HAD to see this for myself. I asked David if he would be interested in letting us perform a product review, and then post the review for everyone to see. He agreed, and here we ARE!! I have had the TRUE PLEASURE of working with this scanner system several times. With the Auterra Palm scanner system, I haven't even wanted to use one of my "expensive" scanner(s), I use the auterra system. I have alot of information to share with you, so let's get started." The Auterra OBD II Interface Adapter connects a Palm handheld (formerly called a Palm Pilot) to all 1996 and newer vehicles, including Domestic, Asian, and European. The OBD II software and user manual is included on the Macintosh and PC compatible CD-ROM. (OBD II Interface) There are SEVERAL Palms that are supported to use with the Auterra OBD II system. There are also other brands ofPalm OS handhelds that are supported. For information on which models can be usedcheck here. I decided on a Palm m105 . The price was under $150.00, and I liked the 8MG of memory. The Auterra package does NOT include the Palm handheld. This gives you the option of deciding on which model will best fit your needs, AND, if you already own a Palm handheld, all you need is the correct cable, and you are ready to go!!!! THE Auterra OBD II HARDWARE: THE Auterra OBD II SOFTWARE: (I am using a Palm m105 so this is the cable that is required) REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: GETTING STARTED Installing the software: I KNOW what you might be thinking..."Why do I need a OBD II scanner anyway?" Simple! If you have a 1996 or newer vehicle, and the "Check Engine" light is staying on, it will require an OBD II scanner to turn the light off, and MORE IMPORTANTLY, determine what "system" is at fault that caused the Check Engine light to illuminate in the first place!! (BEFORE..Check Engine light on) (AFTER..Check Engine light off) We're ready to attach the system to the vehicle. I am testing a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am with a 2.4L Quad 4, that has the Check Engine light staying on. The customer wasn't experiencing any performance issues, just "the ANNOYING AMBER light always stays ON!!!" The vehicles OBD II connector is located under the driver's side of the dash. Assembling the unit will take only a couple of minutes at the most. First, attach the cable to the Palm m105 that I am using for the review. Next, attach the cable to the Auterra OBD II adapter. The other end of the Auterra OBD II adapter will connect to the vehicles OBD II connector. With the unit assembled, we are now ready to attach the scanner to the vehicles OBD II connector. With the scanner connected, we can now choose the scanner Icon from the list of available Palm programs.