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Phil Lee (@P Lee)
Oct 17, 2018·2 min read

OpenPilot Troubleshooting Guide

OpenPilot Troubleshooting Guide

OpenPilot is alpha hardware and software and is not intended for the average driver. As a result, many unexpected conditions can arise as a result of setting up and using OpenPilot. However, with a little bit of help from this guide, you should be able to resolve most of the issues you may encounter.

Problems during Initial Setup

You've unboxed your hardware and are ready to go! First off, you'll want to deal with the software on the EON. It has Chffrplus loaded on it, which only functions as a dashcam. It needs to be replaced by OpenPilot. Since it can take up to 30 minutes for OpenPilot to load and compile, you should setup OpenPilot first and then install hardware in your car.


One of the most common issues is getting your car outfitted with all the hardware. First, your Panda should be mounted to your Giraffe, then the Giraffe to your car. Once attached, the EON can be routed to the Panda and powered up.

Panda and Giraffe Installation

Many nstallation issues arise from installing the Panda only partway onto the Giraffe. To address this, using a rocking motion, press Panda all the way down until the plastic socket of the Panda is seated as far as it will go.Image

Next the Panda needs to be flashed with the right firmware. To flash the panda, follow these instructions: