YULU E10 Plus Car Radio Review

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I bought this a couple weeks ago and I am loving it. So thought it was time to write a review. I had his unit installed for me. Overall I think it was worth the money. I have taken several road trips. The bigger navigation screen is so nice and helps so much. I use amazon music and the app works great. I can download playlists or stream music. I have even installed restaurant apps and ordered food for pick up on it. Makes life so easy lol

Con’s
  • You lose the ability to link your phone. For example if you sold the truck the next person could not link their phone unless they install the original Ford Unit. That ability to link a phone is not in the E10. So as long as you link your phone before you install the unit your ok.
  • $$$$ it’s not cheap
  • For my 2019 I lost Sirius but you can use the app to stream it. Not a big deal.
  • The Android Auto window is half the screen which sucks. (Note: I thought this was a big deal but now that I have had the unit a while I never use Android Auto.) You also can't split screen this. You can buy a app that will make Android Auto full screen but the resolution does not seem to be as clear. Apple Car Play is full screen.
  • No volume control knob or preset buttons. I thought I would hate this but I have gotten use to using the Steering wheel and prefer it now actually. You also have a on screen volume and can even use your voice to change the volume. I never used the preset buttons anyway.
  • Takes a while to dial it in and customize like you like it (Also a Pro that is has so much customization to it.)
Pros:
  • You keep all your Climate control knobs buttons!!!
  • It boots up super fast and no lag when you use it. Very nice.
  • Wireless Carplay/Android Auto No more hooking it up every time you get in.
  • Nice EQ it has 48 bands you can adjust.
  • The bigger display is so nice with navigation.
  • You can watch videos with no “Voice Lag”.
  • Add any apps you want. I have my Garage door, radar detector, Dash Cam, Facebook, Messenger, anything that works on a tablet/phone. No problems so far.
  • You can also see a lot of your car information because it connects to your ODB port (This might be a Con for some people if you use your OBD port for like COBB access port or the like). You can see your Tire pressure (Even your tire temp if you click on it), Battery Voltage, how many gallons of Fuel you have in your tank, airbag lights, etc.
  • I installed a SIM card so it’s always has internet access and can be used as a hotspot.
  • Bluetooth works great
  • Looks great installed like it came from the factory with it installed.
  • many other pros I can't think of atm
The customer service was ok. I had to call them because my radio stations app was funky. The presets did not match the numbers on the screen. I called them on my way home from work and they did not answer. I was going to try again later. Anyway they called me back and when I didn’t answer they left a message and texted me if I needed any help. I texted them back and through email they sent me the update to fix my problem. The emails did come in the middle of night.

Also the front camera function is kind of funky. I don’t know what to think about it yet. It comes on when you slow down. Which I find is a pain because I am always playing with it when I stop at a light etc and the camera keeps popping up. So I shut it off.

Also get a paper clip and straighten one side of it out. This is so you can reset it if it gets locked up. I had it lock up on me when my phone died and was using Android Auto. Plus when I was messing with the settings had it lock up on me. Been running solid for a while now with no problems. Just good to have one it just in case. It also has a reset in the pull down menu.

The company that installed my this unit and sells the LINKSWEEL. They like this one so much they said they are going to start telling customers about it.

Final comments. I am loving it and wished I bought one sooner and didn't wait so long. So much better then stock.


If you have questions I will try and answer them the best I can.

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Nice review! I e been looking at that same head unit for my 2018….Ive been getting the “navigation fault” message quite a bit lately.
you said you lost the Sirius radio….I thought this headunit swapped that particular processor so that you DONT loose it. Steaming on the app wouldn’t always work for me since a lot of places I go dont have cell service.
any pics of the installed unit and some of the features?
thanks.
 

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Bro, this is so not in my budget right now. But I want this lol. From the reviews I've read so far, it seems preferred over phoenix and that the company that makes it has been doing this for Ford for a while. Will be putting it on my todo list.
 
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Nice review! I e been looking at that same head unit for my 2018….Ive been getting the “navigation fault” message quite a bit lately.
you said you lost the Sirius radio….I thought this headunit swapped that particular processor so that you DONT loose it. Steaming on the app wouldn’t always work for me since a lot of places I go dont have cell service.
any pics of the installed unit and some of the features?
thanks.

So I have a 2019 and the Sirius app did not work so I emailed them and they said "Sirius does not work on the 2019+ model year and we are working on a update that will be coming in a couple months". I don't know if that means that it will work on a 2018 or not.

I have the same problem that I don't have cell service a lot when I travel. That is why I use Amazon Music and just download my playlists. Or I just use the radio until I get service again.

Pretty sure you can hook a USB drive up but would need to check that. I have not used this feature yet.

Will post some picks later. Truck is in the shop atm.
 

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And see I thought it was an actual hardware swap, not an app that is downloaded to the unit.
other than that, it definitely is top of my list for a headunit replacement
 
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And see I thought it was an actual hardware swap, not an app that is downloaded to the unit.
other than that, it definitely is top of my list for a headunit replacement

I am sorry I don't think I explained it well enough.

The unit has a app button you press for the Sirius and it is supposed to have the channels you had programed into your Ford radio for example. This is the how the normal radio channels work. The same channels I had programmed for the radio on my ford Radio showed up. I just had no sound coming from Sirius (though they said a update is coming to fix that). I did have my prgrammed channels displayed for Sirius . The unit uses your Satellite Antenna just like your Ford Radio for Sirius. (Again does not work on my 2019).

I am not sure what hardware is swaped and what is used left in the truck.

You can download the Sirius app and use it but it is streaming and not the Satellite Antenna.

I hope that cleared it up.
 

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Gotcha.
I was watching some install videos and noticed they took a module off the OEM setup and reinstalled it onto the new headunit. They made it sound like that was the satellite radio module. So I figured it was a hardware swap.
I understand the app add on, which would then be a streaming service vs the OEM processor. Maybe something with the 19+ changed.
guess gone are the good ole days of just adding or tapping into wires LOL
 

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This seems the best aftermarket unit so far. However, I use preprogrammed auto-start ALL of the time here in Texas heat. Also monitor vehicle vehicle functions a lot. I like location services as well in case I need to ruin a thief's day.

Great review though and really appreciate your time for all of us interested!
 

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This seems the best aftermarket unit so far. However, I use preprogrammed auto-start ALL of the time here in Texas heat. Also monitor vehicle vehicle functions a lot. I like location services as well in case I need to ruin a thief's day.

Great review though and really appreciate your time for all of us interested!
But you don't lose any of that unless you switch phones.
 
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