It's ready for your aftermarket accessories.
Much like the Jeep Wrangler, it won't take owners long to start modifying the 2021 Ford Bronco after taking delivery later this year. The long-anticipated off-roader will arrive with hundreds of accessories that will even be available through the online configurator, plus countless aftermarket parts that will arrive in the years to come. Ford knows owners will want to customize their Broncos to suit their individual tastes, which is why all trims levels can be equipped with overhead pre-wired upfitter switches.
The six switches are mounted near the rearview mirror and make it easier for owners to install electrical accessories. This feature is optional on the Base and Outer Banks trim levels or standard on the Black Diamond, Wildtrak, Badlands, and First Edition.
This is not the first time Ford has included pre-wired toggle switches into a vehicle; the original Raptor had them and Ford now offers them on the Super Duty. Owners who have these switches built into their Bronco will not have to drill holes or feed wires to install off-road accessories. This will come in handy for overhead lightbars, mirror-mounted spotlights, cameras, refrigerators, and more.
Diagramed in the above picture, the system includes the six overhead upfitter switches and a configurable fuse box with five factory-installed harnesses to assign each switch. The system contains one 30-amp, one 15-amp, and four 10-amp fused circuits. Owners can install accessories using the front terminal connections, glovebox connection point, A-pillar connection, or rear cargo connection.
Each connection point comes in handy for a different type of accessory. The front terminal is useful for light bars, while the glovebox can power interior electronics. The A-pillar connection is well-placed for additional lighting, and the rear cargo point is handy for camping equipment or cargo lights. Ford already showed off a slew of customized Broncos with aftermarket parts to give owners a jumpstart on their personalization plans.