A Canadian Ford dealership found a surprise in the trunk of a 2021 Ford Bronco that was recently delivered to its showroom. This mystery box plugged into the off-roader's hard top connector has turned into quite the easter egg, one that nobody seems quite sure what to do with.
An employee at the dealer sought out help in a Facebook group for Bronco enthusiasts, asking if anyone recognized it as a new accessory or if it was a "manufacturer error" that had been left behind from the factory. After a bit of digging, it became clear that it was the latter, and that Ford had accidentally shipped the Bronco along with a proprietary tool. Thing is, people are having a hard time figuring out its purpose.
The rugged case closely resembles the Bronco's Cyber Orange Metallic paint job, though that's probably just a coincidence. Once opened, it revealed a perplexing jumble of metal and wires.
A connector emerging from the box appears to plug into the harness that controls the hard top's electrical systems for the defroster and rear wiper. The dealership employee theorized that the tool may be used to test the functionality of these components, though that wasn't proven and the unit was instead removed as to not confuse customers.