Hobbyists and enthusiasts who enjoy fitting their truck or SUV with the latest off-road upgrades can perhaps find the installation process a bit of a hassle. Most of the time, vehicles don’t come equipped with a control panel of switchgear that’s hardwired into the design. This then requires drilling holes, running wires, and a lot of guesswork into installing something like an off-road light bar, or a winch. That’s not the case with the 2021 Ford Bronco, which offers six toggle switches meant to control auxiliary feeds that power whatever accessories the customer has installed. These built-in switches are meant to connect various 2021 Ford Bronco accessories like pod lights, lightbars and/or off-road gear such as a winch.
Overall, it’s meant to make the personalization of the new SUV easier, and reduces the risk of future issues resulting from a DIY installation. The 2021 Ford Bronco auxiliary switches come standard on Black Diamond, Wildtrak, Badlands and First Edition models, and are optional on Base and Outer Banks series. The set of 2021 Ford Bronco auxiliary switches vary in power. There’s one 30 amp, one 15 amp, and four 10 amp switches.
For comparison, the JL Jeep Wrangler offers pre-wired aux switches as well, but there are only four of them to the Bronco’s six. Even so, the Jeep setup is comprised of two 40 amp switches and two 15 amp switches.
The 2021 Ford Bronco 2-Door and 4-Door SUV family are set to hit the market this summer, after Covid-related supplier issues set back its launch by six months. Pending no further delays, the new Bronco will hit the market with some 200 accessories, including everything from tube doors, to exhaust kits, to even a portable refrigerator, according to a recent leak.