Please help me identify part
Apologies in advance if this posting is on the wrong forum, but I think this is where it belongs. Don't hesitate to direct me to the proper forum, if not.
New (to us) owner of 2003 Ford E350 Sportsmobile. Installing a new stereo and was going to route some wires via the access panel on top of the dash.
Popped it open and found a bit of a mess. Looks like maybe a rodent at some point. Wires to this metal component are completely frayed, so inoperable.
I don't know what it is though.
Appreciate any direction to a resource on econoline wiring or build that may help me identify this and other parts in the future.