I have a 2008 Mazda 3, and unfortunately I ran over some road debris (probably a tire or something, I didn't get a good look at it). My local Mazda dealer checked it out and said there was nothing wrong besides some broken plastic bits.
However, when I was inspecting my front grill, I noticed this electrical cable with two end pieces lying loose just in front of my radiator. I'm curious 1) what this component is, and 2) should it be attached somewhere? It seems odd for it to just be lying there.
Specifically, this cable is on the driver's side, just in front of the radiator and behind the lower front grill. Here's a picture of the component in question: