I'm struggling to join the compound shape and path I have created in Illustrator. My usual click and hope in the pathfinder dialog is not working. See attached screenshots.
The selected path is blue, the shape is green.
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1) expand the stroke appearance of the wire (with the stroke selected Go to Object>Expand>check fill and Stroke>OK) 2) merge/add to the path socket or Select them all then Use Shape Builder Tool and clean residual paths. 3) clean/adjust the connection between them (remove some points)