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.
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)