The question was how do I get from that to this:
with this in the way? The connector, not the rectifier diode.
I was thinking that I would just cut off & replace the connector, but I couldn't find a part number. I was working through the steps I would need to go through to change the connector when I realized that the factory would need to crimp the pins onto the wire before assembling the connector. Surely they must have a release on the pins in case the new guy puts the wrong wire in the wrong hole. After much poking & probing, I found it.
Use a small jewelers screwdriver and come in from the front GENTLY. Don't tug on the wire until after the screwdriver is in all the way. It may take several tries, but you will find it. Once you have heat shrunk the wires, lift the lock GENTLY and reinsert the pin. If you get ham-fisted, you will snap the lock off.
This will also work on the larger boxy connectors.
If any of you experts have connector part numbers & sources, please feel free to share.
For those who care, the new addition is a Husqvarna LT125 (HC12542A), and the red & orange wires the alternator output wires from the Briggs 12.5 hp I/C Quiet.
Edited by New.Canadian.DB.Owner, October 15, 2012 - 05:38 PM.