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When I unplugged my electrical wiring harness, one of the male connector tabs stayed with the female part. The male end has rotted off the wire. I need to find a male connector for 10ga wire that has the extra tab to hold it in a molded wiring connector. Somewhere that doesn't have a minimum order.

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Best bet, see if you can find the exact connector off a junkyard wreck. The parts remover personnel will simply clip the connector on both sides of the junction and you can rewire into your existing harness.

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