the alternator on my 2000 gs just went yesterday. i bought a reman only to find out i had a 2 pin volt regulator. thinking the parts house gave me the wrong one i went back with the alternator that i took out of my car and no one can find this type of alternator. after an exhaustive internet search i started thinking that someone before i owned the car hacked off the OE connector and used this one. well i just now got back from under my car. some a**hole mechanic in the past must have done just that. they did make it look factory with a 2 pin connector and everything. i had to peel back the plastic wire protector only to find the other two wires tucked away. is there a reason someone would do this?? does anyone in this forum know?? please help. my car ran fine before the alt went. should i rebuild the one i have or get the right one with a new connector??