I bought a new boot lid (trunk, for anyone in the US who might help!) to replace my rusty one on my e46 coupe.. but I'm having a complete nightmare with the boot lock assembly. I removed the lock from my old bootlid and am now trying to install it into the new lid. But I cannot fathom how it goes back in. For anyone that's done this and knows what I'm talking about - I'm lining up the top part, the bit that pivots, with the hole shaped for it.. and then I can see I have to get that top part (which sits above the metal of the boot lid) to turn and line up with the hole in the lock assembly. But whatever way I do it, either the lock assembly detaches from the top part altogether, or I can't turn either part to get them lined up. I've tried turning the key in the lock both ways and then trying it, but that doesn't help either.
Can anyone help?!