Yes, you have to move the latch forward. Others have done the same thing which is where I learned about it. My original lid was trashed and the molded hinge fell apart. I like the metal accordian hinge on this one. Feels like it will last longer.I copied you on this little project. Looking good so far. I was wondering if you were able to get the bottom portion of the new lid to latch with the console? Did you modify the latch to get it to sit further forward?