Since the monster crate turned out well, I thought I’d try the same car door lock actuator on a wheely bin lid.
The actuator is attached to the timber using the slotted metal plate it comes with.
With the plate screws slightly loose, I slid the actuator up slightly too high.
Then I closed the lid to push it down to the correct height.
Don’t forget to tighten the plate screws after that is done.
The effect is ok, but I think I will need an actuator either side to make the lid popping even.