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Old 05-14-2009, 01:53 PM
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$17 tumbler vs ~$100 tumbler @ MB

Tumbler in wagon broke...so I'm having trouble deciding if I should have the hassle of two keys (one for doors, one for ignition) for dirt cheap $17...

....or get a matching set at the dealer for $100. Maybe I should go cheap for now, then later down the line when it pisses me off enough swap it out? I have the tool needed to take it out, just right now the key won't turn to position 1...but obviously in the future it will.

I don't have a...ton...of money, but is $80 worth it? I don't drive the wagon too much...maybe 1-2 times a week tops.
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:02 PM
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Tumbler in wagon broke...so I'm having trouble deciding if I should have the hassle of two keys (one for doors, one for ignition) for dirt cheap $17...

....or get a matching set at the dealer for $100. Maybe I should go cheap for now, then later down the line when it pisses me off enough swap it out? I have the tool needed to take it out, just right now the key won't turn to position 1...but obviously in the future it will.

I don't have a...ton...of money, but is $80 worth it? I don't drive the wagon too much...maybe 1-2 times a week tops.
as they say you get what you pay for, your choice
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:06 PM
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It's just how you feel - done it both ways. SDL with original and the SD has THREE Keys!
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:15 PM
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Is it possible to take it to a locksmith and have him match the lock to your existing keys?
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:59 PM
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Can you file down the brass plates so that they will accept a worn key?
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:39 PM
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^^yes you can
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