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79 300sd lost keys need to change tumbler

i lost my keys at a party the other day and now i go no car. i need to change the tumbler with a spar tumbler that i had from a parts car. got the spar out no problem but the one in the needs the keys to tune the tumbler in order to get the lock to drop. is there a way that i can get some thing in there to get the pin down or something along thous lines??? help
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You could order a new key based on VIN from the classic center. It will take a few days but much easier work and then all your keys match... Not expensive. I get my keys from key-men.com for about $17 per key cut to code. Code comes from the classic center. Some locksmiths can also cut to code.

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