89 300E IGNITION PROBLEMS

I HAVE 89' 300E...AND I WAS WONDERING WOULD THE WHOLE IGNITION FROM A 88' 260E WORK IN MINE.. I DONT WANT TO GO DIRECTLY TO MERCEDES AND BUY A NEW ONE CAUSE IT WOULD COST
$300.AND I REALLY DONT HAVE THE MONEY FOR IT.OR IF THE IGNITION FROM THE 260E DOESNT WORK.. COULD I PUT AN UNIVERSAL IGNITION SWITCH WITH A STARTER BUTTON IN MY CAR..I HAVE THE MANUAL AND DIAGRAMS..BUT I DONT WANNA BUY THE UNIVERSAL ONE UNLESS I KNOW IT COULD WORK.. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING!!
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