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Code sec showing on radio screen

This morning the battery flattened on the car and now showing 'sec' on radio screen.the previous owner didnt leave the pin.Help as I cant figure instructions in the manual

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Take the car to a dealer and have the service manager look at the radio screen. Should be a no charge fix.

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