Flashing dash lights with key off
I have newly purchased 04 Focus SE 2.3l. Bought with dead battery, car would start with jump. Replaced positive cable to starter/alternator due to poor condition & installed new battery. When I push positive cable end onto battery (no key in ignition), all indicator lights on dash go on & off like a light show, with clicking sound under dash. I put key ignition & turn to on position, all systems indicator lights come on as normal & dash indicator lights stop blinking, car will start & run with no problems. I shut off key & pull it out & dash lights start flashing again & will stay on. Is this a ground issue or fuse/relay issue? Thanks for your help in advance.