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My brake light comes on on the dash when I start the car,

The brake light comes on every time I start the car, sometimes it will go off by itself sometimes it won't. If I drive a short distance turn the eginition off, then restart the engine the light won't come on at all. How do I fix this? can I reset it? The light has come on ever since my battery went completly flat and had to jump start it for about 20mins.

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Check the brake fluid level indicator. I found one that was sticking a bit when the car was parked but after it gets driven the vibrations free it up.

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SOURCE: Brake light and battery light are on when car

I would look closely at the charging /electrical system and primarily the alternator.This unit under load should put out 100 amps and maintain voltage over 13.6volts to charge correctly and have the capacity to run all the electrical accessories you have mentioned...

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Its me again, You might want to have someone check the grounds for the electrical system from motor to body and body to frame. This will cause a similar broblem with the charging system to not allow it to function properly. On the brake issue I am still trying to figure the relationship to what started your problem but to no avail. Do you have the height adjusted air suspension? If so there is a procedure for bleeding the power steering system that has to be done which is lengthy to type. I will do it if this is the case and you do not have a repair manual.

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SOURCE: park lights and dash lights won't stop flashing

There is a small black box under dash by steering column that has a little red button on it. Push that button and it will reset the alarm. Whenever the power is removed from the system it will trigger that alarm and flash your lights. Easy quick fix. Box is about 4" x4" and just to the left of the column. Good luck and have a great day.

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SOURCE: 95 Subaru Legacy won't start/radiator fan stays on

It's one of three things:  air, spark, or fuel.

It's most likely not air.  So I'll rule that one out.

That leaves fuel or spark.  I'd remove a spark plug wire from the coil and set a screwdriver nearby.  It it arcs, then you know you have spark.  There's a good chance you may need to replace something in your ignition system.

However, seeing as how quickly it just "died," I might also suggest the fuel pump.

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SOURCE: check engine light and flashing cruise light always on

To properly diagnose problem and the seriousness of it, you should either purchase an OBD2 code reader or take it to a mechanic to read the code and diagnose the problem based on the code. I've also heard you can go to an Autozone store and their staff will let you use their code reader for free.
The OBDII port is located just inches below the steering wheel.

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