Re: Brake lights stay on when my head lights are turned...
You could possibly have daytime-running headlights as a feature for your vehicle.I have a '94 Mark VIII and the Canadian version of my Mark VIII have daytime-running headlights--the lights are on as long as the vehicle is on.
If it's not a feature of your specific vehicle--after you checked--then you have an electrical issue.
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The ABS light illuminates when there is an "out of specification" condition. From your description, it sounds like your parking brake cable may require tightening, or there may be an issue where the rear brakes are not properly releasing when the parking brake is released. With car that is nearly 20 years old, it is not inconceivable that the rear brakes and parking brake assembly may require regular service.
A good first step would be to have error codes read out by a local mechanic or auto parts store. This may give you a better indication of the specific problem. In any case, ANY brake warning should be taken VERY SERIOUSLY and corrected IMMEDIATELY, as you may have a potentially dangerous potential of catastrophic brake failure. PLEASE GET THE ISSUE FIXED RIGHT AWAY!
These Toyotas had daytime running lights. The headlights and the taillights turn on when you start the car. If you press the brake pedal, the rear lights (and the brake light in the rear window) should come on brighter.
I have never heard of the brake light staying on (The brighter filament in the two-filament bulb). Hope this helps.
If you have power thru the brake light switch, the next component to test is the turn signal switch. If the regular brake lights and turn signals are on the same circuit they both go thru the turn signal switch.
check the brake light switch on the brake pedal for the third brake light staying on. check the bulbs in the rear of the car for the lights not working.if the bulbs are good then check for power to the light sockets.