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The brake failure indicator light would show when one of the brake bulb is not functioning. Since problem is intermittent, the usual cause is a bad contact with one of the brake bulbs.
Remove the brake bulbs and reinstall and look out for contaminations such as rust or oxidation.
As to engine not starting, it could be due to various reasons and when it happened, you need to verify if it is ignition, fuel or electrical.
Here is a link for you which should be helpful for you to diagnose what is missing and is good for general knowledge.
If you require additional assistance, just reply to this post and I will get back to you once I am online.
Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 11:28 AM