Light failure dash light

Tiny
NOLIN
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  • 1988 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 3.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 110,000 MILES
All the lights in the car work fine, but the dashboard light failure indicator light (picture of a car with "lights" written under it) stays on while the car is running. After ignition, idling in park, it is not on. As soon as I step on the brake, it comes on and stays on. I also tried starting the car in neutral (light not on) and sliding the shifter into drive without touching the brake pedal. Again, the dash light comes on and stays on. Could this be a brake switch problem, or some wiring issue? Any help would be welcome. Thanks
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Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 AT 5:00 PM

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Tiny
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Have you confirmed that all exterior lights are working?
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Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 AT 6:51 PM
Tiny
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Yes, all exterior lights are working.
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Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 AT 7:03 PM
Tiny
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If they are all working, something tells me you have a short to power which is providing power to that light. Check under the dash for anything that appears damaged, rubbed bare, or pinched.
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Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 AT 7:11 PM
Tiny
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Ok will do - thanks for your help. Hope it's something simple as a pinched wire.
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Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 AT 7:41 PM
Tiny
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Good luck
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Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 AT 9:11 PM

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