The battery light and the brake light remain on briefly (after all the other dash lights have gone dark) on startup after the van has sat for a couple of days. I suspect the battery is going bad. If I drive the van frequently, I don't see the lights but it's only happened twice.
Anyone else seen this as a sign of an impending disaster? Tell me it's not my alternator. I had all the oil leaks fixed.
Check your battery voltage at rest, should be 12.6 volts or very close to that. Anything much lower indicates a discharged battery. I'd have your battery load tested at a local parts store or even WalMart before anything else.