Since you did not ask a questions, I'll take it that you are looking for some assistance in locating the possible cause of the stop lamps being always on.
Well since it is Starmarked..... take it to the dealer and have them look over the wiring. Chances are that the stop lamp switch on the brake pedal is causing the short.
The incident after the vacuum does not sound good.
Get to the dealer ASAP. You don't want to start seeing smoke rising up from under the dash.