I was driving my 2000 Dodge Durango and the abs and brake light came on and it was making a sound of something running. I shut the truck off and something was still on.. Then my check engine light also came on.
you can drive with the lights on. however, with the lights on especially the check engine light on, the vehicle might not drive at it's best. you should have it scanned to see what the codes are. I cannot tell you to disconnect anything that has to do with the operation of your braking system. while you may not need ABS braking normally if you ever needed it and am involved in an accident a lot of liabilities will come into affect.
ignoring the warning systems on your vehicle is not a great idea. something is wrong. it may be something minor but it could also be the beginning of something that may be important.