Normal. It's to save you from the blinding optitron LED lights at night and enable you to focus more on the road. I hope your cluster has the option to disable the dimming, all altis 1.8L trims have this option.
Yes, those two strips are your parking lights. No bulb in the main lamp housing.
Yes normal. Your car is auto, you have to use the brake to prevent it from creeping. Your brake discs get hot, not the wheels themselves.
P.S: NEVER, NEVER EVER wash your car with brake discs hot. The moment you pour water on them like desi drivers, you kill the brakes instantly.