I was looking at a 97 328i to buy for my son who is going to get his license soon and when I took it out on the test drive it got check control light for some brake light issue. The brake lights work and that's not really my question. When we got back I was going to turn the ignition off and on to check and see this light is the same as a check engine light, which is an automatic smog failure, or if it was it's own deal for the little warning panel the car has. I am going back to buy it this week but figured I would check with the E36 experts on the light situation so I will be prepared in advance. I suspect it's a totally different think from the check engine light but just wanted to make sure in advance.