The ever-popular sleepy eyes can be achieved through a variety of different methods. This particular one combines low-cost with functionality and the reassurance from completing the job yourself!
Time: 1-2 hours
Cost: less than $10
– wire cutters/strippers
– 16 or 18 guage Wire
– 30Amp toggle switch or button
– (2)Male and (5)Female blade connectors
– 5amp fuse
1. Disconnect the battery
2. Remove the headlight motor control button (big button on the left side of the dash that makes the head lights go up and down) You should be able to pull and wiggle it out, but be careful.
3. Locate and cut the brown wire, and cap each end with electrical tape or actual wire caps. Then reinstall the button.
4. Remove the access panel to the fuse box located on the driver side floor, and pull the fuse marked “light control”, it should be the 5amp .
5. Connect 2 female blade connectors to the prongs on the 5amp fuse. On one connector, crimp a piece of wire 2inches long. On the other, you’ll be connecting a piece of wire long enough to reach from the fuse box to the location of your switch.
6. Crimp on a Male blade connector to end of the 2” piece of wire, and a Female connector to the end of the longer wire that will be going to the switch.
7. Using a piece of wire the length of your other wire that goes to the switch, crimp on a Male blade connector on one end and a Female blade connector on the other.
8. Now its time to connect every thing. Get the wire with the fuse connected to it and plug in the Male connector into the fuse box in the slot on the right where the fuse used to be, and the Female blade connector goes to the “load” prong on the switch.
Get the other length of wire, and install the Male blade connector in the left slot where the fuse used to be, and the Female blade connector goes to the “supply” prong on the switch.
9. Find a nice spot to mount your switch and hide your wires.
Here’s where i mounted mine
10. Reinstall battery
Done…unless you have the option for a lit LED light when in the on position on your switch and wish to have it operational. This is optional, so I didn’t do it.
This writeup may seem complicated, so here’s a simple diagram you can follow.
=Operating you new switch=
Make sure your new switch is in the “on” position.
1.Press the head light motor control button in, Notice nothing happens now, it’s because you cut the brown wire, good.
2.Turn the lights on with your stem switch on the steering council, the head lights should now open, turn them off, Notice they don’t go down, again the brown wire, good.
3.Using the headlight motor control button,lower the head lights to the desired position by pressing the button in and out, this can be tricky since the lids go down once you depress the button, and they stop once you press it in.
NOTE: if you close them all the way, repeat steps 1 and 2 again.
4.Once you finally get it where you want them, turn your new switch to the off position, and the turn your head light on with the stem switch again.
5.Get out and marvel at your new lit sleepy eye look.
If your driving with your sleepy eyes lit and you notice its getting dark, just turn you switch to the “on” position and the head lights come all the way up and on.
While on the subject, here’s another way to do lit sleepy eyes, (not created by me).
It’s a little more work but accomplishes the same effect.