Originally Posted by gemini5362
glad you got it wired correctly and it is working. Just for your information. To reverse the direction of a DC motor you reverse the polarity of the power to it. What the switch you wired in does is have the polarity to the motor in one direction when you push the switch up and the polarity to the motor the other direction when you push it down.
By Gorge that is absolutely correct.
DC Direct Current simply put is like a water system, send water (12vdc) one way and it pushing the object from left to right, Now reverse, or send the water the other way and it pushes the object from right to left.