This will probably be a very simple question for most of you,
but I am electrically challenged.
I am looking for a 12v switch that will change the direction of
current, to run a power window motor. I have a 90 camry and the
switch for the drivers window is broken -plastic snapped off.
I was told that the easiest way to fix this is to get a 2-way
switch and bypass the original circuit. If you turn it one way,
current flows in 1 direction. If you turn it the other way, current
reverses. When not activated, it stays in "neutral".
I would hook this up to an incoming hot wire and a ground,
and then the other 2 wires would go to the male plug that runs the
I would cut a hole on the inside of the door to mount the switch.
I tried it already using a temp hot wire and a ground,
touching the tabs on the plug, and then reversing them. It worked
perfectly. Up and down, up and down. Now I just want to make it
Anyways, when I go to radio shack or a car parts store, I don't
want to look like a complete idiot. Could someone tell me what kind
of a switch I am talking about?
Thanks very much.