Working with Accordions in 1Search Plus

TruckSeries truck repair information users now have access to 1Search™ Plus, a powerful new tool that revolutionizes searches within TruckSeries. To quickly provide the information needed to get the truck back on the road, 1Search Plus searches the Mitchell 1 data storehouse for the component/symptom, or trouble code entered.

Here’s a quick walk-through the search process and tips for using the accordions that link from the 1Search Plus card dashboard.

1Search Plus: Component or Symptom Search

Figure 1: Component or Symptom Search

1Search Plus - Trouble Code Search

Figure 2: Trouble Code Search

Once the search is entered, 1Search Plus returns a link to the information specific to the search:

1Search Plus -Link to Searched Information

Figure 3: Link to Searched Information

Selecting the link opens up the card view identifying the various information types available for the component/symptom:

1Search Plus Card View

Figure 4: 1Search Plus Card View

Selecting the “Remove & Replace” card opens up the accordions:

Accordion View

Figure 5: Accordion View

Note the accordions are identified as “1 of 3” through “3 of 3”. For this illustration all the accordions are collapsed. However, in actual operation the first accordion containing information will be opened when the card is selected from Figure 4.

But what are these accordions?

For the Component/System search, the accordions contain the following information:

  • Information specific to the component/symptom searched.
  • Information related to the sub-system of the searched component/symptom.
  • Information related to the super-system of which the above sub-system of the component/symptom is a part.

Another way of looking at how the accordions organize the information would be to view it as progressively larger areas of the vehicle.

Component/System search

Figure 6 – The Component/System search

The Trouble Code search is somewhat different than the Component/System search in that the codes are selected from drop-downs in the search box:

Trouble Code Search

Figure 7: Trouble Code Search

The link to the “card view” and the “card view” operates in the same way as with the “Component/Symptom” search. However, in the “accordion view” it will be noted that an additional fourth accordion appears.

Trouble Code Accordions

Figure 8: Trouble Code Accordions

The accordions also contain different data as follows:

  • Content that is contained in RepairConnect for the selected code.
  • Larger content from which the RepairConnect in the first accordion was identified.
  • Information about the component associated with the code.
  • Information about the system of which the component associated to the code is a part.

The new 1Search Plus tool will be a terrific asset in helping the technician quickly find the information needed to get the truck back on the road.

Read more:

Get started with 1Search Plus – TruckSeries

Truck Techs: Work More Efficiently with the New 1Search Plus Feature

About the Author

Jake Schell

Jake Schell is the Associate Product Manager for Mitchell 1’s commercial vehicle product line. He has been with Mitchell 1 since 2001. Prior to coming to Mitchell 1, Jake spent 20 years as a technician, with Chevrolet Master certification in the transmission category as well as ASE certifications in both car and truck.