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Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards with Custom Installation Kit - LED Lights

Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards with Custom Installation Kit - LED Lights

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ActionTrac motorized running boards automatically deploy a second step as your vehicle's doors open and retract when the doors close. Integrated LEDs and obstruction-sensing smart system enhances safety. Easy installation with custom fit kit. Fastest Shipping and Guaranteed Lowest Prices for Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards with Custom Installation Kit - LED Lights. Read our customer reviews of Aries Automotive nerf bars - running boards. Call 800-298-8924 for expert service or order your nerf bars - running boards part number AA3036571 by Aries Automotive online at etrailer.com.
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Aries Automotive Nerf Bars - Running Boards - AA3036571

  • Running Boards
  • Aries Automotive
  • 4-1/2 Inch Width
  • Motorized Step - Hardwired
  • Cab Length
  • Black
  • Aluminum
  • Matte Finish

ActionTrac motorized running boards automatically deploy a second step as your vehicle's doors open and retract when the doors close. Integrated LEDs and obstruction-sensing smart system enhances safety. Easy installation with custom fit kit.


  • Motorized running boards lower automatically to create a pair of steps on each side of your vehicle
    • 2nd Step deploys and retracts from main housing when doors open and close
  • Raised treads provide traction in all weather conditions to help you safely enter and exit
    • Built-in design means there aren't any step pads that ever need to be replaced
  • Smart system keeps steps from deploying or retracting when an obstruction is detected
    • Prevents risk of pinching and damage done to steps by large rocks or other impediments
  • Integrated LED lights activate upon deployment to improve visibility and ensure safe entry and exit
  • Power override switch lets you disable automatic step function and LEDs
    • Keeps steps lowered with doors closed to easily access the roof
    • Keeps steps from deploying when doors open if you don't need them
  • Step-within-a-step design doesn't significantly decrease ground clearance when steps are undeployed
  • Main housing protects power step, pivot points, and electronics from weather and debris
  • Rotary motors in each step provide fast, quiet, maintenance-free operation
    • Steps operate independently to reduce wear and tear on motor and components
  • Extruded aluminum construction with black powder coat is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Custom installation with included mounting kit - no drilling or wire splicing required
    • Wiring harness connects directly to vehicle battery via door panel
    • Mounting brackets attach to frame using pre-existing factory holes
    • Available kit (AA3020000 - sold separately) provides a manual operation switch for Jeeps without doors
  • Made in the USA


  • Step dimensions:
    • Top step: 70" long x 4-1/2" wide
    • Deployed step: 54-1/2" long x 3-1/2" wide
  • Step extension: approximately 8" down from top step
  • Step capacity: 650 lbs
  • Quantity: 2 running boards, 2 LEDs, and 6 brackets
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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Installation Details AA3036571 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions AA3036571 Installation instructions

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Video of Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards with Custom Installation Kit - LED Lights

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna be taking a look at the Aries line of ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards with LED lights.Our Aries' step are gonna have an extremely innovative design. They're gonna have a step within a step. So initially we'll see this top one, which is rather high, but if we open our door, and it's gonna deploy another step making it a lot easier to get in or out of our vehicle.So it's gonna automatically deploy when we open it, but when we close the door, it'll automatically retract as well. Our steps are also gonna have an integrated LED light to illuminate the step area so we can have confidence getting inside.Now are steps are gonna be made out of aluminum with a black powder coat finish on them, which means they're gonna be completely rust proof. They're also gonna have a whopping 650 pound capacity, which is close to double what some other steps have. Our steps are gonna have a single rotary motor, which means that when we open our door, it's gonna deploy quickly and quietly, and we're not gonna have to worry about maintenancing it.The way the steps are gonna know whether to come out or retract is through this smart sensor here.

It's gonna be an automatic operation, so when we open the door, they'll deploy out. When we close the door, they'll retract back in.However, there is an optional door delete kit, if your vehicle can remove the doors, what would have a switch that we can manually operate our steps. Then on the door side, there's gonna be a small magnet that's gonna activate that sensor.Our steps are gonna have a main power switch, so if we wanted to leave them up all the time, we can simply just turn the power off, or if we wanted to have them down all the time, we could leave the doors open and then turn it off. Because once we've turned it off, the steps are gonna stay in whatever position they're in until we turn it back on.There's even a little green light on our switch, so we know if it's on or off. When the green light is on, we know that all of our circuits are getting power to them.Our steps are also gonna have a built-in safety feature.

So if something's in the way, and the motor goes to retract, it's gonna stop, preventing that pinch point, whether it's on the retract or on the deploy side. Our steps are gonna be able to do that because of this control module here. It's gonna continuously monitor our motor and steps to make sure that there's no foreign objects in the way that may cause a pinch point.Our steps are gonna be fuse protected as well, so we're not gonna have to worry about splicing into any wires on our vehicle, just a simple connection at the positive and negative posts on our battery. All the other sensors and wires are gonna plug and play so we're not gonna have to cut or splice anything. It's gonna have all the connectors already on the harness.Each set of boards is gonna be custom designed, so go ahead and use our fit guide here at etrailer.com and see if they'll fit your vehicle.

Each one's gonna come with a set of custom-fit brackets as well as the harness and everything you need to get it installed, maybe minus a few zip ties and some silicon to seal up things and tie up our wires.The main difference between each set is gonna be the custom brackets as well as the length of the boards themselves, since different trucks and vehicles have different lengths, they are gonna be custom fit. So if you're looking for a set of steps for your vehicle, and you like the fact that they sit close to the bottom of the body, and they're not in the way when you don't need them, but when you do need them, they can deploy out and make it much easier to get in, then our Aries' steps are gonna be a great choice.And that'll finish up your look at the ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards with LED lights.

Customer Reviews

Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards with Custom Installation Kit - LED Lights - AA3036571

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

ActionTrac motorized running boards automatically deploy a second step as your vehicle's doors open and retract when the doors close. Integrated LEDs and obstruction-sensing smart system enhances safety. Easy installation with custom fit kit.

- AA3036571

Have had these bars for almost a year now. They work GREAT. I was concerned that maybe they might freeze in winter but i have had no problem whatsoever. Self-installation was long but not especially difficult. I wish they would have included grade-8 bolts for installation; I had to use the ones from my factory bars. 654755

- AA3036571

Aries Automotive ActionTrac Nerf Bars - Running Board after owning it for a year. Great product. Still essentially functioning as expected. I would recommend them to anyone. There are 2 issues to address however. 1- The lights that come with them did not last 6 months. I ended up ordering some high quality lights and swapping them out once they decomposed and failed. 2- The endcaps will not stay in place without modification. I used resin on mine to keep them in place. I still love them. They look an operate great. The fixes are easy. 809793

- AA3036571

The powered steps are awesome, as they provide the needed assistance to get in and out of my lifted Jeep. In addition, it’s aggressive styling and function provide the WOW factor I was hoping to accomplish. 688188

- AA3047904

Review from a similar ActionTrac in Nerf Bars - Running Boards

These steps work very well. The installation of the bars are one of the most easiest I have seen. I have installed other brands and they took much longer. All the holes lined up as expected. The wiring is not for the faint at heart. We had to take the back seat out of the Colorado and peel back the carpet to run the wiring. The instructions were straight forward and easy to follow. After owning these for a year they are still working like the day we put them on. We have had a few issues with the end caps of the walk boards being faded by the sun and turning white. The driver side light began blinking when the door was opened. I contacted the company and they sent me new end caps, stated that they had a bad batch sent to them that were not UV free and they sent a new light. I replaced the light and still have the problem. But the company appears to work well on warranty items. Only reason I did not give the the full 5 stars is due to the end caps fading and the light began blinking. Other wise I would purchase these again. They are not cheap by any means but are of a good quality. 748709

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Review from a similar ActionTrac in Nerf Bars - Running Boards

We just received our running boards (motorized) today Just waiting on the mounting brackets and wiring harness, so we can put it all together and use them. The customer service in Etrailer is without a doubt the most helpful people we’ve ever felt with. I mean they go out of their way to help you. Not pushy, not trying to sell you something you don’t need or want. They listen to you , and reassure you of your purchase. Thank you to customer service Miriam 641992

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Review from a similar ActionTrac in Nerf Bars - Running Boards

Great product! Harness is a little short on the line going to the brain. Units mount easily , would be more secure if the slots on the brackest were holes instead of slots. Works great ... Love to show it off!!! I keep getting comments and compliments. 800199


Ask the Experts about this Aries Automotive Nerf Bars - Running Boards

  • Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards for 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    I do have a great option for you, however the Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards # AA3036571 that you referenced are designed for later model year Jeep Wranglers (2018-2019) and will not fit your 2017 Jeep Wrangler JKU. For your Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited the correct Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards is the part # AA3036570. This includes custom mounting brackets designed for your Jeep that will eliminate the need for any drilling during installation. These is a really...
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  • Does Harness of Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards Need to be Connected to Battery
    You should connect the harness of thAries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards with Custom Installation Kit - LED Lights # AA3036571 directly to the battery of your 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. We always recommend going by the manufacturer's direct instructions; if you do not follow them properly not only could you cause unforeseen damage but any warranty would be voided. I have added a link to these instructions as well as a link to the video install for you if you want to take another...
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  • Availability of Aries Running Boards that Fit 2018 Ram ProMaster
    We have Aries running boards that fit your 2018 Ram ProMaster but they are the part # AA2055539 and not the ones you mentioned as those fit Wranglers. We do not have any motorized boards for your vehicle.
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  • Powered Running Boards for a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited
    We do have a fit for powered running boards on your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited but part # B7565215 that you referenced is not a fit for your JL. Instead you can use either Aries Automotive Nerf Bars part # AA2074118 or part # AA3036571. Attached are sample installation videos for you to check out.
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