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

Item # AA3048315
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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 Great 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 1-800-940-8924 for expert service or order your nerf bars - running boards part number AA3048315 by Aries Automotive online at
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Aries Automotive Nerf Bars - Running Boards - AA3048315

  • Running Boards
  • Motorized Step - Hardwired
  • Cab Length
  • Black
  • 4-1/2 Inch Wide
  • Aluminum
  • Aries Automotive
  • 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
  • Made in the USA


  • Step dimensions:
    • Top step: 88" long x 4-1/2" wide
    • Deployed step: 72-1/2" 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

3025103 Custom Mounting Brackets for Aries Action Trac Powered Side Steps

3025183 Aries Action Trac Powered Side Steps - LED Lights

Installation Details AA3048315 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions AA3048315 Installation instructions

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Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards with Custom Installation Kit - LED Lights - AA3048315

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (67 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.


Very good steps, but the light "flickers" on/off on 1 side and stays on all the time on the opposite side! Doesn't really matter because they aren't bright enough to help in the dark!

Ken S.


Step on passengers side failed to open a couple of times, but rectified itself after a few tries. Magnet switch was not the issue.

2022 GMC Sierra 2500

Steve with TekRV, a mobile RV mechanic, out of Galveston did the installation. Everything went according to the instructions. Looks and works great. Co-pilot is happy, I am estatic.


I order these for my 2022 Chevy 2500 they had them is stock and came fast. Very good fit bolted right on. It took me about 3 hours in my driveway to install them. They are about 12” off the ground when deployed. I like the 2 steps design very helpful. They look very nice and are built strong.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado

So far so good. It took me all day to install the boards, but, I approached it methodically. I wasted an hour trying to thread the main power lead through the firewall: then realized I could just grab a hot lead in the fuse panel next to the drivers door....a rookie mistake I will not make again. They work well and my wife loves the ability to actually get into and out of the 2500 too! Here to hoping they work for several years.

Daniel C.


1 year of use ...still working well...still enjoy using the step into a truck that is too tall


For any 3/4 and 1-ton truck, these are perfect for a 5'-0" tall spouse. Easy to install, but take your time to do it right. Aries customer support is great, even sent me a new controller when needed. LED lights sometimes flicker, but not due to connection.


I love the running boards. My wife and I are 73 yrs old, and had some difficulty entering and exiting the 2500hd truck with the factory running boards. I have had two different dealerships comment on how they are better than the optional power boards
offered by gmc. I installed them myself with no difficulty at all, per the instructions that came with the boards.
I would purchase them again if I ever purchased another truck.


I liked the idea of a two step running board. My wife has had operations
on her knees and was difficult for her to get into her jeep with the
standard side steps. I started looking for powered steps and these
sounded like just the ticket. There was some fabrication involved,
because I installed them on a 2000 TJ Wrangler, but nothing too crazy. I
used some 3/16" flat bar and sandwiched it between the body mounts. In
retrospect, I should have used C channel for the longer front mount,
because I had to weld gussets on it. Welded a piece of angle to the
flat bar for the supplied mounts. If you don't have a welder, it could
all be bolted in with the C channel.
I also didn't care for the supplied magnets and switches held on with
tape to operate the steps. We hit up the u-pull-it wrecking yard and got
the same style switch that operates the dome lights and I installed them
above the original switches.
I put the door delete bypass in the housing for the front speakers on
the dash.
They have been installed for about two months now and we've had no
problems with the operation. Lots of likes from our friends who see them
in operation.


4.5* actually. Overall, I really like these. They are a good price and they look nice. Some of the brackets had to be bent a little bit to get them to line up correctly, but it wasn't bad. I've actually purchased these twice! I sold the first vehicle, but immediately bought these for the better optioned vehicle I traded up for. NOTE - DO NOT buy the door delete kit that can be added to this. It's a waste of money that overrides the basic automatic functionality on a daily basis. The basic kit includes an on/off switch already.


Several concerns with this step. First is the design: The concept of two steps is so you can use two steps. However, the position that these rails attach to the truck makes them near level to the truck floor board which makes this step near useless. The second (lower) step is undependable when deploying and the angle at which it deploys means you have to step past the first to get in or out of the truck. So weird. This creates an awkward angle when getting in and out of the truck. When installing you must ensure the magnets are lined up perfectly. Even the slightest misalignment causes the lower rail to malfunction. The advertisement says these are maintenance free. This is not sure, you must routinely use a graphite lubricant on them. One step literally fell apart and they had to send another. We soent hours on the phone with their support team trying to diagnose why the seconds deployed erratically. The LED lights were a huge problem and turned on and off at intermittent times, even when parked. Very distracting for the neighbors. The third set of lights finally seem to be functioning correctly. When all said and done, after all the issues, they seem to be working fine, but again, the angle on which they deploy are not functional. If I had it all to do over, I’d never buy a deployable running board. They’re just a electric maintenance mess.


best looking running board! the ability to step on it to access roof rack is amazing and there is only one other competitor that does that. THIS IS NOT A ROCK SLIDE! But as a certified mall crawler this is great for the ladies and kids jumping in


The running boards have worked perfectly. the closed height is unobstructive for normal 4x4 use and the down position makes entry and exit easy even for persons with dexterity problems.
the light package is adequate for front and rear doors.
Installation went well, leave all bolts loose until mounted then tighten seems to make it easy.
I would highly recommend.


Seems like an excellent product. Etrailer makes things so easy, great software, terrific customer service and reliable shipping.


Great product. Good fit, runs well with the body lines. Very clean install.


Fantastic product
Got running boards
on and went very easy and I’m 71 years old
Going to tackle the wiring harness this morning


The running boards arrived sooner than expected and customer service is great. The website could be better to see and understand what exactly you’re buying. Haven’t been able to install them yet, had to order extra parts. Downgrade one notch due to website.


I have to say I was a little bummed when UPS showed up with my running boards and the box was destroyed so I refused delivery called etrailer up they said no problem and my new ones were here in 4 days, on a Holiday weekend mind you, customer service is second to none I highly recommend purchasing from etrailer


I really like them, the snow and ice sometimes stops them that's understandable and the lights don't always work I haven't looked at them yet but yes we love them thank you


Running Boards are exactly as advertised. Simple to install as long as you follow the instructions.


I finally got them installed and they are wonderful. My wife has arthritic knees and it was very difficult for her to get in the Jeep. With these Motorized Running Boards she can now get in effortlessly.


Look good, functions well but an extremely difficult install.


Perfect fit and super easy to install.


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.


They're great. Have had no issues, very dependable and my older parents and wife love the convenience. Took two of us about 6 hours to install but we'll worth it.


Over all a great product. Installation instructions were straight forward, a couple of areas could use install hints such as "when installing frame brackets leave connections very loose". If you any type of DIY installer this will be a fun project. The quality of the running boards is very good any area you will stand on is solid and appears to be durable. Plastics end caps on the main part of the running board seem like they could come off at some point. The drop down step has open ends and seems like debris could become built up over time inside. The wiring harness is very well made, couple of extra wires came with it that the instructions do no indicate what to do with them, but they appeared not to be needed for my installation. Over operational quality is good they are quick to drop down and retract. When they drop down expect to hear a "metal on metal thud" because they drop so quickly, this takes a little getting used to. Again, overall great product.


After spending close to $xxxx, the first box was never received. Contacting etrailer was frustrating in that a true status of the second box could not be obtained until UPS sent a delivery notice. This resulted in having to change an installation appointment that took 4 weeks to get. Second, this shipment weighted close to 50 pounds and etrailer shipped the box, that is 6.5 feet long, that was held together by the equivalent of SCOTCH TAPE. The contents were spilling out of the box when the driver delivered the box. Needless to say etrailer really needs to get your staff together and just think about how your clients merchandise is handled once it’s in the hands of UPS

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