I am not too sure if they were dealer installed or not.. When I had bought the Canyon, I went to the dealership and told them what I wanted. They found it for me and brought the truck in via Semi. I personally love the running boards. My work truck didnt have running boards so I found myself sliding out of the seats ruining the seat material. Also, I have older parents who use the running boards every time they get in. I love the functionality and look of mine.