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As ODH said,
Mechanical portion is very simple, the motors and idlers just bolt up to existing holes.
I had to run my wiring along the back of the engine compartment since they weren't long enough to go around the front like the instructions say. I just zip tied the harness up and away from any huge heat sources since they are wrapped in conduit anyway.
The wire tapping was the biggest pain, just finding the right wires. The dark purple one was my issue cause there are about three purple wires that look similar. I had to dig to the bottom of the bundle to find the darkest one. The rest of them were OK to find, just make sure to look through all the wires and weed out the ones that don't fit the description EXACTLY.
I did tap into the wrong one, took the tap off, wrapped the wire in electrical tape, then heat shrink tubing to seal it back up since the tap does not cut the wire, just makes a connection.
The lights were easy to put on. Drill two holes on each side for the wires to go through, crimp the light wires to the wires from the harness, peel off tape backing and stick lights to truck.
I don't think wiring the steps to the existing harness would work cause you have the controller for the boards to worry about and the wiring bundle just plugs into that.
I have had no issues with the steps or the truck (which is what I was worried about after my f up).
On another note, I just had a 6 inch Pro Comp lift put on with 20 inch wheels and 37s and my daughter (5 year old) can still get up in the truck with no issues with these steps. Great product and I am now hooked on them.
Hope that helps with your decision.