I wish I had a solution to post, but no.
Dealer worked on the car, or at least had it for a few days. They were going to charge me by the hour. But, they couldn’t figure it out. They confirm that the fuses for the HVAC and Wiper in the kickpanel only have ground but not power. They blame “aftermarket” stuff that is there.
Problem is, the only thing I have added is a reverse monitor that doesn’t have anything to do with the fuse panel. Just a straight wire from the reverse light to the front monitor that sits on top of the dash.
They say the previous owner had other stuff attached to the back of the fuse box. When we bought the car, it was 2 yrs old with 20K miles. It was a lease return. I have a hard time believing the previous owner had time to add much.
They told me to take it to a stereo shop or some other place. They didn’t want my stinking money either.
Anyway, now on the drive back, the airbag light came on. I called the dealer and they tell me after I fix the other stuff they will fix the SRS.
So, it seems I have a junkyard car on my hand. Not sure whether it is worth it to take it to another shop. You think it is simple just to wire a +ve to the wipers and HVAC.