You all up North have probably already figured this out, but an inch of ice is rare for us in SC. Wipers wouldn't work after we had the ice. Just got back from the dealer, this is what he have me:
Service VME - 2004 GTO Wipers Inoperative
#PIC3271 - Dec 3, 2004
"For customer complaints of wipers inoperative dealer should check the wiper fuse. If the wiper has been iced to the glass or has a heavy snow load it can overload the wiper and short the fuse. This condition is corrected inthe 2005 model year and the correction will be made available for the 2004 shortly. A bulletin and parts will be available soon."
Looks like they don't get much snow in Austrailia! Haha. The fix is flopping down the dash under the gauges (yes, just pull down and it will come lose), and replacing the #18 fuse. The dealer even gave me 2 extras to use until the "engineers have finished design on a replacement part". I'm guessing it's a faulty motor or relay. I'm sure a recall will come out soon.
Hope I couuld help, you all have been such a great help to me!
BTW, yes, I'm embarrased to admit I keep mine outside
. But only because the 78 Silver Anniversary L-82 Vette has the garage