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I would be looking for a wire that is shorted or grounded out. That is about the only thing that would cause you to drain the battery and the wiring to get hot and blow fuses. Does it do all of this with the key in the off position?
Were you having this problem prior to replacing the electric clutch? Why did you replace the clutch? I am still concerned that you have a wire most likely going to the electric clutch that has a short in it which is causing your problem. If not then the new clutch has a problem internally which is causing it.
Does it do the same thing if you unplug the connector going to the electric clutch and turn the pto switch on?