While driving home after replacing a dead battery, clearly I didn’t tighten the negative cable enough as it popped off while I was driving (I only found this out after I got home though). But even after popping off, the truck kept going, albeit with the battery gauge maxed out and the dashboard/headlights flickering. I turned off what I could (it was night, so I needed headlights!), but it still accelerated well, and there were no noticeable performance issues at all. When I got home, I tightened the cable, started it up again just fine, ran it for a minute, then turned it off and restarted it fine again with no problems.
My concern is: am I looking at serious electrical issues long term, or should I be ok? I’m just trying to make sure that driving without a negative cable for less than a mile doesn’t fry certain parts of the car, and end up causing big issues down the road.
Thanks in advance for any responses!
(truck is a 2000 dodge dakota slt)