To repair or modify an existing mechanism, such as an automobile or Apple computer, with no professional training, knowledge, or ability. Often results in rendering the object useless and/or ineffective.
The air conditioning in the Santa Fe didn't seem to work, so he just Burkerigged under the hood. The only problem is that now the air conditioning still doesn't work and the car can only turn left.
by Appleman69 April 18, 2010